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This Week D.C.: April 9-15

The blossoming foliage and extra hours of sunlight are making our days feel a bit more fabulous. However, it’s peak tourism season, so the lines are long and streets are crazy. Thank goodness you have us to help even the most in-tune D.C. natives find things to do.

On April 9, Yard House invites Washingtonians to raise a beer to celebrate the opening of its newest location and first location in D.C. in the lively Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhood. Yard House Washington, D.C. will serve 110 beers on tap – featuring 28 craft beers from D.C. area breweries. 

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Volo City is an adult sports league 501(c)3 non-profit organization, providing leagues in each of its cities for kids ages 6-12 years of all genders, abilities, and races to play at zero cost to their families. They also partner with local organizations to provide free meals for younger players. Find a league, here.


Succotash will host an intimate event to celebrate the launch of his new book of food essays, Buttermilk Graffiti. Starting at 6:30pm, guests will enjoy drinks and passed bites, along with a brief discussion with Chef Lee and Edible D.C.’s publisher, Susan Able, as they explore the book’s theme, which analyzes the cultures, traditions and memories that created what we now know as quintessential American cuisine. Chef Lee and Susan will discuss the current cultural issues in today’s food landscape, followed by a Q&A from the audience. Tickets can be purchased here, for $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Buttermilk Graffiti, small bites by Chef Lee in partnership with Regalis Foods, and drinks from our sponsors, Rock Creek Bourbon and Copper & Kings Brandy.

Masa 14 has a Wednesday event each week that isn’t to be missed: half-priced sushi and discounted (read: $6) cocktails with sake. It’s the perfect dinner-and-a-cocktail mid-week treat that will help you get through the week.

Every Thursday, starting April 12th, Colada Shop will rejoice Cuban life with an all-night happy hour affair.  Guests will have access to $6 cocktails and $2 empanadas from 4:00 p.m. to closing while listening to the beats of Caribbean tunes.  Havana Nights will take place on both Colada Shop locations.

DC Harvest Friday lunch

D.C. Harvest has an experience program where you can taste and learn to make 3 cocktails. The experience also comes with an appetizer. You can reserve your experience through their website and make an evening out to dinner a little more special. We made our way over to H Street to try it out. 

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. will host a spring 2018 Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, a seasonal culinary & beverage experience on Saturday, April 14, focused on Japanese treasures.  Spring is cherry blossom season, merging two cultures, as these magnificent trees were a gift from Japan to the nation’s capital.  On this particular afternoon, guests will have the unique opportunity to savor a “Washoku” inspired food menu prepared by Executive Chef Troy Knapp featuring American rice, Chesapeake seafood, and locally sourced vegetables, followed by a traditional tea ceremony, also known as Chano-yu, conducted by Sobin Koizumi, a Urasenke professor from Japan.  

Via Umbria Brunch

If you’re looking for a unique, delicious brunch to celebrate a special occasion or simply impress a loved one, treat yourself to brunch at Via Umbria. They only serve brunch on Sunday, but the staff is talented and accommodating—you won’t be disappointed. Read about our experience, here.

Go Ape is an unparalleled outdoor adventure experience. Their mission is to inspire everyone to live life adventurously. Take an exhilarating self-guided 2-3 hour journey through the forest canopy. Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the trees from a new perspective and fly around on multiple zip lines from exciting heights. Use the code “BWBDC” for 10% off your booking in 2018. Sign up, here. 

While the Bitches Who Brunch write this post independently, compensation is received from partnerships with Masa 14, Via Umbria, Volo City, and D.C. Harvest.

Dannah Strauss

Dannah is our toughest critic. With a food and drink background, this Bitch brings her sophisticated opinion to the D.C. dining scene. Dannah is our D.C. editor and has all the restaurant intel. She's always game to try something new, but when it comes to brunch, she's looking for the classics done in an exceptional manner. French toast over pancakes, and bloodys over mimosas, always.

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