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Things to do for April 05, 2012
Endless Grilled Cheese, Thomas Jefferson and Running in the Mud
The weekend doesn’t really begin until the back nine on Sunday.
A Month of Grilled Cheese at Saint-Ex
This just in: April is National Grilled Cheese Month (in case you ever doubted the power of the grilled cheese industry). Anyway, Saint-Ex is answering the call with five limited-edition sandwiches, piling on stuff like eggs, apples and breakfast sausage. Actually, better take the rest of the month off.
H Street’s New Everyday Bike Shop
As much as you may like bikes, you have no desire to wear spandex and climb the Pyrenees. Enter this new H Street shop, which specializes in stylish upright bikes from London perfect for zipping around the city, as well as helmets that look like your favorite fedora. But harder.
A One-Off Brunch at Sonoma
You’ll need to fuel up before your date with Jim Nantz and the azaleas in the afternoon. May we suggest Sonoma’s limited-engagement Easter brunch. They’re doing duck hash with duck confit and deep-fried egg, short ribs and eggs, and housemade donuts. Your red polo: optional.
Seven Courses of Thomas Jefferson
You hold these truths to be self-evident: that you’d like to tuck into seven courses honoring Thomas Jefferson’s 269th birthday and inspired by his travels around Europe. Each course will be paired with a French red, a madeira or another of Tom’s favorite wines. Which Adams would have hated.
Tickets on Sale for Flying Dog’s Run
You’ll endure a trial or two for a proper reward. Like cargo nets, climbing walls and lots and lots of mud spread out over this Parris Island–style 5K race. At the end: food, music and kegs upon kegs of Flying Dog. Which you could also use to wash off the mud.