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This Week in DC: February 8-14

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The Monday after Super Bowl is rough, but luckily some of us have a three day weekend chock full of love and chocolate to look forward to. Here’s what we’re up to this week. 

Monday

Kick off the week on a relaxing note and detox before all the brunching and boozing commences this weekend. Logan 14 offers an amazing deal during the week, with their 30-minute express services including massages, facials, or blow outs. I’ve been eyeing the Outer Peace facial and the Reflexology massage. So stop in on your lunch break between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for 30 minutes of bliss. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

If you’re in the mood for happy hour and Italian food, then head to Dino’s Grotto in Shaw where happy hour extends all night on Mondays. Try the mussel pot for $10, house wine, and Prosecco for $6, or signature cocktails for $8. They also offer free corkage on Mondays so don’t forget to BYOB! 1914 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday

It’s almost Mardi Gras and the folks at Central want you to have a spectacular time this Fat Tuesday with plenty of beads for all! Chef David Deshaies channels New Orleans with a special a la carte menu inspired by the Big Easy itself. The menu includes jambalaya, fried chicken po’boys, bananas Foster, and more. And don’t forget about the masquerade contest – winners of the contest for the most festive and creative mask will win a special dinner for two! The dinner includes four-courses with two wine pairings. The party takes place in Central’s bar area from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. where there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres as well. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday

Join cookbook author and illustrator Marcella Kriebel in an evening of watercolor painting with an original cocktail recipe by mixologist Gina Chersevani. Enjoy a specialty, seasonal cocktail prepared by Buffalo and Bergen in Union Market while you relax and paint with friends. Each participant will be supplied line art of an illustrated recipe of Chersevani’s drink to paint in watercolor. Learn painting techniques, while watching a demo of how to make the drink at home. All materials are supplied. Purchase your tickets here for $50. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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Teddy & The Bully Bar kicks off Presidents Day early with a “Presidential Happy Hour” from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Complimentary food will be offered to guests from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. There will also be delicious sangria for $8. Ten percent of the bar sales during happy hour will go to the Washington Humane Society. 1200 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday

We’re sipping, sweating, and shopping tonight at SculptDC, one of our favorite yoga and spin studios in Chinatown. Spend your Thursday night at a fun shopping event, with JRINK and Reebok, while getting a workout in. Find more details, here. 950 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 

Friday

This Valentine’s Day Harper Macaw, a local chocolate factory, is hosting Bite Me: A Pairing Menu of Local Provisions & Concoctions. The team has brought together 15 local DC makers in a 4 course fixed pairing menu, including Atlas Brew Works, Baku Beverage, Capital Kombucha, Compass Coffee (our fave), Dangerously Delicious Pies, DC Brau, Element Shrub, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Harper Macaw, Leonora Bakery (Northside Social), On Rye, Pie Sisters, True Tonics, Red Apron, Sona Creamery, Righteous Cheese, and wines provided by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. So, grab a galentine or your beau, because what’s cooler than spending Valentine’s Day in a chocolate factory? Tickets and more information, here. 3160 Bladensburg Road Northeast Washington, D.C.

Today is the final installment of ANXO’s Cider Club residency at the Colony Club. ANXO will be transforming the second floor of the cafe into an authentic San Sebastian Pintxos Bar and they’re offering a great deal. For $20, the first 20 guests will enjoy unlimited self-serve pintxos and Basque cider pours during the first hour of the event. There will be 25 new ciders served for you to taste and test. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., but make sure to get there early for the unlimited self-serve deal. We can’t wait for ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar to open in April. 3118 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

Today, there’s nothing better to do than run around in your undies in the name of love and charity at Cupid’s Undie Run. Coat your stomach at our pre-race brunch at Lincoln, more details here.

I love cheese, and I especially love Righteous Cheese. Head to Union Market on February 13th and 14th when Righteous Cheese is holding a “Baller Bubbly” Cheese, Chocolate, and Champagne tasting class. They are opening up some extra-fancy bottles of Champagne that you just can’t find by the glass anywhere else. Owner Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. Class starts at 7:30 p.m. and you can purchase your tickets here for $80. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

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Venture to Adams Morgan to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Port City Brewing Company from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. This award-winning brewery is based out of Alexandria, Virginia and serves the D.C. and Mid-Atlantic market. Tonight, they release Colossal V into the market. Colossal V will be served at The Black Squirrel, The Blaguard, Rebellion, Roofers Union, and Smoke and Barrel. Members of the Port City team will be at every location to toast with you.

Sunday

Happy V-day, everyone! Share the love and visit Central where the ultimate Valentine’s Day prixe fix brunch and dinner are being served! Brunch is being served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. where Chef David is pulling out all the stops. He’s serving premium dishes such as duck leg confit, smoked salmon quiche, beet carpaccio, crab cake Benedict, filet mignon, cheesecake with passion fruit sauce, and more. Signature bottomless drinks include mimosas, ginger bellinis, Bloody Marys, and Kir Royales. Bottomless brunch is $45 plus $15 for bottomless drink. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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If you’re looking to celebrate Galentine’s Day instead, Lavagna has specials during both dinner and brunch all weekend. Dinner will feature a romantic (or strictly platonic) prix fixe menu and discounted wines by the bottle. Brunch service includes a pink bottomless mimosa option for all those lonely hearts looking to get festive.

Get ready for a Haute & Heavy Brunch event! Offline Society is hosting a special Valentine’s Day unlimited brunch at Ivy City from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Haute Saison and Undone Chocolate are providing the yummy food. The event is for romantically unattached straight men and women who have signed up to be Offline Society members (which is free!). Brunch includes items such as French toast and quiche, as well as mimosas and coffee. Tickets are $65 for unlimited food and drink. Purchase your ticket here. 1369 New York Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Cupid’s Undie Run, Logan14, Lavagna, and Central. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies. 

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