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This Week in DC: May 29-June 4

Time to get back into the work swing of things after a happening Memorial Day. We hope your day off was filled with brunch, booze, and your Best Bitches.

Giveaway: We’ve partnered with the Passport Program, a two-for-one cocktail program that helps you explore your city’s best bars with great deals. The little black cocktail booklet offers deals at about 50 participating bars and restaurants. Just buy a booklet for $20, explore your city, collecting stamps at each bar you visit, and enjoying a little friendly competition with your friends. Last summer, the Bitches loved the Passport Program, with each of us visiting different locales, taking advantage of the warm weather to walk to new bars and different neighborhoods.

You can enter the Passport Program Giveaway by doing one of the following:

  1. Follow Bitches Who Brunch and the Passport Program on Twitter & tweet us your two must-visit bars.
  2. Head to our Facebook, and let us know which bars you’re most excited to try in the comments.
  3. Follow us on Instagram, then tag three friends in the comments on any of our recent cocktail posts—like this one, or this one.

We’ll draw a winner on Friday, June 2.

Reminder: Tickets are going fast to Dine ‘n’ Dash on June 7! It’s the best way to experience the hottest restaurants in D.C. all in one night. We’ll be there ready to eat, drink, and dash! Check out our roundup of the best restaurants on the 14th Street stretch of the night and stay tuned for our Penn Quarter favorites. To purchase tickets, click here.


Take in a show at Studio Theatre! Tonight’s show is The Father. It follows André, who is 80 years old and a man of his own mind. But things are getting strange: His trusted watch goes missing, reappears, and is lost again. His daughter’s stories don’t quite add up. His furniture is disappearing and there are strangers at his table. Purchase your tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Green Drinks DC is teaming up with DC Energy Happy Hour to host a happy hour networking event at Local 16! Meet fellow environmentally minded individuals and bring friends. The happy hour starts at 6 p.m., and Local 16 has offered attendees $5 drink specials all the way until 10 p.m.! Find more information here.


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 ever had! 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 to a good cause 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.

Whether preparing for a fancy fiesta or a quick late dinner for yourself, an antipasti platter can be a lifesaver. Master the skills and learn the secrets of creating the perfect antipasti platter–a must for every host or hostess. Via Umbria will be demonstrating and sampling an array of delicious Italian recipes to spoil your taste buds! Tickets are $35. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Enjoy Washington’s very best restaurants! Kick off your summer at the AT&T Best of Washington party and enjoy Washingtonian’s top-rated restaurants all under one roof. Eat fantastic food and sip on creative cocktails all while supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Find tickets and event details here. 401 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


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.

The Campagna Center will be hosting the first annual ‘Bright Futures’ Benefit to raise money in support of Alexandria’s children and families. The Spring evening event, organized by the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center, will be held on the patio of United Way Worldwide, overlooking the Potomac river, while guests enjoy local farm-to-table fare and live music. Money raised at the Bright Futures Benefit through corporate sponsorships, host committee tickets, event tickets and the raffle will go directly to the Alexandria community. 701 N Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA


Enjoy an afternoon in Austria and taste up to 36 wines from nine wineries at Old Ebbitt. They’ll be pairing food with a wine from each winery. The event is from 2-5 p.m. in Old Ebbitt’s atrium. Purchase your tickets here. 675 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to northern Virginia’s best wine festival! Since 1982, Vintage Virginia has offered an opportunity to taste from nearly half of Virginia’s homegrown wineries, from the oldest and the largest to the smallest boutiques and exciting new players. The festival is a must see for everyone from newbies to foodies. Come try your favorite wines, find new favorites, buy bottles and cases and take them home to enjoy all summer. Find more details and purchase tickets here. Centreville, 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.

Taste of Peru is the biggest culinary festival showcasing the gastronomical marvels of Peru. The event will feature renown Peruvian chefs and participation of local Peruvian restaurants, chefs, entertainment, vendors and culturally related topics. Find more information here. 4200 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s acclaimed Union Market welcomes a star-studded lineup of renowned chefs from Washington to San Francisco for the annual Sunday Supper. This event will feature some of the nation’s best chefs, including James Beard Foundation Award-winning chefs. An amazing showcase of D.C.’s culinary and cocktail talent will include local favorites. Tickets are $250. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with  Lavagna, Cyclone Anaya’s, Studio Theatre, Passport Program, MADabolic, Dine N Dash 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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