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This Week in DC: September 19-25

There’s much to do this week in D.C.–hope you’re all ready! Think new menus, charity events, performances, and vineyards! Plan your schedules accordingly.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this Wednesday! Meet us in Bethesda for shopping at Kendra Scott from 5-7 p.m. followed by a happy hour at Silver on Bethesda Row to benefit The Children’s Inn.


Time to spend some time on H Street! Head to our favorite H Street staple, DC Harvest, to taste some of the new menu items. First up, they have a Yukon Gold Steak Hash made with sous vide, grilled tri tip steak, and crispy potatoes seasoned with Tarragon, scallions, and spicy grilled tomatillo Pico de Gallo. Top that off with two eggs fried or scrambled and a seasonal greens salad. If steak and eggs aren’t your thing, go for the “BPT” Sandwich made with cherry wood smoked bacon, pea shoots, heirloom tomato, green garlic aioli, whole grain toast, organic cantaloupe, and a seasonal greens salad. If this year’s fall menu is anything like last year’s, you’re in for a real treat! 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.



Time to get tipsy! Blue Duck Tavern will feature rare magnums by the glass, with four-ounce pours available until each bottle is consumed each Tuesday evening this fall. This opportunity is part of the weekly “Blue Duck Uncorked” wine program. The tastes will be specially selected rare magnums which can not be found on the wine list. Each pour is $30. The series takes place every Tuesday 5:30-10:30 p.m. 24th & M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join Glen’s Garden Market Shaw and Slow Food DC for a cheese tasting! Glen’s Cheesemonger 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 cultivated selections, complemented by house made accompaniments and sips of locally made wine, beer, and cider. Tickets are $35 and include a 15 percent discount on everything sampled during the class. 1924 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Spend the night giving back in Bethesda! From 5-7 p.m., you can shop ‘til you drop at Kendra Scott and 10 percent of sales will benefit The Children’s Inn. Then join us for drinks down the street! From 7-9 p.m., you can enjoy two specialty cocktails with a $10 donation to The Children’s Inn as well as happy hour specials at Silver.  4835 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD. | 7100 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.



Head to the Angelika movie theater at Union Market to take in a show and munch on sweet and savory treats. Save your ticket stub to get some great deals at Righteous Cheese and Rappahannock. 550 Penn St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night at Pinstripes and get in a game or bowling or bocce before dinner or with drinks. Bowling and bocce are $8 and $5 per hour per person, respectively. Sip on some craft cocktails such as the Margarita Italiano or an Old Fashion. Try some happy hour bites for $5-$7 such as flatbreads, calamari, or stuffed mushrooms. See our review of the spring menu here. 1064 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C


Amy Schumer is in town! Grab your tickets here for $60 and up. The show starts at 8 p.m. Head to Bar Deco beforehand for happy hour and make a night out of what will surely be nothing short of hilarious. 601 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 717 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

This weekend marks the opening date of the Museum of African American History! Visit this new, gorgeous building for a number of interesting events such as concerts and spoken word performances. Check out the website for all the details! 1400 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join Gordy’s Pickle Jar and Salt & Sundry for a special evening with Julia Turshen in celebration of her new book Small Victories. Enjoy bites straight from the book such as zucchini fritters, roasted scallion dip with potato chips, and pulled pork sandwiches. Tickets are $25. The event is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 221 Upshur St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the evening sipping and shopping at The Gilt City Warehouse Sale! At this shopping party, you can score stylish handbags, shoes, apparel and more from coveted designers like Chloé, Valentino, Tibi, Maje, The Kooples, Derek Lam, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta and GANT—all at up to 80%  off retail. The party is tonight and tomorrow at Dock5 at Union Market. Purchase tickets here. 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.


It’s time for the Barracks Row Fall Festival! Spend the day on Barracks Row for an all-day long festival! Enjoy the Beer-B-Cue hosted by Match Box and Belga Café as well as performances, illusionists, and a petting zoo! Start the day with brunch at Lavagna and bottomless mimosas. 8th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

The inaugural D.C. Wine and Champagne Festival is coming to the D.C. Armory today and is featuring over 75 wineries, with over 150 wines to sample. Enjoy a video DJ, a custom photo booth, a Champagne bar, an International Wine Market, artisanal food vendors, and food trucks. The event has a VIP hour beginning at 5 p.m. and general admission begins at 6 p.m. VIP tickets are $75 and include the extra hour as well some special wine selections to taste. General admission is $65. Food is sold separately. 2001 E Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Art Whino and Shaolin Jazz join forces to present CHAMBERS–a night of all things Wu-Tang. CHAMBERS will feature a group art show curated by Art Whino that includes work by 50 visual artists. To accompany the visual art Shaolin Jazz will be curating a special Wu-Tang Clan themed soundtrack throughout the evening performed by the infamous Diamond Cutterz DJ crew. The event is from 8 p.m. to midnight. 700 Delaware Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to brunch with the girls! Take a look at our most recent A+ reviews: Café Milano, La Boum, Belga Café, Sette Osteria, and Espita Mezcaleria.  


Get a ZipCar and head 40 miles south of D.C. to Bluemont, Virginia for the ultimate day: a vineyard, a brewery, and a farm for apple picking all in one! Try a wine or beer flight and order a cheese board while you enjoy the view and peace of the countryside. Sober up at the farm across the street and enjoy the farm animals and pick some fresh apples or whatever else is in season. 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA. | 18701 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA. | 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Va.


BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Lavagna, Pinstripes, DC Harvest, Bar Deco, and Silver. 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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