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This Week: October 14-20

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You might have today day off because of the holiday, or you might still be furloughed from the government shutdown. Either way, I hope you’re brunching today! It’s officially fall, loves. Isn’t it lovely?

Lots of places are serving brunch today. Hank’s Oyster Bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three locations, including Old Town. The Pig on 14th is serving up plenty of bacon, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Busboys & Poets locations will be open, too. Follow us on Twitter for live updates from restaurants.


The author of “From Scratch: Inside the Food Network” will be appearing at the DCJCC tonight to sign his books. Journalist Allen Salkin was given extensive access to hundreds of Food Network stars and executives, including Paula Deen, Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain and more. The event includes a tasting of an Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) Food Network recipe. Tickets are $18. 7:30 p.m. See the entire festival lineup here. 1529 16th Street NW.


We’re squeezing fabulous D.C. Wine Week events into our schedule as much as we can this week. Tuesday night, we’re joining the Greek Embassy and Kellari Taverna for a DC Wine Week Greek
Night. Greek for “cellar,” Kellari offers 350 Greek and international wines by the bottle and dozens by the glass—ample choice for pairing up with an extensive menu of contemporary Hellenic fare. $5 by glass, $11 carafe and 20 percent off bottles of wine during dinner. Get tickets here. 1700 K Street NW.

Keep calm and shop on at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase Tuesday. The store has partnered with Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home for an evening of shopping with a British flair. It will be a fab evening of music from the British Invasion, light refreshments, and British inspired artwork by the Residents of the Home. Ten percent of your Bloomingdale’s purchases will go to benefit the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home, which serves low to modest income seniors of the District of Columbia. 5300 Western Ave, Chevy Chase, MD.

A few months ago in May, Lavagna kicked off Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Paintbucket Fundraising program with a donation of 25 percent of the restaurant’s sales. It was a huge success in one of CHAW’s biggest fundraising events. This Thursday they are going to wrap up the fundraising with a big finale! Head to Lavagna for dinner Thursday evening. They are donating 25 percent of all sales again to the local arts workshop. 539 8th St SE.


Beginning Friday, Tiny Jewel Box is hosting a very special three-day bridal event. All five floors of the Dupont jewelry store will be open for shoppers searching for rings, gifts, and other wedding accessories—and there will be huge discounts and prizes. Pop champagne, enjoy sweets and music. Plus, there will be an in-house appearance from celebrity jeweler Mark Patterson and event designer and florist Sarah Von Pollaro. This is an event that no D.C. bride-to-be should miss. There will be great raffles every day for amazing prizes, too, including photography from Moshe Zusman. Get there Friday or over the weekend. Click here for more information. 1147 Connecticut Avenue.


Mark your calendars for Friday’s fall fashion show at Betsy Fisher in Dupont. The event will feature shoes from New York designer Coye Nokes and special guest design Hilton Hollis. Plus a fashion show to benefit Suited For Change. Cori Sue will be modeling the trends. Head there at 5:30 p.m. for heavy hors d’ouevres, champagne, and cocktails. The fashion show starts at 7 p.m., desserts and shopping until 8:30 p.m. $100 per ticket includes entry and a $50 store credit and $30 donation. Email [email protected] to get your ticket. 1124 Connecticut Ave NW.


Celebrate the end of the grape harvest at Ingleside Vineyard Saturday at their Bluegrass & BBQ party. It’s the perfect time to enjoy a fall afternoon with live bluegrass music and delicious barbeque. The featured musical guest will be father and son duo, Karl & Doug Hepler. Includes tour, tasting, souvenir wine glass, live music. Food available for sale or bring a picnic. Get tickets here. 1 to 4 p.m.


Saturday night, head to the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Young Professional Council event. There will be an open bar, gourmet hor d’oeuvres (hello lobster!), magical entertainment (no seriously, there is going to be a magician), and most importantly, you will be personally contributing to the cost of granting a Wish to a child battling a life-threatening illness. Tickets are $60, get them here.

Tysons Galleria is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of haute happenings throughout the month of October. Superblogger Bryanboy will be there on Saturday with a trend presentation and Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan. 2pm to 5pm. Click here to see the rest of the fashion events.

Brunch, of course! Lately we’ve liked Sette and Ovvio Osteria, and had a rough time at Firefly.

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