Memorial Day Weekend Dating Guide
Looking to grab a bite to eat and spend some one-on-one time with your sweetie? Memorial Day weekend will have no shortage of delicious cuisine and special restaurant deals. If you aren’t leaving town, be sure to check out some of our suggested restaurants this long weekend.
For some pre-Memorial Day festivities, head to Lincoln as they will be serving up Sunday brunch and celebrating the three-day weekend with DJ Neekola from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday brunch at Lincoln features an a la carte menu as well as the possibility of choosing the chef station. The chef station includes unlimited waffles and omelets, two sides from the main menu and bottomless breakfast cocktails. The breakfast cocktails available at Lincoln are bellinis, bloody marys and mimosas.
Post-brunch, check out Policy’s fourth annual crab festival taking place from noon-5 p.m. Although a bit messy for a date, the crab festival will feature all you can eat crabs and traditional sides and will be held in conjunction with Atlas Brew Works. Don’t forget your bibs! Tickets are $45 person and are available online here.
On Monday, celebrate Memorial Day with a lazy brunch. You and your significant other can head over to El Centro D.F. for a celebratory bottomless brunch. All Richard Sandoval restaurants (El Centro U Street and Georgetown, and Masa 14) will be serving up their famous brunches on Monday, a special treat before starting a short work week. El Centro D.F. features Mexican cuisine and an unlimited selection of mimosas, michiladas, Bloody Marias and seasonal aqua fresca cocktails.
Bayou Bakery located in Arlington will be celebrating all weekend long. To honor veterans, active military and Rolling Thunder riders, Bayou is giving them a 20 percent discount Saturday through Monday. They will also be adding Crawfish Monica as the mac and cheese recipe. Bayou Bakery also makes delicious beignets, which makes the perfect dessert to share with your date.
Don’t forget to check out the other events around the DMV too. In between restaurants, take your sweetie to the National Memorial Day Parade on the Mall. The parade will be taking place on Monday at 2 p.m. on Constitution Avenue. Post-parade and brunch fun, head to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for a Memorial Day concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The concert makes the perfect evening to a long weekend with your special someone.