From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.
The only really bad thing about “House of Cards” (which I know you watched last weekend, because I told you to), is that it rarely shows anything redeeming about DC other than the fact that it’s got a lot of stately looking statues of dead people and really good cell service, apparently.
For example, it doesn’t mention that we have an Office of Weights & Measures (whaaat?) and that said office has been looking after YOUR rights as a wino by inspecting the pours at various area establishments to make sure you’re not getting shorted. It’s almost enough to make up for taxation without representation!
Word on the street is that DC Mayor Vincent Gray has suspended the investigations, but if you see a rogue out at the bar this weekend with a ruler looking skeptically at your beverage, give them a high five just in case.
For the past several years, Bartending 4 Change has been doing the Lord’s work: getting the fair citizens of our city drunk for a good cause. Tonight they’ll host a fundraiser at Agora for Joseph’s House, an Adams Morgan-based nonprofit that provides much-needed hospice services for the homeless. The event runs from 6 to 9 pm, and will feature food and drink specials. A $5 donation at the door is suggested and all tips the bartenders earn go directly to Joseph’s House.
Well guys, it’s National Margarita Day (because 364 other days of the year devoted to alcohol just wasn’t enough). In honor of this important holiday, Casa Oaxaca will be running their Hora Feliz all night long, and Borderstan’s own Tortilla Coast will donate $1 for every el Jimador margarita sold tonight to Food & Friends.
Much like those that ban unruly children (get on the bandwagon, DC), restaurants that have happy hour on Saturdays and Sundays hold a special place in my heart. As my colleague Rachel told us earlier this week, Poste Brasserie has just unveiled a new local happy hour that runs from 4 to 7 pm on the weekends, and features drinks and snacks made with home-grown ingredients, including Green Hat Gin and Rappahannock River Oysters.
It’s Oscars night, otherwise known as America’s second favorite Sunday next to
Easter the Super Bowl, and there are a plethora of options out there if you want to snark on the celebs in a group setting other than Twitter.
The Black Cat will be hosting a free viewing party in their back room starting at 8 pm, but since an Oscar party is really just a thinly veiled excuse to get dressed up, let me suggest the Glamour, Glitter and Gold gala at Town. Tickets start at $15 and sales benefit the DC Center for the LGBT Community. If, like me, you prefer to stay home a yell obscenities at Ryan and Giuliana from the comfort of your couch, here are a slew of Oscar-themed cocktail recipes to try, although I will probably just opt for a “Zero Dark & Stormy” (see what I did there?)