Things to do for January 22, 2015

The Weekender

Late-Night Falafel, BBQ Joints and Cakepops

It is our high privilege and distinct honor to present the weekend.

Thursday
Yup. It’s Another BBQ Spot to Try.
NEWTON INVENTS BBQ

Yup. It’s Another BBQ Spot to Try.

Fine-dining chefs dropping all the French sauces in favor of barbecue: this is now a thing. And it means you’ve got another BBQ destination, as the chef behind Newton’s Table in Bethesda is turning out whiskey cocktails, biscuits with bacon jam and all kinds of smoked meats and fish.

Friday
Late-Night Shawarma Below Dupont
FALAFEL HOUSE

Late-Night Shawarma Below Dupont

Dupont’s becoming your late-night weekend-dining mecca. Exhibit N: Yafa Grille, a gleaming new shawarma/falafel spot that takes the Chipotle-assembly-line approach. Yes, they serve lunch, too. But that seems so much less exciting.

Saturday
Cake on a Stick. You Need It.
POP MART

Cake on a Stick. You Need It.

Valentine’s Day. You can’t avoid it. Best to prepare. So here’s something new for your romantic arsenal: a bouquet of cakes on sticks, aka cakepops, from a new Woodley Park bakery specializing in such things. You’ll also find housemade bagels and rugelach. But not on a stick, unfortunately.

Now open, Baked by Yael, 3000-F Connecticut Ave NW, 202-480-9235

Sunday
A Giant Basement Full of DJs and Vinyl
D’VINYLS

A Giant Basement Full of DJs and Vinyl

Bad news: there’s no competitive football to watch this Sunday at Penn Social’s cavernous downstairs. Good news: there are records to peruse from 40 vinyl vendors, while you listen to six DJs, including Fugazi’s Brendan Canty. It’s so much better than watching the Pro Bowl.

Jan 25, 11am-5pm, $5, Penn Social, 801 E St NW, 202-697-4900

DC Meat Week. It’s Back Again.
UP IN SMOKE

DC Meat Week. It’s Back Again.

Clear your calendar. There’s meat to eat. A whole week of it. Yup, Meat Week is back, with eight days of meat-loving meetups at BBQ spots. They’ve added some new locations this year like Fat Pete’s in Cleveland Park and BBQ Bus at Denizens Brewing in Silver Spring. BBQ and beer. Interesting concept.

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