Your Perks: 1) A sleek carafe that uses charcoal to naturally mineralize your drinking water. (It’s an ancient Japanese thing.) 2) A summer six-pack of rich, crisp, Tuscany-bred Chianti—for $105. 3) A Perks-approved deal on any work of art at Crated—the Internet’s newest art gallery. A little culture never killed anyone.
Things to do for July 10, 2014
French Maids, Rumsfeld’s House and Foosball
The weekend is looking for a Brazilian to comfort.
Custom Suits Out of New York
You’re sweating through so many suits these days, you could maybe use another. Here then: Martin de Tours, a new made-to-measure outfit setting up shop this weekend in DC. They’ll get you a drink, then customize your suit—maybe a senatorial-looking houndstooth windowpane, or a Vegas-ready silver sharkskin.
Like Trader Vic’s in Adams Morgan
It’s so humid, it’s downright Polynesian. Fortunately, here comes Jack Rose’s tiki bar, opening for the season tonight. Expect drinks like Singapore Slings and hurricanes, and grilled bites like pork belly skewers and corn on the cob. Show up for Thursday happy hour and it’s all half off. Just like your suit.
Red Hen’s Exclusive New Booze
The Red Hen is now in the booze-making game. They’ve debuted their own amaro, plus a whole slate of ’cellos. Sure, limoncello, but also some more adventurous ones like an orange/vanilla Creamsicle. And watch out for a Thai Cello with bird’s eye chilies, toasted coconut, lime and basil. Which might be against the law in Italy.
Rumsfeld’s House: Now for Sale
You go into the real estate market with the house you have, not the house you want. Just ask Donald Rumsfeld, whose Kalorama manse is available and being shown to interested parties. We’re talking 8,000 square feet of garden, pool, master suites and his/her dressing areas. But no tanks, sadly.
The World Cup of Foosball at Jaleo
This Saturday, Brazil and the Netherlands will be playing for third place. Not you. No way. Jaleo’s pregame features a tourney of two-person foosball teams. Whether you’re simply playing for glory, or for the prizes TBD, you’re playing to win. Just don’t forget to play defense. You know, like Brazil.
A Whole City Block of French Maids
It’s nearly Bastille Day. Nope, don’t storm a prison. Head to Adams Morgan, where L’Enfant Café is once again shutting down a city block for burlesque shows, cancan dancers, French maid races and masquerade parties. Oh, and five beer bars. Which is the best place to watch French maids.