Things to do for October 22, 2010

The Weekender

Pork Sandwiches, Brunch at Estadio and Elvis

The weekend doesn't pay attention to polls.

Friday
The UrbanDaddy Dozen: Leather Edition
BRAND-NEW PERKS

The UrbanDaddy Dozen: Leather Edition

Chances are, you’re traveling soon. Also: taking papers to work. And, we’ll assume, occasionally carrying cash. To help, Perks is introducing the UrbanDaddy Dozen, a carefully curated selection of rugged briefcases, luggage and wallets from SF’s Mulholland, handpicked by UD’s editors and available for 40% off. Pleased to meet you...

Brains and Beer for Happy Hour
BRAINIAC

Brains and Beer for Happy Hour

Beer, mini burgers, tacos: all fine. But sometimes your happy hour could use something a little more out of the box. A little more Halloween-y, even. Like brains. Each day, Bar Pilar is serving up a rotating cast of offal—stuff like sautéed liver, pate, head cheese and pigs' ears—for four bucks. Note: vegan brains not yet available.

Mon-Fri, 5-7pm, Bar Pilar, 1833 14th St NW, 202-265-1751

Saturday
Portrait of the Elvis as a Young Man
THE KING AND I

Portrait of the Elvis as a Young Man

We know you've got important business in Penn Quarter. (Post-game steaks with Ovie. Again.) But first: this series of pics shot when Elvis was 21, at the top of his hip-shaking game, before Vegas (and the Army) got their claws into him. The Portrait Gallery has always been short on greased-up pompadours.

Oct 23-Jan 23, 11:30am-7pm, Elvis at 21, National Portrait Gallery, 202-633-8300

Pigs and Oysters at Tallula
SURF AND TURF

Pigs and Oysters at Tallula

A whole roast pig, served up as Carolina-style sandwiches: so far, so good. Now add bushels of oysters, fried up, stewed up and served with all the microbrews and wines that your afternoon can handle: somehow, even better. Feel free to try your pork on the half shell.

Oct 23, noon-4pm, Tallula, 2761 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA, 703-778-5051

Sunday
Brunching at Estadio
RECOVERY

Brunching at Estadio

And now, some new arrows in your anti-hangover arsenal: fried eggs with chorizo hash and Spanish-style French toast with walnut butter. And if that doesn't work: Spanish mimosas with brandy and thyme along with the ever-popular scotch slushies. Which should tide you over until your Sunday siesta.

Sundays, 11am-2pm, Saturdays after Nov 13, Estadio, 1520 14th St NW, 202-319-1404

Tuesday
A Food-and-Booze All-Star Game
UP ON THE ROOF

A Food-and-Booze All-Star Game

You like to keep one eye on the Capitol these days—especially if you can do it from a rooftop, while sampling Cotton Candy Eel and Chocolate Soup from 16 different chefs. Here, you'll also find loads of beer, wine and cocktails on hand—always helpful while contemplating Congress.

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