Food.Fun.Stuff: Fall Is Near

[ 0 ] September 1, 2010 |

Fall is about a week away from my life and the thought of cooler temperatures confirms I might be walking around with a undiagnosed disorder:  seasonal depression.  Cold weather honestly changes my, and what seems like 50% of the DMV’s, attitudes.  Lucky for me I live in a city that has a host of events that makes the adjustment a tad easier with warm cocktails and nifty little treats.  So here we go:

>>>Tomato Feast- The Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival is an annual reception celebrating regional produce of the Mid-Atlantic by pairing top area farmers with leading area chefs with enthusiastic home gardeners and cooks with tomato tastings and wine pairings.  Each year the event will showcase a “red” fruit and 2010 kicks off with the TOMATO.  I’m working on my tomato recipe as we speak…

The Who:  Hosted by The International Wine & Food Festival

The What: The Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival

When: Friday, September 24, 2010 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the International Trade Center and Ronald Reagan Building

>>>Lobster and Beer pair up this Thursday- Chinatown Coffee Company and Red Hook Lobster Pound DC team up for “Lobster Roll and Beer Happy Hour.” Red Hook Lobster Truck will be parked outside of Chinatown Coffee Co., on the corner of 5th and H Street, NW, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, September 2, 2010.  In celebrating its new liquor license, Chinatown Coffee will be offering $3 Lagunitas IPA, Dale’s Pale Ale and an assortment of different wines.

>>>Learn how to mix up Fall/Winter cocktails with Againn mixologist, JP Caceres.  For $35 a pop, guests will learn the art of mixing the perfect cocktail and Caceres will offer a history lesson on the origins of the world’s most popular libations, starting with the first known cocktail and ending with a personal DC favorite. 

The When:  September 15, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

The Where:  Againn, 1099 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

>>>Ladies Unite!  On October 3, 2010 (*5 pm-8 pm), over 30 leading women chefs will unite for an “indoor food festival”  @ Willow Restaurant.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.  Foods will range from crepes made to order to an array of wines, beers and spirits.

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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