Your Perks: 1) A case of six carefully selected incredible red wines from the Columbia Valley. Only the best for you. 2) An aerodynamic, rip-proof and virtually weightless umbrella. 3) A number of vintage-inspired, gallery-worthy, LED-illuminated prints. You’re about to see the light.
Things to do for November 06, 2014
Your New Jeans and a Blanket-Stocked Bar
The weekend comes in the spirit of compromise.
The folks at Billy Reid are launching a new line of denim, and they’re celebrating with gratis beers from Bluejacket and bites from Each Peach Market. As for the jeans, they’re all made-in-the-USA selvage, in finishes like “6 months worn,” “12 months worn”... or not worn at all.
A Cakes-and-Whoopie-Pies Pop-Up
Tomorrow, get a taste of Buttercream Bakeshop at Cork Market, in the form of red velvet slices or pumpkin whoopie pies to go. Or plan ahead for next Friday and preorder the Fat Elvis cake (banana chiffon cake, peanut butter buttercream, crispy bacon). It must be someone’s birthday.
Drinking Outdoors. And Liking It.
Outdoor dining and drinking. It’s getting iffy right about now. Unless you have a blanket. And heat lamps. And fire pits with DIY s’mores. And warm cocktails like chili-pepper-and-cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate with tequila. Well, Poste’s winter bar is set to open for the season. And it’s got all those things.
A Beer Fest/Cider Fest Day
In this corner: the DC Beer Festival, which has you taking the field at Nats Park (really) to wend your way through 75 breweries, lawn games, music and food trucks. In the other corner: Rock the Core, which has you facing down 30 ciders and 20 beers, with games, music and trucks. Yes, you can do both.
Voltaggio Is Cooking You Sunday Dinner
Regarding Sunday’s dinner: you can put a giant pot of tomato gravy on the stove. Or you can let Bryan Voltaggio’s people do it. Aggio is now serving a prix fixe menu of family-style dishes for the table, like mussels fra diavolo and spaghetti and meatballs. Yes, bring Dad.