You’ve heard about Bhlen and you want to know how this amazing website/app works and where you can get it. Find out by coming to our official launch party from 5 to 10 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 2, at the fabulous Saint Yves, 1220 Connecticut Ave. NW.
If you haven’t heard, Bhlen, an Arlington, VA-based startup, is a website and mobile app that helps everyone enjoy nightlife in the DMV like a local. We connect business and leisure travelers, social butterflies and anyone looking for something fun to do with venues, promoters and event organizers. All it takes is one simple tap.
Join Bhlen’s creators at our kickoff event Friday where you’ll learn about everything this app can do for you, your friends, your co-workers and anyone who visits you in the D.C. area.
The first-ever DMV Black Restaurant Week will feature events throughout the week such as the R.R. Bowie Cocktail Competition and Cocktails & Conversations. Over 40 participating venues will offer a discounted lunch menu and fixed-price dinner options to patrons all week long.
Organizers also plan to bring black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers, thought leaders and financiers together to talk about the future of black-owned and managed bars and restaurants throughout the DMV. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 47.1 percent of the D.C. population is black, but DMV-BRW organizers report that only 8 percent of restaurants are owned or managed by black people. Organizers are hosting a day-long continuing education event Saturday featuring many programs and presentations, including the Legacy of Black Chefs and Black People in Wine.
DC Cocktail Week is a must for those who eschew local brews in favor of a creative, handcrafted cocktail prepared by a dedicated mixologist. More than 60 bars and restaurants are participating, many offering pairings with tasty bites such as tacos, salads, chicken and shrimp.
These three events are big ones, but once you check out the Bhlen app, you’ll see how easy it is to find hundreds of other events happening throughout the DMV any day or night of the week.
See you Friday!