Things to do for December 08, 2011

The Weekender

Jalapeño French Toast, Late-Night Dancing and Tequila

The weekend is awash in gift wrap.

Thursday
The Evening Star Goes Back in Time
STAR SEARCH

The Evening Star Goes Back in Time

Release your inner Marty McFly as the Evening Star is reborn as a 1950s diner. Think vintage trophies, mason jars and hard-to-find beer dispensed out of ’50s refrigerators. The menu: Southern fare like hoppin’ John risotto and buttermilk fried chicken. No word on Tab.

Reopens Dec 8, 5:30pm, Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA, 703-549-5051

Late-Night Dancing in a Tequila Den
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Late-Night Dancing in a Tequila Den

Thursday is the new Friday. Especially as it concerns dancing till last call in subterranean tequila lairs. Things get started at 11pm, when DJs start spinning salsa, merengue and samba while you fuel up on $4 beers and sangria. Your dancing drinks are always carbohydrate-rich.

Saturday
Growler Fills Come to Chocolate City
FILLING STATION

Growler Fills Come to Chocolate City

It’s going to be a busy two weeks. You’ll need something to sustain yourself. Like a fridge full of Chocolate City’s Cornerstone Copper Ale, available now by the growler right at the source. It’s not too early to start thinking about stocking stuffers.

Sunday
Jalapeño French Toast at Room 11
PLAYING TILL 11

Jalapeño French Toast at Room 11

Room 11: your tiny haven for grilled cheese and housemade liqueurs. And now: Sunday brunch, in the form of onion-cheddar quiche, potato-chorizo frittatas and jalapeño-studded french toast. We hear new cocktails are in the offing, too. But we had you at quiche.

Wednesday
Saint-Ex’s Ugly Sweater Party Is Back
SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES

Saint-Ex’s Ugly Sweater Party Is Back

Think about your ugliest sweater. No, not that one. The really ugly one. That’s what you want to wear to Saint-Ex. They’ll reciprocate with $5 eggnog, hot cocktails and winter beer, along with a DJ spinning soul tunes. Who may or may not be wearing a sweater.

Dec 14, 8:30pm-1:30am, Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th St NW, 202-265-7839

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