Happy Monday: Out and About DC

[ 0 ] August 9, 2010 |

>New Food App for the iPhone-  SeamlessWeb.com has released a new iPhone application that allows users to order their take out or delivery anywhere using their iPhone or BlackBerry GPS locator.  This new feature means users can order food while headed home from work, in a cab or simply sitting poolside.  The new app boasts “no fees, no cash and no hassle” for users…if it’s that simple, I say this is a #Win for the iPhone application pool.  What shall I order on the way home from the airport on that note??…

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Re-order options for fave meals

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>I miss New Orleans.  It is rare that I leave anywhere but New York and feel a little sad coming back into the DMV.  That is until I met New Orleans again ten years after my first trip.  Tears actually welled up in my eyes as I boarded the United flight back home.  Lucky for me, New Orleans is not too far from reach in regards to my stomach.  Chef Jeff Tunks’ of Acadiana is ending the summer on the right note with a fundraiser he started five years ago after Hurricane Katrina (*Did you know Acadiana opened just 12 days after Hurricane Katrina??) 

The restaurant is offering two special po’ boys at lunchtime, each for $12 beginning August 23-31, 2010.  When you order the catfish or roast beef sandwich, a net portion of the proceeds will be donated to the www.friendsofthefisherman.com fund, established by the Louisiana Seafood Board, and to www.stbernardproject.org, which is providing care for mental wellness and building homes for people still in trailers, many of whom are the hard-hit fisherman and their families.  If you have a seer sucker anything, bring that out too because from August 28-31, 2010 all wearing the striped fabric will receive a Pimm’s Cup half off.

>New!  Smith Commons is joining the H st. NE restaurant family in September.  The restaurant is set to bring internationally-inspired cuisine and craft beers and cocktails to the “everyman’s” table. The eclectic music mix, low lighting and soft lounge furniture will surely make Smith a close relative to the low key vibe that is H st. NE.  Much like the neighborhood, the menu offers a wide variety of everything from Fish & Chips to Eggplant Lasagna.

>Eat local and fresh…even at your local diner.  Silver Diner has a new promo that promotes this very idea.  The local diner has a new eat Fresh & Local menu that Facebook users have the opportunity to try for $10 off.  Here’s the deal:  everyone who “likes” them on Facebook gets a $10 off coupon.  Enter your email address into the form and get your coupon emailed to you once they have reached 5,000 fans.  That simple.  Now there are no excuses for not opting for a healthier option after a night out on King Street…

>I have heard good things about 1789 Restaurant cooking classes which is why I was so excited to hear about this opportunity coming up on Sunday, August 15, 2010.  The class will focus on one of my favorite cooking ingredients:  tomatoes! The class is priced at $100 per a person which includes a three-course lunch, showcasing the dishes prepared in the cooking class, paired with wine from 1789’s award-winning list.  Guests can look forward to from scratch Bloody Mary cocktails and Pan Roasted Scallops with sweet roasted tomato compote and sweet corn and tomatoes.  Reservations are required (*call here to reserve 202-965-1789) and see footage from past classes here to see what you’re getting into: http://www.1789restaurant.com/monthly_cooking/index.shtml.

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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