Friday Night Dinner: Bourbon Steak Lounge
In a burger town, Bourbon Steak's burgers still stand out among the best. A couple of burgers, some duck fat fries, and a nice cocktail is a more affordable (if not cheap) way to spend date night at the restaurant within the Four Seasons Hotel. The bar can even make a mean turkey burger.
Saturday Lunch: Sushi Burritos at Buredo
Experienced the sushi burrito craze yet? The second location of Buredo just opened this week in Dupont Circle. Could that mean the original downtown location might be a little less crowded this weekend? Give it a shot.
Saturday Drinks: Pepita
Bars have really gotten into the tiki spirit this summer. Pepita is no exception. Though guaranteed tiki fun can happen on Thursdays, when the restaurant's happy hour is devoted to the cocktails, there are several tiki drinks (in cool glasses shaped like pineapples and parrots) available at the bar every day.
Sunday Lunch: Lobster Rolls at Sixth Engine
Out of all the lobster rolls popping up around town right now, Eater is particularly intrigued by a new offering from Chef Kyle Bailey available at Sixth Engine this summer. The bar, which has been elevating its food offerings since its new chef came on board, is offering the sandwich as one of several items on its "New England Getaway" menu.
Get There First: Sunday Dinner at Tchoup's Market
Chef Alex McCoy is turning his attention to po' boys now that Alfie's has closed down in Park View. Its replacement is the New Orleans-inspired Tchoup's Market. Head there in the evenings to either indulge in a sandwich, or give menu items like tamales and pimento cheese dip a try.