Things to do for November 13, 2014

The Weekender

Ice Skating, Winter Shirts and José Andrés’s Beer

The weekend will be sporting its long underwear.

Thursday
This Caviar Was Banned. Now It’s Back.
PERK ALERT

This Caviar Was Banned. Now It’s Back.

Your Perks: 1) Award-winning Russian black osetra caviar that was banned for the last 10 years. 2) Leather texting gloves that work with your phone in the cold. Finally. 3) A slim, lightweight portable phone charger so you never have to fight over outlets while traveling. Or at your family’s house during the holidays.

An Italian Tasting Menu on U Street
NONNA SEQUITUR

An Italian Tasting Menu on U Street

You may have been to the old-school-and-casual Alphonse on U Street by now for a pizza or a breakfast sandwich. But head upstairs now and it’s... not like that. Think: white tablecloths, dark red walls and a tasting menu highlighting a different area of Italy each month. Which means probably no breakfast sandwiches.

Friday
It’s Cold. You’re Skating.
LORD OF THE RINKS

It’s Cold. You’re Skating.

By this weekend, it’s going to feel downright arctic out there. So you can either seek out a fireplace and a hot toddy, or make some laps at the National Gallery or Washington Harbour ice rinks—both of which open tomorrow—and then seek out a hot toddy. That’s what Brian Boitano would do.

Saturday
A Richmond Shirtmaker Pops Up
LED BALLOON

A Richmond Shirtmaker Pops Up

Just in time for holiday gifting (or your own obsessive shirt collecting), here’s Richmond haberdasher Ledbury, popping up in Georgetown. Designed with a quail hunt theme, the store will be stocking cable-knit sweaters, blazers, belts and a short-run line of casual shirts just for DC. Maybe some bourbon, too.

Nov 15-Jan 25, Ledbury pop-up shop, 1254 Wisconsin Ave NW, 888-233-1942

Momofuku + a Few Dozen Food Vendors
BOARDWALK EMPORIYUM

Momofuku + a Few Dozen Food Vendors

Your Thanksgiving will be different this year. Because you can stock up at this pop-up food market in a former electric warehouse near Union Market, with vendors local (Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Bread Furst) and not-so-local (Momofuku Milk Bar, Mast Brothers chocolate). Store in a cool, dry place.

Tuesday
José Andrés Has Himself a Beer
THE MARK OF Z

José Andrés Has Himself a Beer

Portland’s Deschutes Brewery is going to be available in DC starting this weekend. And then on Tuesday at Jaleo, they’re unveiling their collaboration beer with José Andrés, a saison called Zarabanda. No molecular gastronomy involved, just dried lime, lemon verbena, pink peppercorn and sumac.

Nov 18, 6-9pm, Jaleo, 480 7th St NW, 202-628-7949

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