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This Week (Jan. 18 – 23)

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This week is a D.C. foodie’s wet dream, with Restaurant Week offering cheap-o fancy-pants dinners and lunches, plus celebrity chefs like Jose Andres and Wolfgang Puck making appearances across town. Not to mention, the fabulous 701 restaurant is still celebrating its 20th anniversary with discounted lunches until the end of the month. Hell, even POTUS and FLOTUS are dining out.

Yeah. Time to drop that silly New Year’s resolution.


Get back into the swing of things (it was a long weekend, after all) by networking around fabulous art at a business luncheon hosted by the Corcoran Business and Professional Women group. Today’s event also offers the chance to check out the new exhibition Washington Color and Light with a guided tour straight from the curator, Sarah Newman. Begins at 11:30 a.m. and pre-registration is required by clicking here.

Photo credit: Corcoran Gallery
Photo credit: Corcoran Gallery


Celebrate the D.C. launch of Bartab, a Facebook-compatible app (err … website?) that will have us all drinking for cheap. You’ll get $1 drinks at participating watering holes and can stock up on more $1 drink coupons in your Facebook’s Drink Bank. The launch party is Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m., at The Mighty Pint.


Kick off the 2011 Capital Wine Festival at the Grand Opening Reception this Thursday night at the Fairfax Hotel. You’ll get to sample more than 45 wines that will be available during the festival, and enjoy a huge buffet from the fabulous hotel. Click here to get tickets.


Barack and Michelle gave a birthday seal of approval to Wolfgang Puck’s The Source on Monday night. This Friday, you can meet the celebrity chef and mastermind behind the restaurant when Mr. Puck himself hosts a lunch and book signing at the Newseum. The Source’s fabulous executive chef Scott Drewno will also be joining in the conversation about food and dining. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Knight Studio, Level 3. It’s limited to 140 people, so get tickets here.

Photo credit: Newseum
Photo credit: Newseum


Closet bursting at the brim? Don’t fret. Saturday is National Swap Day, and Quarter Life blog (love her) and Nana boutique in Mount Pleasant are hosting a Swap Party on Saturday. So bring a bag of clothes and $10, and drop off your goods between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday. At 1 p.m., the swapping begins. Click here to sign up. Nana is at 3068 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, D.C.


This is tres exciting: A set of fabulous D.C. couples are hosting renowned chefs (including Jose Andres, Alice Waters, and Joan Nathan) in their homes for 15 intimate dinners benefiting two very worthy charities. Super exclusive, each of the Sunday Night Suppers will seat only 20 guests. All proceeds will benefit Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen. Click here to try to get tickets.

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