Things to do for January 10, 2013

The Weekender

Turnovers, Breakfast Tacos and Friends with Benefits

The weekend is practicing its oath.

Thursday
Ethiopic’s Pastry-Loving Sibling
BAKED, PART 1

Ethiopic’s Pastry-Loving Sibling

The far end of H Street: where the beer is. The near end of H: where the pastry is, now that the folks behind Ethiopic have opened Batter Bowl. You’ll sit at a long wooden counter and order up open-faced sandwiches, Belgian waffles, breakfast pizzas and apple turnovers so good, you’ll write sonnets about them.

9:30 Club Wants to Be Your Friend
BENEFITS DEPARTMENT

9:30 Club Wants to Be Your Friend

Resolved: that you’ll see more live music in 2013. Funny, 9:30 Club had the same idea. Start buying tickets, and their new Friends with Benefits program gets you 9:30 swag, access to members-only events and tickets to sold-out shows. As far as getting yourself on the tour bus, you’re still on your own.

Friday
They Had You at Breakfast Tacos
BAKED, PART 2

They Had You at Breakfast Tacos

You’ve got a new morning meeting spot. You might recognize it as Farmers Fishers Bakers’ front pantry, but on weekday mornings, they’re turning out donuts, cinnamon rolls and breakfast tacos. Note: also functions as a handy, wi-fi-equipped office escape.

Saturday
Choose Your Own Truffle at Fiola
TRUFF ENUFF

Choose Your Own Truffle at Fiola

Your destination Italian spot in Penn Quarter is overstocked with white truffles, so they’re making extra efforts to shave them on your risotto, pasta and eggs. They’re selling the prized fungi at cost, and even letting you pick your personal truffle. Be sure to name it.

While supplies last, $50 and up, Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-628-2888

Sunday
Variations on a Daiquiri at Proof
LIME ITEM

Variations on a Daiquiri at Proof

January. Time to dig deep into the world of classic tropical cocktails. Well, this January, anyway, as Proof’s head bartender mixes up four variations on the daiquiri, tinkering with the rum and the sweetener. Come back in two weeks when he does the same with whiskey sours. Hemingway probably liked those, too.

Daiquiris Jan 13, whiskey sours Jan 27, 6:30-10:30pm, $11-$14, Proof, 775 G St NW, 202-737-7663, see the menu

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