Things to do for November 11, 2010

The Weekender

Apple Cobbler Cupcakes, Tweed and Mobile Mac

The weekend doesn’t get a bye week.

Thursday
Steak: It’s What’s for Thanksgiving
BRAND-NEW PERK

Steak: It’s What’s for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you’re thinking beyond the turkey—by flanking your game bird with assorted chops, ribs and filets from Robinson’s Prime Reserve. $65 gets you $100 of the same premium meats that presidents, royalty and rock stars have enjoyed. Which works out, considering your Thanksgiving guest list (we’re looking at you, Bush Senior).  

Warming Drinks on the W’s Roof
BLANKET PARTY

Warming Drinks on the W’s Roof

Because your view of the Washington Monument knows no season, the W’s rooftop is once again breaking out the heat lamps, boozing blankets and, of course, warming cocktails. This year, catch drinks like the District Maple Leaf and the S’More Whisky. Using a heat lamp to toast the marshmallow is not recommended.

Available now, POV, W Hotel, 515 15th St NW, 202-661-2478

The Candyman Is Coming
SUGAR RUSH

The Candyman Is Coming

We’ve told you in the past about this Shaw kitchen’s clubs for summer ice cream and fall sausages. But now they’re jumping into the holiday candy business. Every two weeks for the next three months, pick up a care package of sweets like truffles, chocolate-dipped pretzels and cherry-bourbon candy bars. Cherry-bourbon really satisfies.

Saturday
Crumbs Bakery Opens Downtown
FEELING CRUMB-Y

Crumbs Bakery Opens Downtown

Let’s be clear: DC already has plenty of cupcake spots. But this New York City import boasts more than 50 flavors, including apple cobbler, PB&J and tiramisu. Better yet, they deliver. Because you prefer to spend your energy on cupcake consumption rather than cupcake procurement.

Sunday
Elbow Patches and Handlebar ’Staches
OLD CHAPS

Elbow Patches and Handlebar ’Staches

Time to oil up your penny farthing and take those plus-fours out of storage. The Tweed Ride, that homage to British wool and vintage bikes, is upon us again, this time with an after-party at Stroga in Adams Morgan. Once you register, you’ll be notified of the starting location and the five-mile route. Because no one likes a Tweed Ride crasher.

Nov 14, 12:30-6:30pm, $5 to ride, $25 for after-party, DC Tweed Ride, register here

Ramen Exchange at U St Music Hall
USING YOUR NOODLES

Ramen Exchange at U St Music Hall

You believe in upgrading your dining whenever possible. Like trading your bricks of store-bought ramen for deals on fresh ramen at the soon-to-open Toki Underground (it benefits Toki’s upcoming soup kitchen). After dropping off your haul, you can take in DJ sets, including one by “Geologist” of Animal Collective. We hear he rocks.

Nov 14, 9pm, $5 with ramen or $8 without, U St Music Hall, 1115A U St NW, 202-588-1880

Monday
Mac and Cheese Truck Launches
GOOEY

Mac and Cheese Truck Launches

Fro-yo and ice-pop trucks are nice, but you’ll see them in the spring. For now, your focus should be on something heartier, like this new truck that hawks mac and pimento cheese, and chicken parm meatballs with ziti. Your lunch has been missing that spherical element of late.

Expected to roll on Nov 15, CapMac, follow on Twitter for locations and updates

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