Things to do for May 27, 2010

The Weekender

Dollar Oysters, Crab Boils and Beer Ice Cream Floats

The weekend is its own parade.

Saturday
Ice Cream and Beer Floats at Againn
DAIRY QUEEN

Ice Cream and Beer Floats at Againn

You're no stranger to having beer for dessert, but dessert in your beer is another matter. The downtown British gastropub is serving up tall glasses of stout with four scoops of either Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream or stout ice cream. We hear stout goes well with more stout.

Available now, $9, Againn, 1099 New York Ave NW, 202-639-9830

Seersucker Ride in June. Tickets Now.
FINE AND DANDY

Seersucker Ride in June. Tickets Now.

The folks who brought you last fall's English-inspired Tweed Ride are back, and this time, they're asking you to don your seersucker. The starting line of this bike ride is still TBD, but they'll wind up at the Hillwood Estate on Rock Creek Park for picnicking, badminton and croquet. Oh, and enough booze to bring out the best in your badminton game.

Tickets now available for Jun 12, 3:30-8:30pm, Seersucker Social, register here

UD HOOKUP: Enter the discount code "urbandaddy" and receive 25% off your tickets.

Sunday
Memorial Day Crab Boil at Sou'Wester
BLUE PERIOD

Memorial Day Crab Boil at Sou'Wester

Run the gauntlet of the tourists on the Mall, and find your reward on the other side: a family-style crab feast on the lawn of the Mandarin Oriental. Dished up by the folks at Sou'Wester, you'll find roasted blue crabs, boiled shrimp, ham biscuits, fried chicken and homemade ice cream. Feel free to salute the nearest flag.

May 30, 1pm and 6pm, $70, Sou'Wester, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, call 202-787-6068 to reserve

Monday
Chili Cook-Off at Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar
SIMMER DOWN

Chili Cook-Off at Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar

Summer means softball, beach rentals and occasionally skipping out of work entirely. (We won't tell.) Also: competitions involving meat. Café Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar are hosting an afternoon chili extravaganza on Saint-Ex's patio that pits their two chefs against a gaggle of interlopers. But really, when it comes to big pots of meat, there are no losers.

Tuesday
Dollar Oysters at DC Coast
MOTHER OF PEARL

Dollar Oysters at DC Coast

We feel compelled to mention that the K Street favorite turns 12 next month. But only so we can tell you that they're serving a dozen mid-Atlantic oysters—all dressed up with basil, ginger, chives and cucumber—for $12, every day in June. You'll be in bivalve rehab by July.

Throughout June, Mon-Fri, 3-6pm, daily, 9:30pm-close, DC Coast, 1401 K St NW, 202-216-5988

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