World Tour: The District World Tour

[ 0 ] June 4, 2010 |

No travel plans this week. Finally. The past two months has been nothing but airports and train stations. I will now have a little time to enjoy the District during this steamy season. Lucky for me, this is the perfect time to be in town because outdoor seating is spread throughout the city. No searching for cheap flights this week, we will be perusing the streets to find the best dishes that remind us of our recent travels (*and future travels we fantasize about often…).

Cafe Atlantico is at the top of our lists with a shaded patio and their “Majic Mojitos“. Commonwealth Gastropub has a 40-seat patio with French Margaritas and a few beer centric cocktails. Black’s Bar and Kitchen in Bethesda has a cute pond with a 60-seat outdoor patio. Zatinya is offering plenty of mezze’s and a few cocktails such as the Greek Sidecar (*Metaxa, Cointreau, luxardo maraschino liquor, lemon juice and a candied citrus rim)…and you can bring your dog. The Bombay Club outdoor patio sounds like a nice way to end a short walk across Lafayette Park.

These are just a few spots that I think I might check out this weekend especially at the early part of summer. As the summer progresses the steam is going to force me inside unless it is after 8 pm (*when the sun has drifted away…). I think the key is merging my two favorite activities right now: food and travel. Until my American Airlines points build up again, I will have to resort to only tasting the flavors of the places I want to visit…

Category: Travels, Washington D.C., World Tour

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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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