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Things to do for August 08, 2013
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mussels and Half-Smokes
The weekend would like to get to know you better.
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Here
Not much you can do to improve on ice cream. Wait, yes there is. Use it as a donut delivery vehicle. Today and tomorrow afternoon, Astro is turning out sandwiches like hazelnut ice cream on a chocolate donut and pistachio ice cream on a cocoa nib donut. Make it a double-decker.
Beach Volleyball Tourney. Do It.
This just in: you are not on Venice Beach. But that’s irrelevant. At least for beach volleyball purposes. ZogSports is now taking sign-ups for their end-of-summer, four-on-four, co-ed sand volleyball tourney. You’ll dig, you’ll spike, you’ll do it some more, because it lasts all day. Better pack a spare Speedo.
Another Mussel Bar Lands in Arlington
Bad news: you can’t get a Chevy at this Arlington address anymore. Good news: you can get 100-plus beers, now that Mussel Bar has opened where the Bob Peck dealership stood. They’ve moved in shipping containers, beer-bottle chandeliers and a glass-enclosed beer system. Also: lots of mussels.
Run. Eat Half-Smoke. Run Some More.
Running 13.1 miles isn’t the real challenge at this road race. It’s eating the half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl halfway through, showing the organizers your empty basket, then soldiering on. We’re pretty sure that’s how Prefontaine did it.
Breakfast 50 Years in the Making
Time to wake up early. And go to work late. Because Clyde’s of Georgetown is marking its 50th birthday with a gratis breakfast in its Omelette Room. Then come back later for ’60s and ’70s menu items like London broil and a Brandy Alexander. No, that’s not an R&B singer.