Things to do for January 31, 2013

The Weekender

Crawfish Tamales, Gratis Wings and Nice Shirts

The weekend always bets tails on the coin toss.

Thursday
Weekend Shirt Deals at Hugh & Crye
SALE-ING

Weekend Shirt Deals at Hugh & Crye

Nope, winter’s not quite over yet. Which means your weekends still require some comfortable shirts. Maybe some like these soft, prewashed numbers, each named for a different national park. And through the weekend, they’re knocking $30 off. It’s America’s best idea.

Friday
Poker Nights Come to Mayfair & Pine
SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL

Poker Nights Come to Mayfair & Pine

What you can’t win at the Glover Park tavern’s new poker nights: money. What you can win (after you vanquish players from other bars and regions): a seat at the World Series of Poker. In the meantime, just enjoy discounts on rum-and-Cokes and beer, and half off your appetizers 30 minutes before the deal.

Fridays, 7 and 10pm, no cost, Mayfair & Pine, 2218 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-333-2090

Union Market’s Haven of Beer and Wine
BOTTLE SHOP

Union Market’s Haven of Beer and Wine

The potential for pressure situations this weekend is enormous—alongside cheese mongers and sausage makers, you now have Cordial, a small-batch wine and beer shop, to contend with at Union Market. So... large-format Belgian beer or big California pinot to go with that lamb sausage you just bought? Right, both.

Wed-Sun, Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits at Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, 202-548-2450

UD Hookup: Cordial is giving one UD reader a double magnum (three-liter) bottle of the cult California cabernet High Roller. Email us the answer to the question: What is James Bond’s favorite game of chance? Ninth correct email gets the bottle.

Sunday
Eat a Crawfish Tamale... If You Can
MAN VS. TAMALE

Eat a Crawfish Tamale... If You Can

If you’d like to create a proposition bet of your own with your friends, here’s one: Bayou Bakery is turning out crawfish tamales topped with an evil brew called “Holy Hell” Trinity Sauce. Finish the whole plate, and it’s on the house, as is a pitcher of Abita beer. Make sure you lay odds.

Feb 3, during the Super Bowl, Bayou Bakery, 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA, 703-243-2410

Gratis Wings and Sausage at Jack Rose
MAN VS. EVERYTHING

Gratis Wings and Sausage at Jack Rose

Come 6pm on Sunday, you’ll be drinking beer. This isn’t news. But do so on Jack Rose’s heated rooftop, and you’ll be drinking Baltimore and San Francisco beer while availing yourself of wings, sausage and peppers, and chili with cornbread, all on the house. But remember: the house always wins.

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