You know the routine: juggling steaks, scotch and cigars alongside the nation’s finest politicos, moguls and rock stars—and a top-tier boxing match. Plus, we’re getting you VIP access to the pre-party and the after-party at the Ritz, and throwing in a raffle ticket for good measure. Oh, and there’ll be cheerleaders.
Things to do for November 04, 2010
Hot Toddies, Pedicabs at Bars and Historic Vice
The weekend knows no gridlock.
Whiskey and Frog Legs at Bourbon
Let’s be clear: you were planning to drink whiskey tonight anyway. But maybe not like this: hard-to-find wheat whiskeys, 18-year bourbons and other creative uses for grains. Your five drams will be paired with stuff like lobster cakes, poached figs and corn flake-crusted frog legs. Which we hear stay crispy in milk.
Cocktails Like an Electric Blanket
Boots: check. Gloves: check. Hot chocolate spiked with chipotles and mezcal: check. In prep for the cold weather, Tryst is lining up cocktails with warming spices. Think punch with plums, cloves and ginger, and a toddy with bourbon, honey and hot Darjeeling tea. It’s either this, or one of those furry Russian hats.
Gratis Pedicabs at Meridian Pint
It’s late. You’ve just made your way through untold craft beers over dinner. And your Segway is in the shop again. Enter Meridian Pint’s new pedicab service. Hop in and they’ll take you to your next debaucherous destination in Columbia Heights. Because you shouldn’t drink and Segway anyhow.
Party Like George and Martha
Start with a plantation once owned by Washington and known for its federal-era parties (nobody got down like the powdered-wig set). Over bluegrass music, you’ll wind your way through a pig roast and oysters four ways, to say nothing of beer and wine pairings, bourbon tastings and hand-rolled cigars. Leave your Tory-sympathizing friends at home.
Cap City Taps Its 2,000th
Beer: useful to celebrate just about any occasion. Especially when that occasion is the beer itself. Our homegrown brewpub is unveiling its 2,000th batch of beer, called 2G-IPA, on tap and cask. Pair it up with a buffet of hot wings and spring rolls. You can toast them as well.