Food.Fun.Stuff: Out and About DC

[ 0 ] July 8, 2010 |

>>>The Fourth leaves room for all to indulge in all the hot dogs, burgers and beer one can consume at any given moment.  Now its time to get back to business, healthy business, that is…The Summer Harvest Festival has perfect timing.  This weekend Healthy Solutions, Washington Parks and People Riverside Center will host the first Summer Harvest Festival which seeks to promote healthy eating, nutrition, exercise, food and agriculture, while raising awareness of food deserts in DC.  The Festival will feature a Farmers Market, health screenings, cooking demos, food tastings and the Ultimate Salad Competition for kids (*following the model of “Top Chef” kids will make their ultimate salads using fresh fruits and veggies and will be judged).  Great way to start the second half of the summer, especially after all the unhealthy habits we seemed to have accumulated over the past few days…

The Where:   Washington Parks and People Riverside Center / Marvin Gaye Park located at 5200 Foote Street NE Washington DC 20032

The When:  July 10, 2010, 11 am-4 pm

The Money:  FREE

More Info?:  888-415-2667 or visit

>>>Bibiana has a new lunch menu.  We are definitely glad to hear about this considering our last lunch here cost $20+ and that only included the entrée (*tap water for our beverage).  Not to say we are cheapo on our lunch but for something that is just to get us over in the middle of the day…price is simply principal.  One of the newer members to the Downtown DC restaurant scene, Bibiana now offers a featured pasta dish along with a glass of wine or Italian soda, and a sorbet for $15 (tax and gratuity not included).  Excited and running back, we have to give this spot another try…our last visit had a few kinks, $15 for a lunch like this is reason enough to return and make amends.

The Where:  Bibiana, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

The When:  Lunch Daily this summer 11:30 am-2:00 p.m.

More Info?:  Check out the menu here.

>>>Kudos to DC Central Kitchen– Fresh Start now provides contract food service for Next Step Public Charter School in Columbia Heights.  When a school like Next Step contracts with Fresh Start, it allows DCCK to hire graduates of its Culinary Job Training Program to cook from scratch on-site at the cafeteria.  Next Steps Principal Susan Espinoza says the students “are eating so much salad!”.  Who would’ve thought?? The day when salad is now the cool food and not fries and soda…we’re feeling it.

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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