Things to do for February 17, 2011

The Weekender

Bottomless Spaghetti, Lots of Scotch and Brunching

The weekend may get out of this winter yet.

Thursday
All This Talk of Pork Belly Rice Balls...
BALLS OF FURY

All This Talk of Pork Belly Rice Balls...

Your happy hour obstacle course just got a bit longer. In addition to its usual Japanese takes on the Negroni and the Dark and Stormy, Kushi is now hawking bar food like Pork Belly Filled Rice Balls, squid legs and Japanese pickles. Yes, you should bow when you meet them.

Available now, daily, 5:30-11pm, Kushi, 465 K St NW, 202-682-3123

Mad Rose Open in Clarendon
THORNY

Mad Rose Open in Clarendon

This weekend might even be long enough for you to cross a bridge. Some extra incentive for you to do so: dozens of scotches and Irish whiskeys, along with eats like bratwurst pigs in a blanket and wild boar chili. Which is exactly what they’re eating in Glasgow right now.

Now open, The Mad Rose, 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, 703-600-0500

Saturday
Eating Italian at the National Gallery
FOOD AS ART

Eating Italian at the National Gallery

We’ve heard your thoughts on Italian art. Most of all: it makes you hungry. Problem solved, as top DC chef Fabio Trabocchi has unveiled a new Venetian menu in the gallery’s Garden Café. Think San Daniele prosciutto with aged balsamic, and basil tortellini with buffalo mozzarella. And great use of light and shadow.

Through Mar 20, Mon-Sat, 11:30am-3pm, Sun, noon-4pm, Garden Café, 202-712-7454

Sunday
Brunch Debuts at the Atlas Room
MEAT PIES

Brunch Debuts at the Atlas Room

This small watering hole is serving up some of the best food on H Street, and now they’re doing it on weekends. On the menu: Grand Marnier French Toast, lamb meat pies, and steak and eggs. Oh, and classic drinks like Rickeys and Vespers. It’s your toast to an extra day off.

Sundays beginning Feb 20, 11:30am-3:30pm, The Atlas Room, 1015 H St NE, 202-388-4020

Monday
Bottomless Spaghetti and Meatballs
HEAVY STARCH

Bottomless Spaghetti and Meatballs

Come Monday night, you’ll need to replenish some of that energy you expended (it’s a marathon, not a sprint). Enter this bottomless feast of spaghetti, meatballs, Caesar salad and cannoli. If you get full, you can... wait for it... take the cannoli.

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