Your Perks: 1) An ultrathin portable battery pack with enough power to bring your phone back to life. 2) A pair of ridiculously comfortable sweatpants you’ll never want to take off. 3) A couple of stainless-steel and gold-plated watches with diamonds. For him.
Things to do for November 20, 2014
Baltimore Beer, Pennsylvania Rye and French Wine
The weekend will be consulting its Thanksgiving flowchart.
DJs, Dancing and Bottomless Beaujolais
The problem with wine tastings is they’re usually... not like this. Malmaison is throwing a Beaujolais Nouveau release party, complete with an open wine bar, small bites and dancing to a DJ playing French music. Try to request “Zou Bisou Bisou.”
An Afternoon in Baltimore Breweries
It’s not every weekend that you can burn a day going to Baltimore and hanging out in its breweries. This is that weekend. Here’s a new outfit that transports you to Heavy Seas, Union and the Brewer’s Art for tours, tastings and a few giveaways. And get this: the bus has dedicated growler storage space.
Pennsylvania Brunch at Second State
Kale Bloody Marys. Duck hash. Scotch eggs wrapped in breakfast sausage. That’s what you’ll get at Second State’s new Sunday brunch. And it’s civilized, dammit. Wear a dress or a jacket and get a gratis glass of bubbly or a shot of Pennsylvania rye. Wear a jacket over a dress and who knows...
Monday Night Motown on 14th Street
If you really have a hankering for some Motown on a Monday night, well, there’s Spotify. Or for a more social option: Den of Thieves, which is now open seven nights. Each night, you’ll find special cocktails, mulled wine and hot chocolate for $5, and theme nights like Motown Mondays. Let’s get it on.
These People Will Fry Your Turkey
If you’re in charge of the turkey next week, good news: you can outsource the hard part. Show up with a thawed, eight- to 10-pound turkey at Medium Rare on Capitol Hill, and they’ll deep-fry it for you at no charge. Spend the time sipping some gratis coffee and hot cider. Or soliciting yam recipes. Whichever.