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savory meat maki rolls!

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TRY
Savory Meat Maki Rolls
What:
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).

PEN
Washington Writers’ Salon
What:
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.

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

BITE
Fire Works
What:
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).

SUBMIT
5x5 Festival
What:
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.

WOW US
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.


 

LOCATIONS
Kushi Izakaya & Sushi
465 K St NW
bt 4th & 5th Sts
Washington, DC 20001
202-682-3123
Fire Works
2350 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
703-527-8700
1353 H St NE
bt 13th & 14th Sts
Washington, DC 20002
202-388-7625
1529 16th St NW
bt Church & Q Sts
Washington, DC 20036
202-518-9400
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