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This Week: May 13-19

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So, yeah, this is a day late. Yesterday, Becca was sick and Cori Sue was exhausted. Sometimes even the busiest of Bitches hit a wall.

We were terribly sorry to have missed last night’s Food & Friends Chef’s Best gala, but these things happen. Ah well … onto another ridiculously busy week!

Tuesday

Daikaya, the new 90-seat izakaya in Chinatown, just announced a fabulous happy hour menu featuring Japanese fare and libations. $4 draft beer specials and $6 wines by the glass. Or you can try an eight-ounce carafe of Gekkeikan’s House Sake, or enjoy the izakaya’s signature Daikaya Punch, also priced at $6 each. Plus $3 small plates of authentic Japanese fare that change periodically. 705 6th St NW., Washington, D.C.856822_622454337770675_1985614604_o

Wednesday

Ladies, get your spring hats out this Wednesday for the 25th Woodrow Wilson Perennial Garden Party. Cori Sue is on the host committee for the annual fete, which offers cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a hat contest, and more. 6:30 p.m. Get tickets here. 2340 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Thursday

Get your Zoo on Thursday evening at ZooFari 2013, featuring more than 100 of the area’s finest restaurants. Top chefs like Todd Gray from Equinox, Michel Richard from Central, and Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella from Kapnos will participate in the festivities. Add the fine wines, fabulous entertainment, animal demonstrations, and a great silent auction, all in the wild setting of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and you have the recipe for an exotically delicious evening. Tickets: $150. Click here to purchase.

Friday

Legal Sea Foods is kicking off summer Friday night with a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil at their Bethesda location. Priced at $27.95 per person (tax and gratuity not included), guests will receive two pounds of fresh, first-of-the-season crawfish boiled with red bliss potatoes. The Craw-fest will take place on the patio, and is sure to be a “perfectly messy affair!” From 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

Saturday

Saturday get a Bite of D.C. The event hosts five elite D.C. restaurants and culinary personalities who will prepare a unique dish that’s paired with a corresponding beer or wine suggestion. This is backstopped by limitless wine and beer, along with live demonstrations and entertainment, on the D.C. waterfront at Yards Park. Get tastes from Rogue 24 (Chef RJ Cooper), Jaleo by Jose Andres, Cedar Restaurant (Chef Aaron McCloud), Windows Catering (Laurent Lhuillier) and Luke’s Lobster’s (Luke Holden). There are three sessions on Saturday (11a-2p, 3p-6p, 7p- 10p). Get tickets here.

Sunday

Brunch, of course! Lately we’ve loved Table, Le Grenier, and The Curious Grape.

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