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It’s no secret that getting a table at one of DC’s hottest restaurants on a Saturday night can be a challenge. Every Friday, we here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com check in with a select group of the area’s top-toques to let you know who is able to offer a Table for Two. Check back here every Friday at 4:30pm for a list of all open reservations at the area’s best restaurants. Here are available reservations for Saturday, April 18th:

Aggio
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
202.803.8020
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:30pm

Bibiana
100 New York Avenue, NW
202.216.9550
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:30pm

Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street, NW
202.567.2576
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street, NW
202.419.6755
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.944.2026
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
9:00pm

Casa Luca
1099 New York Avenue
202.628.1099
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:45pm

Central
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.626.0015
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:00pm

Chez Billy Sud
1039 31st Street, NW
202.965.2606
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:30pm

China Chilcano
418 7th Street, NW
202.783.0941
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:30pm

DBGB Kitchen and Bar
931 H Street, NW
202.695.7660
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Del Campo
777 I Street, NW
202.289.7377
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Equinox
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
202.331.8118
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:00pm

Fiola
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.628.2888
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Fiola Mare
3050 K Street, NW
202.628.0065
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Graffiato
707 6th Street, NW
202.289.3600
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Inn at Little Washington
309 Middle Street
Washington, VA
540.675.3800
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available@
8:00pm

Iron Gate
1734 N Street, NW
202.524.5202
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Kapnos
2201 14th Street, NW
202.234.5000
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:45pm

Kapnos Taverna
4000 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
703.243.4400
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
5:3opm

Marcels
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.296.1166
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Mintwood
1813 Columbia Road, NW
202.234.6732
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Osteria Morini
301 Water Street, SE
202.484.0660
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:30pm

Proof
775 G Street, NW
202.737.7663
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:15pm

Range
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
202.803.8020
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:00pm

Rasika West End
1177 22nd Street, NW
202.466.2500
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:30pm

Rasika Penn Quarter
633 D Street, NW
202.637.1222
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
703.706.0450
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:30pm

The Fainting Goat
1330 U Street, NW
202.735.0344
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

The Red Hen
1822 1st Street, NW
202.525.3021
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.637.6100
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
5:45pm

Volt
228 North Market Street
Frederick, Maryland
301.696.8658
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

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Snail of Approval

A Slow Clap from Slow Food D.C. –  Miriam’s Kitchen, a D.C. homeless services provider, has been awarded Slow Food D.C.’s Snail of Approval! Organizations that receive the Snail of Approval embody the slow food philosophy through their commitment to good, fair food. Miriam’s Kitchen was selected in recognition of its meals program, which served more than 87,600 nutritious meals–such as a breakfast sandwich featuring salmon, egg, and avocado–to D.C.’s chronically homeless population in 2014. Through relationships with farms, farmer’s markets, grocers, restaurant groups, and food suppliers, Miriam’s Kitchen consistently serves fresh and healthy meals to vulnerable individuals. This year’s Snail of Approval winners will be honored on April 18 at RIS DC.  Tickets are available here. (miriamskitchen.org)

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Sensational Spring Happenings: Events You Just Can’t Miss

The Capital City Food Truck Convention — Local food trucks are rolling in to town for the inaugural Capital City Food Truck Convention, featuring the industry’s brightest chefs and entrepreneurs. The event gives aspiring food truck owners the opportunity to learn about the industry, and offers existing food truck owners skills and strategies to grow their business. From 8:30A.M. to 7:00P.M., April 19, workshops, industry speakers, tradeshow, and awards will gather at One Eight Distilling. Early bird registration is available now until February 28 for $49 for Food Truck Associatiation members and $119 for the general public. Tickets include food and drink can be purchased at DMVFTA.org/convention (1135 Okie St NE)

In Christy’s Shoes: Sole Celebration – This April 19 event celebrates Christy Levy Peter’s life, legacy, and shoe collection. The event partners with Doorways for Women and Families this year; between 2015 and 2019, In Christy’s Shoes will contribute $40,000 and over 600 shoes to help Doorways create pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness. Admission is $35 and includes a swag bag, silent auction and raffle, DJ, hor d’ouevres, and drink specials. Donate new or gently worn shoes for entry in a special raffle. (Lyon Hall, 3100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA; inchristysshoes.org)

Charity Off the Hook – Join Tony and Joe’s on April 22 for the fifth annual Charity Off the Hook fundraiser. The seafood celebration raises money for a number of noteworthy charities—including Blue Ridge Food Bank, Educated Eats, GWU Mammovan, National Kidney Foundation, The Children’s Inn at NIH, and more—and brings together top chefs for an evening of incredible food and drink. Chefs include Matt Baker, City Perch; Joy Crump, Foode; Bobby Jones, The Point Crab House & Grill; Scott Mendelsohn, Good Stuff Eatery; Bryan Voltaggio, Volt, Range, Aggio; and many more. Scott Van Pelt, co-anchor of SportsCenter on ESPN, will emcee the event. Tickets are $125 for tastes, appetizers, beer, and wine. (3000 K St NW; charityoffthehook.com)

Of Wine and Words – Join The Reading Connection, dedicated to creating and sustaining literacy-rich environments, at an event to support family literacy in the D.C. area on April 24. Participating restaurants and beverage partners include Dogfish Head Alehouse, Lebanese Taverna, Village Sweet, Catoctin Creek Distillery, and more. A $125 ticket includes beer and wine tasting for a cause on the Jones Day Rooftop Terrace. (300 New Jersey Ave NW; thereadingconnection.com)

Georgetown French Market Returns –The twelfth annual springtime open-air market returns, with boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons, and galleries enough to delight any Francophile. On April 24 and 25, Book Hill becomes a community gathering spot from 11:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. Neighborhood restaurants will offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries, and macarons. Families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes, face painting, and more. (1611 Wisconsin Ave; georgetowndc.om/events/French_market)

Taste of Three Cities – Complete with special guest judges and live entertainment, Taste of Three Cities is an all-out foodie festival seeking D.C.’s number one food truck. The April 25 event, formerly known as Taste of Two Cities, will culminate with the winning food trucks from D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore competing for the Taste of Three Cities Triple Crown award and a $2,500 grand prize. A portion of the net proceeds from the DC event benefits DC Central Kitchen, a non-profit which uses food trucks to distribute 5,000 free meals daily to those in need.  Among the confirmed D.C. food trucks participants are BonMi,Korean BBQ Taco Bus, DC Slices, Burgorilla, BBQ Bus, Midnite Confections Cupcakery, Lemongrass, Captain Cookie & The Milk Man, Sloppy Mama’s, Yankee Doodle Dandy’s, Rocksalt, Sang On Wheels, Healthy Fool, Fava Pot, Red Hook Lobster, DC Taco Truck, and AZ Neats. (1005 First St NE; tasteofthreecities.com)

Bethesda Row Restaurant Week – April 20 through 26, 12 of Bethesda’s best restaurants, including Jaleo, Café Delux, and Redwood, will offer three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30. Restaurant week partakers can enter to win a year’s worth of dinners at Bethesda Row—a $50 gift certificate to each of the 12 participating restaurants. Other restaurants include Luke’s Lobster, offering dishes like Taste of Maine and Claws (1/2 lobster, ½ crab, ½ shrimp roll, 2 crab claws); Lebanese Taverna, offering meals such as maneek (sautéed lamb and beef sausage) and chicken farrouj (deboned half chicken); and Mussel Bar & Grille, offering classic white wine mussels and mini crème brulee. (bethesdarow.com/events)

Twelfth Annual Blue Jeans Ball – On April 26, join Capital Area Food Bank for an exclusive charity and tasting event. One of the top charitable events in the area, the Blue Jeans Ball will take place in the new Marriott Marquis Hotel, with highlights including chef co-chairs Jeff Buben and Eric Ziebold and recognition of the Bedford Falls Foundation. Wear your blue jeans and register here. (901 Massachusetts Ave NW)

Carpenter’s Shelter Hosts Thirteenth Annual Cook-Off — At this year’s Cook-Off, over twenty of the area’s best restaurants will offer up their finest dishes for judgment. While snacking, guests will also enjoy tunes from Alpha Dog Blues Band and bid in a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind trips and getaways. Now in its thirteenth year, the April 26 Cook-Off has been a consistent Alexandria favorite, drawing in over 500 attendees each year; all proceeds go towards funding Carpenter’s Shelter, one of Northern Virginia’s largest homeless shelters. (Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria, VA; carpentersshelter.org/cookoff-2015)

Second Annual Funk Parade – The D.C. Department of Funk has announced DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works as the exclusive beer sponsors of the Second Annual Funk Parade. The May 2 Funk Parade is a day-long celebration of music, art, and performance–a U St day fair from noon to 5:00P.M., a parade from 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M., and a music festival from 7:00P.M. onwards. (funkparade.com // dcbrau.com // atlasbrewworks.com)

Virginia Gold Cup Turns 90 – On May 2, one of the nation’s largest steeplechase race meets celebrates its 90th anniversary. Show off our spring sundresses, colorful hats, seersucker suits, madras pants, and sports coats for a day of horse racing, betting, spring fashions, and Virginia hospitality. Gates open at Great Meadow in The Plains at 10:00A.M., with pre-race entertainment starting at 11:00A.M. The first of nine horse races will be underway at 12:30P.M. General admission car passes are $85. (5089 Old Tavern Rd; 540.347.2612; vagoldcup.com)

The Eighth Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival – On May 2 and May 3, join a great summer tradition on The National Harbor Waterfront, where you will sample 150 International wines, spirits, and beers along with local and regional favorites.  Other highlights include a cooking stage, Cinco De Mayo pavilion, Bier Garten, whiskey and bourbon tasting, and three stages of live music and smooth jazz. Look out for Chef Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck; Chef Mike Isabella of Graffiato; Chef Victor Albisu of Del Campo; Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Roofers Union; Chef Bryan Voltaggio of Volt/Range Restaurant; and, Chef Rahman “Rock” Harper, winner of Fox Reality television series Hell’s Kitchen. All of these local, regional and nationally recognized chefs will offer meet and greets and cooking demonstrations. Tickets range from a $199 Grand Cru Two-Day All Access Pass, a $79 or $69 VIP pass, and a $39 to $49 General Admission One Day Pass. (800.830.3976; wineandfoodnh.com)

ABV: DC’s Leading Libation Festival –- On May 16, masters Greg Engert, Jeff Faile, and Brent Kroll bring you a one-of-a-kind beverage event showcasing the finest beer, wines, and spirits of the season—7 craft cocktails and small batch spirits, 20 innovative and exciting wines, and 35 craft beers. Highlights include hyper-rare tequilas and gin, such as honey-spiked Barr Hill from Vermont; regional debuts of collaboration beers; and, delicious and elevated bar snacks and steamed buns from Chef Nathan Anda and Chef Rob Rubba, respectively. Advance tickets range from $65 to $85. (click here)

Tour de Fat – Kicking off on May 30 in D.C., New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat will visit 10 cities this year, offering the best ways to raise money for local non-profits, celebrate two wheels, and dress as your alter ego. Tour de Fat has raised close to $4 million for local non-profits since it all began and raised more than $600,000 last year alone. The daylong festivities are free, but all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales, along with parade donations, go to local non-profits. Each stop kicks off with a costumed bicycle parade that winds through city streets, ending in a city park for a day of entertainment. That’s when eclectic acts take over: from musical performances to yo-yo entertainers, vaudeville acts to a 1000 person Dance Contest to win a New Belgium Cruiser Bike. New features this year include a new Le Tigre Grande variety tent and Sputnik mobile stage. (facebook.com/TourdeFat // newbelgium.com)

First Annual Rootstock – On June 6, join 30 regional craft food purveyors and 40 different craft beverage brands for the region’s first annual riverfront festival, known as Rootstock. Enjoy dishes from the region’s best chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, as well as live music and a pie-eating contest. Rootstock fundraises for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the DC area. Tickets are only $10. (Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, VA; click here)

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Food News You Should Use: April Edition

Waterfront Dining — Just in time for sunny spring days, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay reopens its most popular waterfront restaurant, Bluepoint Provision Company. The casual seafood specialty restaurant features picturesque views of the Choptank River and River Marsh Marina alongside a menu of new and favorite regional dishes, such as crab boil with Chesapeake blue crab, mussels, and littleneck clams, and crowd-pleasers crab mac and cheese and broiled oysters. (410.901.1234; chesapeakebay.hyatt.com)

Doi Moi Does Brunch – Mixing traditional and Southeast Asian breakfast and lunch specialties, doi moi offers weekend brunch from 11:00A.M. to 2:00P.M. Unique offerings include Banh Xeo, a Vietnamese sizzling crepe; Moo Jeaw Gai Sab, a Thai three-egg omelet with spicy minced pork; and Khao Tom Kai, a western Laotian soup with poached egg, pork belly and chili-garlic oil, as well as inspired Banh mi sandwiches. And don’t forget the drinks—sample a Southeast Asian take on a Bloody Mary or hot Vietnamese coffee. (1800 14 St NW; 202.733.5131; doimoidc.com)

National Grilled Cheese Month – In a delicious move, ENO Wine Bar will roll out a new grilled cheese each week in April in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month (if it’s a made up holiday, we don’t mind). The sandwiches are composed of a weekly featured cheese and a cheddar blend of Amber 16, Tumbleweed, and Cabot Clothbound cheese on Pan de Mie. Grilled cheese include BC Grilled Cheese, feauturing Blythedale Camembert; Creamy Grilled Cheese, featuring Greenhill soft cow’s cheese; and, Go Nuts Grilled Cheese, featuring Thomasville Tomme. (2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.295.2826; enowinerooms.com)

Fifteen Years, Fifteen Hundred Dollars – Grapeseed of Bethesda celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month with $1500 in giveaways (plus a few extras). Dine at Grapeseed in the month of April, like the restaurant’s Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter and receive 15% off your meal. April diners will also be entered to win one of two $30 gift certificates given away each day, as well as a Chef’s Table dinner for four guests valued at $500. (4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD; 301.986.9592; grapeseedbistro.com)

Hank’s Launches Lunch – Starting April 6, stop by Hank’s Oyster Bar for new lunch hours. Among the lunch options the smoked salmon Reuben, the grilled steak sandwich with chimicurri and horseradish mayo, and salad options like the seafood cobb. The main menu will stay constant with categorized items in Ice Bar, Small Plates, Large Plates, and Sides, while rotating items will appear in the form of Daily Specials and Sandwich Specials.   (1026 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703.739.4265; hanksoysterbar.com)

Wine and Food Unite – Join Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center as it kicks off the eighth annual National Harbor Wine and Food Festival with two delicious wine dinners at Old Hickory Steakhouse. On May 1, enjoy a six-course wine dinner with renowned Stag’s leap Wine Cellars’ assistant winemaker, Elizabeth DeLouise-Gant. Paired dishes include pan-seared dry pack scallops, caramelized Long Island duck, and more. On May 2, enjoy a dinner with chief sommelier, Jason Teasuro, of the locally-acclaimed Barboursville Vineyards. Courses include a pan-seared rockfish, barrel-cut “prime” rib eye, and artisan cheeses. Tickets range from $100-$125. (201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD; 301.965.4000; GaylordNationaltickets.com)

Lunches and Brunches – The Partisan has introduced a new lunch and brunch menu at their Penn Quarter restaurant and bar. Treat yourself to a full service lunch experience—starters, salads, sandwiches, mains, roasts, and beverages—including a daily charcuterie board, a wild oregano rubbed pork loin, or the Original Red Apron Burger. Or, sample their debut brunch menu from 11:00A.M. to 2:30P.M. on weekends, including chipped bresaola served over white toast and fried egg; foie gras French toast panini with duck confit; or, smoked pork heart hash. (709 D St NW; 202.524.5322; thepartisandc.com)

April Eve Birthday Bash – For the fourth year in a row, Restaurant Eve offers its April Birthday Bash—the gift of a five-course tasting menu to any (grown up) April babies.  April is also the month the restaurant’s namesake, Eve Armstrong, celebrates her own birthday. Eve once told her parents that instead of presents, she prefers her friends and family give to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Every year, Restaurant Eve requests that Birthday Bash diners bring a check or donation to the Animal Welfare League. (110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA; 703.706.04500; restauranteve.com)

A Tart Pop Tart – Pastry Chef Todd Miller has a new pop tart up his sleeve—a key lime pop tart has debuted at all Ted’s Bulletin locations (Capitol Hill, 14th Street, Reston Town Center, Merrifield, Downtown Crown). The dessert slash snack is deliciously filled with key lime custard and topped with meringue, lime glaze, and graham cracker crumbs. (tedsbulletin.com)

Extended: Yona Pop Up — Through May 2, G is turning its kitchen over to Chef Jonah Kim for an extra month-long preview of Yona, opening in Ballston. The Japanese noodles and small plates restaurant offers an a la carte preview menu, featuring Miso Porky ramen, Tonkotsu-shoyu tare ramen, steamed buns, dry-fried wings, smoked Hamachi, and more. Not to worry–the inspired pop up will run alongside G’s sandwich menu and Sunday Gravy. (202.234.5015; gbymikeisabella.com/yona-pop-up-at-g/)

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Spring Slugs and Swigs

Patio Sipping – Raise a glass to the end of winter at Iron Gate, with refreshing new cocktails like the At My Window (Green Hat Gin, Argiolas Mirto, Giffard Pamplemousse, and lime) and How to Fight Loneliness (Suerte Blanco Tequila, house hibiscus cordial, grapefruit, Lindera Farms honey vinegar). Enjoy in the carriageway, in the dining room, or on the patio. (1734 N St NW; 202.524.5202; irongaterestaurantdc.com)

A Tour of Burgundy – Experience Joe’s Sommelier Series—an April 20 through 26 series featuring rotating, world-class wines available by the glass. Available at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, this month’s wines include the 2010 Olivier Leflaive, Meursault from the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or; 2009 Remoissenet,”Robardelles” Volnay Premier Cru, which “jumps out of the glass with aromas of cherries and licorice”; and 1999 Jean-Michel Guillon, “Cuvée Pere Galland”, Gevrey-Chambertin, an example of how burgundy ages gracefully, among others. (750 15 St NW; 202.489.0140; joes.net)

All Your Toasting Needs – Pearl Dive Oyster Palace knows its fried chicken and po’boys pair deliciously with sparkling wine, so pair away with a new champagne list. With a focus on grower champagnes from small producers across five different styles, the restaurant features 25 champagnes and two by-the-glass selections. The bottles are all less than $100, with affordable options in the $50 to $60 price range, as well as two by-the-glass options for $12 and $17.  Selections include wines from J. Lassalle, one of the only all-female run estates in Champagne, produced from 11 acres of Premier Cru vineyards. (1612 14 St NW; 202.319.1612; pearldivedc.com)

Welcoming Dahlia — The Red Hen welcomes Dahlia, a rosé wine made by Sebastian Zutant, Beverage Director and Co-owner of The Red Hen. It’s made with 100% Virginia-grown Cabernet Franc grapes and is the product of low impact wine making–very low sulphur dioxide is added to this unfined and unfiltered creation. (1822 First St NW; 202.525.3021; theredhendc.com)

Pitchers and Pints — For trivia, live music, board games, and cheap local pints, head on over to Republic for Wednesday Pint Nights. The huge drafts include all of the restaurant’s local draft list, including local drafts such as Short Session, a 10% ABV Double IPA from Denizens Brewing Co., for $5. But don’t stop there–the restaurant will also debut pitchers of self-distributed local beers, including Born Bohemian by Denizens Brewing Company, and Bird House from Brewer’s Art, available for $16 a pitcher. (6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912; 301.270.3000; republictakoma.com)

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CHEF & MANAGEMENT UPDATES: THE LATEST INFO ON WHO, WHAT, WHERE

James Duke and John Leavitt – Executive Chef James Duke and Chef de Cuisine John Leavitt join the new Provision No. 14, opening in late April. Duke was born and raised in Northern VA, and brings experience from 1789, Tallula, and Great American Restaurants (Carlyle, Mike’s American Grill, Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food), as well as Driftwood Kitchen. Leavitt attended L’Academie de Cuisine before cooking, purchasing, or doing front-of-house work for 2941, Carlyle, Farmer’s Restaurant Group, and Driftwood Kitchen. (14 & V St; facebook.com/provisiondc)

Scott Perry – Joining Occidental Seafood and Grill as Chef de Cuisine, Scott Perry is known for his fried veal sweetbreads from his time as Executive Chef at Floriana. Perry also led the kitchen at Pulpo, and spent eight years at Mustard Seed in Charleston—a place that informed his signature dish, a light and flavorful shrimp and grits. Perry was named a 2013 Best Chef of America. (1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.783.1475; occidentaldc.com)

Brad Race – Chef Brad Race is taking the helm at American-Latin fusion restaurant Claudia’s Steakhouse, set to open in late spring. Race is responsible for the popular steak frites at Bearnaise, where he served as Executive Chef, and has also delighted food lovers at Michel Richard’s Michel and Jose Andres’ Minibar, as well as NYC’s Le Cirque, Nobu, and Oceana. (1501 K ST NW; claudiassteakhouse.com)

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Dine Out to Make a Difference

On April 23, join in the fight against AIDS by simply enjoying a great meal. Dining Out For Life is a delicious event held in 60 cities across North America–more than 3,000 restaurants have enlisted to participate by donating a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to support their local AIDS service organization to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDS services. An estimated $4 million will be raised during just one day of dining out. Click here for over 100 participating D.C.-area restaurants.

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You’ll Never Want for Brunch in the D.C. Area

Alba Osteria Launches Bottomless Brunch — Alba Osteria’s answer to the ubiquitous DC bottomless brunch launches on February 1. Priced at $29.95, the brunch includes breakfast pizzas, egg dishes, pancakes, and meatballs along with four bottomless brunch cocktails and live music, to boot. Look forward to plates like friend eggs and meatballs, buckwheat ricotta pancakes, and the Monte Cristo, and sides like smoked pancetta, house-made lamb sausage, and fried potatoes. Cocktails include mimosas, white peach bellinis, infused prosciutto vodka Bloody Marys, and house-made beer-mosas. Order a la carte, as well, or if just bottomless drinks are more your style, they’re $18 a person.Yum! (425 I St NW; 202.733.4454; albaosteriadc.com)

Belgian-Flair Breakfast at B Too —Get ready for an unconventional take on contemporary Belgian breakfast cuisine with surprising new choices available at B Too. Dishes abound, including fried apple waffle donuts, hash browns with duck confit, a banana Nutella granola waffle, and a chicken waffle with chicken schnitzel and sweet onion syrup. Available to stay or to go from 7:00A.M. to 11:00A.M., these not-to-miss twists on breakfast favorites are from Chef Bart Vandaele, a recognized leader in contemporary Belgian cuisine. (1324 14 St NW; 202.627.2800; btoo.com)

A Revolutionary Breakfast — You’ll be storming Bastille for their breakfast and lunch a la Francaise, where you can share frog “wings” with smoky Espelette sauce and Roquefort dip, or beignets of escargots with persillade aioli. For those in the mood for lunch, entrée highlights include classic steamed mussels in white wine sauce; and, hand-chopped steak tartare, cooked sous vide, with capers, shallots, garlic coulis, and Dijon. (606 N. Fayette St, Alexandria, VA; 703.519.3776; bastillerestaurant.com)

French Brunch — For a slightly more traditional French experience (perhaps you’re not a revolutionary?), Bastille’s cozy sister restaurant, Bistrot Royal, offers a Sunday brunch of French onion soup; croque madame with mornay sauce, topped with a fried egg; and grilled salmon with roasted potatoes. (1201 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA; 703.519.9110; bistrotroyale.com)

Black’s Bar Brunch – Black’s Bar & Kitchen has upped its brunch game with new menu items. Unique offerings like salmon hash—caramelized onions, shredded carrot, smoked salmon, potato, smoked paprika aioli, English pea salad—should get your mouth watering. Other dishes include chicken biscuit, sour cream pancakes, green chili sausage burrito, and oyster Benedict. Black’s also offers a fairly epic buffet brunch, which comes with a full raw bar and hot breakfast items. (7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD; 301.652.5525; blacksbarandkitchen.com)

A Lively Brunch — Class up your Sunday with live entertainment and a multiple-course brunch. For $35, Boss Shepherd offers starters like waffle egg & cheese, East Coast oysters, or steel cut oatmeal topped with poached apples; main courses like fried chicken & waffles, oyster omelet, and egg benne; and, brioche French toast. A la carte offerings include shrimp & grits and corned beef hash.  Wash down each course with orange, peach, and raspberry and vodka Bloody Marys. (513 13 St NW; 202.347.2677; boss-shepherds.com)

Your New Weekend Ritual — Casa Luca enters the brunch scene with delectable cocktails, fresh fruit juices, rustic Italian a la carte options, and bottomless breakfast. Enjoy a classic brunch cocktail, or opt for Pera & Carota (Italian pears, carrots, cardamom), or La Signorina (Pink Lady apples, Heirloom beets, cinnamon). Brunch favorites include porchetta on rye (roasted pork loin, grilled rye flatbread) and sunny side up eggs “frutti di mare” (calamari, middleneck clams, roasted tomato, cream). (1099 New York Ave NW; 202.628.1099; casalucadc.com)

Central Michael Richard Announces Brunch — Chefs Michel Richard and David Deshaies hope to exceed all culinary expectations with a new, three course, $25 fixed priced Sunday brunch. Including bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys, the brunch also includes delicious offerings such as crème brulee French toast, Croque Madame with fried egg, chicken schnitzel, apple pancakes, and more! (1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.626.0015; centralmichelrichard.com)

An Eye-Opening Brekkie – At City Perch, wake up your weekend with a Bloody “Mary”land, Irish coffee, or peach mimosa, known as an Eye Opener, followed by appetizers like blueberry blintzes, “everything” waffles, and bread baskets of homemade pastries and spreads. Raw bar selections, entrée salads, and burgers and sandwiches from the lunch menu are available alongside egg specialties like Maryland jumbo lump crab cake eggs benedict. “Brekkie favorites” include Liege waffle “apple pie,” rosemary biscuit + gravy, and lemon soufflé pancake.  Launched this past fall, City Perch Kitchen + Bar is a Seasonal American Dining Room by James Beard-renowned Chef Sherry Yard and Executive Chef Matt Baker. (11830 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda; cityperch.com)

City Tap House Brunch Service — Worry about your diet on Monday—Executive Chef Scott Swiderski’s a la carte brunch dishes, including artisan pizzas, crab cake benedict, chicken & waffles, and foie gras French toast, are now offered on weekends from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.  Wash it all down with a bottomless brunch bar, which includes endless Bloody Marys, mimosas, and beer-mosas for $18 per person. (901 9 St NW; 202.733.5333; citytaphousedc.com)

Bottomless Brunch is Back — Enjoy bottomless brunch bubbly at Coco Sala, featuring summer punch, berries and bubbles, and OJ fizz! The three-course “mimosa brunch experience” includes dishes like Hotcake Obsession (citrus ricotta pancakes, white chocolate lemon cream), Cheese Magic (twice baked upside down cheese soufflé, leek sauce, blue cheese pear salad), Grown Up Grilled Cheese (truffle-scented brioche, cheddar cheese, roasted tomato soup) Aztec Cheese Enchilada (pepper cheese enchilada, guava lime sauce, avocado, shaved fennel and mache salad), and other delicious offerings. (929 F St NW; 202.347.4265; cocosala.com)

Even More Spanish Brunch Creations — Nosh on a reimagined Jaleo brunch menu. Tempting new items include Spanish toast with caramelized bananas and rum whipped cream; smoked salmon on slices of crispy ethereal bread with hardboiled egg, goat cheese, and capers; and, a grilled hanger steak with fried egg, potatoes, and Valdeon cheese sauce. Round out brunch with Spanish churros plus frothy hot chocolate for dipping—all for $8 to $22. (480 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC; 202.628.7949 // 7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD; 301.913.0003 // 2250 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA; 703.413.8181 // jaleo.com)

Lupo Verde Launches Brunch — Lupo Verde is the latest 14 St hang out to launch brunch, this time with Italian flair. Chef de Cuisine Domenico Apollaro’s a la carte menu will showcase authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of antipasti, breakfast pizzas, house-made pastas, egg dishes, and crepes.  For the perfect pairing, Lupo Verde’s Beverage Director Francesco Amodeo has created five morning libations that are sure to delight any palate. Dishes include Uova in Camici (poached eggs in San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, shallots, and grilled bread), Tagliata di Manzo con Uova a Piacere (grilled sirloin steak and two eggs any style), and many more delicious offerings. (1401 T St NW; 202.827.4726; lupoverdedc.com)

More Brunch at Mio — Choose from four distinct Puerto Rican brunch sections at Mio, where you’ll select from To Share, Specials, Weekly Egg Specials, and  Sweet Breakfast. Standouts include Carne Frita con Mofongo (crisp fried pork belly, mofongo balls, roasted tomatoes, and garlic aioli), Rican Rolls (chicken, pork, Holland cheese egg rolls), Carne Mechada (braised chunky sofrito stuffed pot roast), Arroz Con Calamares (squid rice, tostones). (1110 Vermont Ave NW; 202.955.0075; miorestaurant.com)

Monza Debuts Brunch – With affordable brunch favorites like French toast, huevos rancheros, breakfast pizza, meathead omelette, and a primavera breakfast burrito, Monza has debuted a solid brunch offering for Virginia-dwellers. Brunch beverages include Bloody Marys, Monza Coffee, and a Grand Champagne cocktail. (9405 Battle Street, Manassas, Virginia 20110; eatmonza.com)

Osteria Morini Rolls Out Brunch — Enjoy a brand new brunch service at Osteria Morini, with a menu of classic brunch dishes infused with Italian flavors, such as ricotta pancakes with whipped mascarpone and maple syrup, frittata with mortadella and pecorino, and steak & eggs with prime skirt steak. For those who veer towards lunch offerings, Osteria will serve a variety of housemade pastas, crostini and meatballs, and the restaurant’s generous cheese and charcuterie boards. For sweet start to the weekend, sample a selection of breakfast pastries including house made cinnamon raisin Danishes and spiced pepper muffins. The brunch cocktail menu will feature modern interpretations of classic drinks, such as the Bloody Romagnolo, made with grappa and rosemary and garnished with mortadella-stuffed olives, as well as a DIY Mimosa. (301 Water St SE; 202.484.0660; osteriamorini.com)

Revamped Brunch at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace — Chef de Cuisine James Huff and Pastry Chef Carri-Anne Hamer have revamped Pearl Dive’s brunch menu, adding sweet potato Andouille hash with poached eggs and grillades and grits with braised pork cheeks to its menu. Sweet new highlights include sticky cinnamon rolls with caramel bacon sauce and French toast with cinnamon nutmeg custard. Standby favorites like the CEBLT Po-Boy and the Dive Burger remain. (1612 14 St NW; 202.319.1612; pearldivedc.com)

Your New Favorite Brunch – Check out new Pike & Rose favorite, Summer House Santa Monica, serving up weekend brunch. Enjoy delectable dishes such as the Santa Monica egg white omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato avocado salsa, the Sunrise Burrito, or the Very Nice Caramelized French Toast. On the go? The full brunch menu is available through the Market at Summer House, along with a variety of pastries and breakfast treats. (11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD; 301.881.2381; summerhousesm.com)

Piola’s “No Limit” Pizza Brunch –  Columbia Heights pizzeria Piola, which specializes in Italian-style thin-crust pizza, now serves it’s  “No Limit” Pizza Brunch. In addition to unlimited wood-fired pies, brunch-goers can also opt to add bottomless sparkling drinks and sangria.  Brunch offerings at the 14th Street restaurant currently include over 10 pies that range from classic Italian combinations like the Capricciosa (tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, artichoke and mushrooms) to international varieties such as the Breakfast in Beirut (“zaatar” and olive oil, served with “labneh,” olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mint) and plays on traditional brunch fare like the Cancun (tomato sauce, mozzarella, onions, smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers). Those looking for something stronger than coffee can sip on a unlimited supply of sangria and other sparkling drinks. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy unlimited pizza for $15.95 ($7.95 for kids) and add bottomless sangria and sparkling drinks for an additional $15.  (2208 14th Street Northwest; 202.986.8729; piola.it)

Second State Brunch Service — Newly opened, PA-themed, farm-to-table restaurant Second State has debuted brunch in the district.  Exclusively on Sundays, Second State encourages diners to wear their Sunday best, offering complimentary Veuve Clicquot or Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whisky to those in dresses and jackets. The restaurant offers handcrafted cocktails like the Franklin’s Milk Punch (brandy, apple cider reduction, milk, lemon, nutmeg) alongside standout brunch items like scotched egg (boiled in wrapped in breakfast sausage, breaded and fried, served on a bed of frisee); duck hash (duck leg confit with potatoes, onions, bell pepper, and two poached eggs); blueberry ricotta pancakes; Quiche Lorraine (crisp bacon, caramelized onions, gruyere); and many delicious others. (1831 M St NW; 202.466.3010; secondstatedc.com)

Build it Your-Bloody-Self – Stella Barra Pizzeria is now open for weekend lunch, featuring a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. Load up Tito’s handmade vodka over ice and add a homemade Bloody Mary mix, then choose one (or ten) of ten different hot sauces. Throw in celery, candied bacon, olives, artichokes, peppers, pickles and more! (11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD; 301.770.8609; stellabarra.com)

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