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Things to do for October 15, 2010
Gratis Golf, Mad Men and Happy Hour on the Clock
The weekend is getting to know the voters.
Beat the Clock Happy Hour at Firefly
Last time you beat the clock, you were carried off the court in triumph. (Specifically, the Supreme Court.) This time, your rewards are simpler: beer, wine and cocktails for $1 at 3pm, $2 at 4pm, $3 at 5pm and $4 at 6pm, alongside bar snacks like parmesan-truffle fries and chicken-fried oysters. Which are, in fact, timeless.
BYOB at Potenza and Zola
Taking your date shopping before your date: generally unwise. Unless you’re shopping for wine. Get a bottle of wine at either Potenza Wine or Zola Wine & Kitchen, and carry it into dinner at Potenza or Zola, and your waiter will pop it for you, sans corkage fees. You are your own sommelier.
Bourbon Steak’s Mad Men Finale Party
Your tie: skinny. Your pocket square: white. Your meal at Bourbon Steak: Swedish meatballs, iceberg salad and beef stroganoff. Afterward, settle into another Manhattan and some truffled popcorn to take in the season finale in the restaurant’s private dining room. It may finally be time to reveal your alter ego.
A Gratis Game at H Street CC
So your standing Sunday round has gone the way of summer. Not to worry. Your H Street home for fish tacos and diabolical mini golf is waiving greens fees every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when you have dinner. We hear Nicklaus fueled up on fish tacos back in the day.
Pasta and Wine for $15 at Bibiana’s Bar
All fall, you can take up a lunchtime perch at the bar here and grab one of five pasta dishes, along with a glass of wine and sorbet for dessert, for 15 bucks. A date is optional, but we feel like a power lunch is really more of a third-date move.