Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September. (Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Hey, isn’t that… “Dancing With the Stars” star Julianne Hough, dining on Wednesday night at Lupe Verde on 14th Street NW?

Hough, looking casual-chic in jeans and a white lace top, met two galpals — one of whom had an adorable young daughter in tow — and were seated upstairs at the Italian eatery. The early dinner seemed timed to allow Hough, who is engaged to Caps forward Brooks Laich to catch the team’s matchup against the Penguins (the Caps lost, 3-1).

And although Hough didn’t get a romantic evening out with Laich, the NHLer was seen picking her up at the airport Tuesday, flowers in hand.