Happy Monday: Zola (DC)

[ 0 ] July 26, 2010 |

The phrase “dead of summer” has new meaning after the past couple of weeks.  The temperatures have been deathly hot.  Sitting outside to enjoy a cocktail or two with friends is less than appealing unless it is 9 o’clock at night and the humidity has given the city a break.  Nonetheless it is summer and after the winter we had, I welcome any opportunity to be outside of my house even if it is not exactly sitting outside.  Cocktails are in order.  Zola is lightening the heavy load of heat and humidity with a happy hour that features $4 to $5 wines, four beers on draft, and select signature cocktails from 5 pm to 7 pm Monday-Saturday and 5 pm to 10 pm on Sundays.  The sweetest part is not the drink specials, however, it’s the $1.50 bar bites.  Lamb meatball sliders with grilled romaine and pepper slaw with goat cheese aioli;  pulled BBQ pork served with bourbon barbecue sauce, coleslaw and cayenne spiced onions;  steak and cheese slider with braised beef cheek, caramelized onions, peppers and mushrooms; and brie/Roma tomato bites with fresh Roma tomatoes, triple crème brie cheese and basil aioli.  I’ll take one of each, please.

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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