Things to do for May 06, 2010

The Weekender

A Cocktail Lotto, Rare Beer and International Incidents

The weekend won't forget to call its mother.

"Social" Safeway Reopens in Georgetown

"Social" Safeway Reopens in Georgetown

It's been a year since you picked up a head of lettuce, some steaks... and a date at Georgetown's famous "Social" Safeway. Well, the days of rubbing elbows with Saudi royalty and the Cheneys are back—the joint's cleaned up and reopened, so you can stop in for sushi, brick-oven pizza and a date with Condi.

Open now, Safeway, 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-333-3223

Surprise Cocktails at Café Atlántico

Surprise Cocktails at Café Atlántico

Each Thursday, Atlántico's new mixologist visits the local farmers' market and returns with a few mystery ingredients for your weekend's cocktails—a cocktail lotto, if you will. We're sworn to secrecy about this weekend's recipe, but we hear it involves rhubarb and homemade liqueur. Because no weekend's complete without a little rhubarb cocktailing.

Cork & Fork Opens on 14th

Cork & Fork Opens on 14th

We know. Another wine shop on 14th. But bear with us. This one's run by a former winemaker from Champagne who seeks out rare vino (coincidentally, your favorite kind). They also stock 110 beers, including something called Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout. No sasquatches were harmed in making this beer.

Opens May 8, Cork & Fork, 1522 14th St NW, 202-588-5766

A Toast to Booze at PS 7's

A Toast to Booze at PS 7's

You'll raise a cocktail to celebrate just about anything. Especially... cocktails. At this dinner to celebrate World Cocktail Week (which, honestly, we thought was every week), nine local mixologists are each whipping up a drink to pair with a five-course meal. Rumors that the nine are the Supreme Court Justices could not be confirmed at press time.

May 10, 6pm, $125, PS 7's, 777 I St NW, reserve by calling 202-742-8550

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