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This Week in DC: January 9-15

The New Year is in full swing! Make 2017 the year of no regrets. Don’t let the week slip away from you without enjoying yourself.


We recently discovered a cool new concept called MealPal, which offers convenient and healthy lunches under $6! With MealPal, you get lunch every weekday from the best restaurants in Washington, D.C. Think The Little Beet, Juice Joint Cade, Protein Bar, and Beefsteak. MealPal will ask you a series of questions to understand which ingredients you like and don’t like, so you only get meals you love. It reminds users to reserve lunch on any given day and integrate lunch reservations into your calendar. Check out the website for more information!


Kick start your new 2017 body with SweatBox! Cycle and lift your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with this new high-intensity interval class. Beginning January 1st, SweatBox 101 will be offered every Sunday at 12:45 p.m. and is free to anyone interested in becoming acclimated to the program. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the XT trainers for a variety of SweatBox exercises. Then, your first workout is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Don’t forget to spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend date night with DC Harvest on H Street with the farm-to-table restaurant’s date night special. Enjoy two cocktails, two entrees, and one dessert for $50. Start the night off with any one of the tasty cocktails such as the Betty White or Swampoodle Sour. Try the new entrée options–scallops or vegan pasta. Finish off with the coconut macaron cake or the two new dessert options as well. Take a look at their Instagram for pictures of the delicious food and daily deals. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


Glen’s Garden Market’s resident Cheesemonger, Kurt Schewe, will host a class on the very best cheeses of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. While learning about how the cheeses were created, you’ll taste Kurt’s cultivated selections. These picks will be joined by house-made accompaniments and sips of locally made wine, beer, and cider specially selected to complement the cheeses. Tickets include a 15 percent discount on everything sampled during the class. The class is from 7-8 p.m. and is $30. 2001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux will present a spectacular five-course Bordeaux dinner with vintage wine from Elite Imports at Bastille. The $99 prix fixe menu includes wine pairings and courses such as fried oysters and lobster salad. Tax and gratuity are not included.  Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Call 703-519-3776. 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, VA.


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. 

The National Symphony Orchestra is in town and performing at The Kennedy Center. Purchase your tickets here, which begin at $49. The show starts at 7 p.m.! 2700 F 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 Krohl Institute for Brain Science. 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. Bristling with intellectual energy and searing wit, 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 the 8 p.m. show. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Check out these Bitch-approved bottomless brunches. Try Scarlet Oak, Tenley Bar & Grill, Cava Mezze, or Kapnos.


Spend the day cooking! Head to Urbana for an interactive cooking class on the best of Italian style comfort food. The class is taught by Executive Chef, Ethan McKee and includes recipes, bites, pairings, and takeaways. The class is from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $55. Call 202-956-6650 or email Abbe for reservations. 2121 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Learn how to cook like the French with Chef Gérard Pangaud for a demonstration cooking class featuring seasonal, French cuisine. Chef Pangaud will teach you to create a menu and prepare a three-course dinner. In Chef Gerard’s kitchen, the creative use of taste and technique trump the mechanical allegiance to the cookbook. For each class, Chef Pangaud searches his wine cellar for perfect pairings and provides two selections of wine. Tickets are $85. The class is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 921 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.


The Hay-Adams is starting the New Year with musical flair. Indulge in Chef Nicolas Legret’s festive Sunday Brunch in The Lafayette and enjoy live jazz music for the month of January. Brunch is served from 11.30 a.m. until 2 p.m. For reservations, please call (202) 638-6600. Read our review here. 800 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night on Barracks Row and visit our go-to Italian spot–Lavagna–for half-priced wine night! Every Tuesday and Sunday night you can enjoy your Italian fare with a delicious bottle of wine for half the price. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Studio Theatre, SweatBox, Logan 14, Lavagna, and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those 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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