Things to do for January 06, 2011

The Weekender

Big Drinks, Empanadas and a Five-Hour Brunch

The weekend is warm on the inside.

Thursday
20 Empanadas on a Truck
A LOTTA ’NADA

20 Empanadas on a Truck

The sandwich has its charms, no doubt. But sometimes you grow weary of all its... moving parts. Here to remedy that: this new blue truck, dishing out unique empanadas like the Jersey Shore (meatballs, marinara and mozzarella) and the June Cleaver (sirloin, peas, potatoes and carrots). Golly, gee.

Semiannual Sale at Lost Boys
GET LOST

Semiannual Sale at Lost Boys

January. The time to get in shape, start calling your mother more often... and spend money on yourself again. Start here, with deals on sweaters, shirts and sport jackets from the likes of Steven Alan, Band of Outsiders and Theory. You’ll look so good, you can Skype with mom.

Now until the merch is gone, Lost Boys, 1033 31st St NW, 202-333-0093

Friday
Farrah Olivia Returns in Arlington
CULINARY COMEBACK

Farrah Olivia Returns in Arlington

This weekend, it might be time to go avant-garde. We’re talking beef tartare with mustard “yolk” and tuna with soy pearls and sardine powder. It’s all thanks to chef Morou Ouattara resurrecting his late, lamented temple of African-influenced culinary experimentation. Which should go well with that atonal acid jazz you’ve been listening to.

Wed-Sat, 5:30-9:30pm, $45-65, Kora, 2250-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA, 571-431-7090

A Drink Built for Two at 701
DOUBLE SHOT

A Drink Built for Two at 701

Ever since the kindergarten sandbox, you’ve been good at sharing. Keep it up with the Big 20, a date-ready combo of rye whiskey, Strega, Allspice Dram and honey lemon water, in supersized form. Or just order something else, and ask for a double. Either way.

Available through January, $20, 701, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-393-0701

Sunday
A Brunch That Simply Won’t End
GETTING DIM

A Brunch That Simply Won’t End

The problem with brunch: it sometimes ends too quickly. Your solution: an unlimited array of dim sum, over the course of five hours. Oh, and bottomless lychee mimosas. Because you’ll still be done in time for your Sunday nap.

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