This week, Perks is bringing you 40% off shirts from Freemans. They feature a tab under the sleeve that can be fastened to a button placed strategically above the elbow—a little shirting know-how borrowed from Depression-era machinists—so feel free to roll up the sleeves. Because that magnum of champagne isn’t going to saber itself.
Things to do for September 30, 2010
Pumpkin Pizza, Roller Derby and a Doughnut Sandwich
The weekend knows a guy who knows a guy.
The Irish French Fry Sandwich Arrives
On occasion, you’ll head to Alexandria—but only if there’s a key component of weekend sustenance in it for you. Presenting the Chip Butty, a sandwich stuffed with Irish-style fries, butter and curry sauce, on Eamonn’s menu for fall. Feel free to wrap it in newspaper.
Pumpkin Pizza and New Beers at Paradiso
Celebrating Oktoberfest at a pizza shop: not usually your first choice. We understand. But when that pizza shop fills 17 beer taps with Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers, it changes the equation. They’re even slinging a pumpkin, pancetta and parmesan pizza just for the occasion. Because that’s how they’d do it in Bavaria.
Cocktailing at the Corcoran
A few cocktails. Some ESL-label DJs. So far, typical Friday night. Not so typical: doing it in a museum, amidst modern masterpieces. The Corcoran is throwing open its doors to show off its new exhibit of sculpture based on clouds. Umbrellas not necessary.
All-You-Can-Eat Cereal—for 10 Minutes
It’s time again to release your inner Kobayashi. But this time, Toucan Sam, Cap’n Crunch and Count Chocula are involved. As part of Cleveland Park Day, the Cereal Bowl is inviting all comers to down as many bowls as they can in 10 minutes. (Your choice of up to three cereals.) Tip: ask for skim milk.
DC Rollergirls Season Kicks Off
The Skins. The Caps. The Wizards. And, of course, the Rollergirls. Yes, that about rounds out your fall sports to-do list. The DC DemonCats take on the Cherry Blossom Bombshells in this, the season opener. Besides, the Caps don’t look as good in fishnets.
Fried Chicken and Bacon on a Doughnut
Your game days always begin full of hope. Now, when you claim a seat at ChurchKey, they’ll end full of brisket chili, half-smokes with soft pretzels and, the coup de grâce, the Luther sandwich—a diabolical concoction of fried chicken and bacon served on a maple chicken jus glazed doughnut. The conference champion of sandwiches.