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This Week in DC: November 24-30

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Happy holiday season, kittens! Cheers to a slow week, an good excuse to eat a lot of carbs, and time with your loved ones. Among many things, we’re thankful for brunch and for our readers. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend.

Monday

Still need to shop for Thanksgiving? Head to Union Market. The artisanal food market, which is typically closed Mondays, will open today for the holiday. You can pick up hostess gifts, artisan food, and other necessities for your Thanksgiving meals. Some of our favorites include sides and pies from Ris, meats from Red Apron Butcher, cheese from Righteous Cheese, and decor and gifts from Salt & Sundry.

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Tuesday

Love Rose’s Luxury? Then we have a giveaway for you. Rose’s chef and owner, Aaron Silverman, teamed up with World Food Program USA and eBay Giving Works to auction off two reservations for Rose’s Luxury. The restaurant, which was named Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant in America, doesn’t offer reservations. The auction is open November 21-30 and you can bid online, here. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to World Food Program USA and help provide school meals for children in need.

Wednesday

Need a midweek cocktail? Head to U Street spot Den of Thieves for mulled wine and spiked hot cocoa for $5 a pop. Sounds like a great way to get into the holiday season. The restaurant opens at 6 p.m. Den of Thieves, 2005 14th Street N.W. Additionally, at Satellite Room, 9:30 Club ticket holders can get a free shot of Jameson with the purchase of an alcoholic beverage before or after that day’s show.

Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’ll be spending it with your loved ones. If you’re like us, you probably lack both the time and capability to pull together a turkey dinner. Never fear, you’ve got options.

B Too is offering a Thanksgiving meal to go. The feast offers two sizes of a stuffed roasted turkey to go at $179.00 for eight people (15-17 lb. turkey), or $80.00 for 4 people (stuffed turkey breast) and includes mac n’ cheese, Bourbon sweet potato puree, gravy, Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce, and Brussels Sprouts and chestnuts. There are also pumpkin pies and pecan maple pies available for $24. Call to place an order (202) 627-2800 or order online, here.

If you’d prefer to dine out for Thanksgiving, then make a reservation at Michel Richard’s Central. The French restaurant is serving a three-course prix fixe for $45 from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The meal begins with the infamous Gougeres for the table, followed by a choice of warm spinach salad, or beet-Asian pear salad with feta and oranges, and soups, classic French onion or smooth and rich chestnut veloute with duck confit. For your entree, select from a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey with mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce and potato gratin, or non-traditional entrées including seared miso salmon, steak frites with peppercorn sauce, and vegetarian pearl pasta risotto, to name a few. Dessert choices are pumpkin tart, apple tatin, or Michel’s famous chocolate bar. The meal is $25 for the little ones under 12 and valet parking is available beginning at 1:45pm. 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W

Beaujolais at Central10

If you’re heading to a friend or family member’s for Thanksgiving, then pick up a pie from 7th Street Baking. The bakery, located inside Compass Coffee in Shaw, is offering fresh-baked pies (pumpkin and pecan) and biscuits to go for your Thanksgiving meals. The bakery offers gluten free options, having just won The Washington Post gluten-free bake off. $18 for a dozen biscuits., $18 for a pumpkin pie, $21 for pecan pie, +$3 for gluten-free options. Compass Coffee, 1535 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 630-4479.

 

Friday

It’s a shopaholic’s dream and everyone else’s worst nightmare: Black Friday. We hope you stay safe and away from angry shoppers. We’ll be enjoying one of our favorite seasonal activities, the Downtown Holiday Market. The Penn Quarter pop-up brings outdoor shopping from local artisans, live music and entertainment, and mini doughnuts from now until the New Year. This year’s outdoor marketplace features more than 150 exhibitors and artisans offering fine art, crafts, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and clothing including one of our favorites, De*Nada Design, which will be available in the Bitch shop launching December 8. F Street between 7th & 9th streets NW.

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch, naturally. Lately, we’ve enjoyed Alphonse, Barcelona Wine Bar, Central, Macon Bistro & Larder, and Rural Society.

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