Things to do for September 19, 2012

The Weekender

A Debutante Ball for Oysters, 40 Food Trucks and More

The weekend runs a clean campaign.

Wednesday
Thursday
Like a Debutante Ball for Oysters
DIVE BAR

Like a Debutante Ball for Oysters

Tomorrow, it’s live music and unlimited vodka drinks and oysters. So just an ordinary Thursday. But wait... these oysters, called Old Black Salts and Black Pearls, are new, bred exclusively for Pearl Dive for their first anniversary. Save the shells for your commemorative oyster wall.

Friday
Blue Crabs, Done Red-State-Style
BBQ BLUES

Blue Crabs, Done Red-State-Style

You’ll want to hold the Old Bay for once, because this week, your Maryland crabs are getting an East Texas BBQ treatment at Johnny’s Half Shell. This two-day-only menu gets you five large crabs, with corn potato salad and a pitcher of beer. Which is also a Texas favorite.

Saturday
40 Food Trucks and a Huge Beer Garden
TRUCKIN’

40 Food Trucks and a Huge Beer Garden

Good news: here’s a place with more than 40 food trucks. Better news: you won’t have to stand on the sidewalk to sample them. Because you can take your quarry to a giant beer garden. There will also be fire trucks. Which you probably won’t want to sample any food from.

Sep 22, 11am-7pm, no cost for entry, Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Oktoberfest Inside a Brewer’s Mansion
ACEY-DEUTSCHE-Y

Oktoberfest Inside a Brewer’s Mansion

If you can’t get to Bavaria this year, at least you can hang out in the Dupont Circle mansion of Christian Heurich, DC’s most famous brewer. There’ll be pilsner, pretzels and brats, and a chamber ensemble will be playing everything from Beethoven to modern German pop. Maybe even some Hasselhoff.

Sunday
Golf, Now with a Much Better Buffet
19TH HOLE

Golf, Now with a Much Better Buffet

Your latest golf excuse: you were in a hurry to get back to the suckling pig. Old-school Spanish spot Taberna del Alabardero hosts this friendly tourney, which then becomes a spread of Spanish wine and food, like pork cheeks, suckling pig and Spanish omelets. Seve Ballesteros would be proud.

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