Things to do for July 31, 2014
Bottomless Rickeys, Slushy Drinks and New Gin
The weekend is in recess.
From Richmond: Two Clear Liquors
Richmond. It’s where to look for corrupt governors. Also: clear spirits. First up: James River Distillery, where a couple ex-brewers are turning out gin with a “hop presence.” Next, Belle Isle, a two-year-old moonshine maker on the James that can finally be found in DC.
A Slushy Called the Orgasmatron
In May, you’re all like “Frozen drinks... never.” But by August, you’re all like “Frozen drinks... what the hell.” Just in time, here’s a new slushy lineup at Eat the Rich, which includes a frozen, herb-infused gimlet, a whiskey-blackberry number and a vodka-peach-watermelon creation called the Orgasmatron. Results not guaranteed.
A Biscuit Pop-Up at a Gelato Factory
There’s a homegrown biscuit company on the horizon. They do breakfast sandwiches. They do fried-chicken/biscuit sandwiches. They do biscuits and gravy. They... are popping up at Dolcezza’s factory this weekend. Why, yes, they will have biscuit ice cream sandwiches.
An Afternoon of Bottomless Rickeys
Year the rickey was invented: 1883
Number of local bartenders vying to make the best rickey this month: 52
Number who made the “finals” this weekend at Jack Rose: 7
Number of times you can get your glass refilled: infinite
Number of times you should get your glass refilled: less than infinite
The James Beard Folks Are Coming
Mondays. Maybe not always your top night for six-course dinner extravaganzas. But not every Monday brings the James Beard folks into town, cooking up a meal at the Source with a Top Chef winner, some of DC’s top toques from the likes of CityZen and Rasika, and cocktails by Derek Brown. Make it a three-day weekend.