It’s officially summer this week and D.C. is not slowing down. Everything is in full swing–there are parties to attend and drinks to be had. Get your social calendar situated for the week with our guide below.
All Set Restaurant & Bar is participating in the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s BBQ & Grilling Week, an annual celebration of “Flavors of the Summer in the City” themed menus of grilled, smoked, and spiced dishes. From June 19-25, All Set will be offering a special two-course menu for $33 per person showcasing some of Chef/Owner Edward Reavis’ grilling favorites. 8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring, MD.
Spend the evening wine tasting delicious vinos from the Mediterranean tonight. With their volcanic soils and idyllic settings, the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean couldn’t be better situated to create great wine. Despite these advantages, it’s difficult to discern what differentiates them just by looking at the labels. Join DCCANTER for a focused tasting of wines from the Mediterranean and find out what the perfect balance of sun, sea, and soil can create. 545 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
You are cordially invited to Joselito Casa de Comidas’ Summer Solstice Candlelight Dinner tonight at 6:30 p.m. During the candlelight dinner al fresco, they will welcome summer by feasting on Chef Sierra’s five course menu that showcases the most delightful ingredients of the season and designed exclusively for this event. White attire is encouraged. 660 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Dirty Habit is welcoming the first day of summer with an island escape to the Caribbean! Party-goers can enjoy beachy vibes while lounging on patio furniture and listening to live reggae beats from the Greg Ward Band. Executive Chef Kyoo Eom will prepare a special menu of Caribbean fare paired with ice-cold bottles of Red Stripe. Head Bartender Sarah Ruiz will be shaking up tropical rum-based cocktails for $8.00. 555 8th St N.W., Washington, D.C.
It’s that time of the month! JRINK @ WERQ is BUREAU’s monthly happy hour, with custom cocktails designed by True Syrups & Garnishes using JRINK juices. As always, JRINK @ WERQ is open bar and open to the public for only $15. Members get in free. Stop by anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and check out their digs! 1800 Wyoming Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to dinner tonight at Lavagna for a great cause. Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row spot donates 10 percent of proceeds go towards a charity as part of its Dine Out for Charity night. Go for happy hour from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and order $4 beers, $7 cocktails, and 25 percent off glasses of wine. Order any of the fresh pastas, bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese, or delicious entrees. No need to feel guilty for indulging because you’re helping a great cause! So, go ahead—get that second or third glass of wine. You deserve it. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Spend the night wine tasting at Slate Wine Bar featuring Chef and Sommelier Danny Lledó. There will be four tastes for $15. The full food and drink menu will be available as well. Click here for reservations or call 202-333-4304. 2404 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Pink flamingos, pink Cocktails, and pink treats–what more could you want? Kick off your summer with Buffalo and Bergen’s Flock at Suburbia where they will be partying it up with $5 Frozen cocktail specials, beer, rose and fun! 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot just added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for lunch (or brunch), drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Head to a taco extravaganza hosted by Art and Soul Executive Chef Douglas Alexander, who’ll be manning the grill. The $20 ticket gets guests three tacos (a toppings station lets guests pile them on!) and one Modelo Especial, a Vienna Lager style beer brewed in Mexico City. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit if you want to take a dip between bites! 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
For a $50 all-inclusive ticket, Washingtonians can embrace “island time” al fresco with a full tropical spread of Hawaiian classics and frozen tiki favorites at Radiator. Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden will be on the patio firing up his La Caja China with whole roasted pigs. Lead Bartender and native Hawaiian, Sarah Rosner, will be pouring piña coladas and frozen “Eddie Would Go” cocktails with Okolehao (a Hawaiian ti root spirit). 1430 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The 6th Annual Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival is ready to take to the banks of Alexandria’s waterfront. The festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Old Town’s waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park and will expand to include both restaurants within Alexandria and other eateries throughout the region. Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert. Purchase tickets here. 100 Madison St., Alexandria, VA.
Before brunch, head to MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon! This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for the busy Bitch on the go who needs an efficient and kick ass workout before or after brunch. (We love these Virginia brunch spots: Fyve, Ambar, Mussel Bar, Palette 22, and Cheesetique.) Try out any of the morning classes before you hit brunch hard. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with MADabolic, Lavagna, and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.