Food.Fun.Stuff: District Food Scene

[ 0 ] June 21, 2010 |

Out and about:

>>>Leftovers for all!
Hello Cupcake is doing its part in recycling by implementing “Hello Pie” which is two leftover cupcake tops filled with Hello Cupcakes buttercream frosting. The Dupont cupcake shop is using its daily leftovers in this new take on the classic Whoopie Pie. Flavors will vary daily, there will be no special orders and they will be served first come-first serve basis. Yum to eco-friendly sweet treats.

>>>My favorite way to eat cheese: beer infused. The Melting Pot is hosting the Sierra Nevada beer dinner at their Arlington, VA location (1110 N. Glebe Road) on Thursday, June 24th starting at 7:00pm. The dinner includes four courses of beer and fondue (*see menu below) hosted by Sierra Nevada Brewery and Melting Pot MVP’s for $55.00 per person (excluding tax and an 18% gratuity).

First Course: Cheese Fondue
Pale Ale Cheese Fondue
Butterkase/Fontina cheeses, Shallots, Whole grain mustard, and hints
of Spices. Made with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale base.
Our cheese fondue blended tableside and served with French, Rosemary,
and Honey Wheat breads, delicious granny smith apples and assorted
*Paired with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale*

Second Course: Salad
Alpine Ridge Salad
Honey Roasted Almonds, Egg slices, Fontina cheese blend, and chopped
fresh greens tossed topped with a robust shallot vinaigrette.
*Paired with Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager *

Third Course: Main Entrée
The main entrée will consist of a combination of Peppercorn Crusted
Filet Mignon, Hefeweizen Shrimp, Citrus Marinated Scallops, Garlic and
Herb Chicken, and Vegetable Dumplings.
Served with fresh vegetables, homemade sauces enjoyed in our
Bourguignonne cooking style
*Paired with Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA and Kellerweis Hefeweizen*

Fourth Course: Chocolate Fondue
Dark Chocolate with Baileys Irish Cream
Served with fresh fruit, cheesecake, brownies, pound cake, and tasty
*Paired with Sierra Nevada Porter*

>>>Againn Tavern opens on the Pike. We love how Rockville Pike is changing faces from the typical chain restaurants to some off the beaten path. Againn Tavern opens on June 29, 2010 @ 12256 Rockville Pike making it the second restaurant from the Whisk Group in the DMV area. Taking from its sister restaurant (*Againn DC), the menu will intertwine classic British Isles fare with American cuisine. Patrons can look forward to such dishes as fish and chips with mushy peas served with tartar sauce and malt vinegar and house made bangers and mash with whole grain mustard mash and onion gravy. Of course a fully stocked bar must accompany the comfort food menu…six of the beer drafts start @ $5 and wines by the glass start @ $7.

>>>South American food in Chantilly, VA. Don Churro Cafe is making its mark in the suburbs of the District. With its most recent participation in Dining Out for Life, the restaurant is not stopping there…it has enrolled in two more festivals to get the word out. On July 3, 2010, the restaurant will show off its skills @ the City of Fairfax Festival (*8:30 am-12:30 pm) and July 10-11 @ the Reston Festival. Now I have a taste for Pabellon Criollo…

>>>Good cause of the week: City Blossoms’ gardens is hosting a happy hour fundraiser @ CentroNia Pre-K Incentive Program Garden at Harvard St. There will be treats courtesy Jamie Forsythe of Bolton Hill Bistro, wine/refreshments, a raffle and auction that includes tickets to Jack Johnson’s concert on July 17th at Merriweather Post Pavilion. There is a suggested donation of $15.

The When: June 24, 2010, 6 pm-8 pm

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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