Things to do for August 31, 2012

The Weekender

Meat Loaf, Burgers and Men in Kilts

The weekend will see your Sunday and raise you a Monday.

Friday
Your 4am Bacon Meat Loaf Is Here
24-HOUR OPTION

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.

Available now at The Diner, 2453 18th St NW, 202-232-8800

Saturday
Throwing Logs and Drinking Scotch
IF IT’S NOT SCOTTISH...

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.

Sunday
Wall-to-Wall Burgers All Night
BRISKET TO WIN IT

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.

Sep 2, 5pm-close, Policy, 1904 14th St NW, 202-387-7654

A Dinner Based on Bond Villains
GOLDEN GUNS

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.

Taking reservations now for Sep 13, $285, The Jefferson, 1200 16th St NW, reserve at 202-448-3238

Tickets on Sale for a Beer Extravaganza
100 BOTTLES

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.

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