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.
Things to do for November 13, 2014
Ice Skating, Winter Shirts and José Andrés’s Beer
The weekend will be sporting its long underwear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.