Happy Peruvian Independence Day!

Pisco Sour from Ceiba

Pisco Sour from Ceiba

If you’re too busy celebrating your fun-employment to go out and get a pisco sour in the FoBo, I thought I’d share a recipe straight from mi madre. I have it on good authority, also,  that L St. liquor store, Barmy Wine & Liquor (1912 L St NW), has both pisco and a delivery service.

  1. 3 parts pisco
  2. 2 parts simple syrup
  3. 1 part lime juice
  4. 1/2 an egg white
  5. throw in blender with ice
  6. optional: dash of bitters

I’d recomend a toast to celebrate both the glorious liberation of my madre-land and this article on Discovery News about how the Incans benefited from global warming to expand their empire. Cheers!

Weekday Roundup

Stuck on what to do in the FoBo this week? Let us help you out.

Monday, 07/27

  • This year’s winner of the Best Jazz Album Latin Grammy, Afro Bop Alliance, is performing tonight at 6 pm on the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage. You can also stream all Millenium Stage performances on-line, which could save you the embarassment of suddenly being swept up with the urge to dance at their “infectious percussion.” WaPo recommended.
  • Screen on the Green heralded its triumphant return last week and continues this week with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s bombastic Pacino vehicle, Dog Day Afternoon. I don’t know if the National Mall is the best venue for this, but if you’re going, pack yourself a picnic dinner and head down early to grab a good spot. Movies normally begin around 8:30-9:00 pm. Get ready to do your HBO dance.
  • If you’re more into being green, then check out Science Club for the Global Water Challenge’s Water Warriors launch party.

Tuesday, 07/28

  • July 28th is Peruvian Independence Day (the independence day of my people!) so I would recommend heading over to FoBo’s very own Peruvian restaurant, El Chalan (1924 I St NW), and having a pisco sour and some anticuchos de corazon. For a slightly less expensive, more succulent option, trek out to INTI (1825 18th St. NW) for Happy Hour and dinner.
  • If you’d like to be official about your Independence Day celebration, head to the Peruvian Embassy’s Pisco Party at the Poste Brasserie at the Hotel Monaco (555 Eighth St., NW). $5 entry fee gets you a raffle ticket (and proceeds go to charity) and there will be $5 piscos all night.

Wednesday, 07/29

  • Don’t forget to go check out the Farmers Market at I St. between New Hampshire and 24th (Between the Slev and the Metro).  Runs from 2:30pm to 7pm.

Thursday, 07/30

  • Feelin’ fratty?  McFaddens is doing their regular Thurs night special:  Half Price Happy Hour from 4-7pm, $2 domestic drafts, $3 rail.
  • The Freer Gallery of Art hosts Asia Trash! at 7 pm, screening weekly Asian cult and horror movies. This week’s is Versus. There is a pre-movie tour at 4:30 pm, and all tour participants get two free movie tickets.

Friday, 07/31

  • The U.S. Army Blues Band will be playing on the West Steps of the Capitol this evening for “Sunsets with a Soundtrack.” Free!
  • If you’d rather get your military band fix closer to home, the Millenium Stage has the U.S. Naval Academy Chamber Winds on at 6 pm. Also free.
  • The Carnegie Institution (1530 P Street NW) is hosting Washington Film Institute’s Iranian film night, starting at 7:30 pm. It begins with the film “Asiri” (Ethereal), then at 9:00 there will be music, followed by a half hour candle light vigil. It concludes at 10 pm with the film “Jenayat” (The Crime). Tickets are $12 at the door for the first film and the music, $10 at the door for “Jenayat” only.

Out of FoBo Highlights

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week starts Monday and ends Sunday, so check out the restaurant list and make some reservations. Someday the DC Restaurant Week list will be updated, too.