Alas, the last week of August signals the ever-too-close end of our summer. We’re brightening our blues with food festivals, restaurant birthday parties, and, of course, a Sail out of Summer party hosted by yours truly, Celebrity Cruises, VIDA Fitness, Ketel One, and Captain Morgan. Tickets are available here.
Our friends across the river need not miss out on Restaurant Week. Alexandria bargain dining deals are beginning this week with over 60 restaurants participating. Diners can score a $35 three-course dinner or lunch priced at $10, $15, and $20. Read up on where you want to make a reservation here.
East-coasters can save the airfare for California’s Coachella thanks to the foodie festival, Yelpchella. The event will feature local cocktails, bites, and beats to top off your Tuesday. It’s all going down at the Embassy Row Hotel from 8-10 P.M. Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation to D.C. Central Kitchen. More information is available here. Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C.
All aboard for a Sail Out of Summer party hosted by some Bitches, the Penthouse Pool at the Yards, Celebrity Cruises, Kettle One, and Captain Morgan. The nautical night will include light fare, Ketel One cocktails, and Captain Morgan White mojitos. Gain your sea legs by scoring a ticket for the event, happening at 7:30 P.M. at the Penthouse Pool here. Penthouse Pool at the Yards, 1212 4th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
A cookout can’t get better than one delivered by the best deli in the area. DGS is breaking out barbecue at both of their locations in Dupont Circle and the Mosaic District. The menu includes 12 hour-smoked brisket, pastrami baked beans, corn on the cob, and $3 High Life brews. Secure your spot at the feast by making a reservation here. DGS, 1317 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. and 2985 District Avenue, Suite 115, Fairfax, VA.
Start the weekend with a champagne campaign at Pinea’s Veuve Cliquot En Route dinner. The evening will be filled with bubbly, bites, and tunes. Fill your flute with more bubbles at brunch to cure the leftover feelings from last night Saturday morning. RSVP to the event, which is free of admission here. Pinea, The W Hotel Hotel, 515 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
If that wasn’t enough to make for a fancy Friday, head to the Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States.The real-life night at the museum will include performance art by Dominique Paul, live music, craft cocktails, and food from La Tasca and Crepes Parfait. General Admission tickets are $49 and VIP tickets, which allow you to skip the line and party in the VIP section are $95, both available here. The party starts at 8 P.M. Organization of American States, 201 18th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
There is a reason the Bitches make La Tomate a go-to for not only brunch, but lunch and dinner too. The Italian Dupont eatery is marking their 28th year of turning out delicious fare . The birthday doesn’t happen until September 18th, but they are thanking their dedicated diners with a three-course dinner special menu featuring a choice of salad or soup, a choice of three entrees, and a dessert for $28 starting now. A glass of wine can be substituted for a starter or a dessert. La Tomate, 1701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.
There is no better way to wind down your weekend than with spending Sunday at brunch. We’ve recently savored bites at The Pig, Chaplin, and El Rey. See what we thought in our reviews and bitch about the bites yourselves this weekend.