Your Perks: 1) A monthly subscription to get world-class cigars delivered to your door. Smoke ’em ’cause you’ve got ’em. 2) Jay Z–approved bubbly for you to toast with this New Year’s. 3) One of these vintage watches. Or two of these vintage watches. You’ve got enough wrists.
Things to do for December 18, 2014
Holiday Donuts, Holiday Gelato and Holiday Burlesque
This looks like a job for the weekend.
Middle Eastern Cocktails on H Street
You’ve probably never wondered what Arabian bitters, pistachio syrup or pisco infused with Turkish coffee could do for your cocktail. Well, start wondering. Then head to Vendetta tonight, where the Middle Eastern cocktail flavorings of the Green Zone are popping up. Order the F**k ISIS Punch. Order a couple.
Holiday Burlesque on the W Rooftop
Caroling. The threat of snow. Tasteful stripping. Yup, that’s pretty much all the trappings of the holidays right there. And that’s what’s happening tonight, when four dancers perform two shows on the W’s rooftop lounge. Which means you can take in the view. And then take in the view.
It’s the Feast of Seven Beasts
We’re not here to pass judgment on centuries-old religious traditions. We’re here to tell you that apart from all the Feast of Seven Fishes options out there, Del Campo’s rolling out a tasting menu with venison, ham, lamb tongue, goat shank, duck leg, Wagyu beef and... crab. Which is almost a fish.
How to Do Gelato in Winter
Gelato. In December. Yeah, we know. Well, look at it this way: this first-in-DC outpost of Dolci Gelati has got flavors like eggnog, pumpkin pie and maple brown sugar. They’ve also got Italian coffee and hot chocolate. In case you need to warm up before cooling down.
Here’s Your Big Box of Holiday Donuts
Apparently Santa Claus likes the occasional sweet. So you could grab a box of a dozen Astro donuts in flavors like Nutella Peppermint, crème brûlée and cinnamon, and leave a few out for the big guy. But then again, you wouldn’t want them to get stale or anything...