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This Week in D.C.: April 10-17

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Enjoy the last of those cherry blossoms before you lose the perfect Insta forever–or until next year. Buckle up for burger classes, lots of beer, and a whole day of Easter brunch fun!

It’s Easter Week! Pick up some macarons from Olivia Macaron, which is serving up special spring flavors in an Easter Egg carton box, featuring cherry blossom, cassis, lemon meringue, and wedding almond, for $30. Starting Thursday, they’ll be handing out milk chocolate ganache bunny-shaped macarons to customers in celebration of Easter. Hop on over!

Monday

Hooray for Architecture Month! Join the fun for the joint exhibition reception for Bees in the City and The Pollinator-friendly Garden on view in the SIGAL and Suman Sorg Galleries through June 3. Bees in the City discusses how several world-famous architects have incorporated bee-inspired designs into their major works. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Follow along on the fun with the hashtag #ArchMonthDC, and find more info on other cool events, like the tour of Yards Park, here. 421 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Grab happy hour at B Too tonight! The restaurant has a new, early happy hour deal–half-priced small plates, draft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails from 2:30-6:30 p.m. every weekday! We love their brunch and the famous doffle, a Belgian doughnut waffle. So, ditch work early and head to 14th Street for carbs and cocktails. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tuesday

Blossoms and Baseball celebrates the best parts of spring in D.C.—the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Nationals baseball. See the Nats take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. and enjoy the 14 Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees at the ballpark. All gates at 5:30 p.m. For 15 percent off tickets, use promo code ‘BLOSSOMS.’ 1500 South Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Join Brasserie Beck, Wetten Importers, and Sly Fox Brewing Company tonight for more Belgian fun! The draft list has been carefully curated to feature some rarities, some classic standbys, as well as a collection of domestic takes on Belgian styles from Sly Fox Brewing–all of which will be at happy hour pricing. As always, there will be brewery giveaways. Admission is free and the music is live, so head over and help them kick some kegs! The event is from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. 1101 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday

Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s. Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. We are big fans of the bite sized appetizers such as the brisket quesadilla. We recommend the guiltless elderflower mojito–best mojito we’ve ever had! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA

Head to a show at Studio Theatre! In the latest play, three sisters and their brother search for meaning amidst missed opportunities and misplaced dreams in the everyday clutter of lackluster birthday presents, pushy in-laws, and underwhelming suitors.  Purchase tickets here for Three Sisters’ 7:30 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

Get your hands dirty with Via Umbria’s butcher Scott Daniel Weiss as he demonstrates the secret of making the perfect burgers from grind to grill. From hamburgers to lamb burgers, he’ll show you how to craft them all as you enjoy tastes of our imported craft beer and lively debate over whether or not a burger is a sandwich. Tickets are $35. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to The Sovereign as they conclude their celebration of the Craft Brewer’s Conference with Wicked Weed Brewing. They’ll feature twelve different drafts from the Asheville, North Carolina brewery. The event is from 4-11 p.m. 1206 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Walk down the street and enjoy ENO’s new spring menu and sunny patio. Oh, and did we mention it’s National Grilled Cheese Month? Yup! The special sammy of the month will be a smoked caprese grilled ham and cheese sandwich available just for the month of April. The sandwich features rich smoked mozzarella, aromatic basil, sweet tomatoes and local Virginia ham served with a fresh green salad and priced at $12. We recommend their happy hour too! 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Friday

Enjoy a special cherry blossom menu dinner at Belga Cafe–it’s the last weekend! Enjoy foie gras, seared seafood, pork loin, and dessert all with a special hint of cherry, inspired by the blossoms. We love Belga Cafe for everything from brunch to cocktails, so we’re sure this special menu, available until April 16th, will be a hit. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Network with fellow Francophiles, French VIPs, diplomats, professionals and business people at the French Embassy tonight. There will be a French Buffet featuring excellent food prepared by Embassy Chef Daniel Labonne. Enjoy an open bar featuring French wines and beers. The party is from 6-9:30 p.m. 4101 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy more cherry blossom fun with Cherry Blast! This event kicks off the final weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival at Dock 5 at Union Market with a Japanese Night Market celebration. This year’s event is all inclusive, boasting Japanese street food from six of D.C.’s most renowned chefs, and an open bar all for the regular admission price of $69. Other attractions include sumo wrestlers, live music and DJ sets, an artisan market, an e-sports gaming lounge, a VIP tea room as well as Japanese culture-inspired and cherry blossom-themed interactive displays and social media activations. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Celebrate the best (and pinkest) time of the year with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, and Brightest Young Things by getting your yoga on in the incredibly instagrammable Kogod Courtyard. Enjoy a free Vinyasa yoga class taught by Ahmed Jabali-Nash! All levels welcome. Stop by the Courtyard Café for post yoga refreshment. Attendees must be registered and bring their own mats. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. 8th & G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C.

Policy Restaurant & Lounge has launched a new Saturday Happy Hour running from 4-7 p.m! Beer starts at $4.50, wines at $5.50, and cocktails at $6.50. Enjoy new spring dishes like mushroom arepas, empanadas, and fried yuca! 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sunday

Happy Easter to all those celebrating! Here are our top picks for Easter brunch and fun today.

Agua 301

Spend brunch on the water at Agua 301. They’ll be serving up brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. They’ll be featuring $14 mimosas and sangria as well as $17 margaritas and Bloody Marys. Choose from brunch specials such as eggs Benedict and duck confit hash. See what we thought about brunch here. 301 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Blue Duck Tavern

Enjoy a leisurely and beautiful brunch at Blue Duck Tavern. You’ll be impressed by high ceilings, marble flooring, and an open kitchen. Taste the crispy Brussels sprouts, the brioche French toast, or the quiche. We especially loved the lemon soufflé pancake served in a cast iron skillet.  Make sure to request a spot on the gorgeous patio. Read the review here. 1201 24th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Blue Duck Tavern

City Perch Kitchen + Bar

City Perch toasts to Easter with the hipster bunny, Bloody Mary bar, and Sherry Yard’s brunch box. You can’t go wrong with offerings from The Brunch Box including slow poached egg and short rib, decadent French toast, and the crispy chicken and Waffles with spicy bacon maple syrup. Make sure to look your Sunday best because the Hipster Bunny will be making his way to the event from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and is available for photo ops. 11830 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda, MD

DC Harvest

Take a trip to H Street and visit DC Harvest. Everything is tasty, fresh, and satisfying at DC Harvest, so you won’t be disappointed. We are big fans of the bottomless mimosas, the cheese plate, the egg scrambles, and the fruit bowl. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Read the Bitches thoughts here. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Dirty Habit

Dirty Habit is the boozy brunch hot spot today! The rotating brunch punch will be Easter-themed with spring flavors and the standard mimosa will embody the holiday with the help of freshly-squeezed carrot juice. Continuous pours of brunch punch and carrot mimosas will be available for $16. All sparkling drinks on the “Bubbles Menu” will be 50 percent off–what a deal! Brunch is available from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 555 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Entyse Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton

Entyse Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner will be offering their regular brunch–a la carte brunch entree plus access to buffet items from a raw bar, hot plates, salads, local charcuterie, a snack table, and plenty of dessert–with Easter-seasonal menu enhancements. Brunch in Entyse Bistro will be priced at $54 per adult and will include bottomless tapped wines and mimosas. 1700 Tysons Boulevard, Tysons, VA

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Take a touristy trip down to the Georgetown waterfront for a bottomless brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers. For $30, you can enjoy a bottomless buffet complete with a French toast and egg station, a carving board, multiple salads, guacamole, desserts, and much more. You’ll be greeted with biscuits and jam and the best cinnamon rolls. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See what the Bitches thought here. 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Fiola Mare

Indulge in a delicious and decadent brunch at Fiola Mare for your celebratory Easter feast. Enjoy three courses on this special holiday for $95. Choose from goat cheese ravioli, lemon ricotta pancakes, sea bass, and much more! Don’t forget to order a refreshing mimosa or sangria. Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Check out our A+ review here. 3050 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Iron Gate

Iron Gate is offering a $40 per person family table brunch all weekend. Enjoy dishes like slow roasted lamb, caramelized onion pie, rosemary and lemon potatoes, and phyllo pie. They will also be offering an a la carte menu with more options such as spinach salad, pan fried halloumi, house sourdough, baked eggs, and olive oil fried eggs. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Lavagna

Enjoy a delicious and dependable brunch from Lavagna this Easter. Everything is locally sourced and made in house. You can’t beat that. Choose from mascarpone pancakes, eggs Florentine, or $12 bottomless mimosas. We love the fruit plate, the omelets, the chicken & waffles, and the bottomless mimosas. Obviously. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Le Diplomate

Enjoy brunch in Logan Circle and head to a 14th Street staple, Le Diplomate. Try the steak & eggs, the moules frites, or French toast with vanilla poached pineapple. The bread basket, French toast, multiple omelets, Benedicts, and cheese selections are all top notch–you can’t go wrong. Make sure to snag a spot on the sunny, yellow patio and save room for dessert! Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 1601 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Bird

If you’re not a lamb or ham person, head to The Bird for fried chicken galore. We loved the fried chicken, boozy drinks, and desserts! This is your go-to spot if you want a relaxed and trendy brunch locale on this high holiday. See what the Bitches thought here. 1337 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Smith

Spend brunch at this new Penn Quarter hot spot. We loved the monkey bread, oysters, breakfast pot pie, BLT + E, and drinks. A bit pricey and no bottomless option, but the hip vibe, service, and quality American food is worth the price tag. Add this to your brunch to-do list for the fries alone. Read what we thought of The Smith–spoiler, we gave them an “A.” 901 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Via Umbria

Bring the whole family to a special Easter celebration in the open air kitchen at Via Umbria, starting at 1pm. For $35 a person, the authentic Italian kitchen is serving up delicious pastries, family style appetizers and cheese plates, a main dish of your choosing, and of course, a sweet dessert. Reserve your spot today and get excited to indulge in bottomless Rossinis, mimosas, and bloody Marys. This Easter Sunday will mark one year since Via Umbria’s first brunch service, so you know it’s bound to be special! 1525 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Zaytinya

To celebrate Greek Easter, the team at Zaytinya has invited a variety of purveyors to set up shop on the patio to bring to life a Greek marketplace on Saturday April 15, from 12 to 4 p.m. Guests will be able to sample wines, olive oils, and more while enjoying live music. And, of course, the Spartans will be back for great photo ops! On Sunday, Head Chef Michael Costa and team will additionally be offering a special four course tasting brunch featuring fresh spring ingredients and Easter favorites, such as spit-roasted lamb shoulder with poached egg and greens and roasted asparagus with smoked labneh, preserved lemon, and za’tar. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWellDC, DC Harvest, Cyclone Anaya’s, Lavagna, Studio Theatre,  and Via Umbria. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.

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  1. For Agua 301 “They’ll be featuring $14 mimosas and sangria as well as $17 margaritas and Bloody Marys.” – May want to distinguish that these are the prices for bottomless options, not per drink! 🙂

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