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[ 4 ] May 18, 2010 |

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>>>Whole Foods Friendship Heights opens today!- We had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek last night and we cannot wait to get our first validation stamp (*Yup, there is parking and you get one-hour validation when you shop @ the store). The aisles are huge, plenty of new concepts and the orchids invite you to come in and take a peek. A staff that has the same resume as someone working @ any of the best pastry and 5-star restaurants in the city, the store boasts meeting the consumer needs (*i.e. you only want a 4 oz. cut of salmon for a single person dinner?? They will have it cut, marinated and wrapped to go by the time you are ready to walk out of the store).

Conveniently located a block away from the Friendship Heights metro station, you should stop in, if not for the fresh, sustainable shopping but to just get a glimpse of all the shiny new toys (*a candy station with Matcha Caramels- pastel green balls of goodness, the Purified Water station and their version of the “NY Lunch”- fast food that does not taste fast…).

>>>Kids eat FREE:-) – Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town Alexandria and CommonWealth Gastropub in the District’s Columbia Heights neighborhood will offer kids meals for free. Every Tuesday and Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at CommonWealth Gastropub and every Tuesday at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town, kids 10 and under can eat for free with the purchase of an adult meal. With kid-friendly selections such as mac n’ cheese and fresh fish sticks from Hank’s, the kids will be gaining a good meal while you are keeping some money in your wallet.

>>>Dan Mesches (*CEO and Founder of Star Restaurant Group) has parted ways with the House on F St LLC , owners of the International Spy Museum. Mesches has worked alongside the House to form successful restaurant ventures Zola, Zola Wine & Kitchen and Potenza. Mesches take on the ending of this long-standing relationship is simply stated “We’ve had a great run together. But, as in any business, relationships evolve and change over time, and hospitality is no different”. Mesches looks forward to continuing to grow and pursue new opportunities. Sad to see him go, but it sounds like he has even better things waiting in his future…

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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  1. Ladies Who Brunch says:

    Can't wait to check out the new Whole Foods! I hear they have a bulk salt bar.


  2. Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! says:

    Definitely stop by! It is a foodies playground;-)

  3. Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! says:

    Definitely stop by! It is a foodies playground;-)

  4. Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! says:

    Definitely stop by! It is a foodies playground;-)

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