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This Week in D.C.: February 20-26

It’s a busy week in the District! We have lots of fun events waiting–think chocolate and wine, brunch, workouts, and Oscar viewing parties. Time to have fun!


Staying in town and looking to brunch? Consult our Presidents Day Brunch Guide!


Take a long lunch break and head to Belga Café for brunch! They’re serving brunch every day all month long. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekends. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Lavagna now has a tasting menu available with wine pairings for parties between four and eight guests. The pricing starts at $40 per person for dinner and $30 for wine pairings. Email or call 202-546-5006 for reservations. We love brunch, happy hour, and dinner from this staple Italian spot–so we’re sure to love the tasting menu! 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


It’s National Margarita Day! Celebrate at Cyclone Anaya’s, when the Jumbo House Margarita will be just $5 all day. That’s the same price as when the Mexican restaurant launched the drink with in 1978, when they introduced the jumbo margarita to Houston.

Turn Up the Heat is an important fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance as the organization continues its work on behalf of ovarian cancer survivors. There is still so much we need to learn and do to change the course of this disease. Enjoy a sampling of dishes and drinks from the top female chefs, restaurant owners, and mixologists in the D.C. area. You will have the opportunity to interact with the region’s best female chefs, restaurant owners and mixologists while they prepare savories, desserts and drinks to tickle your taste buds. Attendees will also enjoy auctions and hear from our special guest speaker. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

National Margarita Day is this month! Join El Tamarindo to celebrate your favorite holiday. Enjoy house margaritas for just $2.22, margarita pitchers for $15, and strawberry, mango, and Tamarindo margaritas for $5. 1785 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take a break from the work week with your favorite hosts. Network, mingle, listen to music and enjoy signature Fig & Olive cocktails! Join JBC Events’ L’Apéro with Caseo on tonight. L’Apéro is equal parts happy hour and weekend warm-up, a musical trip through some of the best scenes and sounds around. Enjoy Mediterranean fare and cocktail specials until 8 p.m. 934 Palmer Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend the night with Studio Theatre seeing The Hard Problem. The play follows Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the prestigious institute. As she and her colleagues grapple with the “hard problem” of defining consciousness, a thorny decision from Hilary’s past fuels her controversial stances—and a few suspect choices. The Hard Problem explores the difference between our brains and our minds, the nature of belief, and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience. Read our review here. Purchase your tickets here for an 8 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Junction Bakery for a farm-to-table wine dinner with Barboursville Vineyards. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy six courses and eight wines. The meal costs $110. RSVP to reserve your spot at or call (703)436-0025. 1508 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA

Spend the night at the Embassy of Spain for a fun-filled evening to feast on exquisite chocolate and truffles masterfully paired with Cava, red, and white wine from Spain! As you indulge in the finest chocolate from around the world, you will learn about the fine art of chocolate tasting as well as how chocolate is produced. After your visit, you will know more than you thought you could have about chocolate! Tickets are $60 each. 2375 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to our favorite 14th Street salon, Logan 14, for a day of beauty and snag yourself some great deals. Buy three services for the price of two! The services expire in March, so plan your facials and massages accordingly. These make the perfect gifts as well! Grab a few for yourself, friends, and family. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take in a show tonight! Tove Lo and Phoebe Ryan are performing at the 9:30 Club. The show takes place from 8-11 p.m. Purchase your tickets here. Tickets are starting at $80. 815 V St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch with the girls! Take a look at some of our A reviews: Whaley’s, Junction Bakery, Sette Osteria, and Espita Mezcaleria.  

Head to any Shake Shack location and get in line for the limited edition BBQ options. We thoroughly vetted these BBQ burgers and fries and can guarantee they are worth the calories. Get yourself a BBQ ShackMeister burger, BBQ Chicken’n Shack, and BBQ Bacon Cheese fries. And don’t forget a milkshake!

Sample over sixty specially-selected craft spirits while a 1920′s style jazz band keeps the party lively during this one-of-a-kind speakeasy experience. Get ready for a trip back to pre-prohibition D.C. when the DC Distillers Festival kicks off. Over twenty specially curated Craft Distillers join a 1920’s jazz band at Long View Gallery and serve patrons tastings over a three session, all-day, all-night speakeasy experience. This speakeasy event showcases specially-selected, premium craft spirits from incredible craft distilleries. Tickets are $90. 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Cycle and lift your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with SweatBox, a new high-intensity interval class. SweatBox 101 will be offered every Sunday at 12:45 p.m. and is free to anyone interested in trying the new fitness class. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the TRX bands and special bikes used for a variety of SweatBox exercises. Then, your first workout is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Don’t forget to spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Commissary will host the Sixth Annual Oscar’s Viewing Party this year with a Meryl Streep theme starting at 8 a.m. in honor of her 20th Oscar nomination. The viewing party will kick-off  with brunch and Meryl Streep movies shown all day on a full wall projector. Once the brunch fun winds down, Commissary will transform into the set of La La Land, and host a Red Carpet viewing starting at 4 p.m., with happy hour in full swing until 7 p.m. Both during the red carpet arrivals and once the awards begin, a La La Land themed menu (in addition to the regular dinner menu) will be available with an array of small plates and desserts. Read all about it here. Reservations are recommended, and can be made online or by calling 202-299-0018.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Studio Theatre, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, and Logan 14. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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