Things to do for September 26, 2012

The Weekender

Picnicking in the Nats’ Outfield and Bourbon-y Birthdays

The weekend just shows enough to keep you interested.

Thursday
The Best Birthdays Are Bourbon-y Ones
BARREL ROLL

The Best Birthdays Are Bourbon-y Ones

For its first birthday, Smoke & Barrel is throwing all kinds of good stuff at you for five bucks—bourbons like Four Roses Small Batch, quarter racks of ribs and 24 rare brews. They’ll also raffle off a private stash of 10 beers for you to drink anytime you come in. Or right then.

Friday
Drinking at a $250,000 Bar
DAILY DOUBLED

Drinking at a $250,000 Bar

You want: a new place to watch playoff baseball. Daily Grill has: a new $250,000 bar renovation with added TVs, 10 new taps and all-night happy hour specials through next Friday. Think short rib sliders, truffle fries, crab cake BLTs and $8 martinis. Otherwise known as your warm-up tosses.

Saturday
Zengo’s Brunch Gets Bottomless
BRUNCHING

Zengo’s Brunch Gets Bottomless

You’re going to want to get here on time, because you’re in this for the long haul. A long haul of unlimited sake sangria and guava mimosas. Of spicy tuna rolls, Thai chicken empanadas and short rib hash. And of Mexican hot chocolate with churros. You can call it coffee and donuts.

Picnicking at Nats Park. For an Opera.
SPECIAL OPS

Picnicking at Nats Park. For an Opera.

This Saturday, you’re in line for your best picnic of the year. Your mission: tear through Nats Park, collecting all manner of sausages, nachos and beer, then tossing down your blanket on the outfield grass. Oh yeah, there’s an opera on the big screen. Don Giovanni, to be exact. Save a sausage for Act II.

Sep 29, doors at 5pm (opera at 7pm), no cost, Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE

Monday
42 Autumn Beers. That’s a Lot.
LEGENDS OF THE FALL

42 Autumn Beers. That’s a Lot.

The time has passed for squeezing citrus fruits into your beer. Now, it’s onto harvest ales, ciders, pumpkin ales and Oktoberfest brews. Forty-two of ’em, to be exact, at Pizzeria Paradiso, along with a bacon-pumpkin-pesto-parmesan pizza. Then go find a pile of leaves to jump in.

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