Things to do for July 11, 2012

The Weekender

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Burlesque. And Other Weekend Happenings.

The weekend would like to be misted now.

Wednesday
Chick-fil-A Takes to the Streets
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Chick-fil-A Takes to the Streets

You’ve sought it out on road trips, but it’s always been hard to come by around DC. Yep, after a few false starts, Chick-fil-A has a bright red truck from which you can grab a chicken sandwich, nuggets and sides. Or just stock up for this weekend’s road trip.

Thursday
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Burlesque
BE CHOOSY

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Burlesque

We know this: that you’ll get plenty of fire-eating, belly dancing and burlesque at these five shows, part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Beyond that, it’s up to you, as the dancers ask the audience to control the direction of things. But whatever you choose, they’re probably still going to take their clothes off.

Friday
A Fatty Trio of Cocktails at Ripple
FAT CITY

A Fatty Trio of Cocktails at Ripple

If you want to sip the fat while you chew the fat, may we direct you to these three new drinks, featuring sesame-oil-infused gin, olive-oil-infused vodka and the coup de grâce, the Chile Manteca y Dulce, which starts with bacon-infused mezcal. Your days of vegan cocktails are over.

Available now at Ripple, 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-7995

Sunday
Waffles and Belgian Gin for Brunch
WAFF RIOT

Waffles and Belgian Gin for Brunch

It isn’t like you need an excuse to eat waffles and experiment with lesser-known liquors. But here with one anyway: Brasserie Beck. For Belgian Restaurant Week (now a thing), they’re rolling out three new waffles (think jalapeño maple syrup) along with Belgian genevers. It’s like gin. And it’s for brunch.

Monday
Pasta, Five Times in a Row
PASTA PERFECT

Pasta, Five Times in a Row

A bit of free advice: don’t forget to have some starch to help absorb those cocktails at the bar. Like five courses of pasta, for instance, available at Fiola’s bar on Mondays. Just when you wrap up a pesto risotto, here’s a ragù bolognese over pappardelle. Tell them you’re carbo-loading for the Olympics.

Mondays through mid-September at the bar, $45 ($90 with wine pairings), Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-628-2888

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