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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: new restaurants, old favorites, and restaurants that pair well with fun weekend activities

Friday After Work Drinks: Frosé at Orange Anchor

Orange Anchor [Photo: R. Lopez]

Orange Anchor [Photo: R. Lopez]

Frosé, or frozen rosé wine, has slowly been establishing itself as the drink of the summer. Sample some for yourself this weekend, and there's no better place to do so than the Georgetown waterfront. Orange Anchor (also the home of another popular drink trend, the orange crush) can oblige — pair the drink with some oysters on the half-shell.

Friday night dinner: Chez Billy Sud

Photo: Facebook

Photo: Facebook

Georgetown's restaurant game has been gradually improving over the past year or so. One of the neighborhood's instant classics is Chez Billy Sud. This comfortable French bistro also has a sister wine bar, Bar A Vin, nearby. If it's good enough for First Lady Michelle Obama, it's good enough for Friday night dinner, right?

Saturday lunch: Pineapple & Pearls (the cafe)

Photo: Bill Addison/Eater.com

Photo: Bill Addison/Eater.com

Fried chicken sandwiches are everywhere in D.C., and Aaron Silverman's Pineapple & Pearls is no exception. The formal restaurant may come with a hefty price tag, but diners can still get a sneak peak into the chef's cooking by heading to the coffee shop and cafe (snag the sandwich, a favorite of Eater critic Bill Addison, in the process).

Saturday Night Dinner: Thip Khao

[Photo: R. Lopez]

[Photo: R. Lopez]

Thip Khao has had a tough week. The restaurant is understandably not pleased that people keep stealing the traditional rice baskets for which the restaurant is named. Show the restaurant some love and support by heading there for dinner this weekend. Items from the spicy "jungle" menu are always worth particular consideration here.

Sunday night dinner: Garrison

Photo: R. Lopez

Photo: R. Lopez

It's been an eventful year for Garrison. Given the restaurant's hyper-seasonal and local focus, summer is the perfect time to give the restaurant a first (or second, or...) visit. A peruse of the menu shows produce highlights like an heirloom tomato salad, sweet corn tortellini, and chickpea-crusted hake served with fiddleheads.

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