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Things to do for October 31, 2013
The Weekend Means Gin. Then Beer. Then Coffee.
The weekend knows what you did last summer.
Breaking News in Local Gin
It’s autumn. Which means it’s time for autumn gin. Oh, by the way, there’s such a thing as autumn gin. And the Green Hat guys are selling it at the distillery—a fall/winter recipe called Ginavit, an aquavit/gin hybrid that’s been aged in apple-brandy barrels. Goes well with pie.
These breweries. They’ll look for any excuse to extend their hours. Like All Souls’ Day, for instance. The new Atlas Brew Works is pouring $5 pints for eight hours. They’ll also have a food truck, a DJ and a costume contest at 8. Hey, might as well win one more.
Your Bespoke Italian Suit Begins Here
It’s an old story, but a good one: man starts tailoring in Naples in the ’60s. Man moves to DC. Man creates suits for everyone from Placido Domingo to Brian Mitchell. And now, man opens a shop in Chevy Chase where he deals in brands like Versace, as well as his own creations. We can’t promise it will improve your tenor.
Really Good Coffee for a Buck
Used to be that men wore hats, horse racing was a thing and coffee was a buck. The first two, you’re on your own. As for the third, Bean & Bite downtown is now featuring five different coffee roasters in pour-over, including the hard-to-find Blue Bottle out of Oakland. Which is a dollar all week. But really, you should get a hat.
Really Old Wine, for More Than a Buck
You may not be able to give a lecture on terroir. But you know when someone pours a 1984 California cabernet by the glass, you want to try it. This month, head to Blue Duck’s lounge, where they’re pouring collection-worthy wines, like a 1984 Stag’s Leap. Sure, get some cheese, too.