Things to do for February 03, 2011

The Weekender

Love Potions, Smoked Meat and Super Bowl Absinthe

The weekend wants the ball first.

Thursday
H Street CC Adds Smoker to Its Arsenal
SMOKING SECTION

H Street CC Adds Smoker to Its Arsenal

This has been your go-to spot on H Street for Mexican fare and skee-ball. Make that smoked Mexican fare and skee-ball. Thanks to their new in-house smoker, they’re now turning out ribs, brisket and smoked lamb, all of which can be rolled up in a tortilla. Go ahead, eat one while you roll a 50-pointer.

Flowers for V-Day... and Beyond
FORGET-ME-NOT

Flowers for V-Day... and Beyond

Now, we won’t cast aspersions, but you have forgotten flowers in the past. No longer. This subscription service, new to DC, will deliver the first bunch on Valentine’s Day, followed by a fresh bunch every week or month thereafter. Don’t forget to add water.

Available now, H.Bloom, 877-425-6665

Off-Menu White Truffles at Eve
GOING UNDERGROUND

Off-Menu White Truffles at Eve

You always want what you can’t have. And after another couple weeks, you can’t have white truffles for a few months. But call ahead to Restaurant Eve for this last-gasp white truffle tasting menu. It’s easier than teaching your dog to forage.

Through mid-February, $250, Restaurant Eve, 110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA, 703-706-0450

Saturday
Concocting Aphrodisiacs at PS 7’s
LOVE POTIONS

Concocting Aphrodisiacs at PS 7’s

Power is the most powerful aphrodisiac. But until you’re named Senate majority leader, you’ll have to settle for mixing up clever plates and sexy cocktails on February 14. PS 7’s chef and “mixtress” will teach you how to raid your pantry for exotic, romantic combinations, with plenty of samples. Don’t be surprised if you see Mitch McConnell.

Feb 5, noon, $65, PS 7’s, 777 I St NW, 202-742-8550

Sunday
Champagne and Absinthe for New Year
PREGAME

Champagne and Absinthe for New Year

Let’s stipulate two things: you’d rather try a champagne and absinthe cocktail than listen to Howie Long’s pregame spiel. And you’re not sure what such a cocktail has to do with Chinese New Year. Nevertheless, after you take in the giant dancing dragons of the Chinatown parade, stop in here for a pregame pick-me-up.

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