Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dine Out For Life this Thursday at more than 100 Local DC Restaurants to Support Food & Friends


Join Food & Friends on April 24th along with thousands of DC diners who will stand up against HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. More than 100 area restaurants have pledged to contribute 25% to 100% of their revenues to benefit Food & Friends’ clients living with these debilitating diseases.  See the list of participating restaurants at www.foodandfriends.org/dol Reservations can be made on OpenTable.com or through the restaurants directly.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Common Threads World Festival Coming to Capital Liaison Hotel April 24th



Join 20 of DC's best chefs as they prepare ethnically inspired small bites for Common Threads’ core after-school program, Cooking Skill's World Cuisine.  Stamp your culinary passport as the chefs team up with Common Threads students to create their dishes and featured mixologists create cocktails and spirits by Diageo. 

The event takes places the Liaison Capitol Hill (415 New Jersey Avenue) from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Tickets are $150 HERE. 100% of funds raised will help support Common Threads student and family programs. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Join Salt & Sundry and Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits on April 24th for Demystifying Absinthe Class & Tasting


Join Salt & Sundry and Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits from 7:30 to 9 p.m.  on Thursday, April 24th as you explore Absinthe. Damien Lahoux from The Opici Wine Group will share four unique styles of Absinthe from France, Switzerland and the burgeoning American craft Absinthe scene. Guests will be treated to their very own set of Absinthe accessories, complimentary of Salt & Sundry. Tickets are $45  HERE.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spa Week Returns to D.C., Maryland and Virginia April 21-27th


It's back! For one week local D.C., Maryland and Virginia spas will provide discounts on services to guests. For just $50 enjoy stress melter treatments, massages, facials, mani/pedis and much more. Learn more and find the spas HERE and book NOW to lock in your reservation as the week does fill up fast. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

9:30 Club Concerts You Must See this Summer















The Faint May 20th (tickets are $20 HERE)

















Kaiser Chiefs on June 18th (tickets are $30 HERE)

Coming Soon: 2014 SAVOR Craft Beer & Food Experience May 9-10th

Save the date for the SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience presented by the Brewers Association. The event will take place May 9 - 10th at the National Building Museum. Tickets are $135 to $155 HERE. Enjoy 76 small and independent American craft breweries, hailing from 29 different states and representing all regions of the country, along with food pairings designed by Brewers Association culinary consultant Chef Adam Dulye, co-owner/chef of San Francisco’s The Monk’s Kettle and The Abbot’s Cellar.




Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's Puppy Time! Washington Animal Rescue League to Host Adoption Event at Logan Circle ACE Hardware this Saturday

Head to the Washington Animal Rescue League adoption event at Logan Circle ACE Hardware this Saturday at noon! We’ll be at Logan Hardware at 1416 P Street, NW, Washington, DC, with some adorable pets looking for their forever homes. So stop by between noon and 2 p.m. this Saturday and meet your new best friend. Our foster dog Noggin (pictured) will also be there searching for his new parents! 

All animals have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and evaluated by certified trainers.  More details HERE.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Blo Blow Dry Bar Wisks Into the District

Ready your locks ladies. The Blo Blow Dry Bar hits the District on March 22. The new store, located in Dupont, is an affordable go-to station for your black tie balls and night out on the town. 

Visit the store during opening weekend (March 22 or 23rd) and Blo Blow Dry Bar will offer specially priced $25 blo outs with a percentage of sales going to the Washington Humane Society.


2126 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202.293.2256 for appointments
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Thursday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Appointments from 7 a.m., Monday - Friday






Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Coming Soon: 5x5 A Project of the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities: Transforming the District with Public Art




Mayor Gray and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) have announced the second iteration of 5x5, A Project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Five curators, Lance Fung, Shamim M. Momin, Stephanie Sherman, Justine Topfer and A.M. Weaver, will  initiate 25 ground-breaking public art installations. Watch the video to learn more. The installations will be unveiled this Fall. Learn more HERE.

Monday, February 10, 2014

DC International Wine and Food Festival Hits DC this Weekend



This Friday the DC International Wine and Food Festival returns to the Ronald Reagan building for the 15th year this Thursday through Saturday.  Guests will sample select wines from hundreds of vineyards, craft brewers and spirit companies across the globe. With three days of signature events, master classes and wine dinners, what better way to escape the cold and entertain your palate. Tickets to the festival are $120 and master classes are $45. Purchase them online HERE. Also, pop over to the marketplace where 40 plus artisans will showcase their products for patrons to sample and purchase.  For more information and tickets, visit www.wineandfooddc.com

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Want Free Roses? Follow Whole Foods P Street on Twitter this Friday

The folks at Whole Foods really love their customers. This Friday, they are giving away 500 bouquets of FREE roses to Washingtonians all throughout the city in the first-ever "Great Rose Giveaway".  Follow their P Street store on Facebook and Twitter or the hashtag #GreatRoseGiveawayDC to find out when and where. Happy hunting. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nominate your favorite restaurants and chefs for the RAMMYs

Hey DC foodies. Put your thinking caps on. The nominations for the 2014 RAMMY Awards are open until this Wednesday. Vote on your fav chefs, bartenders, local food products and restaurants who deserve a nod for their work in the culinary world. Nominate at eatsdc.org/nominations/

Categories include (*** denotes new award):
  • Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
  • Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year
  • Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year
  • New Restaurant of the Year
  • Chef of the Year
  • Rising Culinary Star of the Year
  • Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Wine Program of the Year
  • Cocktail Program of the Year (formerly Beverage/Mixology Program) ***
  • Beer Program of the Year ***
  • Service Program of the Year ***
  • Manager of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Restaurateur of the Year
  • Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year **
  • Favorite Gathering Place of the Year
  • Upscale Brunch ***
  • Everyday Casual Brunch ***
  • Favorite Fast Bites ***


Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale Returns February 1st


Click HERE for more details. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sips and Suppers Benefitting DC Central Kitchen and Martha's Table Returns January 25th

Grab an Uber and head over to Sips and Suppers on January 25th at the Newseum. The culinary event will support Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen.  Featuring cocktails by DC's top mixologists, bites from acclaimed chefs and a private VIP wine tasting with Early Mountain Vineyards and RdV Vineyards hosted by chef Alice Waters and Eric Asimov of the New York Times, the event is destined to be a culinary playground. Tickets are $95 for general admission and $200 for the VIP wine tasting and book signing with Asimov and Waters. More deets HERE. See you there! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All they want for Christmas........DC This Week's Holiday Wish List




Man


Tickets to 9:30 Club performance for you and him (but really you)......$25 and up

Jawbone UP band to track your fitness and health routines...... $129 

Monthly beer delivery from the Craft Beer Club that includes special introductory gift.....$37 per month ($455 per year)

Shopping bonanza at Bonobos for the well-dressed city man ......all to set up an appointment or shop online

Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker for the meat lover....$300

Home Depot Gift Cards because they never fail me...... prices vary

Private tour of Port City Brewing Company (pictured) in Virginia whose beers were listed as Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers of the Year....(call for pricing)


Woman

Cooking classes at Hill's Kitchen to step up your chef game........$50 and up

Weekly healthy snack delivery from Graze my food addiction.....$5 per week

Network for Good donation card so they can donate to a charity of their choice..... prices vary

Gift Certificate to Roche Salon and book with Denia on I Street location.... $50 and up 

Sweets from Chocolate Chocolate and pop in the store to have a custom package made.....$20 and up 

Corso Como riding boots.......$100 and up

Badgley Mischka cross body purse for a girl on the go.......$225

Rewind candles, the only candles I use at home.....$28 

Ralph Lauren Ballet Flats (pictured) for those long walks to work in the city....... $54




The splurge on just about anyone

National Geographic Expedition trip  ....... prices vary about $5,000 and up to locations across the globe

A year of massages at Aveda Logan 14 with Michael......call for pricing and ask about specials 

Weekend getaway at the Inn at Willow Grove in Virginia and dinner at Vintage.......reserve online 

Gourmet Spotting monthly food delivery (pictured) for the ultimate foodie.......... $37 per month ($455 per year)

New Year's Eve Plans? DC This Week has you covered with list of endless parties

My recommendations for New Year's Eve festivities. Check back often as the list will be updated. Cheers! 


Long View Gallery will host a chic soiree with open bar and snacks from $160 to $200 for VIP  with the secret discount code PARTY at checkout. Deets HERE.


The Dupont Hotel is hosting a masquerade ball for $137 to $550 (includes hotel stay). Deets HERE.


Art Soiree is putting on the ritz at the Ritz Carlton for $25. Deets HERE.




Teddy's will host open bar and buffet dinner for guests from $110 to $175. Deets HERE.



The Getaway is closing and going out with a bang. Join them for their final soiree - ever - with $40 open bar all night long and they will raffle off decor from the bar to guests. Deets HERE.


H. Street Country Club will have open bar all night for $85. Deets HERE.




A Drink with Friends is hosting party at Redrocks with DJ's TIgerbeat, Skim and Sharkey for $15. Deets HERE. 


Brightest Young Things is having blowout with tons of DJ's down by the Waterfront for $99. Deets HERE.

Town Tavern in AdMo is hosting Monte Carlo night for $40. Deets HERE.


Heist is host bash for $40 (individual) or $60 (couple) in Dupont. Deets HERE.


The Gaylord is throwing a massive party with open bar and 15 themed party areas. Tickets are $124 to $299. Deets HERE.



Join Josephine for a Holiday Toy Drive Benefiting Toys for Tots December 21st


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nonprofit of the Week: Healthy Living, Inc. Join Ripple, The Source and Pearl Dive for a culinary feast December 9th




Healthy Living, Inc.  is a non-profit that provides nutrition, health and wellness based programs for under-served communities in Washington, D.C.  Founded by Juliette Tahar in 2004 their mission is simply, “to educate people of all backgrounds in how to plan and prepare simple healthy meals” and “raise people's consciousness about food--its cultivation, history and nutritional value.” Tahar was born of French parents and spent her childhood in West Africa, where fresh ingredients were in abundance. 

This lead to a passion for sharing knowledge and a natural foods culinary career. While training women in transitional housing how to cook healthy food, she saw first-hand the limitations of the programs and facilities serving communities in Washington, D.C,  Since 2004, Healthy Living Inc, has served thousands of individuals through collaborations with the D.C. Department of Health and D.C. Central Kitchen Healthy Corner Store Initiatives, N St Village, So Others Might Eat, Calvary Women Services, St. Coletta of Greater Washington, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and many more. 

Join them  on December 9th, along with Chefs Scott Drewno and Russell Smith  of The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and RIPPLE for a culinary event to raise funds for their program. Guests will enjoy their food creations,  an open wine bar, charity raffle, and established guest speakers in the fields of nutrition, community activism and government. Music by DJ Alizay and Underdog. 

December 9th 
Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery located in Chinatown
702 8th Street, NW DC 20001
6 to 9 p.m. 

Tickets are $75 to $100 HERE.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Join Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc at Josephine for a "Season of Giving" to support needy families on December 5th



























Join the ladies of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. as they assist local families in need by attending the annual Season of Giving Holiday Soiree. It will take places on Thursday, December 5th from 6 to 10 p.m.  at Josephine Lounge (K and Vermont).  You can RSVP or donate online HERE.

Kick off the holiday season with music by DJ Top Choice, festive cocktails, and even better company.  Most importantly, 100% of donations from this event will be used to purchase holiday gifts and meals for families in need in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Last year our Chapter was able to provide assistance for more than 100 area children and their families, and with your support, we hope to top those efforts this year. See you there! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two ways to get your charity on November 19th: Sip & Shop for arts education and then go F&ck cancer and support Tara



First, pop over to Current Boutique at 14th and S. Street at 6 p.m. for a private after-hours shopping benefit for the D.C. Collaborative and support arts education experiences for D.C. public school students. Spend your evening shopping for cause while savoring delicious hors d'oeuvres and wine. Shoppers will receive a 10% discount on all items in the store. A $10 suggested donation at the door directly benefits the DC Collaborative.



Then head to Tropicalia at 14th and U from 8 to 1 a.m. to help us F&ck cancer and support D.C. fashion stylist Tara Papanicolas who was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer called MMT. The event will feature a DJ battle between Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation and John Thornley of US Royalty, dozens of high end raffle items have been donated by:Current Boutique, Kushi, Malmaison, Napoleon, G Star, Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, Benedict Caesar, An Unprocessed Life, Megan Rains, Busboys & Poets, Mishi, Ivy & Coney, and many more. Tickets are $25 HERE and 100% of proceeds raised will go towards Tara's medical bills.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Did someone say pie? Slice of Life to benefit Food and Friends


Food and Friends invites you to take a slice of life during their annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale. You can purchase a pie which proceeds will go to providing healthy, home-delivered meals to a child or adult battling HIV/AIDS, cancer or another life-challenging illness. With these meals, you will not only provide vital nourishment, but hope and comfort in their time of need. and are trying to do a push for pie sellers and buy buyers. Their goal this yea is to sell 8,500 pies which will raise more than $290,000 for their services. Pies are $25 to $45 HERE. Purchase one today!

Coming Soon: Architects for Animals December 5th

Join the Washington Humane Society on December 5th for Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter”. Several D.C. based  architectural design firms will design and build creative outdoor animal winter shelters to provide homeless cats with  refuge from freezing temperatures. Each shelter will be on display at the American Institute of Architects and donated to the Humane Society.  Tickets are $25. Learn more HERE.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
The American Institute of Architects 
1735 New York Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20006 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nonprofit of the Week: Starlight MidAtlantic Children's Foundation. Join the for "A Stellar Night" November 23rd



The Starlight Children's Foundation MidAtlantic is part of Starlight's global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with 113 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, they have become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology. Join them for A Stellar Night at the Four Seasons. Ticket are $500 HERE or check out the DC Young Professional Council's  fundraiser to support Starlight MidAtlantic at the Four Seasons on November 23rd. Tickets are $100 HERE.






Monday, October 21, 2013

F*ck Forks Cancer Benefit this Thursday


Tickets are $95 HERE and include fork-free dishes from 10 celebrated D.C. chefs, local wine pairings by Cordial Fine Wine, hand-crafted cocktails by 4 noted D.C. mixologists, beer by Starr Hill, goodie bags, music by DJ Kid Cannibal and a portion of your ticket goes to Fu8king cancer. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DC This Week Reader Giveaway: Gilt City Warehouse Sale. Fashionistas(tos) Unite.


It's bacccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Ready yourself for the bi-annual Gilt City D.C. Warehouse Sale. DC This Week is sending one lucky reader to the Saturday sale! 

This signature event is returning to the District on October 18th and 19th (Friday and Saturday) at Long View Gallery (1234 9th Street NW). DC This Week has yet to miss this event each year and it is the prime opportunity to stock up on seasonal items – from Valentino jackets to BCBG handbags.  Shoppers can expect a few things:
  • A host of fashionable ladies (and some guys) just salivating to deep dive into the sale racks.
  • Tons of designer brands -  think Zac Posen, Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka (my favorite), Carolina Herrera, Rachel Roy and more. And don't forget about the men who will find designers like John Varvatos, Paul Smith, and GANT. 
  • Cocktails and snacks provided by HINT and Special K 
Want to win a set of tickets for you and a friend? Email dcthisweek@gmail.com or tweet @dcthisweek with why your wardrobe needs a major overhaul! Cleaners ruin your Calvin Klein (it happened to me), Champange spill on your Lanvin? You have until October 15th to send in your response! The winner will be posted on DC This Week and notified by October 16th. Good luck! 

And if you are not a winner, don't worry, tickets to the sale are $10 to $20 (a steal) at http://www.giltcity.com/dc/dcwhsfall13noir