Things to do for September 13, 2012

The Weekender

If Ulysses S. Grant Were a Bartender...

The weekend just needs a little fresh air.

Thursday
Drinking Like Stonewall Jackson
BLUE AND GRAY

Drinking Like Stonewall Jackson

If you’d like to pass for a Civil War general, better get started on that beard. Until then, you can drink like one. Shaw’s Tavern has rolled out a drink list inspired by a classic cocktail book from 1860. On it: Philadelphia Fish House punch, gin juleps and moonshine. Don’t try them all at once.

Friday
A New Destination for Steak and BBQ
EPIC-UREAN

A New Destination for Steak and BBQ

Friday. Time to head into the ’burbs. Well, only because the ’burbs now include a new spot for beer-roasted chicken, smoked prime rib and pancetta mac and cheese—namely Epic Smokehouse, a steakhouse/BBQ joint from two vets of the Palm. Yes, there’s bacon-infused bourbon.

Saturday
Six Bottomless Bloodys at P.J. Clarke’s
BRUNCHING

Six Bottomless Bloodys at P.J. Clarke’s

Nothing wrong with your weekend indulgences getting started a little early. Like with the six Bloody Marys on P.J.’s new list—think sriracha sauce, gin, grapefruit and blue-cheese olives. Oh, and if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, you can ask for them in bottomless form.

Your New Suit, plus a Rock Party
VAR CRY

Your New Suit, plus a Rock Party

Now that Led Zeppelin is getting a Kennedy Center Honor, you’ll know where to get your outfit for the occasion. Lost Boys is debuting the rock-and-roll-inspired collection by John Varvatos in DC, with all the leather, shearling vests and Grammy-ready suits you’d expect. Looks good on groupies, too.

Available now, John Varvatos Collection at Lost Boys, 1033 31st St NW, 202-333-0093

UD Hookup: Lost Boys is launching the collection with a private party on Saturday, from noon to 2pm. To get on the list, be one of the first 10 readers to email them the name of your favorite rock song.

Monday
A Pop-Up Indian Restaurant in Petworth
DOSA-DO YOUR PARTNER

A Pop-Up Indian Restaurant in Petworth

These pop-up restaurants. So secretive, so clandestine. Well, not this one. See, there was this contest for aspiring chefs, where they’d get to use the space at Domku on Mondays. And this Indian chef won the right to serve you all kinds of dosas, chutneys and noodle puddings. Everybody wins.

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