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This Week in DC: Jan. 19-25

Oh, hello, Bitches. It’s been a little while. I packed up my life, fled the country for two relaxing weeks on a Peruvian beach, then landed in New York City, officially my new place of residence.

Alas; c’est vrai! I am no longer your D.C. Bitch. But rest assured that I’m still manning the Bitch ship with Cori Sue, and will occasionally pop in with tales of travel adventures, cooking mishaps, or fashion attempts.

This also means we’re on the hunt for the perfect Bitch in Washington: a connoisseur of the brunch scene, a fashionista with moxie, and a sidekick to Miss Cori Sue at the District’s most fabulous events.

Think you have what it takes? Let us know.

Here’s this week!


It’s Martin Luther King Day, and if you have the day off we hope you’re enjoying brunch. Plenty of D.C. restaurants have their doors open today, including La Tomate, Copperwood Tavern, Commissary, Logan Tavern, Bar Pilar, Tico, Masa 14, El Centro, and City Tap House.



POTUS gives his last State of the Union on Tuesday eve, and D.C. will be hosting its share of watch parties. Local 16 is hosting the Network for Progress, a social and media-savvy community for those inspired by the “Yes We Can” Movement. Starting at 6 p.m. head there for $5 drink and appetizer specials, special guests, and raffle prizes. Get more details here. 1602 U Street NW.


Room & Board celebrates the comforts of home this winter with Washington, D.C.’s own Carla Hall, celebrity chef and co-host of ABC’s daily lifestyle series The Chew. Carla, a former Top Chef finalist, will stop by the 14th Street home furnishings destination to sign copies of her two books, Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You and Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World. 6:30 p.m. Get more details here. 1840 14th Street NW.



It’s Restaurant Week in Washington, and if you’ve been living in a box for the last few years that means that most area restaurants are offering up their goods in a prixe fixe for lunch or dinner. We recommend hitting up Lavagna for its farm-to-table ingredients and delicious Italian recipes. Or head to Michel Richard’s Central for a gourmet American lunch or dinner. Or to Second State for its gorgeous Pennsylvania-inspired fare.


Spend Saturday at the museum, followed by a gorgeous brunch. Les Dames d’Escoffier invites you to explore the complex food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork on a docent-led tour of the fascinating exhibit, FOOD: OUR GLOBAL KITCHEN, at the National Geographic Society (NGS) museum in Washington. After the museum tour the director of the Future of Food initiative will give a behind the scenes look at how the NGS developed their food series and the editorial process behind the initiative. She will join at a scrumptious brunch at Kellari Taverna. $55 get tickets here.



Have a healthy Sunday followed by brunch. At Bendy Brunch, hosted by Grip The Mat, guests can explore their doshas while sipping mimosas and admiring the beautiful, historic space that encompasses the Wonder Bread Factory. Think of it as a mixed-level, sensory yoga class featuring art, yoga, food, and drinks. You’ll get a chance to explore the space, take part in a vinyasa yoga session, and wrap it all up with an hour of healthy, local brunching prepared by Top Chef finalist Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery, Béarnaise & We, The Pizza). Tickets are $53, get them here. 614 S Street NW.


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