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Things to do for March 28, 2013
Your Weekend Menu: Half-Smokes. And Sticky Buns from a Pizza Oven.
The weekend: now with more baseball.
Taking Rides from Strangers
Problem: you need to get across town. Solution: download this app and find a (fully vetted) driver heading in your direction who’ll let you hop in. Donations are voluntary. So is giving people a ride in your car. Just clean off the backseat first.
A Game-Show League at Penn Social
Soccer leagues. Skee-ball leagues. It’s all fine. But now you can find out what the survey says and climb the $25,000 pyramid over your evening pints. United Social Sports is registering players and teams for a game-show league—with a different classic game every week for eight weeks. Somewhere, Richard Dawson is smiling.
Champagne-Worthy Hot Dogs at Vinoteca
Vinoteca’s back patio/bocce court is open for the season, and they’re serving up housemade dogs paired with (naturally) a glass of champagne. Or, if you’re a traditionalist, you can opt for a burger paired with a draft. Either way, you’ll also be playing bocce.
H Street’s Newest Giant Roof Deck
Last year’s roof decks are so... last year. Here with a new alfresco option: H Street Country Club. They’re keeping it simple, too, with cans of beer, margaritas, snow-cone cocktails and lifeguard chairs. For your entertainment: corn toss and a ping-pong table. Don’t forget to play the wind.
Brunch Fueled by a Hearth Oven
The new power spot by the White House is rolling out Sunday brunch this week. Start things out with pecan sticky buns for the table from their hearth oven, before moving on to flatbreads with eggs and ham hock, and smoked-duck benedict with duck eggs. Yes, they also have coffee.