From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Brewer’s Ball will take place this Saturday, March 2 at the National Building Museum (401 F Street NW).
The annual event, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will feature a variety of handcrafted microbrews from more than a dozen of the region’s microbreweries and brewpubs.
The ball will also feature food from local restaurants (including Borderstan’s Masa 14, Ulah Bistro, Shake Shack, Jack Rose and matchbox), live entertainment and a silent auction.
Tickets start at $130 and can be purchased online. The event begins at 7 pm and goes until midnight.