We’ve got your invite to a traveling meat carnival by the name of Cochon 555—stopping in DC on March 13 for a glorious daylong celebration of all things pork. Plus we’re bringing you a collection of spicy salsa, including one made from the hottest chile on earth.
Things to do for March 03, 2011
Chicken Buckets, Jazz Bands and Carnaval
The weekend doesn’t get shut down either.
A Week of NOLA Bands at Bayou
Mardi Gras fever is already gripping you. Scratch your Crescent City itch at the Bayou, as they feature NOLA-influenced bands every night between now and Fat Tuesday. And as a UD reader, printing this flyer gets you gratis admission every night but Saturday. March in with saints at your own risk.
Four-Star Buckets of Chicken
Now available for your next homebound epicurean adventure: fried-chicken buckets from Michel Richard. That’s right: DC’s culinary king is throwing breasts, thighs, nuggets and mashed potatoes into a takeout bucket, Colonel-style. The bucket of coleslaw is up to you.
You were there at the go-go revolution. You partied with Petey Green. Okay, maybe you didn’t. But now’s your opportunity to pay tribute to some of our top local R&Bers in photographer Fernando Sandoval’s exhibit Bustin’ Loose. You’ve been looking for a second Chuck Brown portrait for your bedroom.
Mardi Gras for the Southern Hemisphere
This pending government shutdown is keeping you from Rio this year. So head into Café Atlántico, where they’re serving you gratis cachaça. And on Fat Tuesday, come back for a tasting menu cum dance party with adobo tuna, hearts of palm soup and chimichurri flat iron steak. You can valet park your float.
Monday Bottle Deals at Local 16
Mondays are all about easing back into the week and finding your bearings. A bottle of wine tends to help. Spanish sommelier David Bueno is uncorking a new, hard-to-find bottle every Monday night for $16, from small-grower Spanish wines to biodynamic French reds. You’re nothing if not biodynamic.