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Drink up: Estadio offers a version of sangria with fiery cachaca liqueur from Brazil, mint and fresh-squeezed lime.
Drink up: Estadio offers a version of sangria with fiery cachaca liqueur from Brazil, mint and fresh-squeezed lime. (Tracy A. Woodward)
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Going Out Gurus answered your questions in this week's Got Plans? discussion. Check out the highlights below, and go to goingoutguide.com to join in next week's chat, Thursday at 1 p.m.

Sangria: Are they any unusual places to get sangria in the District? We've done La Tasca, Jaleo, Rosa Mexicana and, of course, the Sculpture Garden in the summer. I would love a new place to chill and share a pitcher (or two) with friends.

Fritz Hahn: Have you tried the mezcal-based sangria at Oyamel? Nice smoky flavor balanced by cherry liqueur. Estadio's sangrias are probably my favorites in D.C., though - try the red version with fiery cachaca liqueur from Brazil, mint and fresh-squeezed lime.

Hookah in Arlington: Hanging out in Arlington with the girlfriend on Friday. Any decent, laid-back hookah bars - (e.g. not Gua-Rapo).

Fritz Hahn: There's the two-month-old Adams Corner near the corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Adams, a pint-size spot with hookahs and cocktails. I'd stick your head in and see if that works. Virginia's anti-smoking laws make it really hard to open a new hookah bar.

Menudo sans Ricky Martin: So I've been a Going Out Gurus follower long enough to know that Mexican, a la California-quality, is pretty tough to come by in the DMV, but do you know anywhere that a girl can get menudo in the area? Not the band - the soup/hangover cure served at breakfast?

Alex Baldinger: Yes - Taqueria D.F. serves menudo on weekends, along with all of their other deliciousness.

Soccer: My 20-year-old cousin is coming to visit from the West Coast. He grew up in Asia and loves soccer. I'd love to go somewhere that broadcasts European soccer matches. Do you have any recommendations?

Alex Baldinger: Lucky Bar in Dupont Circle, Summers in Arlington and Fado in Chinatown are three that immediately come to mind. They'll even open early on weekends to show the 7:45 Premier League kickoffs, most of the time.

Fritz Hahn: And the good thing about early kickoffs is that none of those places card in the mornings, so you don't have to worry about your cousin getting turned away for being under 21.

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