It’s a short week, loves. Stay warm and hope you’re flying someplace warmer for Thanksgiving.
Head to POV at the W Hotel for some warm winter cocktails. The bar and restaurant launched its annual winter cocktail list just last week, crafted by lead bartender and mixologist Joe Ambrose. The space heaters will be burning, so stay cozy with a hot toddy. P.O.V. Rooftop at W Washington D.C. 515 15th Street NW.
Have a relaxing pre-Thanksgiving dinner at SoHo in Adams Morgan. SoHo’s a great option for a mid-week meal, and we recommend you stop in next time you’re in the neighborhood─or make a trip there soon. If you go on Wednesday and you mention to your server “Bitches Who Brunch” they will give you 20 percent off your entire order.
Get up early and run for a great cause (and then feel totally good about stuffing your face with Turkey and side dishes later!) at the 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger. The race benefits SOME (So Others Might Eat). There’s a Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. and the official 5k Run and Walk at 9 a.m. Both begin at Freedom Plaza. Register here.
If you’re stuck here for Thanksgiving, sans family, no fret. At Lincoln, executive chef Demetrio Zavala will be preparing a special feast featuring signature specialities and traditional Thanksgiving cuisine all in fresh farm-to-table stations. $58 per adult and $21 for children under 12. Make reservations here.
It’s Black Friday! Head to Old Town for some shopping so you don’t have to fight the mall traffic and crowds this year. All the locally owned boutiques are participating in the third annual Old Town Black Friday Sale. You’ll find deep discounts and extended hours. Shop as early as 6 a.m. and enjoy 30 percent discounts across town.
It’s Small Business Saturday, which means the shopping continues. With more than 70 percent of its businesses independently-owned, Georgetown supports the “shop small” and local movement. Several of Georgetown’s 200 one-of-a-kind boutiques, cafés and galleries will offer specials Saturday. To help make getting around Georgetown easy on Small Business Saturday, pedicabs will transport shoppers throughout Georgetown free!
In January Chef Ris Lacoste promised herself that she would walk an hour each day and with each step would raise $25,000 for the GW Women’s Heart Center. Lacoste is well on her way to her goal and on the Saturday after Thanksgiving she is asking all to join her to take a personal stride towards better health. The special walk will take participants from RIS to the National Mall and around the memorials to WWII and the Vietnam and Korean Wars, before returning to RIS for light refreshments. $4 ($1 for each mile walked). RIS, 2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.