Things to do for January 14, 2010

The Weekender

Free Bubbly, Swiss Beer and Truckloads of Chicken

The weekend has an early lead in the polls.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

In case you missed it on Tuesday, we've got a free five-night ski getaway lined up for one lucky Ski & Board subscriber. And unless you happen to be a late-night talk show host, you should be feeling pretty lucky.

Country Night at Union Jack's
ACHY BREAKY

Country Night at Union Jack's

This British pub is trading shepherd's pie and brown ale for wings and Bud, and turning the tunes over to a Nashville-style cover band. Your $2 will get you a can of PBR, plus $4 Jack Daniels and 50 cent wings. Western shirts and hats encouraged. Fake Texas accents, not so much.

Jan 14, 9pm, Union Jack's, 4915 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD, 301-652-2561

Fried Chicken Thursday at Argonaut
SLIDING SCALE

Fried Chicken Thursday at Argonaut

The H Street tavern is going Southern with a new Thursday deal: three pieces of fried chicken will set you back $6. But the more pieces you order, the cheaper they get, all the way up to 24 pieces for $30. Add sides like mac and cheese and baked beans, and you can consider it a preemptive hangover remedy.

Monday
Swiss Beer Tasting at Birreria Paradiso
ALPINE ALE

Swiss Beer Tasting at Birreria Paradiso

Five hundred years of peace and prosperity, and what do the Swiss have to show for it? Great beer. The beer master of Swiss brewery BFM will be on hand to pour an ale brewed with smoked tea, another with sage and three vintages of an aged sour ale. You're at low altitude, so you can have another.

Wednesday
Free Wine Tastings at Inox
CELLAR DWELLER

Free Wine Tastings at Inox

You've long admired this NoVa restaurant's enviable cellar, and now they're popping some of their corks—gratis—every Wednesday in the bar. For next week's debut, sommelier John Wabeck is cracking one of his favorite Spanish Riojas and a rare Champagne. You have six days to plot an early escape from the office.

Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm, Inox, 1800 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA, 703-790-4669

Izakaya Menu Debuts at The Source
PUCK LOOKS EAST

Izakaya Menu Debuts at The Source

The Source has ditched its pizza and burgers downstairs in favor of a menu inspired by Japanese gastropubs (think London, but with more soy). Korean short ribs from the grill coexist with steamed pork belly buns, sushi rolls and noodle dishes like stir-fried udon with oxtail. You'll want to wash it down with some of the expanded sake and Japanese beer selections, just to stay authentic.

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