Things to do for September 17, 2015

The Weekender

BBQ, New Local Beer and Three New Brunches

The weekend always flies direct.

Thursday
Lots of Menswear in One Place
RENAISSANCE FEST

Lots of Menswear in One Place

You feel like getting some new clothes. Maybe because it’s fall. Or maybe because you’re browsing local designers at this pop-up at the Renaissance Hotel, with shirts from Hugh & Crye, casual wear from Chris Cardi, shoes and shirts from Wolf vs Goat and plenty more.

Saturday
Three New Brunches
BRUNCHING

Three New Brunches

It’s time for Let’s Make a Deal: Brunch Edition.

Behind Door #1:
It’s Olivia’s Diner, with bottomless stacks of five different kinds of pancakes.
Door #2: L’Hommage Bistro Francais’s new weekend brunch, with sliced prime rib, swiss omelets and Dutch pancakes.
Door #3: The Riggsby’s Sunday brunch, with shellfish plateaus and chorizo breakfast burritos.

There are no Zonks.

Oktoberfest in the Brewmaster’s Castle
PROST WITH THE MOST

Oktoberfest in the Brewmaster’s Castle

We’d like to anticipate your questions, so here goes:

Q:
Did an actual brewer live in this mansion?
A: Yes, Christian Heurich, DC’s most famous German-expat brewer.
Q: What do I get for my ticket?
A: Bottomless pours from eight DC breweries, plus pretzels, brats and kraut.
Q: Shouldn’t this be longer than three hours?
A: Probably. But don’t get greedy.

Sunday
Tuesday
A BBQ Road Trip to Charm City
DINO OUT

A BBQ Road Trip to Charm City

Fun fact #1: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que was born when the founders started cooking for bikers at a Harley convention. Fun fact #2: their latest location in Fells Point is in a building that used to make Coke-bottle boxes. Expect racks of ribs, cold-smoked ribeyes and shrimp boiled in beer. Don’t expect bikers.

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