Things to do for December 31, 2009

The Weekender

Lucky Donuts, Gratis Bourbon and Bowls of Gumbo

The weekend knows a thing or two about champagne toasts.

"Get Lucky" Menu at Nage

"Get Lucky" Menu at Nage

The economy's breathing again, but a bit of insurance for 2010 doesn't hurt. Chef Glenn Babcock is serving dishes considered lucky from around the world—pork spring rolls with soba noodles, curried lentil soup, venison and foie gras with gingerbread donut, to name a few. We didn't know donuts were lucky, but we always had a feeling…

$65pp, Dec 31, Nage, 1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, 202-448-8005

Low Country Brunch at Georgia Brown's

Low Country Brunch at Georgia Brown's

By Friday morning, you'll need a bit of sustenance, to say nothing of some hair of the dog. The Low Country Bloody Mary, garnished with a jumbo shrimp, delivers both. Follow it up with the three-course jazz brunch to get your eggs Benedict and your buttermilk fried chicken all at once. And you're back…

New Men's Treatments at Fairmont Spa

New Men's Treatments at Fairmont Spa

Just in time to remove holiday-season impurities undoubtedly ingested during your period of overindulgence, the Health Club at the Fairmont is launching two unorthodox saviors: the Gentleman's Facial and the Better Back Treatment. Don't forget to bring your own hair of the dog.

Cajun in a Bowl at Acadiana

Cajun in a Bowl at Acadiana

On the brink of the NFL playoff season, the folks at Acadiana are finally letting their Saints fandom get the best of them. And we're with them: the Louisiana restaurant is serving up game-day bowls (jambalaya this week, gumbo and crawfish étouffée later on) at the bar for $12, plus four-dollar beers and five-dollar cocktails. Hey, the Skins are in rebuilding mode…

$12, 11am-9:30pm, Sundays through Feb 7, Acadiana, 901 New York Ave NW, 202-408-8848

First Cocktail Free at Bar Dupont

First Cocktail Free at Bar Dupont

Technically, you'll probably be back to work Monday. But to ease you out of the weekend's revelry, drop the oh-so-classified secret phrase "UrbanDaddy Blue Tie Special" and get your first Dupont Whiskey Bomb cocktail—Bulleit Bourbon, sweet vermouth, blood orange bitters and blood orange puree—on the house. Consider it your reward for surviving the weekend.

6pm-close, week of Jan 4, Bar Dupont, 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, 202-483-6000

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