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This Week in DC: May 2-9

Happy Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo! Have a marg with mom and take her to brunch on Sunday to show her how much you appreciate her. Enjoy all the festivals and parties this week such as the Bloody Mary Fest (we will be judging!) or Vinofest. It’s a packed week so be prepared, Bitches.

Don’t forget to order your Olivia Macarons for Mother’s Day! Use the code “mothersday” online and receive 15% off now through Sunday! Or, send a bouquet of UrbanStems. 



Every Monday night in May, Commissary‘s General Manager, Heidi, will host Heidi’s Sidebar Wine Tastings featuring 3 oz tastes of seven wines curated by Heidi, with a sample of light snacks on the patio. Ten slots are available each Monday and can be booked in advance online for $30 (plus tax & gratuity). The tasting experience begins at 6:30 p.m. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

If you’re looking or a big event, head to EdibleDC’s Eat/Drink Local event at Longview Gallery! Your all-inclusive ticket to EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local gets you access to more than 15 drink and food vendors. Feast and drink your way through the Capital region’s best chefs, food crafters, beer, wine, and liquor distillers who will be sampling amazing food and drink. Purchase tickets for $80-$100. 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Stroll, sip, and sample your way through one of D.C.’s most vibrant neighborhoods at the 4th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan event to benefit Mary’s Center. An annual culinary stroll where over 20 local restaurants open their doors to provide tastings to attendees. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste some of the best dishes that D.C. has to offer and purchase your tickets now for $11-$40. Adams Morgan Commercial Corridor | 18th Street and Columbia Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spring into summer with a great book and an even better outfit. Come join authors Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza in celebrating the launch of their novel, The Knockoff. The book signing event will feature light bites and refreshments as well as a first look into the Ann Taylor summer collection. Guests will also receive a copy of the best-selling novel as a gift with purchase. 1140 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


To highlight retail’s entrepreneurial spirit, the National Retail Federation is hosting the second annual Retail’s Night Out. A one-night-only event featuring pop-up shops, food trucks, music, and more. Several retailers from CityCenterDC are joining the fun with extended hours and special in-stores events. The event is free to the public to enjoy. Find more information here. 11th Street & New York Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

There’s no better place to be on May 5th than at Malmaison for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo Experience. For $35, you can access a tequila and sangria open bar as well as complimentary food and desserts. Don’t forget to check out the Mariachi band! 3401 Water St. N.W. Washington, D.C.

Join Hawthorne for the First Annual Cinco De Mayo rooftop party! Join them from 5 p.m. until close for unbeatable food and drink specials including $4 chicken tacos, $10 guacamole, $5 16 oz Tecates, $6.50 El Jimador shots, and $7.50 Hawthorne Margaritas. Let the fiesta-ing begin! 1336 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to Mission for its 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta! Enjoy $4 Tecates, $5 Corona Extra, $4 Dos Equis Drafts, $7 Mission Margaritas, $6.50 El Jimador Shots, and $25 Mission margarita pitchers starting at 12 p.m. Yes, noon. There will be a DJ and surprise giveaways throughout the night. 1606 20th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


We’re off to the races! The Pig will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby May 6th-8th by offering a number of Kentucky Bourbon tasting flights from a collection of rare and limited whiskeys. Flights are comprised of three four ounce pours of each whiskey ranging from $15-$40. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night at the Bullpen to catch our favorite local band, White Ford Bronco, headline with its epic ’90s covers from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The cover is only $10 and there will be plenty of happy hour deals beforehand at the various Bullpen vendors. Grab dinner from the food trucks at Bullpen or at any of the tasty restaurants nearby. Try Osteria Morini for delicious Italian and finish the night off with Ice Cream Jubilee. 1201 Half St. S.E., Washington, D.C. | 301 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

A vegetarian or a conscious eater? Green Festival at the D.C. Convention Center. Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulge in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food, and learn all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The festival spans from May 6th-8th. A single day pass is only $12 and mothers and children gain free entry all weekend. 801 Mt. Vernon Place N.W., Washington, D.C.


We can’t wait for the D.C. Bloody Mary Fest because we’re judging our favorite spicy cocktails! The experts from the Bloody Mary Fest have scoured the D.C. area for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. Enjoy three hours of D.C.’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys created by the finest restaurants and bars in the area. The event includes Bloody Marys, bagel bar, cheese tables, tastes of local artisanal food and drinks, music, and more. Get excited for vendors including  Due South, Hank’s Oyster Bar, and Bar Pilar. Purchase tickets here for $59-$90. 700 Delaware Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.


VinoFest is back and better than ever! Enjoy a global wine tasting experience featuring more than 20 vineyards, craft brews, specialty cocktails, a food pavilion, and a live concert. The global wine tasting experience is curated by sommeliers from Southern Wine and Spirits. You can even purchase a bottle when you find your favorites. Tickets are $55-$105. 1300 St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Plus! We’re giving away a set of tickets!  Tag your bestie for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #VinoFest2016 featuring amazing food from vendors including Milkbar, Maketto and Buredo with beats provided by Jon Baptiste & Stay Human, The Original Wailers and more! Follow @vinolovers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and mention #VinoFest2016 and Bitches in order to enter!

Spend the day on U Street for the third annual Funk Parade! From 12 p.m.-7 p.m. there is the Day Fair, from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. is the parade, and from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. is a concert. Enjoy a hip hop orchestra, funk brass, DJs, and more. Join more than 70,000 to celebrate the life of U Street and D.C. in general.

Logan Tavern will have Kentucky Derby specials while showing the Derby on television. Traditional Derby food specials will be served such as fried green tomatoes for $9, Kentucky Hot Browns for $16, and chocolate bourbon Derby pie for $8. A menu of various juleps for $8 will be served such as peach and blackberry. The specials take place from 3 p.m. until close. 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend the day with mom and treat her to brunch! Think MINTWOOD Place, Lavagna, Central, The Jefferson, Floriana, or Iron Gate.

Head to Olivia Macaron with mom for her special Mother’s Day treat! 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Bring mom to Mango Tree for dinner where she’ll receive a complimentary entrée. Or, enjoy the Mother’s Day Family-Style Menu that serves four to six people. Taste the authentic flavors of Thailand and treat mom to a relaxing night out. Order seared scallop salad, chicken satay, roasted Brussels sprouts, beef curry, or the signature lobster pad thai. 929 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Eatwell DC, Lavagna, Central, and Olivia Macaron. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those 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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