Your Perks: 1) Up to 59% off new prints from Banksy. Maybe you’ve heard of the guy. 2) A pocket-size charger that’ll keep your devices alive no matter where you are (that includes the beach). 3) 20% off the glow-in-the-dark bike you’ll be riding all summer.
Things to do for May 22, 2014
Really Old Wines, Game Shows and a Ferris Wheel
The weekend wears SPF 15.
Really Old Wines... by the Glass
If you’ve ever wondered what a 1970 Bordeaux tasted like, now is the time to find out. Westend Bistro’s sommelier got a treasure trove of old French wines at auction, and he’s selling them by the glass. Feel free to ask him the difference between “grand cru” and “premier cru.”
This should tide you over until carnival season—National Harbor’s take on the London Eye. Here, you’ve got a 180-foot Ferris wheel with 42 glass-enclosed gondolas, from which you can see the White House and the Washington Monument. Still, we suggest you bring a good conversationalist.
Hangover Cures on the Hill
You can probably trust a chef for hangover remedies. Spike Mendelsohn swears by a sriracha Bloody Mary and Crispy Pig’s Feet Hash with an egg and béarnaise. Yup, they’re on his new brunch menu, along with crème brûlée french toast and Montreal bagels. Get on that.
Tasting Italian Liqueurs All Afternoon
Like a character on Portlandia, you demand to know where your fennel liqueur comes from. Good thing the Italian distiller behind Don Ciccio & Figli is now throwing open the gates every Saturday for tours and tastings of all his bottlings, from hibiscus to limoncello to prickly pear.
You Are the Weakest Link... or Not
Game shows. Great. Game shows while drinking. Well, you’ll wonder why Hollywood never thought of it. The DC Game Show league is back at three area bars, to let you try your hand at the Weakest Link, The $10,000 Pyramid and Family Feud. Richard Dawson not included.