Things to do for July 15, 2010

The Weekender

Patio Drinking, Mussels and Pirates

The weekend’s poll numbers remain rock solid.

Thursday
Four-Course Indulgence. Plus: Culinary Adventuring in Napa.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Four-Course Indulgence. Plus: Culinary Adventuring in Napa.

This week, Perks is saucing you up with four courses of classic Italian dining and a couple glasses of wine at Ristorante Piccolo. Also: spend Labor Day weekend in Napa with Thomas Keller, hanging out at the French Laundry, and he’ll take you on a culinary whirlwind of catered meals and demonstrations. Save your appetite.

Half-Off Summer Gear at Rue 14
SALE-ING

Half-Off Summer Gear at Rue 14

The sweltering heat has put you on notice: you could use a few more summer threads. The 14th Street second-floor hipster haven is discounting shirts, polos and tees from the likes of Gant and Penguin. Whatever gets you thinking of the South Pole these days.

Rue 14, 1803A 14th St NW, 202-462-6200

Argonaut Open Again on H Street
CALLING JASON

Argonaut Open Again on H Street

Your favorite seafaring English pub on H has literally risen from the ashes. After a fire this spring, they’ve thrown open the doors (and their patio, which has no doors). Expect a few sandwiches and salads, and plenty of beer. And a new pirate flag. Not to worry; your boarding party is guaranteed safe passage.

Gratis Rare Wines for Dino’s Anniversary
CELLAR DWELLERS

Gratis Rare Wines for Dino’s Anniversary

For five years, you’ve let Dino scratch your itch for rustic Italian. To celebrate the anniversary, wine geek owner Dean Gold is venturing into his cellar to share some of his rare bottles from lists gone by. Just mention the anniversary and he’ll pony up a taste. We wonder how he’ll celebrate his 10th.

Throughout July, Dino, 3435 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-686-2966

Friday
Half-Off Belgian Beers All Over Town
BREWING

Half-Off Belgian Beers All Over Town

Your calendar is marked. Your flag is at the ready. Yes, Belgium’s National Day is just around the corner. And here are the fringe benefits: Belga Café, Brasserie Beck and Et Voila are all pouring half-price Belgian brews on tap. You love the North Sea in summertime.

Saturday
Mussels Throwdown at Belga Café
MUSSELS FROM...

Mussels Throwdown at Belga Café

Speaking of Belgium, three of DC’s top Belgian chefs—from Belga, Brasserie Beck and Et Voila—are coming to Belga Café for a throwdown to crown the city’s mussels champ. And you’re not one to miss a coronation, even if it means mussels for breakfast.

Jul 17, noon, Belga Café, 514 Eighth St SE, 202-544-0100

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