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Being Social: Restaurant Weeks update!

17 Jul

I found yet another restaurant week going on, so an update is called for:

Courtesy of my Volt meal, March 2010

July 14-21

July 16–22

August 15th-21st

August 17–26

Being Social: the Weekend of 7.13.12

13 Jul

Another weekend nears!  Tonight, Truckeroo will again be serving awesome food until 11pm, and have live music and games at the Navy Yard Metro (Half and M Street SE).

And for us this weekend, the controversial Capital Fringe Festival will begin!  It runs July 12-29. This annual performing arts festival will feature more than 140 unique performances in 20 venues around Washington, DC. [DC.about.com]

Want something else fringe? On Saturday night, there’s one of those crazy sushi tastings where you eat it off a ‘model’.  Apparently that art is called Nyotaimori. 18+ [wusa9]

Another event this weekend is the celebration of French Independence!  Of note is the Bastille Day Gala Celebration at the French Embassy – a grand French feast of music, art, cuisine wine and dance! Of course, tix are $100+ so you might want to just wear your whites and go to one of many French restaurants in the DC/Georgetown area.  For example, on Saturday at Paul’s Pennsylvasian Ave location, they will be having a Bastille Day Baguette Relay Race.  Entrants are asked to pre-register. [TheDistrict]

At L’enfant café and grill, they will also host a Bastille Day street party & French Maid relay.  Tickets are $5

Also on Saturday from 7-11pm, Adult Recess at the National Harbor will host 80’s to 90’s music, have booze, and have games like Monopoly, Twister, Connect Four, Battleship, Uno, Chutes And Ladders, Nintendo Wii, And Many More.  Tickets are $10.  Rooms are $99 if you want to imbibe safely.

The DC Rollergirls will be having another derby on Sunday at 3pm, which is sadly their final home bout of the summer. Be sure to bring your own chair. Tickets are $12. [DCist]

Belgian waffles count, right?

Finally, Belgian restaurant week has begun, and there are many neat activities and cheaper beer deals to be found.  A good guide is at huffingtonpost.

And as we’re heading into the next wave of restaurant weeks, heads up, foodies! Make your reservations now for:


Ongoing Geekdom:

  • Iwo Jima Sunset Parades are Tuesdays until August 14th, from 7-8pm.
  • The National Gallery of Art has once more begun its ‘Jazz in the Garden’ series.  This has jazz bands that play in the Sculpture Gardens and is quite the relaxing and entertaining affair.  Check it out if you get a chance!  It will be held every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30, through August 31st.
  • The Art of Video Games, which exhibits video games voted on by fans, is open at the American Art Museum through September 30th.  It starts with lectures by famous developers (many are sold out, though they will be livestreamed!), a GameFest, and video game movies like King of Kong.  If you haven’t seen it, go.  It’s so dorkfully win.


Geek Look Ahead:


  • Otakon July 27-29: Become by friend now and we can split a room in this Baltimore-based anime extravaganza!




  • Taste of DC‘s main event will be on Pennsylvania Ave on October 6-8.


  • NekoCon is November 2-4.  Apparently it starts on the 2th.  I love the Japanese.
  • 9-11 November will be Anime USA here in the District. It’s by the zoo, so totally accessible. I’ve already pre-reg’d!

Being Social: the Weekend of 07.15.11

14 Jul
Woohoo! If you like savory, rich dishes that go well with beer, you’ll want to partake in Belgian Restaurant Week, which starts Friday! Also this weekend, we have:
July 15
10am & 3pm
If you love treasure hunts and delicious foods, Roadside Food Projects will be foraging for edible plants along Mt. Pleasant streets. For the afterparty, The Gibson will have Foraged cocktails from 7 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for the tour and $60 for the cocktail event. (via Washingtonian)
Truckeroo II will again be held at the Navy Yard, this time with extended hours.  If it’s anything like last month’s, there will be no food by the time dinner rolls around, though they should still have live music and beer.  Admission is free, and I recommend the PORC truck.
830 to 1130pm
Those Dandies & Quaintrelles are up to no good again, this time going on a White Night Full Moon Outing.  A pack-your-own picnic will take place afterwards. The event is free, but riders must register. (via Washingtonian)
July 16
There’s not much going on, but the guys that are doing the city foraging are also having a Farm-to-Street party on Saturday.  Of course, you have to pay to get in, so it kind of doesn’t do it for me.
July 17
If you’re not geek enough to see Harry Potter at midnight tonight, or Friday night… or Saturday night… the crazy WAKA guys bought out a theatre and you can join the viewing party.  You get 2 beers and will watch the movie with the DC Kickball peeps if you care to join. (via Metromix)
Thrift store blogger Quarter Life is vintage hosting a pop-up shop at the Dunes. Pretty People owner Annie Lee will be bringing along some of the boutique’s merchandise. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar! (via Washingtonian)