It’s Beer Week! Get your brewski buzz on, Bitches.
Tonight, Becca will be celebrating D.C.’s most inspired craft bartenders at the GQ Magazine and Bombay Sapphire party at Federal Lounge. The bartenders will compete for the right to represent our Nation’s Capital on the national stage in Las Vegas. Get delicious Bombay Sapphire cocktails while cheering on your favorite bartenders and mixologists as they put forth some truly innovative cocktails. Get more details on the Facebook invite.
Don’t feel like partying? Dine out for a good cause. Tonight is the City Dog Rescue‘s Summer Dining Out Night, their biggest fundraising event of the year that provides critical funding for rescue efforts. (Fun fact: Cori Sue spends an average of two hours per week ogling the puppies she wishes she could adopt.) If you can’t adopt either, but would like to help, make a dinner reservation at one of the five EatWell restaurants, including Grillfish, The Heights, Commissary, Logan Tavern, or The Pig. City Dogs will receive 25 percent of the total sales for the evening.
As the local craft brewing scene flourishes, so does the competition to create a great, unique beer. On Tuesday, Farmers Fishers Bakers will host a five-course tasting dinner that pits three local breweries—Devils Backbone Brewing (VA), Flying Dog Brewery (MD), and 3 Stars Brewing Company—against one another, vying for the title of ‘DC Local Beer Debate’ champ. Each course will be paired with three tastings from each brewery. The dinner will feature five farm–inspired dishes from Executive Chef Joe Goetze with three tastings from each brewery (that’s 15 beers from three of the area’s best breweries). Tickets, $74 per person, including tax, gratuity, and a gift bag. Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Our favorite Italian spot, Lavagna, is celebrating its one year anniversary. The charming Baracks Row resto has a lovely little patio and a great upstairs bar for happy hour. Plus, the chef serves up Nutella lemon-ricotta pancakes. Um, hello, yum! Celebrate with Lavagna this Wednesday. 6-9 p.m., 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
As beer week continues, José Andrés and his team are hopping on board—who cares if the Spanish aren’t exactly known for their beer. Andrés and his team over at Zaytinya are partnering with Brooklyn Brewery to offer a unique beer-pairing dinner priced at $60 per person (tax and gratuity excluded). The dinner will showcase six beers from the acclaimed craft brewery, featuring special large format selections like the Sorachi Ace and limited time only Silver Anniversary Lager, paired with a menu specially designed by Zaytinya Head Chef Michael Costa. To make a reservation please contact Zaytinya at (202) 638-0800 or by email at [email protected] 7p.m., Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
If there’s one thing Cori Sue loves as much with her champagne as orange juice in the morning, it’s oysters in the evening. This Thursday, Sonoma wine bar on Capitol Hill is kicking off a three-day Oyster Festival with a wine tasting featuring Siema Wines, focusing on summer and seafood-friendly whites. Tickets, $15, include the tasting and a complimentary oyster pairing. 5:30 p.m., Sonoma, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.
Local fashion blogger Lacey of A Lacey Perspective is hosting a shopping event, #ReadySetFinished, with Ann Taylor and Birchbox at the new Ann Taylor Store downtown. Get your makeup done, learn about fall trends, enjoy cocktails and complimentary Birchboxes. RSVP on Eventbrite. 6-8 p.m., 600 13th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Take in the one of the last jazzes in the garden of the season at the Sculpture Garden. Details, here.
Continue your music fix later into the evening with “P.O.V Live”, a rooftop concert event at the W Hotel feature The Eastern Sea, an indie rock band from Austin, Texas. There will be killer specials on the W’s normally steep drinks, with $5 Heineken and $8 signature cocktails. 8 p.m., entry is free with your RSVP to [email protected]
The Bitches will be in bikinis at Penthouse Pool, natch.
Start the day of with doughnuts from our favorites, District Doughnut. They’re hosting a pop-up shop at Qualia Coffee in Petworth with DC food writer Nevin Martell. It will be a flavor-pairing pop-up featuring a half-dozen of doughnuts (including DC favorites Dulce de Leche and Brown Butter) and eight of Qualia’s finest roasts from all over the world. Doughnuts and coffee are my two favorite things. 8 a.m. until the doughnuts run out. Qualia Coffee, 3917 Georgia Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Then, take in a little shopping. Our fave local designer, Britt Ryan, just launched her fall collection. Or, if your style is edgy rather than preppy, head to Intermix. We’re loving their sexy leather and denim look for fall.