Things to do for December 23, 2010

The Weekender

Century-Old Drinks, Holiday Beers and Bacon Popcorn

The weekend knows if you’ve been good or bad.

Thursday
Paradiso’s All-Holiday-Beer Lineup
CHRISTMAS LAGER

Paradiso’s All-Holiday-Beer Lineup

Your work days are winding down, which means your pizza and beer consumption is going up. Start here, with a year-end pizza special of roasted duck, stout tomato sauce and manchego, and all 17 draft lines devoted to holiday beers. Which beats two turtle doves.

Popcorn with Bacon at Bayou Bakery
BACON SEASON

Popcorn with Bacon at Bayou Bakery

At some point in the next couple of days, you may find yourself obligated to stuff a stocking or two. Also, you might need to fill a sock or two with treats. Which brings us to these convenient little packages of bacon-studded caramel corn, as well as peppermint chocolate bark, pralines and heavenly hash. But mostly bacon caramel corn.

Available now, Bayou Bakery, 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA, 703-243-2410

Co Co. Sala’s Chocolatey Breakfast Box
FOR CHAMPIONS

Co Co. Sala’s Chocolatey Breakfast Box

There aren’t many days you can get away with having chocolate for breakfast. Saturday is one of them. Stock up with these breakfast boxes of hot chocolate pops, marshmallow strip, espresso bars and chocolate-enrobed bacon. Count Chocula not included.

Available now, Co Co. Sala, 929 F St NW, 202-347-4265

Friday
Christmas Goose at Againn
GOOSE IS COOKED

Christmas Goose at Againn

You’ll want to don your best tweed for this British Christmas feast of Loch Duart salmon, Christmas goose served with goose-fat potatoes and traditional Christmas pudding. Then head home and wait for Marley’s arrival.

Dec 24, 5:30pm-close, $65 ($90 w/ wine), Againn, 1099 New York Ave NW, 202-639-9830

Sunday
A Cocktail History Lesson at Tabard Inn
150 YEARS

A Cocktail History Lesson at Tabard Inn

For her latest trick, Tabard’s head mixologist has unveiled a list that features some of her own creations (The Tabard Cocktail: reposado tequila, sherry, Drambuie and thyme), along with classic recipes dating back as far as 1862. The Team of Rivals loved them.

Available now, Tabard Inn, 1739 N St NW, 202-331-8528

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