Happy Monday friends! I’m feeling rejuvenated after an unusually laid-back weekend. We spent a lot of time outside, including our first trip to Rock Creek Park in 2017. Nature is so good for the soul.
There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s get to it!
DCanter Celebrates Equal Pay Day
Tuesday, April 4th is Equal Pay Day and DCanter Wine Boutique has two ways to help you get involved. First, you can participate in their Dress for Success clothing drive by bringing new or gently used professional apparel to help give other women the confidence to return to the workplace. Also on Equal Pay Day, DCanter is offering 20% off any wine purchase made by women. Gentleman are not excluded from the deal. Simply mention “I support equal pay for women” at the register, and you’ll receive 20% off as well.
Brunch at All Purpose
If you love All Purpose, clear your calendars this Sunday. The Shaw restaurant is launching brunch, starting this Sunday, April 9th. Expect items like loaded antipasti-style bloody Marys, breakfast pizza, house baked Tigelles and more.
Metro Bathroom Map
In spite of Metro’s constant struggles, I’m always glad to have access to public transportation. However, if you’ve ever chugged a giant iced coffee and hopped on the train for a long ride, you know that things can get a bit precarious due to the lack of Metro restrooms. Luckily, a team at Michael and Son has put together a handy map to all the free bathrooms in the vicinity various metro stops.
Cuisine & Confessions at George Mason University
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts presents Montreal’s The 7 Fingers of the Hand in their production of Cuisine & Confessions on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The 7 Fingers of the Hand invites audiences into the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. Playing off the theme of food, art, and confessions, the Center for the Arts will offer a mini-festival on April 8 from 4-8 p.m. in the courtyard directly in front of the venue featuring local food trucks, student demonstrations, and a “confessions” photo booth where attendees will reveal their guiltiest food pleasure. Performance tickets are available here, but admission to the mini festival is free.
Union Market Drive-In is Back
Union Market Drive-In is back for their biggest season yet, running from April through November. They’ll kick things off this Friday, April 7th with a screening of The Royal Tenenbaums. There is a $10 parking fee per car, advance purchase recommended. Walk ups are free.
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Ivy City, so I was all over this post by Hungry Travelist about Ari Gedjenson’s “trifecta” of restaurants in the up and coming neighborhood.
Parita at The Blissful Veggie has me drooling over burgers – both the meat and veggie varieties – at Grange Hall Burger Bar in Chicago.