Your first 2014 Perks: 1) 30% off butter-soft leather briefcases and bags from Oppermann. 2) A fully portable and damn-near-indestructible folding bike. 3) 23% off some wireless and waterproof Bluetooth-enabled earphones. Tangled cords are so 2013.
Things to do for January 03, 2014
Giant Cakes, Elvis Burlesque and a New Irish Bar
The weekend isn’t quite sure what to do with itself.
An Old-School Cakery in Adams Morgan
Pies. Yeah, you probably had plenty of those recently. Which naturally makes you... long for cake. Here, then, the new Sugar Daddy’s Bakery. Ignore the dollhouse-ish decor and try to focus on the umpteen layer cakes arrayed on stands and bedecked with coconut, Oreos and berries. Goes well with coffee, too.
Ruh-Ro. Here’s Another Rí Rá.
Ah, winter. Time to hunker down as they do in Dublin... in a dark bar replete with smoked salmon, mushy peas and mussels simmered in Guinness and bacon. Oh, and plenty of Irish whiskey. Here’s such a place, as the micro-chain Rí Rá has landed on M Street. Okay, so maybe leave the mushy peas.
Oh, what the hell. Let’s get weird. Weird like a burlesque show emceed by an Elvis impersonator and a mock fight card between... well, we’re not sure, but past years have seen giant chickens, Godzilla and Stephen Hawking take the ring. Also: there’ll be stripteases.
A new year. Which means: back to work. Also: time to stock up on tweed trousers named after Jack Kerouac, canvas jackets and chambray scarves. At least it is now that the folks at Mutiny are knocking 25% to 45% off their goods. PS: after you get those pants, people will expect a novel.
A New Whiskey Bar, a New Brewery
Time to hit Annapolis. No, not for sailing. It’s 25 degrees out. For Dry 85, a new Prohibition-looking whiskey bar, with 100-plus bottles by a former Fox 5 anchor. Or head west, to the recently opened Heritage Brewing, where you can sip brews named The Teddy and Ironsides right beside the tanks.