Top Five Wednesdays

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

Top Five Wednesdays: To keep the week interesting on Hump Day, we decided giving you a “Top Five” list would be fun. Each Wednesday we will showcase the “Top Five” something i.e. top five burger joints in D.C., top five places to get a good meal with out-of-town guests, etc. This week we kick things off with the “Top Five” Places to Take Someone When Your Trying to Stay Low Key. Why we chose this topic for this week?? Really, for a little bit of a chuckle and because some people really want to find a spot where they can take someone their “interested” in but want to keep it out of the popular dining spotlights until they’re sure of how things will progress…so here it goes:

1. Senor Pepper (DC)
Why this works? It is all the way down Connecticut Avenue where things are mostly residential and unless you or your date lives in this neighborhood or has friends that live here, the chances of running into a whole lot of attention is slim. Plus the drinks are good and the fajitas are pretty tasty.

2. Urbana (DC)
Why this works? The lighting is so dim in here, you almost need a flashlight to see what’s going on. Plus, it lies on the outskirts of the popular Dupont area which means you can still catch the metro but you will remain low key.

3. Gaffney’s (MD)
Why this works? The location is kind of awkward for this spot. But the brunch is good and the awkward location will serve you well because most people that frequent here are regulars…ask your date if they’ve ever been to Gaffney’s, this could resolve that issue from the start…

4. Amici Miei (MD)
Why this works? Potomac is a small hike from the District life, which makes it perfect for the cause. Reasonable, but a good selection of items on the menu, your date/friend, whoever, will be impressed that you found this spot…

5. Kilroys (VA)
Why this works? Kilroys is probably one of the rawest sports bars we’ve come across in our lives. It is the spot you go to when you just want to throw on some comfy jeans and Cowboy boots and throw back a few beers. Trust, you will not run into any of your daily lives here that is unless you live in Woodbridge, VA (*Then you might have a bit of an issue, this is the neighborhood bar…).

Enjoy and keep it low key…that is unless it turns into something major;-)

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff., restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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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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