Things to do for July 18, 2013

The Weekender

Mussels, Crab Cakes and Patios

The weekend is melting.

Thursday
Two New H Street Patios, with Shade
MADE IN THE SHADE

Two New H Street Patios, with Shade

Your outdoor options on H Street are increasing. Sol Mexican Grill still makes a mean burrito, but now they can serve you margaritas and Mexican beers on their new upstairs patio. Meanwhile, Vendetta’s got a small outdoor room off their second floor—the spot to wait for your turn on the bocce court.

Friday
Re: Your Noontime Crab Cake Fix
BIG YELLOW TAXI

Re: Your Noontime Crab Cake Fix

We’re not sure of your lunch plans on Friday, but perhaps you’ll want a crab cake. Here then, the Crab Cab, a new truck dealing in crab bisque, crab cake sandwiches and smoked-salmon salad. And probably more reliable than a regular cab.

If It’s Sunday Any Day, It’s Brunch
WAFFLING

If It’s Sunday Any Day, It’s Brunch

Time to invent a morning “dentist appointment.” There’s brunch in it for you, now that B Too is serving up its weekend lineup of lobster-and-egg skillets, coriander-chili Bloody Marys and waffles with cinnamon syrup and whipped cream during the week. Nothing closes a deal like lobster and eggs.

Saturday
Mussel Battle Royal at Eastern Market
MUSS HALL

Mussel Battle Royal at Eastern Market

Sunday is Belgium’s National Day. And frankly, we’re disappointed in your level of Belgian national spirit. So get yourself to Eastern Market, where seven chefs will be competing in a mussel-off. Your admission gets you a mussel pot or a Belgian beer. But yes, there’s more where that came from.

Tasting DC’s Newest Liqueurs at Home
THE LAST DON

Tasting DC’s Newest Liqueurs at Home

Your last Saturday cookout was lacking. Not in the sausage department, but in the exotic-Italian-liqueurs department. Here to help: DC’s new maker of such liqueurs, who’ll come to your house with a dozen of his wares for a Saturday afternoon of tastings and cocktails. Keep ’em away from the flame.

Taking reservations for Saturdays, noon-4pm, $35/person, Don Ciccio & Figli, more info at 202-957-7792 or here

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