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This Week in D.C.: December 14-20

Well, this must be what Christmas feels like on the West Coast. We’d be lying if we said this warm weather wasn’t a holiday spirit buzz kill, but luckily we have a schedule chock-full of seasonal festivities. Have a great week!


Kick off your week in a colorful fashion with PaintNite DC at Tortilla Coast. The unique event will include an entertaining night of painting, drinking, and eating Mexican fare. Find more information, here. Tortilla Coast, 1460 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Still need last minute gift ideas? We think macarons make a perfectly sweet and decadent treat, and no one does macarons better than our favorite local shop, Olivia Macarons, now available at the Tysons Corner kiosk (second floor in front of Tesla). It’s open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tysons Corner, 961 Chain Bridge Road #305, McLean, VA.


Spotluck, the new mobile app that allows you to discover local restaurants and save money, is hosting a U Street Launch Party tonight at El Rey and The Brixton, from 6-10pm. Download the app and swing by to enjoy beer, photo booths, and prizes. Find more information, here. 919 and 901 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Get into the giving spirit by helping out D.C.’s homeless. The hot dog food truck, Swizzler Foods, is collecting donations for D.C.’s Coalition For The Homeless all this week as part of their “Swizz the Season” campaign. You can give blankets, jackets, and hygiene supplies directly to the boys on the truck, or donate via their Tilt page. Track down the truck for lunch, and treat yourself to their seasonal Swizzler while you’re at it— a percentage of their sales will go to charity as well.

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If the weather continues to be in the 70s, we’ll continue to spend our nights dining alfresco and leisurely walking around our favorite neighborhoods. We’re planning on embracing the holiday season at Georgetown GLOW, the region’s only curated exhibition of public light art installations. Now in its second year, GLOW is even bigger for 2015, expanding from a weekend-long celebration to a 10-day exhibition from Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 20, with works lit from 6 -10 p.m. nightly. Five local, regional, and international artists will show commissioned light-art works inspired by the historic C&O Canal. More details, here.


In a nod to Italian purveyor of cool, Michelangelo Antonioni, and other 1960s Italian filmmakers, La Tomate presents a series of playfully themed brunches on non-holiday weekends in December, including this 19th and 20th. Enjoy a special brunch menu, with bottomless options, live jazz and Herbie Hancock covers, as well as our signature “Sophia” cocktail. Read our brunch review and check out or Best Bites post. La Tomate, 1701 Connecticut Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.


Brunch, of course! If you need some ideas, check out our Best and Worst Brunches of 2015 and the Best Bites we’ve had in D.C. this year.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Olivia Macaron, La Tomate, and Spotluck. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies. 


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Steph is the former DC editor in chief and is known for having a good eye, a sharp wit, and an eclectic palate.

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