Things to do for January 27, 2011
A Week of Meat, Pepper Sauce and Feasting on Bellies
The weekend always appeals for unity.
Midnight Films at E Street
Just because your dates generally go late into the night doesn’t mean dinner and a movie is off-limits. From now until March, E Street screens movies every weekend at midnight. This week, it’s The Room, a contender for “best worst movie of all time.” Following weeks will bring Easy Rider and Rocky Horror.
An Under-the-Radar Farmers’ Market
Think of this as a farmers’ market with fewer rules. And more drinks. A gaggle of vendors are assembling at Kushi (which will helpfully have its bar open) to hawk stuff like gourmet pickles, BBQ, cupcakes, sweet potato butter, ginger beer and something called Holy Hell Pepper Sauce.
Half a Fortnight of Smoked Meat
Sometimes the weekend just isn’t long enough for all the smoked meat you’d like to consume. Enter Meat Week, here again with seven days of Super Bowl pregame at area BBQ joints like American Ice Co., Capital Q and Mr. P’s Ribs, who holds court at a Safeway parking lot. So you can stock up on napkins, too.
Beer Belly Dinner at Birch & Barley
Not since you saw Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science have you been as fascinated with bellies as you will be on Monday, when the beer temple serves up five courses of bellies, from crudo of tuna belly to pasta with goat belly ragout. You’ll have beer paired to each course. Then you’ll wear a bra on your head.
Beer and a Dog at Bourbon Steak
It’s two months until Nationals opening day. Until then, tide yourself over with this beer-and-dog deal: a half-smoke from Red Apron Butchery (dressed with chili and cheddar cheese or sauerkraut and ketchup onions) and a can of Moo Thunder Stout. Feel free to bring your scorebook anyway.