We’ve got major news: soon, five of the city’s top chefs will convene for a glorious daylong celebration of all things pork—Cochon 555. Naturally, Perks is getting you in on this stop of the traveling pork-tastings—and throwing a VIP preview dinner. Gluttons welcome.
Things to do for January 20, 2011
Wild Game, Haggis and Other Weekend Treats
The weekend doesn’t like riding on the passenger side.
A Gallon of Homemade Soup a Month
You may remember the guys from Seasonal Pantry from their ice cream club and sausage club gone by. Well, they’re back, and this time they’re keeping you warm with a quart of homemade soup per week. Think potato leek, chicken noodle and taco soup. Which is awfully hard to keep rolled up in a tortilla.
Eating Beasts of the Wilderness
You were just thinking the other day: you need more wild game in your life. For instance, this game-focused dinner next Sunday, resplendent with bison jerky, deviled hare, whole-roasted boar and quail cooked in a jar. It’s all paired with rare, small-production Burgundies. In glasses, not jars.
Brunch in a Music Club
Iota has long been one of your go-to’s for indie music acts. Now it’s your go-to for morning coffee, growler fills from their 12 taps and weekend brunch with a Bloody Mary bar. Now if you can just kill those hours in between the encore and brunch...
36 Beers and a Boat
The best part about being a 19th-century British sailor: the rations. So too on this DC School of Beer cruise on the Potomac. In addition to light snacks, you’ll get to work your way through 36 beers, with experts on hand to tell you all about them. No, there aren’t bunks below deck.
Againn’s Ode to Haggis
Tuesday is Scottish poet Robert Burns’s birthday. Which means two things: 1) only five shopping days left, and 2) this dinner, involving a bagpiper, three courses (including haggis) and scotch pairings. Go ahead, wear your kilt.