Your Perks: 1) A high-tech thermos that’ll keep your rosé, craft brew or margarita chilled for up to 25 hours. 2) Related: an astonishingly effective hangover cure—for 25% off. 3) Expertly designed sunglasses that are carved from a single block of wood. How beach-appropriate.
Things to do for July 24, 2014
Old Bay Donuts and Bottomless Pancakes
Two birds, one weekend.
An Old Bay–Donut Chicken Sandwich
Starting today, Astro is serving a fried chicken breast on an Old Bay donut. That is, with Old Bay in the dough as well as dusted on top. And you can cover it with dressings like sriracha buffalo or ranch. Or just more Old Bay.
Picture an art show with 50 emerging artists. Now picture live body painting, DJs and an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. Now picture it for six hours. Congratulations, you’ve just pictured Penn Social tonight.
Your H Street Pedicab Awaits
A streetcar will soon run up and down H Street NE. But for now, an army of pedicabs will have to suffice. On Saturday afternoon, you can hop a gratis ride anywhere between Union Station and Maryland Avenue. Feel free to call them your “designated pedicabs.”
Like bocce? And/or drinking in the daytime? Then check this out: in August, bocce-ists from up and down the East Coast will be traveling to Delaware for an epic, daylong throwdown in view of the ocean. If you lose early, there’s always live music and beer. And the beach.
What Else Is New
Shawarma Here, Prosciutto There
If you’re on H Street and need a snack: Micho’s Lebanese Grill is turning out shawarma
and falafel drizzled with garlic sauce.
If you’re near Dupont and need a snack: Italian spot La Tomate has added a more casual, Euro-country-looking café, sporting a pastry-heavy breakfast and an all-day prosciutto-and-mozz bar.