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Things to do for January 10, 2013
Turnovers, Breakfast Tacos and Friends with Benefits
The weekend is practicing its oath.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.