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This Week in D.C: November 2-7

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The Bitches scored an extra hour of brunching thanks to daylight savings time this Sunday, but the early darkness just means we’ll head out earlier for our fall festivities. Need to keep warm? Check out our Lust List with a guide to this season’s layering. To welcome in the cooler weather, we’ll be heading to a jewelry and fashion pop-up at Union Market, a neighborhood festival, and much more. See our schedule below.

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What person can say “no” to National Sandwich Day. Everyone’s favorite Top Chef toque, Mike Isabella of Graffiato, Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna, and Pepita,  is boasting all between-bread offerings for $7 at G. Options include roasted cauliflower, a classic Italian, baby goat, and much more. No need to wait if you nix the line by ordering online here. Read our reviews of Graffiato and Kapnos, and our interview with Kapnos Chef George Pagonis here. G Sandwich Shop, 2201 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Bitches love their baubles and will get a bonus of accessories, home gifts, and more at the Sophie Blake and MyLittleBird pop-up at Union Market. The event takes place from 2-8 p.m. Check out Sophie Blake’s products in advance here . The event is happening at Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


On Wednesdays, we make time for wine. Especially if it’s half-priced. That’s why we get our lush on at Capitol Hill to ease into out work-week. Be sure to get Italian fare and libations for less at Lavagna. Read our review of Lavagna brunch here. Lavagna, 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.



There are two great dinners happening tonight!

Head to Central for a dinner that’s sure to be a hit. Central’s Executive Chef David Deshaies and Wine Director Brian Zipin, will present a five-course wine dinner featuring Carte Blanche Winery on Thursday. Chef David’s menu features elements of seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, finest quality meats, and masterful technique.  The first course is a Loup de Mer Tartare paired perfectly with a varietal of the southern Rhone, followed by sustainably sourced Maine Halibut, with seafood risotto & bouillabaisse sauce matched with a rich coastal Chardonnay. The entree is a crusted rack of lamb with flageolet ragout is paired with Pinot Noir. The five-course prix fixe menu with wine pairing will be $200 (plus tax & gratuity). Central, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Dig into deli fare at D.C’s. favorite delicatessen, DGS, The food will taste even better because it’s their fifth anniversary. Read our brunch review of DGS here and our interview with chef Brian Robnson here. L’chaim, Bitches! Reservations van be made by calling (202) 293-4400. DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Get your fix of D.C.’s local artist’s photos at the start of FotoWeekDC. The photographic party comes with photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photo booths, and music. The event takes place at The Former Spanish Ambassador Residence and tickets are available for $40-$60 here . Former Spanish Ambassador Residence, 2801 16th St N.W., Washington, D.C.


Saturday stays spooky with a sideshow, Side Yards at the Yards. The off-color event will showcase contortionists, fire breathers, sword swallowers, and magicians. There will also be a beer garden from neighborhood newcomer Due South and musical act, Justin Jones. Tickets for the event are available here.  6-10 p.m., Yards Park, 355 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Bitches couldn’t imagine a Sunday without brunch. Need help? Check out our recent reviews of Bar Deco, Station Kitchen , Oyamel , The Royal, and Rasika. In need of other options? See our Brunch Guide here.

After brunch, pop over to H St. for the Taste of H Auction. The event brings together 15 of H Street’s best restaurants for tastings (including Boundary Road and DC Harvest), an open bar, music, and both live and silent auctions. You can bid on incredible prizes, including a private dinner for 10 at Maketto with Chef Bruner himself. Tickets for the event are available here. 6-10 p.m., Atlas Performing Arts Center, H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Lavagna, Central and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies.

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