Don: My darling wife has dun run oft to Chicago for work, leaving me to fend for myself as a bachelor through the weekend. I’ve devolved from being an okay chef to only being marginally competent at feeding myself – learned helplessness, you know – so maybe I’ll eat out a bit. Anyone have a good dim sum brunch location? Ping Pong seems too upscale for a proper dim sum brunch; my favorite places were always the tucked-away spots in San Francisco or Seattle or hidden little suburban joints in my hometown of Miami. Lunch-wise I’ve decided to stop pretending I’m ever going to like Taylor Gourmet; maybe some savory pies at Dangerously Delicious or some Amsterdam Falafel. For dinner one evening I have an Etete voucher burning a hole in my pocket. Do I need to try to rush in and have one last meal at PS7 or is it all a stunt? Some mussels at Granville Moore before the rent gets too damned high? So many food choices. I need to do some serious binge training before next week’s turkey day.
Rachel: This weekend will be filled with live music and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My cousin’s swinging through town as the sound engineer for Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution at The Hamilton Friday night. They’re a 16-piece orchestra that performs New Orleans style party music with soul and Blues grit. It’s a treat for the ears for sure. Then on Saturday there’s the second Paint The Music event featuring Zia Hassan, Taylor Carson, and Dan Fisk is being held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in NE. All three guys are wonderful local talents and I have to say that after attending the first Paint The Music event at Ebenezers Coffeehouse earlier this year, this is a must-see evening of artistic collaboration.
Marissa: It’s a mad dash to squeeze in errands and things I want to do before I head out of town for Thanksgiving. Number one priority: check out DGS Deli, because I have high hopes for new sandwich joints in DC. I’ll also be checking out the newly opened Trademark in Alexandria, so keep an eye out for a First Look on that soon. Sunday I think I’ll kick off the day with a trip to Paper Source for some grown-up stationery, find a spot at Big Bear and start writing out all those Christmas cards to get myself in the (early) holiday spirit.
Editor’s note, re:DGS Deli. Look, maybe you’re super-awesome but WTF. Seriously? I need to make a reservation for a friggin sandwich?
Fedward: other than our usual Sunday hangover brunch at the Passenger, we have an oddly plan-free weekend. We might choose to be thematic, with a viewing of SKYFALL, a trip to the Spy Museum, and dinner at Bond 45, or maybe LINCOLN, the Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln’s Cottage, and cocktails at Lincoln. Other than that we’re going to focus on figuring out what to do for my birthday, which happens to be on Thanksgiving (and since I don’t like turkey, gives me a convenient excuse not to have thanksgiving dinner anywhere, with anyone). Any non-poultry options for next Thursday? Leave them in the comments.