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This Week in DC: June 26- July 2

Where did June go?! It’s a mystery. Maybe you were too busy brunching to notice the calendar date. Here’s your weekly lineup chock full of fun leading up to the Fourth.


Read it and eat! “Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories,” co-author Mark Rosati (Shake Shack’s Culinary Director) will be signing copies of this fantastic cookbook at the Logan Circle Shake Shack from 12-2 p.m. The first fifty guests in line for the signing will receive a free copy of the book, the opportunity to have it signed, and a voucher for a ShackBurger. Books will also be available for purchase. 1400 14th St N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Women Who Whiskey, Birch & Barley, and Jos. A. Magnus & Co Distillery for a Whiskey and Food Pairing Fete. Birch and Barley’s Head Chef will be creating a menu of delectable charcuterie boards and plates that will pair with the various Magnus whiskies. Chef Bill and Magnus Head Distiller Nicole Hausson will take guests through an explanation of both the whiskey and their corresponding food pairings. You won’t want to miss this evening of socializing and whiskey education at the best spot in the city! 1337 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Refreshing and light, ceviche is the perfect summer dish. Luckily, China Chilcano is serving up 16 different kinds for its first Ceviche Festival starting today. Now until 7/2, diners can sample any of the 10 ceviches on the regular menu, or try 6 of the new additions. We had a hard time picking a favorite – but don’t miss the Tiradito Nikkei or the Pulpo al Olivo. 418 7th St NW, Washington, D.C.


Spend the night at TACOS N’ CHILL upstairs at Johnny Pistolas and get the best deal on dinner. Enjoy delicious tacos for $2 and extended happy hour prices while you enjoy Jordan Peele’s hit thriller “Get Out.” Head there at 7 p.m. to grab your seat, food, and drinks before the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Half of proceeds will be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement. 2333 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Shake and stir your way through yucatán! Join Oyamel Cocina for a special five-course dinner featuring dishes and paired cocktails inspired by the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico specially-created for this tasting event. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person,  inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Make your hump days even happier at Cyclone Anaya’s and enjoy their gorgeous and spacious patio–it’s the largest in all of Mosaic District! Happy hour lasts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. We are big fans of the bite-sized appetizers such as the brisket quesadilla. We recommend the guiltless elderflower mojito–best mojito we’ve had in awhile! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA

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.


As part of the History Happy Hour series, hosted by the National Archives Foundation and The Tasting Panel Magazine, “Global Spirits: American Cocktails” will kick off several days of festivities celebrating July 4th. Top mixologists will be tasked with the creation of an original cocktail inspired by classic American cocktails. As the bartenders blend their concoction for judges to taste, they will describe how they were inspired to create a modern take on an American classic. Guests will have the opportunity to taste exclusive cocktails created by eight of the top bartenders from around the country. Tickets are $60 for Foundation members and $70 for non-members.


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.

Spend the night at Fresco d’Estate at Via Umbria, fresh for the summer menu. For their Italian Dinner Party series, they serve a single fixed menu and have one seating at 7 p.m. All guests sit communally at one table. Each course is served at the same time and their chef will join you at every course to describe what has been prepared and to answer any questions you may have. Purchase tickets here. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, head to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike. 355 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


On Saturday and Sunday, Red, White & Brew Wine and Beer Festival returns! Show your patriotic colors while you kick back with friends, food, tunes and a sweet selection of reds, whites, and brews. There’s no better way to raise a flag (and a toast) to Uncle Sam than by drinking in America’s fruits of the vine and amber waves of grain. Purchase tickets here. 1300 1st St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Spend the day paddle boarding and practicing yoga. The main focus of this class is yoga on the safe paddle boarding form while enjoying the yogi breath with yoga asana. Apparently, the negative ions from the water enhance the calming effect of the yoga breath and asana. Enjoy the calm, clean water and beautiful scenery while practicing all your favorite poses on a paddleboard, especially the delicious savasana. Purchase tickets here. 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA


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.) Try out any of the morning classes before you hit brunch hard. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Spend your Fourth of July  weekend with friends for a very special Pre-Independence Day installation of SiP and DiP! SiP on a drink and take a DiP in the pool. Grab your favorite floatie and take your Sunday back. Chill at a cabana while listening to fresh tunes from some of D.C.’s most talented. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Via Umbria, Lavagna, Cyclone Anaya’s, 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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