This week, you’re getting 25% off swimsuits, ties and other warm-weather gear from Lake Como’s Mitchumm Industries. (Clooney’d be proud.) Plus: framed letterpress prints of whiskey, pork and other refined essentials from the Southern gents at Bearings, and majestic, hand-painted animal heads from White Faux Taxidermy. Your walls deserve Perks, too.
Things to do for March 21, 2013
10 Pastas, Eight Cocktails and Four Amazing Wines
The weekend is poised to make a deep run.
An Upscale Italian Go-To Scales It Back
You’ll no longer get tasting menus on white tablecloths at Elisir. You will get 10 pastas (spinach tagliatelle with duck ragù) and eight new cocktails (Smoked Pear Balsamic Mojito). Oh, also: wine barrels, pitchforks and shovels on the wall. If a populist march on the Capitol breaks out, you’ll be ready.
The Corcoran Gallery is letting you cocktail your way around the museum all night. To make sure you do it right, they’ll have live music and dancing, small bites and eight top bartenders who’ll each whip up a cocktail. And you thought the art was nice looking before.
Virginia’s most secretive winery is finally open by appointment—and they’re making it a challenge. You’ll blind-taste their two wines, alongside two coveted reds from around the world. Play your cards right, and you can also take a stroll around the vineyards and through the underground caves. Headlamp not required.
80 Breweries at Nationals Park
Bad news: there won’t be any baseball at Nats Park this weekend. Good news: there will be 200 beers from 80 breweries throughout the concourses, bars and picnic areas. In the event you get bored, there’s always bocce, live music and March Madness on the TVs. But not running the bases.
A Next-Level Seder Feast at DGS
We know. You’d rather go to Grandma’s house. But if you can’t get there for Passover, DGS is dealing a tasting menu of halibut crusted with bitter herbs, matzo ball soup with bone marrow and braised lamb. Also: your grandmother probably doesn’t have Israeli wines or Vermont ice cider on hand.