I just spent a fabulous, whirlwind weekend in Chicago interviewing tons of lovely ladies in the hunt for our two Chicago Bitches. Have a friend in the Windy City? Let us know if they’re interested in joining the team.
Now that I’m back in the District, I’m gearing up for a fun week—and summer’s wind-down. Don’t miss our giveaway for two tickets to a great yoga brunch on Sunday, see below. And, sign up for the giveaway for two tickets for Chef’s Behind Bars, here.
September is Turkish Cultural Heritage Month and this week, in particular, is Turkish restaurant week. Agora is celebrating in full force. Head to the 17th Street resto for a special menu for lunch and dinner. The three-course lunch if $18 per person, and the three-course dinner is $30. The menus are fabulous, featuring Mediterranean greats like Kibbeh, swordfish, lamb loin, and more. 1527 17th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Interesting in branding and marketing? Cori Sue is speaking on a panel about both subject Tuesday evening. Head to Local 16 for an evening of cocktails and conversation: Building and Protecting Your Company’s Brand. Hosted by Tom Goldstein and William Paxton, partners at Paxton Law Group, the other panelists include Mike Englert and Ambica Prakash of graphic design and web development studio, eighty2degrees, and Mauricio Gaitan, Financial Services Business Consultant at the Greater Washington Office of New York Life. 6 to 9 p.m. 1602 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C..
Chef José Andrés is celebrating 10 years at Jaleo Crystal City with a journey through his native Spain featuring an all-inclusive evening of authentic tapas, hands-on demonstrations, and live entertainment. Wednesday night, the restaurant will be transformed into a festive Spanish market featuring different cities that reflect the regional diversity of classic and contemporary Spanish cuisine. There will be food, drinks, porrón demonstrations—alongside live performances from Flamenco dancer Emily Mazzotti and guitarist Miguelito Perez. $35 per person, get tickets here. Five dollars from each ticket sold will be donated to José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. 2250-A Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.
Need a mid-week happy hour pick-me-up? Head to our favorite neighborhood spot, Commissary, for its extended happy hour. The deal is fantastic: from 3 to 7 p.m. (and 4 to 6 p.m. on the patio), you can get everything on the menu priced between 3 and 7 bucks! 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, DC.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company begins the first offering of its 35th season this week, David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, a highly contemporary look at the famously iconic and controversial queen of France, from her growing celebrity to her ultimate demise at the hands of those who had once extolled her. I’m going to check it out this week (review coming soon!) but get your tickets early; it runs through Oct. 12. 641 D St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
This Saturday, Barracks Row is hosting its annual Fall Festival, and Matchbox is hosting a beer garden and Marine cookoff in the lot across the street from their Capitol Hill location. Head there for an array of Oktoberfest-themed grub and beer, plus live music and plenty of fun. Plus, starting at 6 a.m., 16 teams of active duty armed forces chefs representing all military branches, will battle it out in a mystery ingredient cooking competition, putting their culinary skills to the test in front of the Marine Barracks. Noon to 6 p.m. 521 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C..
It’s time for a GIVEAWAY, Bendy Bitch babes! We’re giving away two tickets to a ‘Bendy Brunch’ yoga brunch this Sunday. No Kings Collective and Grip the Mat are hosting the fun yoga session, followed by brunch and No Kings’ latest pop-up art exhibit. Grip The Mat’s Bendy Brunch will be the first ever mixed-level sensory yoga class featuring art, yoga, food and drinks. The price of admission ($35) includes a yoga class, brunch, and one complimentary mimosa. Click here to get tickets. Or, if you want to enter to win a pair, simply post a comment here with your favorite yoga pose and tweet the pose to @BtchesWhoBrunch and @Gripthemat.
Don’t want a that much physical activity before brunch? Central Michel Richard just announced it’s serving a new Sunday brunch beginning this week. it’s a $25 three-course fixed-price Sunday Brunch, with bottomless mimosas, bellinis and bloody Marys available with the Sunday Brunch menu for an additional $15. Brunch will be served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.