Things to do for August 04, 2011

The Weekender

Hot Rods, Dirty Linen and Off-Menu Dogs

The weekend will lay off the Satan sandwich.

Saturday
14th and U Streets Go on Sale
DAYS OF PLUNDER

14th and U Streets Go on Sale

We could tell you how you can stock up all weekend on discounted summer threads at stores like Redeem and Rue 14. And it would be true. But we could also tell you that you can do it fueled on homemade donuts from Cork Market and $5 sangria at Vinoteca. That would also be true.

100 Classic Cars on the Waterfront
GEAR HEADS

100 Classic Cars on the Waterfront

We know. You don’t get to National Harbor much. But on Saturday, they’ve sweetened the deal with 100-plus tricked-out classic cars and trucks. Think stuff like ’57 Chevys, old Ford trucks and whatever that one is that ZZ Top used to ride around in.

Sunday
Getting Dirty at Cajun Experience
THINK DIRTY

Getting Dirty at Cajun Experience

You can head to this new Cajun-themed patio on Saturday for a white-linen themed NOLA cooking class. But we think you’ll want to return on Sunday for the “dirty linen” cocktail tasting, featuring Sazeracs, hurricanes, Pimm’s Cups, Abita beer and a Bloody Mary bar. Just don’t ask how the linens got dirty.

Monday
Off-Menu Dogs at Bourbon Steak
SECRET DOGS

Off-Menu Dogs at Bourbon Steak

Using a hotel lobby to cool off is part of your standard August operating procedure. Fortunately, this one has a bar, and it’s serving up an off-menu dog from Red Apron Butchery and a DC Brau Public Ale for seven bucks total. Get two, they’re paying for your A/C.

Tuesday
Seven Courses of Pig and Riesling
RIES AND SHINE

Seven Courses of Pig and Riesling

Sure you’ve been to a few tasting dinners in your time. But probably not many that involved black pepper pork belly, Thai Basil and Shredded Pork Ravioli and Donuts with Lard Cream—seven pig-heavy courses in all, each paired with rare German rieslings. We hear the lard cream brings out the subtle notes.

Aug 9, 7pm, $85, 701 Restaurant, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, call 202-393-0701 to reserve

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