Food.Fun.Stuff: After the Snow…

[ 0 ] February 9, 2010 |

The snow has us feeling cabin fever and based on our own self-diagnosis, we think we have seasonal depression…this weather is madness! But after the storm, the sun will shine and there will be activities galore for Washingtonians to partake in throughout the area. We have a small list started and wanted to share…we like to call it “Things to Look Forward to After the Snow”:

>>>Wine Classes for Beginners- We can’t count how many people in the District that have told us they want to improve their wine knowledge and now there’s a class @ our front door. GiraMondo Wines has created a two part course: Part 1= The Ultimate Sensory Experience and Part 2= Building a Wine Expertise. In Part 1, guests will learn where wine flavors and aromas come from, how these aromas are catergorized and how to recognize these aromas. In Part 2, guests will learn main wine regions, the major grapes and blends, principles of wine and food pairing, wine etiquette and pricing. There will be cheese and light appetizers served alongside the wine. What a fun and efficient way to learn about wine?! Efficient because it’s $98 for both (*or $49 for each) and you get all the basics of wine without having to fly out to Napa. Before= Your just a person who drinks wine…After= Your a true wine connoisseur. Sign us up, please!

Part 1:
February 18, 2010
Women’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
6:30 pm-8 pm

Part 2:
February 23, 2010
Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
6:30 pm-8 pm

More Info & Tickets found here.

>>>Food, Friends & a Good Cause- The non-profit organization Food & Friends is looking for volunteers to help make the 14th Annual Dining Out for Life as entertaining and rewarding as possible. On Thursday, March 11th, more than 150 restaurants around the DC Metro Area will donate 25 to 100 percent of their profits to support Food & Friends’ mission of providing nutritious meals to those facing serious illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer.

To make the day the resounding success it should be, Food & Friends is calling on volunteers to act as “ambassadors” to represent Food & Friends at each restaurant. Ambassadors will visit the diners’ tables, thank them for coming out to support such a great cause, sign the diners up for the free sweepstakes and receive any extra contribution the diner may wish to give. Without volunteers, Food & Friends would not be able to continue home-delivering life-sustaining meals to thousands of area residents. For more information, contact Eliza Yoder, Special Events Assistant, at or (202) 269-6826. Become an ambassador here.

>>>Taste of Arlington- Arlington has quite a food resume and we are excited that they are once again showcasing all of these flavors @ the 23rd Annual Taste of Arlington on May 16, 2010.
The Taste will also feature a juried arts and crafts show, children’s activities, live entertainment and a farmer’s market. Tickets are $15 online, if purchased by March 15 (*Day of event price is $25).

The Where: Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall; Parking is available all day for $1 at the Ballston Public Parking Garage adjacent to the Ballston Common Mall; Bike Valet Service provided by Washington Area Bicyclist Association
The When: May 16, 2010, Noon- 5 pm
The Money: The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to taste. Get tickets
* Limited Time Offer Tickets: eight Tastes for $15 until March 15th
* Advance Online Tickets: eight Tastes for $20
* Day of Event Tickets: eight Tastes for $25
** One food sample costs one Taste
** Beer and wine cost two Tastes
The Metro: Ballston-MU station (Orange line)

Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., 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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