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Weekend Warrior: 30-Years-Young Edition

From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.

"Weekend"

Katie is exploring beer and donuts this weekend. (Brian Hussein Stanton)

As I approach my 30th birthday (why, it’s this Friday, thanks for asking!) I have been ruminating about life more than usual. The milestones met and unmet, what the future holds, what it all means, etc., and so far the only thing I know unquestionably is that I MUST become a stow-away aboard Titanic II when it sets sail in 2016.

Looks like I have a bit more soul-searching ahead of me. But in the meantime, it’s the weekend! So, let’s keep procrastinating, shall we?

Thursday

Does the ability to tweet snarky comments about Tom Coburn’s beard translate into telling actual funny jokes? Roll the dice and find out tonight at The Hamilton as 13 journalists compete in Commedia dell Media a stand-up competition benefiting Writopia and REACH, Inc., local organizations that promote youth literacy. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are $22.50 in advance or $33 at the door.

Friday

Sometimes when two good things come together they create something even better (like screaming goats and Taylor Swift), and other times they implode in epic proportions (like Sex and the City: The Movie). I’m tempted to say that a “Mint Chocolate Ale” would fall into the latter category, but find out for yourself tonight at H Street Country Club, where you can sample and vote for it along with the two other beers that are currently in the running to join Blue Moon’s Fall 2013 lineup. Things kick off at 8 pm and free snacks will also be provided.

Saturday

I WAS going to recommend that you check out the DC Donut Fest that’s happening this afternoon from 12 pm to 4 pm at Penn Social, but apparently donuts are the new cupcakes or something and the whole thing is straight up sold out. If you want to swing by and try to scalp your way in, I won’t judge you. $15 for bottomless donuts is definitely worth it.

If you don’t end up gorging yourself on donuts (or even if you do) you can gorge yourself on beer tonight at the 9th annual DC Brewer’s Ball to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are $130, and include beer tastings from dozens of breweries, bites from local eateries like Hank’s Oyster Bar, Masa 14 and Mon Ami Gabi, live music and a silent auction.

Sunday

One of the Food Network’s top 3 least annoying chefs/king of my heart and stomach Bobby Flay recently claimed the people’s choice award for best burger at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival with his Green Chili Cheeseburger. The burger, a majestic beef patty topped with (OMG) roasted green chilis, queso sauce, pickled red onions and crushed potato chips, is available through today only at Bobby’s Burger Palace on K Street. Get over there and treat yo’ self.

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Andriulli moved to DC in 2001 for college (Hoya pride) and somehow never left. She writes about things that are near and dear to her heart, like booze and food, and was once the captain of a skeeball team called The Big Lebowskee. In her spare time she can be found volunteering with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue or pretending to read the New Yorker at one of DC’s fine coffee establishments. You can follow Andriulli on Twitter at @kandriulli.

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2 Responses to “Weekend Warrior: 30-Years-Young Edition”

  1. Ryan says:

    Mint Chocolate ale sounds kind of questionable. It sounds like it’d maybe be alright as a stout, since they’re sort of richer anyway. But ale? Eh.

    • Katie A says:

      totally agree ryan — i was actually surprised it wasn’t a stout. i have yet to try it, but i remain skeptical. prove me wrong, blue moon!

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