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savory meat maki rolls!

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Savory Meat Maki Rolls
Kushi Izakaya & Sushi introduces chicken, beef, and pork sushi (you read that right) cooked on a traditional Japanese charcoal bincho grill.
Why: Meat lover specialties ($4-$8) include chicken breast with ume sour plum, pork belly with spicy miso, and sliced beef with gobo (burdock root).
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 465 K St. NW, b/t 4th & 5th Sts. (202-682-3123).

Washington Writers’ Salon
Rock & Roll Hotel hosts a night of creative collaboration for budding bards who have scrawled as much as a novel or as little as a Post-it.
Why: Get the juices flowing with half-price burgers and $3 cocktails.

When: First Wed. of every month, 6-8 p.m. 

Where: 1353 H St. NE, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-388-7625). Admission is free.

Swimwear Sale
Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s suits — think patterned bandeau tops and ruffled bottoms in punchy colors.
Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmermann.
You’re not ready for summer to be over.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

Fire Works
New wood-fire pizza joint turns out pies ($9-$17) made with natural and locally sourced ingredients, like nitrate-free sausage and organic tomato sauce.
Why: The Black Sheep with Purcellville lamb sausage, feta, and balsamic glaze or the Virginia Luau with Mt. Jackson’s Baker Farm ham, roasted pineapple, and Vidalia onions.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 2350 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington (703-527-8700).

5x5 Festival
Write a short play responding to the issues (the antiwar movement, smear politics) featured in political drama Something You Did as part of Theater J’s five-minute play fest.
Why: E-mail shirley@theaterj.org for a copy of the script, see the show, then pen your own. Selected works will be read during a performance on Oct. 3.
When: Performances, tonight & Mon., 7:30 p.m. Entries due Sept. 15.
Where: Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW, b/t Church & Q Sts. (202-777-3228). Admission is pay what you can.

DailyCandy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re helping three brilliant small businesses take it to the next level.
Why: You could win $10,000, a trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy, where you’ll hobnob and brainstorm with industry bigwigs.
When: Enter by 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 6.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.


Kushi Izakaya & Sushi
465 K St NW
bt 4th & 5th Sts
Washington, DC 20001
Fire Works
2350 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
1353 H St NE
bt 13th & 14th Sts
Washington, DC 20002
1529 16th St NW
bt Church & Q Sts
Washington, DC 20036