From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.
I may still be hungover from my birthday weekend, but before we kick things off, I feel it’s my duty to bring to your attention to what may just be the most adorable video of the week. It involves the National Zoo’s baby sloth bear, a box, and a battle of the wills. I’m sure if you try hard enough, you can also find some kind of metaphor for the sequester in there too, but all I know is that it’s the weekend and it’s going to be in the high 50s and sunny, so it’s time to come out of the den.
While the inside of Dupont’s Irish Whiskey is often populated by the same unsavory clientele as its predecessor Porter’s, their patio — which is equipped with its very own fire pit — is quickly becoming my favorite happy hour spot. Proceed with caution however, as open flame and hard liquor can, in some instances, lead to the loss of an eyebrow.
Although I have a tendency to overshare when I’ve had a glass or five of pinot grigio, I admire the folks behind Story League DC for their ability to tell their own self-deprecating/hilarious/embarrassing tales in front of large crowds of drunkards. Check out several of the League’s most popular performers tonight at the Black Cat as they celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the project. Tickets are $12 and doors are at 9 pm.
If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early (re: drinking copious amounts of whiskey, stumbling around and passing out before sundown) then the DC Whiskey Walk should fit the bill. The 8-stop bar crawl through Dupont Circle costs $40, and a portion of the proceeds will go to nonprofits and charities. Check in starts at noon (yeesh) at James Hoban’s, so God speed.
True story: apparently Cork Market’s fried chicken was named one of the top 10 best in the country by Bon Appetit magazine, which you’re probably thinking is crazy because, um, Cork Market has sold fried chicken for the last two years and why was wasn’t I made aware of this?? Luckily you can make up for lost time today at 6 pm when they’ll be hosting a special fried chicken and champagne dinner. Tickets are $75 per couple and include lots of delicious chicken, two glasses of champagne per person, biscuits, greens and a fruit crostata for dessert.