Things to do for August 27, 2015

The Weekender

Arepas. Kebabs. Brisket. Gazpacho with Gin.

The weekend will set fire. To the rain.

Thursday
Waiter, There’s Gin in My Soup
BOOZE BY THE BOWL

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
THE LAST SCHMALTZ

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.

Friday
All Ben’s, All the Time
BOWL AMERICA

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.

Now serving breakfast Mon-Fri, 6-10:45am; Sat-Sun, 7-10:45am; Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1001 H St NE, 202-733-1895

Kebabs Here, Arepas There
SKEWED VIEW

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.

Saturday
Up to 50% Off at Gant in Georgetown
SALE-ING

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.

Ongoing, Gant, 3239 M St NW, 202-625-1949

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