Things to do for December 12, 2013

The Weekender

Serious Whiskey, a Great Fireplace and a New Butcher

The weekend is a slow starter and a strong finisher.

Thursday
The Ghost of Cocktails Past
THE BOURBON DYNASTY

The Ghost of Cocktails Past

So Bourbon Steak just hit five years old. Good for them. And good for you. Because they’ve gone and bottled some of their best cocktails from drink lists past, like the Morning Dew (reposado tequila, ginger, lemon) and the Stained G.L.A.S.S. (vodka, basil, aloe). It’s T.A.S.T.Y.

Big News in Salami and Bacon
MEAT UPDATE

Big News in Salami and Bacon

Good news: here’s a serious new butchery from the chef behind Black & Orange burgers—we’re talking whole heritage pigs and lambs, a salt room, a rooftop smoker and a charcuterie room. Better news: they’ve got a casual dining room and a 12-tap bar. Your toughest decision: staying or going.

This New Spot Has a Great Fireplace
GIT ’ER DUN

This New Spot Has a Great Fireplace

Yeah, you could enjoy yourself just sampling Stout Marinated Lamb Shank and roasted marrow at Dunya, Shaw’s new Mediterranean spot. But get there early, head to the Turkish-looking upstairs lounge and do it while huddled around the corner fireplace. Your pick who you do the huddling with.

Saturday
Catoctin Creek’s 116-Proof Behemoth
PROOF POSITIVE

Catoctin Creek’s 116-Proof Behemoth

Maybe it’s because relatives are on their way. Maybe it’s because you’re cold. But your average, 80-proof whiskey isn’t cutting it. Enter Catoctin’s yearly run of cask-strength rye. Only 120 bottles were produced, so they’ll go quick. Have a whiskey while you wait.

Available Dec 14, noon-4pm, $65, Catoctin Creek, 120 W Main St, Purcellville, VA, 540-751-8404

Monday
How to Get a Gratis Can of Beer
DOING THE CAN-CAN

How to Get a Gratis Can of Beer

The barter system isn’t totally dead. It just comes along in different forms. Here’s your quid pro quo: bring a can of food for Martha’s Table to Pizzeria Paradiso, and they’ll give you a gratis can of beer. And thus, the giving-receiving circle is closed.

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