Things to do for October 03, 2013
James Bond, Italian Beer and Running for Cheeseburgers
The weekend is shutdown-proof.
The Latest in Slow-Cooked Comfort Food
It may not feel like it today, but soon, it’ll be the season for shredded roast pork, oxtail stew and ropa vieja. You’ll be glad to know, then, that the casual Sophie’s Cuban, an import from New York, has landed downtown. Bonus tip: slather the spicy green sauce on everything.
Get Your Custom-Made Billy Reid
Today and tomorrow, you’ll run into bourbon cocktails at Billy Reid. But that’s really not why you’re there. (Really.) It’s to let their custom tailor get 57 measurements from you before sending them up to NYC so your new custom suits and shirts can be hand-sewn. They just want you to relax first.
Your Italian Beer Garden Is Here
Just in time for Oktoberfest, here’s an... Italian beer garden. In Bethesda. Just go with it. They keep things simple here, like wooden tables under strings of lights, six local beers on tap and a menu of small pizzas, fried sticks of dough and bombolini. Next year, it’s Naples for Oktoberfest.
A 007 Tasting Menu at Plume
Saturday is Global James Bond Day. We didn’t know either, but Plume at the Jefferson hotel did, and they’re rolling out seven courses based on Bond books and movies, like Dover sole and Domino Cake. Yeah, you should probably stick your favorite gadget in your pocket.
First thing you want to do after a 45-minute run: negate all the benefits from it. Good thing you’re running to a burger joint. Once a month, you’ll meet at Pacers in Logan Circle, jog past the monuments and wind up at Shake Shack in Dupont. Buy a T-shirt, they’ll throw in a beer every time. Ah, carbo-loading.