First, we’d like you to undress. And then accept a bonus $50 toward clothes from Gant, McNairy and more at the online handsomeness shop Wittmore. Next, pick out some nifty water-and-wind-repellent pants and coats for over 30% off. And for the final touch: slide on these HD-video-camera-equipped sunglasses. There. You’re set.
Things to do for January 17, 2013
Preppy Sandwiches, Whiskey Barrels and Vaudeville
The weekend is all black tie.
A New Outpost of Beachside Sandwiches
Your favorite (okay, your only) Nantucket-themed sandwich shop has gotten a downtown sibling, and it’s a big one, complete with island maps and beachy murals. On your sandwich: maybe hot roast beef, maybe turkey and stuffing. Whale pants not mandatory.
The Hawk ’n’ Dove Is Reborn
The Hawk ’n’ Dove is back. And it’s, well, a little less divey. The only thing you might recognize from the lived-in old place is the sign and a few duck decoys. But the new owner’s added 18 taps at a 40-foot bar, a fireplace and flatbreads from a wood oven. It’s up to you to break the place in.
A Whiskey-Focused Lounge in Shaw
There’s a new bottle-service-and-DJ spot in Shaw called Vita. And it’s fine. But head upstairs to the unmarked lounge called Penthouse Nine, sit at tables made from century-old whiskey barrels and get started on a drink list that includes their own blends aging in small casks behind the bar.
With the demise of the Red Palace, some of DC’s top, ahem, alternative performers are settling into their new home on 9th Street. Good timing, because this weekend is about celebrating all things American—burlesque, contortion, sideshows and “poetic smut.” Probably some other things, too.
Say this about political cartoonists: they throw better parties than op-ed writers. Like this one, which gets you an early peek at the new French spot under Whitehurst Freeway, plus live music and a look back at nine cartoonists’ best work from the last four years. No, Obama’s ears aren’t really that big.