Things to do for September 23, 2010

The Weekender

Skee-Ball, Tailgate Brunch and Chocolate Nirvana

The weekend will focus on its record, not on personal attacks.

Thursday
Fresh Lobster Roll Delivery
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Fresh Lobster Roll Delivery

This week, Perks is taking 30% off your next delivery of Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company’s six-pack of buttery, delicious lobster rolls and whoopie pies. Because we know you only order lobster rolls in six-packs.

On Your Plate at Pilar: Ears
PIGSKIN

On Your Plate at Pilar: Ears

This weekend, you’re looking to try something a bit... unorthodox. Like heretofore uncharted varieties of pork. The 14th Street watering hole is now serving up Midwestern pig’s ears, which are brined, simmered in broth and fried in peanut oil. No word on whether they’ll improve your hearing.

Now available, $7, Bar Pilar, 1833 14th St NW, 202-265-1751

Pour House Skee League Now Registering
SKEE LIFT

Pour House Skee League Now Registering

October has all kinds of new seasons upon us. Hockey, the NBA and, of course, Skee-Ball. Your arena for six weeks of regular season play, plus playoffs: the two new Skee machines at the Pour House. Your incentive: bragging rights. Oh, and beer specials.

Saturday
Military Top Chef at Barracks Row
A FEW GOOD CHEFS

Military Top Chef at Barracks Row

Think of this as the culinary version of the Army-Navy game: teams from each branch of the armed forces and the White House will cook a few courses with mystery boxes of ingredients, Iron Chef-style, as the commandant of the Marine Corps looks on. Doing push-ups after every successfully plated crab cake: mandatory.

Sunday
An All-Day Tailgate in the West End
GAME DAY

An All-Day Tailgate in the West End

You’ve been looking for a new all-day Sunday hideout to crunch your fantasy stats. Try Ris, where the chef is rolling out an array of elevated stadium food all day, like Polish sausage, nachos and tempura shrimp. You can also grab $4 Bloodys, which gives you full advantage over anyone in a stadium.

Sundays, noon-close, Ris, 2275 L St NW, 202-730-2500

Monday
Over-the-Counter Chocolates in Penn Qtr
CHOC IN THE BOX

Over-the-Counter Chocolates in Penn Qtr

Your Columbus Day gifts have become the stuff of legend. Like Co Co. Sala’s housemade chocolates, now available boxed up and ready to go at their new retail counter. Because nothing celebrates the discovery of America quite like Chocolate-Enrobed Bacon.

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