Spring, Bitches! Can you believe it? Finally. After a glorious spring weekend, we’re diving into Monday in full throttle. There’s plenty to do this week with work and play. Most importantly, we can’t wait for Sunday when we are hosting our Fifth Birthday brunch at Barcelona Wine Bar on 14th Street. It will include bottomless rosé, red, and white wine, endless Spanish tapas, and a great party on the patio at everyone’s favorite 14th Street spot. Snag your tickets (here), which also include a gift bag. There will be specials all day long, so feel free to linger outdoors for a lazy Sunday.
Industree, an events company focused on the local food and beverage industry, is bringing back its popular series Launchology today. This multi-panel event will feature candid conversations, real stories, and unfiltered advice needed to be successful in the food and beverage industry. This go around, panelists include Shannon Jones (Idea Sandbox), Brian Miller (Edit Lab by Streetsense), Jag Bansal (Improvonia), Nick Mautone (CohnReznick), Tom Dailey (Potomac Construction Services), Kosta Dionisopoulos (Delta Produce), Ayeshah Abuelhiga (Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.), Kim Roth (Studley-Savills), John Valentine (Swipely), Sara Hill Isacson (Bullfrog Bagels), Dave Hansen (Hansen-Daye, LLC), Riley Lagesen (Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP), Johnna Rowe (Johnna Knows Good Food), Jill Collins (Jill Collins PR), Kimberly-Mae Van (Yelp), Ian Gleason (NCR/Aloha), Noelle McEntee (Square) and more.
Half day and full day tickets range from $30-75 and current students are invited to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $15-25. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. For full day attendees, registration begins at 11 a.m. with La Colombe coffee and Bullfrog Bagels, and boxed meals packed with the District’s tastiest local eats will be provided at lunchtime. For half day attendees, registration begins at 1:30 p.m.. Cocktails and mocktails will be flowing throughout the event. Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets online. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Penn Social, 801 E St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Thankfully we don’t have to wait for the upcoming restaurant from local favorite Chef Jonah Kim of restaurant Yona. The highly anticipated restaurant is popping up at Top Chef favorite sandwich spot G until May. Reservations are available on OpenTable and we recommend they not-to-miss ramen and brussel sprouts.
A wine dinner on the water is just what you need to get you over hump day. Osteria Morini is hosting a reception and dinner featuring hand-picked Emilia Romagna wines from DCanter, which are all available for purchase. Tickets are $110 inclusive of tax and gratuity. Osteria Morini, 301 Water Street, Washington, D.C.
With the cherry blossom festival winding down this weekend, Ted’s Bulletin Pastry Chef Todd Miller is releasing his latest pop tart flavor today, which will replace the current cherry special all Ted’s Bulletin locations (Capitol Hill, 14th Street, Reston Town Center, Merrifield, Downtown Crown) for $3.99. The tart pop tart is filled with key lime custard and topped with meringue, lime glaze and graham cracker crumbs.
Head to the right kind of happy hour—a healthy one! Every Friday in April, Vida Fitness is offering a new spin on the after work activity—a complimentary spin class followed by some alcohol beverages. Bring a guest for free to enjoy a good sweat session followed by wine and cocktails from 4-7 p.m. this Friday. Vida Fitness has locations in Penn Quarter, Metropole, U Street, Navy Yard, and Renaissance Hotel downtown. www.vidafitness.com
It’ll be a busy Saturday for the Bitches, gearing up for our birthday party Sunday. But, we’ll also manage to have some fun. Some of us will be brunching, others will celebrating the opening of the Graham rooftop at a private party, while others still will be at the Nats Game.
Next Tuesday, you can expect our full patio brunch guide, just in time for the much-anticipated arrival of spring weather!
It’s our Birthday, Bitches! It’s been a grand adventure bringing the Bitching to Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago. Thanks for reading and sharing along the way.
To celebrate, we’re hosting a bottomless and endless brunch party at Barcelona Wine Bar on 14th Street in partnership with Chateau d’Esclans rosé. Your ticket covers your entry, Spanish tapas (think truffle jamón croquetas, chorizo, tortilla Española and more), brunch paellas, all the rosé, red and white wine from Spanish vineyard Marqués de Riscal. There will also be a great gift bag for you to take home. Tickets are selling out quickly, so snag yours (here) and celebrate spring, Bitches and brunch on the patio at Barcelona. 12-3 p.m. Barcelona Wine Bar, Washington, D.C.
Mark Your Calendars
After tolerating this brutal winter, we’re eager to splash into summer. Thankfully, VIDA’s Penthouse Pool & Lounge, with locations at The Yards and U Street, will open its pools on May 1 for a summer filled with themed happy hours, rooftop dining and poolside celebrations. Our favorite chef and heart throb, Spike is creating the poolside food and beverage menu at both locations. The U Street location features a 12,000-square-foot member-only pool club and lounge features a chic atmosphere that includes a 60-foot pool, private sun deck, ten private resort cabanas and one VIP cabana, communal fire pits and a membership lounge. The Penthouse Pool opens its second location at Navy Yard for Southwest residents this summer. For membership inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Yards at (202) 554-0444 or U Street: (202) 939-2563.