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This Week in DC: Nov. 17-23

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It’s the worst kind of Monday: freezing rain and a painfully long week before the holidays begin. But keep your chin up, loves, there are plenty of fun activities to make this week a great one.

Monday

Logan Tavern is pairing with Atlas Brew Works to host a five-course Brewing Harvest Dinner tonight at 7 p.m. The five-course dinner will feature produce sourced from the EatWell Natural Farm, and each course is paired with an Atlas Brew Works beer, selected for the course by the Head Brewer. The dinner is $50 per person (not including tax/gratuity) and reservations are required as there is limited seating available. Reservations can be made online or by calling Logan Tavern directly (202-332-3710). The full menu is included below and can also be found here.

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Tuesday

Need a cozy spot for a warm, lovely mid-week meal? Our favorite Italian restaurant, Lavagna, has rolled out its gorgeous fall menu, which includes amazing dishes like bison short rib and duck leg confit. The best time to go is Tuesday evening, as the restaurant has all its bottles of wine half off all night. 539 8th St SE.

Wednesday

Join Washington City Paper for an evening of bacon, bourbon, beer and bluegrass Wednesday evening. Taste more than 30 top whiskies from around the world and sample bacon dishes from local restaurants, while playing all of the best games Penn Social has to offer (did we mention that they will be free!). Live bluegrass music. A Portion of proceeds with go towards Blondes vs Brunettes fight against Alzheimer’s. Get tickets here.

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Thursday

We love designers that dress for purposeful women, and MM.LaFleur is an incredible company that delivers simple, chic outfits custom-made for your body type. The brand will host a pop-up shop in D.C. through Sunday where you can view the collection and try on the goods for yourself. Plus, meet the founder Sarah LaFleur and creative director Miyako Nakamura (who was most recently head designer for Zac Posen) and get plenty of fabulous career advice. Get more information here. 421 7th Street NW.

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Friday

The third Thursday of November, in the wine world, calls for a celebration of the end of the harvest and the first bottling of Beaujolais Nouveau. Thursday through Saturday, Central Michel Richard celebrates the new vintage and offers up a few temptations from nearby Burgundy. Yes, it’s a ‘wine night’ but the stars at Central are still in the kitchen. Chef and Partner David Deshaies has created a three-course seasonal menu, priced a la carte, to pair with the grapes. Click here to make a reservation. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Saturday

Craft beer has taken over taps across America, but now you can learn all about the different types of popular craft brews on the market at the DC Craft Beer Festival Winter Harvest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday. The Winter Harvest edition features 75 breweries on tap serving 150 varieties of craft beers, ciders and mead with experts offering educational tips on the hottest trend in adult beverages. Get tickets here.

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Sunday

We’re already about brunch. Join us for brunch at the new Second State on Sunday! We’ll be hosting A Stately Affair, where  ladies in dresses and gentlemen in jackets receive a choice between a glass of Veuve Clicquot or Dad’s Hat whiskey. We can’t wait to check out the gorgeous new downtown spot, and we hope you’ll join us! Make reservations for you and your friends here.

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Logan Tavern is closing for renovations next week, so this Sunday the restaurant is offering half-off all food to celebrate the closure and mark the next chapter in Logan Tavern history. Head there for dinner to check out the new fall menu and toast what’s to come for the neighborhood favorite. 1423 P St NW.

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