Your Perks: 1) An umbrella that can resist gale-force winds. Though maybe you should just go inside if it comes to that. 2) Button-ups from the one and only Jared Lang. You like them. 3) A specially engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Platinum. Say it with whiskey.
Things to do for August 27, 2015
Arepas. Kebabs. Brisket. Gazpacho with Gin.
The weekend will set fire. To the rain.
Waiter, There’s Gin in My Soup
Here’s a new one: drinking with a soupspoon. You know, like actually drinking. Because the chef behind Soupergirl is adding booze to her gazpachos—gin in a tomato version, and pepper vodka in a peach version. They’re doing gratis tastes this week at Penn Social. No word on moonshine in the chowder.
Tonight: Pastrami Baked Beans at DGS
This is what happens when a deli does BBQ, as DGS does tonight: schmaltz-braised greens, pastrami baked beans, 12-hour smoked brisket, BBQ sauce spiked with Dr. Brown’s soda and bourbon sweet tea. So: all good things, really.
All Ben’s, All the Time
File under: things that always seem like a good idea. Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street is now serving until 4am on weekends. And they’re also slinging half-smokes and eggs starting at 6am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. Which means: you need a way to kill a couple hours.
Kebabs Here, Arepas There
Big weekend for quick-serve.
First up, there’s: SKWR Kabobline.
Which serves: Choose-your-own-adventure-style kebabs.
Like: Beef meatballs bound with sriracha.
Then there’s: Arepa Zone in Union Market.
Which serves: The same stuff from their truck.
Like: Arepas with shredded beef and sweet plantains.
In summation: Kebabs and arepas.
Up to 50% Off at Gant in Georgetown
Good thing it’s still warm out, because Gant is knocking up to 50% off polos, summer-weight sweaters, khakis and all kinds of plaid and madras shirts. Useful if you get invited to a massive pop-up dinner party with an all-madras dress code. Or if you just like plaid.