This dreary gray weather has us dreaming of white-sand beaches and palm trees. The next best thing might be Ris‘ new “Tropical Escape” lunch menu, which debuts this week. To start, there’s tom kha gai, a Thai chicken lime and coconut soup or chef Ris Lacoste‘s famous scallop margarita made with lime-marinated scallops, chilies, orange segments, avocado, and tequila ice. Entrees include a choice of Jamaican goat curry or macadamia-crusted mahi mahi. Finish the meal off with toasted coconut frozen yogurt or pineapple upside-down cake. The three-course meal is $25 and available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ris, 2275 L St. NW; (202) 730-2500; risdc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Priests, California X, and Gouge Away perform an intimate show at Smash Records tonight. More information is available on Facebook. 7 p.m. at Smash Records, 2314 18th St. NW. Free.
Adam Mansbach, the genius behind Go the Fuck to Sleep, discusses his new novel, Rage is Back, tonight at Sixth & I. 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $10.
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