Monday, August 13
FOOD: DC’s biannual
restaurant week starts today. You probably
already know the drill: Three-course lunches cost $20.12,
while dinner is slightly less of a steal at $35.12. This is
your last chance to eat
at one (or more) of DC’s 235 best restaurants before the price
rises a penny next
year, so don’t miss out. For tips on getting the most bang for
your buck, check out
our Procrastinator’s Guide to Restaurant
Tuesday, August 14
STORIES: It’s scary to think about, but there’s just over a month of summer left. If yours
has been going anything like mine, you’ve probably got a story or two to tell by this
time—head to Town Dance Boutique for
“Baked: Stories About Summer,” hosted by Speakeasy DC. Bring your own story to share, or just come to hear about
others’ debauchery, mild-to-severe injuries, or that time the crabs totally jumped
out of the pot and pinched someone’s toe. Bring your own snacks or cash for food trucks
that’ll be there. Tickets ($15) are available online or at the door. 6:30 PM.
Wednesday, August 15
BEER: You’ve probably drunk plenty of beer, and maybe even know a little bit about the
process of making it—but have you ever had the chance to pick a master brewer’s brain
for three hours?
Jonathan Reeves, head brewer of Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company, will be on hand for a Q&A
session at the brewery’s new tasting room. For every pint of beer you order, you’ll
get to take home the glass, which sure beats a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond. 5 PM.
Thursday, August 16
RUM: It may be both beer and restaurant week in DC, but across the rest of the United States,
National Rum Day. Celebrate at Chinatown’s
Cuba Libre, where you can enjoy half-price rum drinks and shots during happy hour. The bar has
more than 90 types of rum from all over the world, but in a cruel twist of fate, it
isn’t allowed to serve any Cuban rums because of this whole trade embargo thing we’ve
got going on. 4:30 PM.
Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or find him on Twitter @jason_koebler.