This week we’re spiking your next PB&J with some bourbon (or tequila, or champagne), courtesy of the artisanal jam makers/boozehounds at the Jam Stand. And we took the liberty of booking you a posh room and dinner for two at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Napa Valley. We know you too well.
Things to do for August 18, 2011
New Beer, Bow Ties and Midnight Oysters
The weekend in the mirror may be closer than it appears.
Chocolate City Beer Launch at RFD
When it rains, it pours. Local beers, that is. Only months after the first local brewery launched, they’re sprouting up everywhere. The latest: Chocolate City Beer, which gets its official start tonight at RFD for $4 a pint. No actual chocolate is involved.
25% Off Read’s Clothing Project
The local guy behind Read’s Clothing Project is at it again, and this time he’s expanding into gingham and seersucker ties, tees with plaid pockets and new styles of madras. Better yet, he’s letting UD readers take 25% off this weekend. Read it and weep (with gratitude).
Late-Night Oysters in Dupont
Next time a 1am oyster craving hits, you’ve got answers—in the form of the expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar, which has doubled its seats and extended its hours for noshing on Bacon Peanut Brittle and Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Sauce. Oh, and they still have oysters.
Pizzas with Free Pitchers
You normally don’t need an incentive to seek out pizza. But Urbana is giving you one anyway. Every afternoon for the rest of the summer, ordering one of their market pizzas also gets you a gratis pitcher of white sangria or raspberry shandy with lemonade and beer. You shan’t miss it.
A Beer Dinner Catered by Food Trucks
There won’t be a Nats game on this night, but you’ll still want to head to the glorified parking lot down the block, as seven food trucks cater a seven-course dinner with Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada breweries. Bring a camera for your next feature film, Beer Parking Lot.