So, there was no Friday post. Thursday morning I got a call with some very sad news, so I left my office, went straight to Reagan, rented a car, and booked it to North Carolina to be with my mom and brother.
I just drove back last night, slept in D.C. for a few hours, and today and tomorrow I’m in New York. Wednesday morning, after two months, my love finally comes back from Baghdad. Yes, it’s been a roller-coaster week.
As if The Hamilton wasn’t already everyone’s fav happy hour spot, they just announced they’re giving away half-priced sushi from 3 to 6 p.m. every day. The summer special is offered throughout the restaurant, and includes sushi small plates, nigiri, sashimi, as well as sushi platters. Amazing. 600 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 787-1000.
Tuesday night is the NewsBabes Bash for Breast Cancer at the newly reopened Howard Theatre. The event’s honored guest, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, will be joined by the region’s top anchorwomen, including Angie Goff, Cynne Simpson, Eun Yang, Pamela Brown, Britt McHenry, Sue Palka and Alison Starling, with a special appearance by the NewsDudes in pink. Tickets are $75 and benefit the George Washington University Mammovan, the region’s only self-contained, one-stop cancer screening mobile. Get them here.
Wednesday night, One Medical is hosting a happy hour and open house at their G Street office. The event is to thank current patients and welcome new ones. Fabulous bites and beverages will be served. 1001 G Street, near Metro Center. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Grab your girlfriends and head to Urban Chic in Bethesda for an evening of shopping and pampering, presented by Nival Salon & Spa. You’ll get complimentary nail polish changes and skin analyses, plus $5 mocktails and healthy snacks from Puree Juice Bar, and special discounts on all Urban Chic merchandise. 7126 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, M.D.
Cori Sue will be at Wine Enthusiast’s Toast of the Town at the National Building Museum. The exclusive event features 500 world-class wines and signature dishes from Washington D.C.’s top restaurants. Sounds like a fab way to kick off the weekend. Tickets are $106, or $169 for VIP. Get them here. 7-10 pm, 401 F Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to John Carlyle Square in Old Town Alexandria from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday for the first annual Alexandria Food & Wine Festival. It’s free to attend, you simply purchase taste tickets on site to sample food and beverages. Booklets of 25 tickets are $20.
Cori Sue will be celebrating the start of summer with an early morning harvest breakfast on Blue Duck Tavern’s outdoor terrace, surrounded by a bountiful herb garden. She’ll be trying new arrivals from the breakfast menu, and then head to the Dupont Freshfarm Market to watch chefs Sebastien and John in a cooking demonstration. $55 per person, and you must make reservations. Join her.
Sunday night it’s the RAMMYs, D.C.’s foodie Oscars. We’ll be live tweeting the action.