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Local spotlight on Sunday: Pet photos with Santa; sports brunch

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PHOTO WITH SANTA

Walk into any mall or department store and you'll probably spot a line of excited children waiting for their chance to sit on Santa's lap. But dogs? That's right -- Kimpton Hotels is hosting its annual Santa Paws Pet Photo Event on Sunday and Monday for those of you who treat your furry pet like your very own child. A professional photographer will be on hand at both the Hotel Monaco Washington (700 F St. NW) and Hotel Monaco Alexandria (480 King St.) to take a photo of your pet with Santa. While you're waiting, you and your pet can nibble on complimentary holiday treats and light refreshments.

All proceeds will go to the Washington Humane Society and Veterans Moving Forward, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to veterans with disabilities.

The festivities are from 2 to 4 p.m. each day at both locations.

SPORTS BRUNCH

The last time we featured Drafting Table, the new gastropub had just made its debut in 14th Street's vibrant neighborhood. With its retro design and eclectic menu, Drafting Table (1529 14th St. NW) is now debuting Futbol Weekend Brunch to draw in sports lovers. You'll now be able to cheer on your favorite European soccer teams on three flat-screen televisions scattered throughout the restaurant. And what pairs well with sports? We say beer, but how about brunch instead? Executive chef Ciji Wagner has prepared a brunch menu featuring dishes such as the Sexy Egg Sandwich, pear and prosciutto salad with balsamic vinaigrette and lemon ricotta, and Kaya Toast with sweet coconut jam paired with sunny-side-up eggs.

The Futbol Weekend Brunch is now available on Saturdays and Sunday starting at 8 a.m.

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