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This Week in DC: January 12-18

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Good morning, kids! Here’s your itinerary for the week. Let’s make it a good one!

Monday and Tuesday

The Pig brings us its third installment of  the four-part Head To Toe Supper Series, a five-course anatomical dining experience. This week is focused on the belly. The dinner includes an amuse and four courses, paired with a cocktail, beer, or wine at each course. The meal begins with house bacon with Maple glaze, followed by a coconut green curry cod belly. The third corse is foie gras with red wine and truffle egg crumble. Lastly, dessert is pork belly braised in apricot, lemon verbena flan, belly button. Sounds like a decadent meal at a fair price of $70 (plus tax and gratuity). Check out our review of the last dinner. Reservations are required, as the meal capped at 12 seats each night, and can be made online here or by calling (202) 290-2821. The Pig, 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the head-to-toe dinners in our interview with Chef Michael Bonk, read a recap of the summer tasting menu, or peruse our brunch review of The Pig.

Wednesday

Join Grip The Mat’s Christy & Ashley for a one-hour, mixed-level vinyasa yoga class followed by one hour of wine tasting. At Vinyasa To Vino is mixed-level, sensory yoga class featuring art and drinks—do some yoga, drink some wine, check out Hierarchy’s latest pop-up art exhibit. Bring your own mat, towel, and water bottle. Tickets, $25. Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Road N.W., Washington , D.C

Thursday

Head to dinner at José Andrés’ newest restaurant. China Chilcano, a contemporary Peruvian restaurant, just opened in the heart of Penn Quarter.  The restaurant celebrates Peru’s deep, diverse culinary heritage, including its native Criollo, Chinese Chifa and Japanese Nikkei cuisines.  The name pays homage to Peru’s celebrated fish stew and one of its established national drinks, the Chilcano. This week, the restaurant is open for dinner beginning at 4 p.m. 418 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.  202-783-0941

Saturday

Looking for something fun and different to do with your day? Head to the Yards for its first Ice Bar & Festival.

This free-to-attend event transforms the park into a winter wonderland complete with ice bars, hot tubs, and fire pits. The day will include ice bars, cocktails, frosty beer garden, adult snow cones, outdoor fire pits, hot tubs, ice sculptures, a DJ live music and more. The event is rain or shine and is 21 and over. 2-6 p.m.,  355 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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We absolutely loved brunch at La Tomate, and we are looking forward to heading over there for dinner. The historic Italian restaurant in Dupont Circle is hosting an Italian coverband this evening. The  I-talians are doing a tribute of pino daniele, an Italian pop singer who recently passed away. There will be drink specials and lots of loud, fun Neopolitans dancing through the night. Sounds like our kind of party. La Tomate, 1701 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, head to Airlie. This weekend, the Virginia resort is hosting a special spirits dinner collaboration with Catoctin Creek Distillery on Saturday evening. The four-course menu will showcase local Virginia ingredients paired with Catoctin Creek spirits. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring two  handcrafted cocktails using Watershed Gin and Roundstone Rye. The four-course menu includes a  grilled rosemary, pepper and juniper flat bread; a Caraway and rye crusted local chicken; and a smoked duck breast prosciutto, red currants, Grayson cheese, quail egg. The dinner is $89 per person excluding tax, and you should make a weekend of it with an overnight rate of $130 per couple that includes breakfast the next morning. Read our review of our amazing fall getaway of Airlie, here. Call (540) 347-1300 for reservations.

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Sunday

Brunch! As of late, we’re recommending Chez Billy Sud, La Tomate, and True Food Kitchen. Or, head to Baltimore for a spectacular brunch at Woodberry Kitchen. It’ll be worth the trip.

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Monday

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Celebrate with brunch. There are plenty of restaurants serving today: Copperwood Tavern, Commissary, Logan TavernMasa 14, El Centro DF, El Centro DF Georgetown, Ambar, Toro Toro, and City Tap House.

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