Things to do for August 22, 2013
A 15-Pound Burger and a New Rooftop Cabana Bar
The weekend is getting a second opinion.
The Giant BGR Burger, by the Numbers:
9: Pounds of beef.
2: Heads of lettuce.
15: Total pounds.
15-20: Friends you should invite over after preordering this thing, for a fantasy football draft. Or just to share a giant burger.
Incalculable: Their gratitude.
Lobsters to Go, Now at Luke’s
Checking a suitcase full of lobsters on your way home from Maine is... tricky. Easier to just head to Luke’s Lobster in Georgetown, where they’re now selling whole live lobsters on Tuesdays and Fridays. Yes, you can still use the suitcase to get them home.
To really explain Midtown’s new fifth-floor rooftop, let’s talk colors. As in white (the dominant color up here, especially in the four bottle-service cabanas). And purple (the waitresses’ corsets). And shiny silver (the stainless-steel bar and DJ booth). And green (the color of others when they envy your cabana).
Infiltrating the Homebrewers’ Confab
Warning: you may run into some high-level discussions of Simcoe hops and Belgian yeasts at this second annual DC Homebrewers BBQ. It’s okay, the beer will be worth it. Admission gets you a plate of BBQ and two beers from a dozen-odd craft brewers on site. It doesn’t get you a really big funnel.
After a temporary hiatus, Spirits in Black, the recurring party thrown by metal-loving mixologists, returns. And this time it’s at the Black Cat. What this means for you: DJs spinning stoner rock and doom metal, while bartenders whip up mystery cocktails. Which may or may not look like blood.