Food.Fun.Stuff: Out and About in DC

[ 1 ] July 23, 2010 |

While revamping my blog, I had to take a little hiatus except for the usual suspects:  Etiquette Tuesday, World Tour posts…now I have finally reached a point where I can read all of the emails, articles and other blogs that keep me up to date on what’s going on in and around the District.  I missed out on a lot of stuff! Some, I’m super peeved that I had to miss out on and could not share with my readers, luckily there are some that are coming up and I still have time to show and tell…Here we go:

>The first thing I tell people about my cooking life is that I am a cook, not a chef.  Be that as it may, I still have a ton of questions/issues/frustrations in the kitchen that need answering.  Claire Robinson (*Food Network “5 Ingredient Fix“) alongside Chicken of the Sea have come to the rescue with a live Twitter chat on August 5, 2010.  From 5 pm-7 pm, Robinson will answer questions and share tips on how to create simple, yet creative meals.  Follow @COSMermaid or follow the hash-tag #COSChat to ask your questions or to just stay in the loop.

>One of the District’s most popular gardens now has a blog:  City Blossom Blog.  Check it out to learn tricks in gardening and share all your fresh herb secrets.

>Too bad I read this one after visiting during the hefty-price happy hour.  Buddha Bar has a new wallet-friendly lunch menu:  For $13-$16, you can choose from a variety of lunchtime treats including the Kurobuta BLT, a Korean BBQ sandwich and Japanese Sea Bass Tacos.  The lunch menu is available Monday thru Friday from 11:30 am-2:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12 pm to 2:30 pm.

>New Food Truck Alert!  I am seriously loving the food truck movement in D.C. It’s like having the food you want literally at your fingertips.  Wonky (*Translation:  Weird, whacked out) hits the streets next month with American comfort food with a twist.  Think grilled cheese sandwiches, all beef hot dogs and plenty of fries to go around.  Keep your eyes on the truck here.

>New brunch with Asian spice:  Wolfgang Puck’s The Source debuts its new brunch menu which includes Market fresh berry French Toast served with country-style pork sausage; as well as burgers and sandwiches including the “American Style” Kobe burger with onion marmalade and herb aioli and the Maine lobster club with bacon vinaigrette.  Prices range from $12-$24 and is offered on Saturdays from 11:30-2 pm.

>More new brunch from Agora:  Guests can look forward to menu selections such as Pastirma Egg Benedicts, two poached eggs with cured loin of beef topped with traditional Hollandaise sauce on an English muffin for $9, and Scrambled Eggs with Sucuk, spicy Turkish sausage for $8.50.  Nice prices and another place for me to eat my favorite breakfast food:  poached eggs.

>Potenza has some new savory and sweet treats for the European at heart.  For the remainder of the summer, guests can lounge in the outdoor seating (*or maybe indoors would be better, it’s 100 degrees outside!) and enjoy small plates of Seared Diver Scallop with Cauliflower Puree, Crisped Blossoms stuffed with Truffled Chicken and Ricotta Cheese served with Asparagus Sauce and finish it off with Nutella Chocolates.  There are, of course, many more items to choose from…these are just the ones that get me excited.  Guests can choose three savory small plates or three desserts from the seven featured in each category.  Selections are then paired with two complementary glasses of wine.  The pairings are priced at $28 for the three savory selections or three sweets, and the selected wine.  The menu is available from 3 pm to 10 pm Sunday through Wednesday (except holidays) and can be enjoyed at the bar or on the outdoor patio.

>A pork lovers feast:  On Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 3 pm to 6 pm, Bourbon Steak is hosting an all-you-can-eat pig roast.  In honor of Executive Chef David Varley’s glorious Grand Cochon win at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Georgetown restaurant is hosting a day of BBQ, traditional/non-traditional side dishes and desserts with bacon.  Priced at $25 per person for food, $40 inclusive of food and drink, guests can buy tickets by calling (202) 944-2026.

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. Cari says:

    I can’t wait for Wonky!… As if I wasn’t already hooked on the Sweetgreen and Cupcakes on Wheels trucks!

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