Things to do for July 02, 2015

The Weekender

Meat Loaf. Hot Dogs. Chicken Buckets.

The weekend knows a good rooftop.

Thursday
Two Floors of Meat Loaf and Whiskey
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Two Floors of Meat Loaf and Whiskey

Old Town Alexandria. Pretty patriotic place. Especially at this new Southern spot, serving bison meat loaf and molasses-crusted pork belly in the main dining room, and drinks like the Pirate Sour upstairs in the lounge. So make a night out of it. You already crossed the river.

Here Are Five Hot Dogs to Try
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Here Are Five Hot Dogs to Try

For the Fourth, DGS is upping its hot dog game by five. They’re rolling out five limited-edition franks, like the Chups It Up, with chopped liver, chicken cracklins and DC’s own cherry Chups ketchup; and the Far Easter, with sriracha mayo and No. 1 Sons kimchi. It beats green relish.

Saturday
Take This Stuff Down to the Mall
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Take This Stuff Down to the Mall

So you’re heading to the Mall. How brave. To steel your resolve, Boundary Road is prepping eight-piece buckets of fried chicken, with sides. Or have the folks at G put a basket together for you with sandwiches like chicken parms and lamb gyros. And then lord over your blanket.

A Clambake, Now in Risotto Form
MARE THAN A FEELING

A Clambake, Now in Risotto Form

You could do a lot worse than eating at Fiola Mare. Anytime, really. But especially on the Fourth, when you’ll be gazing down the river at the fireworks, while you get five courses of “All-American” Italian, like clambake-inspired risotto and bacon cotton candy. What a country.

Tuesday
Watching Outdoor Movies in Georgetown
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Watching Outdoor Movies in Georgetown

On Tuesday night, you’re looking at the Key Bridge. You’re looking at the Potomac. You’re looking at Rob Lowe. Sax-playing Rob Lowe, as Georgetown kicks off its outdoor movie series with St. Elmo’s Fire. In coming weeks, expect State of Play and No Way Out. But less saxophone.

Tuesdays through Aug 4, 7pm, Georgetown Waterfront Park, K St NW and Cecil Pl NW

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