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This Week in DC: July 24-30

It’s a boozy week for the Bitches when sangria fest, National Tequila Day, and wine dinners all happen in the same week. Cheers to summer!


Summer like a Spaniard this July and cool off at all Jaleo locations with Jose Andrés’  refreshing array of sangrias. For two weeks, the restaurant is offering four specialty offerings at all locations–white, red, rosé, and cava – by the glass and pitcher. Plus, sangria is the perfect seasonal sip to pair with any of their tapas. Salud!  

Take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila! Join El Tamarindo on National Tequila Day for a Don Julio Tequila and DeLeón Tequila tasting. The party is from 6-8 p.m. 1785 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Kyirisan is teaming up with Early Mountain Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia to present a fantastic five-course dinner with pairings at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The menu includes chevre cheese balls, tuna, gnocchi, blackberry violet tarts, and more. Reservations can be made via Resy or by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-2942. The cost per person is $85 plus tax and gratuity. 1924 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take in a show tonight at Studio Theatre. The latest is a romance: when Eric falls for the handsome Wilson on the subway, he doesn’t know what he’s in for. Because Wilson is also Nina, a rising drag star in The House of Light, and when a competing house calls a ball for midnight, Eric is drawn into battle. Part turf war, part pageant, all conquest, Wig Out! is a mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture by way of Ovid, Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child. Purchase tickets for the 8 p.m. show here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to dinner tonight at Lavagna for a great cause. Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row spot donates 10 percent of proceeds go towards a charity as part of its Dine Out for Charity night. Go for happy hour from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and order $4 beers, $7 cocktails, and 25 percent off glasses of wine. Order any of the fresh pastas, bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese, or delicious entrees. No need to feel guilty for indulging because you’re helping a great cause! So, go ahead—get that second or third glass of wine. You deserve it. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Experience a bit of Cuba with The Graham at their “Havana Nights” party! Enjoy speciality cocktails, Cuban coffee, live cigar rollers, roasted pig, and Cuban art and music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cuba Skate. 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Chocolate and wine–enough said. Indulge in a delectable feast to please your palate as you share the experience with the chocolate experts. The “DC Wine Guys” from Tradewinds promise to show off how easy it is to understand and appreciate Spanish wine. The evening would not be complete without the usual pairing of The Chocolate House’s masterful selection of premium fine chocolates for tasting. Get tickets here. 1904 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to DC Harvest for a locally grown brunch! Our favorite brunch spot just added mimosas to its Friday itinerary. Every Friday, join the H Street hot spot for lunch (or brunch), drinks, and dessert from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Give them a call for a reservation: (202) 629-3296. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Join The Liaison at the Rooftop Pool and Lounge for a taco extravaganza hosted by Art & Soul Executive Chef Douglas Alexander—who’ll be manning the grill tonight! Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit if you want to take a dip between bites. The $20 ticket gets you three tacos (a toppings station lets you pile them on) and one Modelo Especial. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Before brunch, head to MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon! This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for the busy Bitch on the go who needs an efficient and kick ass workout before or after brunch. (We love these Virginia brunch spots: Fyve, Ambar, Mussel Bar, Palette 22, and Cheesetique.) Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. Start up now just in time for the Whole Thirty challenge in August! It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

The Embassy of Switzerland in D.C. and the Swiss Club of Washington D.C. are hosting this year’s Swiss National Day celebration. The gates open at 4 p.m. and closes to entry at 6 p.m. Enjoy Swiss food, music, wine and beer, raffles, flag swingings, swimming, games, and Swiss traditions. Find information here. 2900 Cathedral Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


What better way to celebrate Peruvian National Day and National Pisco Day than with a party at China Chilcano! Peru commemorates its independence with a celebration that culminates today. They’ll celebrate Peruvian independence and National Pisco day with an epic party fueled by Pisco cocktails, passed bites, food stations serving the finest Peruvian cuisine and live entertainment (of course). The party is from 12-4 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 418 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the D.C. region’s restaurant and foodservice community. A RAMMY Award has become the most prestigious award presented to members of the restaurant food and beverage industry in the Washington region. In addition a celebratory evening, The RAMMY Awards is the largest fundraiser for RAMW with support from generous sponsors and in-kind partners. Get your tickets here. 801 Mount Vernon Place N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Lavagna, Studio Theatre, MADabolic, and DC Harvest. 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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