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Things to do for October 22, 2010
Pork Sandwiches, Brunch at Estadio and Elvis
The weekend doesn't pay attention to polls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.