Things to do for August 08, 2013

The Weekender

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches, Mussels and Half-Smokes

The weekend would like to get to know you better.

Thursday
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Here
EVERY ’WICH WAY

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.
SANDMAN

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.

Taking registrations now for Aug 24, $200/team, Garfield Park, 800 3rd St SE, register here

Another Mussel Bar Lands in Arlington
YOU MUSS GO

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.

Friday
Run. Eat Half-Smoke. Run Some More.
SMOKE ’EM

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.

Monday
Breakfast 50 Years in the Making
WAKE-UP CALL

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.

Aug 12, breakfast 8-10am, no cost; throwback menu items all day, $5-$25; Clyde’s of Georgetown, 3236 M St NW, 202-333-9180

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