Things to do for December 19, 2013
Tequila, Joe Strummer and So Much Foie Gras
The weekend keeps a pocket full of mistletoe for emergencies.
Foie Gras, All Up and Down H Street
Chestnuts. Eggnog. Foie gras. Okay, that last one is new to us as far as holiday eats, but nonetheless, seven spots on H Street are doing their takes on it, like foie crème brûlée at Le Grenier and “foiestrami” at Granville Moore’s. Perhaps a foie gras crawl (foie grawl?) is in order.
Tacos and 60 Tequilas on the Waterfront
There is no baseball. But your reasons to head down near the stadium are multiplying. The latest: Agua 301, where a former Masa 14 chef will turn out pork belly al pastor and beef barbacoa that you dip in queso fundido. On the bar: 60 tequilas and mezcals. Aka a home run.
Three Bars Pay Homage to Joe Strummer
It always sneaks up on you this time of year: Joe Strummer Day. Fortunately, the folks at the Passenger, Mockingbird Hill and the Pug marked their calendars to honor the late Clash frontman, with Clash-themed cocktails and a playlist heavy on his oeuvre. Most with only three chords.
A Home Alone Brunch at Bar Pilar
If you’re not going anywhere this weekend, well, you’re probably wise. Also: it gives you an excuse to head to Bar Pilar, where they’re doing a bottomless, Home Alone–inspired brunch of comfort food like pizza bagels, deep-fried PB&J and eggnog. Bring your own aftershave.
A Jewish-Chinese Mashup at DGS
Just in case you don’t have other plans on Christmas Eve, the folks at DGS are having a one-night-only go at Chinese-Jewish fusion. They’ll be rolling you out three courses of pastrami lo mein, egg-drop-matzo-ball soup and kasha fried rice. You can probably still use a fork.