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This Week in DC: February 6-12

The Monday after Superbowl is rough–wings and beer don’t make for a cute Monday. But, it’s also the first week of February which means love is in the air! Check out all the happenings to get you in the loving spirit.


Head to our favorite 14th Street salon—Logan 14— and snag yourself some great deals. Buy three services for the price of two! The services don’t expire until March so you have plenty of time to get in your facials and massages. These make the perfect gifts as well! Grab a few for yourself, friends, and family. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Did you know that on February 6, 1952 Elizabeth became the queen of Great Britain at the age of 27? We didn’t either! In honor of the date of her ascension to the throne, Pizza Paradiso will be hosting a royally delicious tap takeover! It’s going to be royally awesome! Walk around to the back door at the Georgetown location at 6 p.m. to get in on the fun. 3282 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Tonight’s the night! Join us for shopping, mini facials, and wine. Bring your Galentine and be ready to shop! 952 Palmer Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Laugh. Eat. Drink. Get Mellow. Enjoy half-priced wings and twenty-four craft beers on tap for The Mellow Mushroom’s open mic comedy night. You could use a good laugh. Or, sign up yourself! The night begins at 7:30 p.m. 2436 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night with Studio Theatre seeing The Hard Problem. The play follows Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the prestigious institute. As she and her colleagues grapple with the ‘hard problem’ of defining consciousness, a thorny decision from Hilary’s past fuels her controversial stances—and a few suspect choices. The Hard Problem explores the difference between our brains and our minds, the nature of belief, and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience. Purchase your tickets here for an 8 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


February is not just for lovers, it’s for cheese lovers! For our Righteous Cheese’s 5th annual soirée, they’re opening up some extra-special, extra-fancy bottles of champagne that you just can’t find by the glass anywhere else. Paired with unique, artisanal cheeses & chocolates, including hot chocolate spiced almonds, goat and sheep’s milk chocolates, and more. They’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting four cheeses and four unique champagnes along with a bounty of chocolate accompaniments. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. Tickets are $74. 1270 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Lavagna now has a tasting menu available with wine pairings for parties between four and eight guests. The pricing starts at $40 per person for dinner and $30 for wine pairings. Email or call 202-546-5006 for reservations. We love brunch, happy hour, and dinner from this staple Italian spot–so we’re sure to love the tasting menu! 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a special Valentine’s menu at Bastille. Take in an evening of romance now until Valentine’s Day. There will be special prix-fixe menus as well as a tasting menu. Think oysters, tuna tartare, cheese, wine, and more. 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, VA.


Spend the day brunching with your besties! Here’s some A+ restaurants that are great for large parties: Bar Civita, Zaytinya, Belga Café, Sette Osteria, Espita Mezcaleria, and Local 16.

Spend the night in Italy! As you enter this incredible and beautiful embassy, be transported to experience an Italian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, live orchestra, late night DJ, dancing, opera, film, and more! Tickets are $100-$140. The party starts at 7 p.m. 3000 Whitehaven St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Cupid’s Bar Crawl has turned into Cupid’s Crawl Mega Bar Party at Public Bar! Celebrate the season of love with a fun group gathering. Join hundreds of brightly clad fellow crawlers as they gather together on a Cupid excursion. Whether you’re single, taken, or just hoping to get shot by Cupid’s never failing arrow. The party starts at 3 p.m. and costs $15. 1214 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Need some last minute Galentine gifts? Fret not, we have the perfect treat for you to bring to anyone’s home or office! We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We’re very excited for the seasonal flavor–chocolate red wine! Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are sure to be convenient for any busy shopper. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

The story of chocolate begins with a small tree that has its roots deep in the world of Mesoamerican culture. Join The Smithsonian for a celebration of one of the world’s most beloved foods. Explore the rich history and ongoing story of chocolate by grinding chocolate and learning more about the science, art, and culture of chocolate. 4th St. and Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend your late night with Logan Tavern for their bonus happy hour! From 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday, enjoy $6 small plates and drinks on 14th Street. We have our eyes on the grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and a glass of Rioja. Cheers! 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Studio Theatre, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, and Logan 14. 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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