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Things to do for June 16, 2011
Seersucker Parties, Beer Bellinis and DIY Distilling
The weekend keeps it in the fairway.
Your Après-Open Spot in Bethesda
After a long day sweating it out as you follow Mickelson & Co., you’ll need some sustenance. Enter Mussel Bar. Just show them your US Open ticket and get any mussel dish for $15, jumbo shrimp for a buck and PBR cans for $2.50. Just don’t scream, “It’s in the hole!”
A Gym with 20-Foot Climbing Ropes
The no-frills District CrossFit gym has relocated across the street to a bigger space, which lets them throw in a little variety between the dozens of pull-ups they’ll ask you to do. Like climbing 20-foot ropes that ascend into the rafters. You’ve been warned.
Todd Gray Comes to the Corcoran
In June, your nighttime dates migrate outdoors, while your daytime dates are fueled by A/C. And, in this case, Early Summer Sweet Corn Chowder and Surry Virginia Ham with Melted Brie Sandwiches, as Todd Gray (of Equinox fame) debuts his fast-casual concept at the Corcoran. The food is less abstract than the art.
A Day of Distilling at Catoctin Creek
The owners of Northern Virginia’s new distillery will walk you through every step of hooch-making. You’ll have plenty of samples and help them distill a batch of their rye whiskey. Which means finally you can get back to using your bathtub for... bathing.
Chocolate, Bacon & Beer for Father’s Day
We’re sure your dad deserves quite a bit. But until you find him a 1967 Shelby Mustang, you can tide him over with Bacon Bloody Marys, Beer Bellinis and French Toast S’mores at the downtown chocolate-lover’s lounge.
A Dupont Patio Elevates Its Cocktails
Dupont’s most inviting patio is throwing all caution to the wind with new cocktails like cava-spiked sangria, the Maker’s Markito, made with bourbon, mint and cinnamon-pear syrup, and jalapeño margaritas. You prefer cocktails that bite back.