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This Week in DC: October 16-22

It’s another crazy week in D.C. There are plenty of foodie events to sink your teeth into–enjoy!

Party time! Don’t forget to grab your ticket for Edible DC’s gala tonight! Use our special code to get your tickets for just $35.


The Edible DC publishers Susan Able and AJ Dronkers are pleased to announce the top finalists for the fifteen categories at the Edible DC Magazine Awards, sponsored by Caviar. Each award category will have two winners, a Judge’s Choice Award and a Community Choice Award–it’s sure to be a nail biter! The awards will be given at a ceremony at the new District Winery followed by a gala celebration open to all. The event will feature local wine, beer and chef and farmer partnered food stations. Tickets can be purchased here for $45. Use the code “BWB” for $10 off your ticket. 385 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

EatWell DC Restaurant Group with support from Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum, will host a Hurricane Maria Relief Happy Hour Fundraiser in which 25% of all happy hour sales and 100% of all happy hour specialty themed food and drink specials will be donated to Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Additionally, throughout the month of October, a specialty cocktail called “Unidos” will be available at all five EatWell DC restaurants (Logan Tavern, Commissary, The Bird, The Pig and Grillfish). 100% of proceeds collected from this cocktail will be donated to Unidos as well. 1337 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Tiger Fork invites you to After The Storm, a charity dinner benefitting the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Executive chef Irvin Van Oordt joins forces with celebrated local chefs including Johnny Spero (Reverie), Russel Smith (The Source), Michael Abt (Le Diplomate), and Carlos Delgado (China Chilcano) to create a six-course dinner, with cocktail pairings by Tiger Fork’s lead bartender, Ian Fletcher, and wine pairings from Sebastian Zutant. Guests can choose from seatings at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the 21 US Virgin Island Relief Fund. Tickets can be purchased here for $150 per person. 922 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Get excited for Swizzler’s pop-up location in downtown D.C. We know we will be chowing down on these hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken sammies, and truffle Parmesan fries. It’s only open for a few months, so grab your spot from 4-9:30 p.m. and get ready to stuff your face. 919 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Drink Pink on Tuesdays with City Perch. These $7 pink cocktails are delicious and very Instagrammable. Additionally, throughout the month of October, proceeds from Drink Pink will be donated to breast cancer research. Go for the booze and stay for a movie at iPic Theatres. Read our brunch review here.  11830 Grand Park Ave. B, North Bethesda, MD.


Union Market will spend the month of October celebrating visionary women in food with “The Future of Food is Female” event series. Take in tonight’s panel at 6:30 p.m. In celebration of the online grocer’s recent D.C. launch, FreshDirect’s Food Merchant Marissa Dobbins will moderate a conversation with four N.Y.-based women behind some of our favorite foods: Anita Shepherd of Anita’s Yogurt, Nekisia Davis from Early Bird Foods, Chloe Epstein of Chloe’s Fruit, and Vanessa Dew of Health-Ade Kombucha as they highlight how they have grown their companies from good ideas to craveable, nationally distributed products and why FreshDirect chooses to carry them. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Every Wednesday Lavagna Restaurant donates 10% of their proceeds to a nonprofit. Support this amazing charity by eating at Lavagna! This deal includes happy hour 4:30-7 p.m. Lavagna is a delicious farm-to-table Italian restaurant with a friendly neighborhood wine bar vibe–we absolutely love it here for everything from brunch, to dinner, to drinks. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Drink Company is ready to celebrate fall and fright in PUB DREAD all October long. The season is ripe for horror, which will dominate the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. Horror films rule the drink menu, with inspiration taken from childhood favorites and true chillers that still spook adults. Get a jump start on your Halloween plans and snag your tickets early–guests can guarantee their entry into PUB Dread and snag a pass well in advance. At $20 a ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen. Andrés and World Central Kitchen have fed over 130,000 people in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria. 1839 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Extended by popular demand, Studio Theatre presents Skeleton Crew this week. The story follows Faye, who has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau. Purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


XII by Johanna’s Table is a monthly pop up dinner series celebrating local ingredients with spices and flavors from around the globe. Tonight, Johanna’s Table will transport guests through a culinary journey of Myanmar. Set on the beautiful rooftop space of the Apollo, this pop up will feature Burmese inspired cocktail-paired courses. Each cocktail of the evening will be crafted by Torrence Swain, Head Bartender of Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel. While in the kitchen, Chef Johanna Hellrigl brings her personal story and journey through Myanmar to the table. Enjoy mingling at cocktail hour, a dessert bar, sit down courses, and family-style feast. Purchase tickets here. 600 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

As the sun begins to set, things take a slightly scarier spin as Flight Deck transforms into Fright Deck at The National Harbor complete with roaming ghouls, fog, and witches brew. Flight Deck staff will dress in their finest Halloween attire and serve fall beer samples from 7-8 p.m. and invite guests to spin the Wheel of Fright to win horrific prizes. Haunted Happy Hour specials run from 7-10 p.m. including $5 beer selections and $11 Sinister Sangria.192 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD


On Saturday afternoons in October, Radiator is inviting neighbors and friends to celebrate fall with German beers, foods, and polka music on the patio. Oktoberfest aficionados and autumn weather lovers alike can enjoy steins of Spaten al fresco from 1-4 p.m. This cozy 14th Street patio will add a Bavarian-style satellite bar to its couches, fire pit, and arsenal of life-sized games. The patio bar welcomes everyone from spirited Oktoberfest celebrators to those looking to catch up with friends on a Saturday afternoon al fresco. 1430 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Snag a sleeve of Olivia Macaron treats and a portion of sales this month will go to breast cancer research. The pink gift box of nine macarons is filled with delicious flavors like raspberry, rose, and champagne macarons. There will also be two new flavors this month–cinnamon toast and PB &J. The perfect hostess gift for all your upcoming Halloween parties. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.


Spend the day in Northeast today at Union Market.

Spend your day brunching and shopping inside Union Market. Check out our brunch review of Union Market here and of Bidwell, the only sit-down restaurant, here. Don’t forget to get your fill of Rappahannock oysters.

Check out the two new murals alongside Union Market’s 6th Street N.E. exterior wall. The installations represent Hirshhorn in the City and an Instagram collaboration. The perfect spot to pose for pictures. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, Olivia Macaron, City Perch, and Lavagna. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these 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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