Things to do for September 23, 2015

The Weekender

Bourbon, Eggs with Caviar and an 11am Luau

Is the pope weekend?

Wednesday
Oysters, Sushi and Frozen Drinks: Here
PASSION PROJECT

Oysters, Sushi and Frozen Drinks: Here

Things to know about the new PassionFish in Bethesda:

1. It’s from the folks behind DC Coast and Acadiana.
2. The sushi chef is a veteran of Nobu in Miami.
3. There are raw-bar towers. And caviar service.
4. You’ll find three frozen drinks. Get them while that still sounds appealing.

Thursday
A Julep That Costs $1,000
DRAM TOUGH

A Julep That Costs $1,000

You know Dram & Grain, Jack Rose’s tough-to-crack downstairs speakeasy. Well, for one night it’s easier to crack. It’s first-come, first-served, and they’re selling their bourbon cocktails for 10 bucks. Except for the julep made with 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Proof. That’s $1,000.

Sep 24, 6pm-midnight, Dram & Grain, 2007 18th St NW, 202-607-1572

Saturday
A NoVa Brewery with Kölsches and IPAs
AS’ NICELY

A NoVa Brewery with Kölsches and IPAs

You could practically do a beer-focused road trip every weekend. This weekend’s destination: the new Aslin Beer Company in Herndon. At their massive bar, you’ll find fruit-infused Kölsches, stouts and IPAs made with hops grown on a family farm in Delaware. So bring Biden.

This Luau Starts Before Noon
LEI DOWN

This Luau Starts Before Noon

Eleven in the morning. Sounds like a great time for all-you-can-eat roasted pig, lomilomi salmon and BBQ oysters. Now throw in some of the city’s top bartending talent, who will be mixing up scorpion bowls, mai tais and other tiki drinks. Don’t ask them to brew you a coffee.

Sunday
Breakfast Gougères at Garrison
BRUNCHING

Breakfast Gougères at Garrison

Garrison is launching what you might call an ambitious Sunday brunch. Ambitious in the way that gougères with soft-scrambled eggs and caviar is ambitious. Or duck sausage with biscuits. Or Dutch pancakes. Or Danish donuts. Hey, brunch is a crowded game. It’s best to come strong or don’t come at all.

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