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This Week in DC: March 21-27

We did it, guys – it’s officially Spring! We hope you’ve recovered from St Patrick’s Day, because we have your plans for a week filled with yoga, wine, and Cherry Blossom cookies.


Central is participating in RAMW’s citywide Spring Wine Fling. Wine Director Brian Zipin has hand selected a white and red wine flight, exclusively for the event. The red flight is a study on three distinct styles of Cabernet Sauvignon. The second flight explores Old World whites from Italy, Germany, and France. The flights are available during lunch and dinner in the bar and lounge until March 27th. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Celebrate your favorite spirits at Oyamel’s Ninth Annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival kick-off party! There will be tastings of more than eight premium tequilas and mezcals, creative cocktail bites, live music, and drinks that showcase the complexity of these traditional Mexican spirits. Tickets are $49. 401 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Give back this Monday and enjoy Pre-Purim-Palooza at Commissary! Enjoy a bottomless appetizer buffet for $20 complete with falafel, hummus, tzatziki, pita, olives, and more. For just $32, your ticket will get you two discounted drinks as well. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Jewish Food Experience. Go for happy hour beforehand and enjoy the great deals and even better drinks and bites. Read our recap here. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Need a drink? Check out our Spring Happy Hour Guide and see which neighborhood you should head to this week. Near Georgetown? Try El Centro D.F., ENO, or Maxime. More of a Bethesda Bitch? Think Silver or Crave. Salud!


Head to our favorite yoga and cycling studio in Chinatown and take Ashley’s Love Your Brain yoga class at Sculpt DC at 5:30 p.m. The class is for all levels of yoga and is Vinyasa style. This is a charity class, so a $10 donation will get you an automatic entry to win a free month of spin and yoga at Sculpt. Namaste, Bitches. 950 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


A new merchant is opening up at Union Market this week. Say hello to Saison–an authentic Belgium Waffle Bar. Saison Wafel Bar will be producing a variety of sweet and savory waffles from breakfast through dinner. The waffles are produced with real pearl sugar and waffle irons imported straight from Belgium along with locally sourced, premium ingredients. Saison is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Milk Bar just rolled out a limited-time only cookie flavor called Cherry Rose in honor of the National Cherry Blossom festival! It’s a fruity meets floral combination of freeze-dried cherries, milk crumbs, and rose water essence with a final layer of dusted cherries on top!  The cookie will be exclusively available at Milk Bar or can be special ordered online for in-store pickup through the end of the month. 1090 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C.




Chez Billy Sud has a new neighbor and sister restaurant–Bar à Vin. The new venue shares the same philosophy as Chez Billy Sud, emphasizing classic French wines in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Sommelier Andrew Wooldridge will oversee the wine program and the bar’s menu will concentrate on wines from classic regions such as Burgundy and Champagne, as well as lesser known varieties like Languedoc- Roussillon, the Jura and Savoie. “Our goal is to demystify all of that; no pretension or snobbishness, just passion for great wine.” We’re sold. 1035 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Don’t forget to stop by Jack Rose Dining Saloon to celebrate March Madness with “Courtside Happy Hours” throughout the tournament from March 15th through April 4th. Jack Rose will air the games on the heated rooftop terrace and feature special deals. There will be $5 pints, $7 punch, and $9 whiskey specials and half-priced bites. 2007 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Logan Tavern invites you to join them for a celebration of D.C.’s talented youth with music, mixology, and morsels. The event is free to attend, but donations are recommended. From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Logan Tavern will donate 100% of the beverage proceeds to The Duke Ellington School’s young musicians. Try the $5 glasses of wine, $7 rail drinks, $5.75 pints of beer, and much more. Taste some of the bites that are all under $12 such as buffalo wings, truffle fries, or spinach salad. 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to the Kennedy Center and enjoy The Washington Ballet’s performance of Hamlet. Hamlet redefines this tragic masterwork and the limits of dance in a modern production that presents Hamlet’s internal struggle over avenging his father’s murder in an innovative and riveting reinvention of Shakespeare’s classic. Purchase your tickets here for the 7:30 p.m. show. Prices range from $32-$130. 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch and enjoy this gorgeous weather! See where we’ve been dining lately: Marcel’s, The Riggsby, Pennsylvania Six, and Urbana.


Drink the District is back with a double dose of your favorite tasting event–the Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine Festival. Spanning two weekends around the blooming of D.C.’s beloved cherry blossoms, each event will feature unlimited tastings of more than 100 beers and wines, access to D.C. area food trucks, and live entertainment all day. Attend the festival from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 1300 1st St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Keesha D. Fox is a contemporary romance novelist and owner of JAKAB Publications and is hosting a night where Fashion Meets Literature at the Honfleur Gallery in honor of her latest read, Unthinkable. Guests will receive a ticket for complimentary wine, passed hors d’oeuvres, and automatic entry into the evening’s premier raffle. Through the well-versed thoughts of Mrs. Fox, the three main characters of Unthinkable will be brought to life in an innovative fashion show by designers FoxMod and Weird Art Society. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30. 1241 Good Hope Road S.E., Washington, D.C.


Make your Easter brunch reservations now! Check back tomorrow for our Easter Brunch Guide!

The popular Dupont Circle café and bar will distribute decorative eggs to its guests with special promotions and deals from neighboring businesses to its patrons. Eggs will also be filled with promotions and discounts from Bar Dupont and sister restaurant Café Dupont, including gifts like a free cocktail and a complimentary dessert or discount. 1500 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington D.C.


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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