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This Week D.C.: Jan 29 – Feb 4

February is arguably the toughest month to get through; it’s dark and cold and the teasing thoughts of spring are lingering overhead. Fortunately for you, February holds a special place in our hearts as we have events and new food to try that will have you falling in love with this city all over again.

This Monday begins a whole week dedicated to those who seek to find the best barbecue in the Washington D.C. area. The 2018 iteration of D.C. Meat Week will include newcomers Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque and Alexandria Restaurant Week specials, as well as Federalist Pig, who’s serving up a beef short rib special in Columbia Heights, and the brand new Liberty Barbecue in Falls Church. Festivities will wrap up with Texas Jack’s Barbecue in Clarendon on the Saturday night before the Big Game.

Join Declaration in Shaw for a fundraising happy hour benefitting City Wildlife. Enjoy $8 cocktails, $7 house wines, $6 select beers, $6 rail drinks, and $5 bar bites. 20% of happy hour proceeds will be donated to City Wildlife. City Wildlife was created to address the need for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. Over the past several decades, urban development has reduced local wildlife habitat and wild animals have had to adapt to living in close proximity with people.

Masa 14 has a Wednesday event each week that isn’t to be missed: half-priced sushi and discounted (read: $6) cocktails with sake. It’s the perfect dinner-and-a-cocktail mid-week treat that will help you get through the week.

Dupont’s Chickery is revealing a new rotisserie fried chicken and we were some of the first to taste test it for you. Our verdict: it’s messy, but it’s worth it. Feed that Southern fried chicken lover in you. Check out more of what we thought, here.

Right off of 14th street is a Cuban spot that reigns supreme: Colada Shop. This January, they’re premiering all their new menu items, so you’re going to want to get in on their happy hour specials and authentic flavors ASAP.

Feeling like it’s a little to hard to adult on this fine Saturday? Well, you don’t have to. Halfsmoke has all the perks of childhood fun, board games and photo booths, along with bottomless mimosas that come with every brunch entree. Yes, you read that correctly: every. brunch. entree.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon is hosting a “Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off” on Sunday, February 4th, featuring all you can eat chili and beer on the heated rooftop terrace. Come hungry for a game day favorite, and even if you suffer an NFL loss, your taste buds will experience a serious win.

While the Bitches Who Brunch write this post independently, compensation is received from partnerships with Masa 14.

Dannah Strauss

Dannah is our toughest critic. With a food and drink background, this Bitch brings her sophisticated opinion to the D.C. dining scene. Dannah is our D.C. editor and has all the restaurant intel. She's always game to try something new, but when it comes to brunch, she's looking for the classics done in an exceptional manner. French toast over pancakes, and bloodys over mimosas, always.

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