Your Perks: 1) A colorful collection of slim-fitting Jared Lang shirts. Because spring is a season that’s happening now. 2) Gordie Howe, Martin Brodeur and other hockey greats signed their jerseys for you. You can thank them never. 3) Exquisite, Swiss-made watches you could gift for Mother’s Day. Or keep for yourself.
Things to do for April 23, 2015
A New Rooftop, a New Pool, a New Rum
The weekend is putting the top down.
Wiedmaier’s Pan-Asian, with a Rooftop
Robert Wiedmaier’s latest conquest is your newest rooftop: a third-floor redoubt of Asian-inspired cocktails that stays open until 2am on weekends. If it’s raining, no problem. Just post up at the “tuna bar” on the glass-enclosed second floor, where you’ll find four versions of the fresh fish. So, hope you like tuna.
Your Next 20 Weekends Could Be Here
You’ll need two things this summer: 1) Your own pool. And here’s a just-renovated, members-only one at the Wardman Park. Take up a spot on the brick deck, or grab a chair under the trellis. You can either BYOB or order from the hotel bar. 2) SPF 30.
Two Full Days of Food Trucks
The Nats are away this weekend. Which means the first Truckeroo of the year gets under way at the Fairgrounds with 20 food trucks and live music all day. Then, on Saturday, 50 trucks from DC, Philly and Baltimore battle at the first Taste of 3 Cities event this year. We’ve got home-field advantage.
Maryland: The Rum State
It’s a long summer. And there are a lot of pineapples out there to carve into tiki-drink accoutrements. Speaking of which, time to get your hands on the latest Maryland rum. It’s called Picaroon, it’s from the Sloop Betty vodka folks, and it comes in white and gold versions. Also goes well with pineapple.
Cheerwine pig ears by one of the South’s best chefs and rare bourbons by Stitzel-Weller. Not your average Wednesday. But that’s probably the point. Charleston’s Sean Brock is teaming up with Jack Rose chef Russell Jones for a Southern blowout. Pork-head ravioli will be involved.