Things to do for March 19, 2014

The Weekender

Hot Dogs, Jalapeños and Deviled Eggs. Welcome, Weekend.

The weekend always picks the 12-5 upset.

Wednesday
Look What They’re Doing with Jalapeños
IN A PICKLE

Look What They’re Doing with Jalapeños

And now, the latest in hot dog enhancements. Shake Shack got together with the locals behind Gordy’s Pickle Jar, and they came up with this—the Super Fry Frickle Dog, with beer-battered marinated shallots, cheese sauce and fried Thai basil jalapeños. Yes, you’ll want two.

Available through Mar 23, $4.50, Shake Shack, 1216 18th St NW, 202-683-9922

Thursday
Power Lunching in a Nightclub
PARK PLACE

Power Lunching in a Nightclub

Nothing unusual about being at the Park at Fourteenth, looking at your watch and seeing “1:30.” It’s just seeing the “pm” part that might be unusual. Well, get used to it, because now the downtown nightspot is open for lunch. Think rosemary grilled lamb chops, blackened salmon and jerk wings. But no bottle service.

José Andrés’s Team Goes Japanese
MINI JAPAN

José Andrés’s Team Goes Japanese

As usual, cherry blossom season will bring tourists standing on the left side of the escalator. This year, however, it will also bring a Japanese theme at Barmini—drinks with shōchū, jasmine tea and shiso leaves, and bites like steamed eel buns and uni deviled eggs. Good trade-off.

Available Mar 20-Apr 13 at Barmini, 855 E St NW, 202-393-4451

Sunday
Late-Night Falafel: Now on 14th Street
FAL GUYS

Late-Night Falafel: Now on 14th Street

Capping off your next odyssey of small plates, reclaimed wood and original cocktails on 14th Street: falafel. Amsterdam Falafelshop, to be exact. The Adams Morgan stalwart will now be frying up its little balls of goodness until 4am on weekends. Maybe they’ll top it with an egg and you can call it breakfast.

Beyond
60 Breweries at Nationals Park
BEERS OF SUMMER

60 Breweries at Nationals Park

They say that baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. But this event at Nats Park—it’s more of a sprint. Three hours to taste about 120 beers from 60 breweries (many of them spring brews), sample some food and check out some DJs. No, they won’t let you in the players’ locker room.

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