Where to Eat This Weekend

Shrimp tacos, tuna hoagies, and a double bacon blue cheese burger under some twinkly lights.

LMNO | Photo by Jason Varney

Here’s where the Foobooz team suggests you eat this weekend. Maybe you’ll find something that sounds interesting to you. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite restaurant. And maybe we’ll see you there.


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Listen, LMNO, Stephen Starr’s new Mexican restaurant in Kensington, is brand new — so it’s still, from what I can tell, working out some of its kinks. That being said, there were two dishes that need no improvement at all: the Caesar salad, a bowl of little gem lettuce tossed in an anchovy-heavy dressing, big, thick, cracking croutons, anchovies, and an absolute snowstorm of parmesan cheese. One of the best Caesars I’ve had in recent memory. The other dish? The shrimp tacos (on the menu as “camaron enchilado”). Two fresh flour tortillas lined with melted cheese and chile de arbol butter, stuffed with sauteed shrimp. Tastes like fast food. Junk food, but you know, good. Highly recommend.


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After a hefty kitchen reno and a year-long slumber, Southwark is back in business in Queen Village. On the menu? N’duja croquettes, seafood escabeche toast, grilled monkfish and a double bacon cheeseburger (with Birchrun Hills blue cheese!) with fries — best eaten in the twinkly-lit patio out back.


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Second District Brewing

Second District has always had a solid kitchen — always more ambitious than it ever needed to be. Right now, there’s a tuna hoagie on the menu stuffed with Italian tuna, artichokes, provolone cheese, arugula, red onions, Calabrian chili, and fancy olive oil on a seeded Cacia’s roll. And it’s calling my name.