We’re in the thick of December. Did you see our gift guides for the girls, for the gents, for the hostess, and for the foodie last week? With all the shopping you have to do in the coming two weeks, we have a way to help! We searched high-and-low to fill our gift guides with unique, high-end and memorable products your friends and loved ones will be sure to enjoy.
We’re launching an online shop here at Bitches Who Brunch, where you can purchase from our hand-curated selection of designer products for you and yours. Keep an eye out for the official announcement.
Last but not least, this week brings the release of our annual Best & Worst Brunches of the Year list, along with the Best Bites of 2014. Not only can you relive the brunching fun of the last year, but it’s the ultimate brunch list that you need at your fingertips for the year ahead.
Here’s to a busy week, Bitches!
Monday is National Brownie Day and Copperwood Tavern is giving away complimentary servings of its Stout Brownies with house-made Nutella Ice Cream to anyone with OpenTable Dinner reservations tonight. Copperwood Tavern, The Village at Shirlington, 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
In Dupont Circle, Iron Gate’s wisteria-covered back patio is ready for winter with fire pits, heaters, and blankets. The oldest restaurant in Washington is hosting a winter garden party from 5-7 p.m. tonight with Bourbon cocktails and hot toddys from bar manager Jeff Faile and passed canapés . Tickets, $35. Iron Gate, 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Pig is pairing with Virginia’s Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company to host a five-course Beer Dinner on Tuesday. The 5-course, 6-beer dinner will feature creations from Chef Michael Bonk such as housemade weisswurst paired with a Trail Angel Weiss and “Bonk’s Smokes,” pork spareribs with black truffle BBQ, paired with a Smokehaus Rauchbier. The dinner is $50 per person (not including tax/gratuity) and reservations are required as there is limited seating available. Reservations can be made online or by calling The Pig directly (202-290-2821). The Pig, 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Take a midweek break with fried chicken and biscuits. Maison Dixon, a Southern chicken and biscuits spot, has a pop up at 51st State in Foggy Bottom. Maison-Dixon at 51st State, 2512 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
If you’re looking for something a bit more upbeat, head to the W Hotel. The W Washington DC is hosting pop-up shop featuring Premium Co., an apparel brand featured at Harvey Nichols and with roots in Washington DC, with specialty cocktails and Jerome Baker III providing music. The pop-up will continue throughDecember 13 with DJs Spinser Tracy, Sterofaith, and Mathias all spinning in the hotel’s Living Room and will feature some amazing and interactive Lincoln Memorial, Capital Dome, and Washington Monument art installations by No Kings Collective that will be housed in the Living Room. This event is also free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP to wdcpremium.com. 7-10 p.m., 515 15th St. N.W.
There’s a new home mercantile in town, HUDSON & CRANE, which celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday evening. HUDSON & CRANE offers modern design at accessible prices! You will find a wide variety of furniture, lighting, rugs & barware. Lifestyle products such as jewelry, scarves, candles, fragrances & personal care products for both men and women will also be featured. You can check out the new shop off U Street. HUDSON & CRANE, 1781 Florida Ave. NW Ste. E, Washington, D.C.
Why not take in a little local DC shopping? Check out the newest shop on 14th Street, Shinola, the Detroit based maker of watches, bicycles, and other leather goods. The American brand brings to mind a vintage Americana like only Detroit could. There’s a holiday pop-up through January. Shinola, 1534 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Is there anything better than a Spanish sammich? No, mi amigos. Cien Montaditos opens at the Yards today. It’s the first Washington, D.C., location of the Spanish restaurant, which serves up Spanish tapas sized sandwiches, as well as salads, Spanish beers and wines, cavas, and Sangrias. From Thursday to Sunday of this week, 100 Montaditos is serving dollar montaditos and 100 Days of Happy Hour, with $2 beers and sangria and $3 premium beer & wine! Que bueno. 300 Tingey St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
The newly opened Pennsylvania-themed Second State will celebrate the 227 anniversary of Pennsylvania becoming the second state to ratify the constitution. Guests who dine for lunch or dinner on this day will receive a complimentary glasses of Champagne on the house. Second State, 1831 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Might we suggest spending Saturday getting snazzified? I recently had the greatest hair cut at Karma by Erwin Gomez. My stylist, Skylar, brought my tresses back to life with a trim and a special new split end treatment. The high-end salon is owned by Erwin Gomez, the renowned makeup artist who handles all the celebs in Washington and those that visit for events like White House Correspondents Dinner. He’s assembled a great staff for hair and beauty treatments at the Foggy Bottom location. 1104 24th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Michel Richard and the team at Central are hosting the annual Sweet Hope, Dessert for Toys Reception Saturday night to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, admission to the event is just an unwrapped toy or monetary donation. The event will feature desserts by Michel Richard, caroling by the Georgetown Visitation Madrigal Singers, and Elf Balloon Artist for the kids. RSVP: Aneta Tomdio [email protected]. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Want music with your brunch? Head to Equinox, where guests will enjoy live music during the restaurant’s Vegan Sunday Brunch service. December will be all about reggae, with Miguel Andros Aubertin. A native of St. Lucia, Aubertin is the lead singer of local reggae band Mama Jama and performs all across the eastern seaboard. Beats & Brunch is the first in a series of art-inspired events at Equinox Restaurant. The vegan brunch is $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. The truffle supplement is $20. Equinox, 818 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.