Your Perks: 1) Ergonomic, wind-resistant umbrellas that have Bluetooth tracking so they’ll never break or get lost. 2) Phantom bags by Céline. You know, the kind that people lose their minds over? Those ones. 3) Just a dark-wooded, sexy humidor for your cigars.
Things to do for September 23, 2015
Bourbon, Eggs with Caviar and an 11am Luau
Is the pope weekend?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.