Johnna’s Pick of the Week: Affordable (All Over the District!)

[ 0 ] February 4, 2009 |

This week JKGF decided to do things a little different with “Johnna’s Pick of the Week”. Instead of choosing one restaurant that tickled our fancy;-), we decided during these tough economic times we would tell you our top picks that aren’t so heavy on the pockets. A lot of places around the District offer excellent happy hours for the frugal consumer (*as many of us now are…) and we have been casing them out to see which ones are affordable but still offer decent, quality food options…here’s are a few things we found:

Looking for a good burger and some creative martini creations?? Try McCormick and Schmick’s happy hour. For $1.95, you get a pretty juicy burger with a side of fries and the speciality “tea martinis” are $6 (*contact your local McCormick’s and find out the happy hour times, times vary in different locations)

Looking for some good but affordable fresh pizza?? Pizzeria Paradiso (*Which is our favorite pizza spot in the District right now…well a close runner up beside 2 Amy’s that is…;-) offers 1/2 of 8 inch pizzas for $4.25 during its happy hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. in its Georgetown location. The pizza is worth the parking hassle. Trust us;-)

Looking for good Mojitos and Empanadas?? Ceiba has $5 speciality cocktails from 2:30-9:30 pm (*$20 can go a long way here…) and from 9:30-11 pm Monday-Saturday, they offer $5 appetizers (*includes Conch Fritters, Spicy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla, Beef Empanadas, Guacamole de Molcajete and Peruvian Ceviche).

Let us know if there is something in particular (*i.e. seafood, more Virginia or Maryland locations, etc…) you are looking for that is affordable but doesn’t sacrifice the taste of the food…we will find the best deal for your money:-) Good Food should never be sacrificed!!

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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