Your walls need these: antique swords, gazelle horns and other museum-worthy handsomeness from V&M. Your other Perks: five months of shaving cream from Spencer & Devon for 20 bucks. And 38% off a card that grants you a year’s worth of golf at 250 private courses. Like magic.
Things to do for August 31, 2012
Meat Loaf, Burgers and Men in Kilts
The weekend will see your Sunday and raise you a Monday.
Your 4am Bacon Meat Loaf Is Here
Yes, it’s almost football season. Also: bacon-wrapped-meat-loaf season. The Diner has overhauled its comfort-food menu, so now you can scratch all your late-night itches with pimento cheese dip, pulled pork topped with broccoli slaw and bread-pudding french toast. Okay, maybe not all your late-night itches.
Throwing Logs and Drinking Scotch
If you ever wanted to mix up a Rob Roy in a field, the Virginia Scottish Games is your setting: bagpipes, antique British cars, men in kilts engaging in Scottish feats of strength (log tossing, hammer throwing, you know the drill). Oh, and whiskey. Plenty of whiskey.
Wall-to-Wall Burgers All Night
It would be unthinkable not to have a burger this weekend. In fact, you should probably atone for all those other summer days when you didn’t have a burger. Policy is serving up $5 brisket burgers all night, alongside specials on PBR and Jack Daniel’s—the better to root on the folks in the burger-eating contest.
A Dinner Based on Bond Villains
Time to don your tux again, because the Jefferson is hosting another Bond-themed dinner. This one starts with cocktails in the Book Room and progresses through secret locations in the hotel, each based on a classic Bond bad guy. No, there’s no Pussy Galore room. We think.
Tickets on Sale for a Beer Extravaganza
Some advance planning is in order: the folks behind ChurchKey and Rustico are now employing their beer expertise in the form of a festival on the Southeast waterfront. Just when you’ll be in the throes of Oktoberfest, they’ll be rolling out 100 beers, with live music and food. And hopefully more than 100 cups.