Food

10 Recipes to Make This Weekend

Need a last-minute cookout (or cocktail) recipe? Here are some of our warm-weather favorites.
Two all-beef patties, special sauce...you know the drill. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

The Burger Americain from Le Diplomate

Two skinny patties plus American cheese and special sauce equals one of the best burgers in the city.

Hup Hup Orange Crush from Pop’s Sea Bar

Charred and fresh oranges go into this sunny-day cocktail, which tastes a lot more innocent than it actually is.

Corn with manchego and aioli from Estadio

‘Tis the season for one of our all-time favorite dishes, a mix of sweet corn, rich aioli, salty cheese, and lime.

Pimiento cheese from Gypsy Soul

Hot sauce and piquillo peppers rev up this addictive cheddar dip.

Watermelon-and-feta salad from Ananda

This Indian restaurant puts out a refreshing starter that’s equal parts sweet, spicy, and salty. It’s pretty in the picture, but you can go rustic, too, and just chop the fruit.

Caju caipirinha from Tico

This riff on a caipirinha—our favorite cocktail at Tico—is made with the juice of cashew apples (don’t worry, it’s easy to find).

Connecticut-style lobster roll from Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls

Buttery, buttery lobster on a buttery, buttery hot-dog bun.

Marinated-mozzarella-and-tomato salad from Duke’s Grocery

A fresh take on the usual caprese.

Bacon-wrapped dates from Jaleo

The ultimate salty-sweet party food.

Pina colada from Bourbon Steak

“This is not what they served you on your beach vacation,” says bartender Duane Sylvestre.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.