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[ 0 ] February 9, 2011 |

Last week we stuffed ourselves with all the BBQ one body could hold, now we are cleaning up our acts.  This week is DC Meat-Free Week which has rounded up a list of restaurants to visit with vegan and vegetarian food options.  Today (Wednesday) the crowd heads to Dangerously Delicious Pies for Tofu Curry and Vegan Sour Cherry Pies (1339 H Street, NE). Yum to food minus the meat.  More info on locations can be found here.

The 24th Annual Taste of Arlington tickets are on sale now.  The annual food event will be held on May 22, 2011 (Sunday) from noon- 5 pm on Wilson Boulevard in front of Ballston Common Mall.  Advanced tickets are $20 (*eight tastes); Day of Tickets $25 (eight tastes).  FYI, beer and wine cost two tastes tickets.

Dining Out for Life returns on March 10, 2011.  By dining out on this date at any of the 150 participating restaurants, patrons will contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.  Visit Food & Friends for a complete list of participating restaurants.

New menus for Uncle Julio’s.  The restaurant is proud to announce the new additions to their menu which include two things that caught my eye:  Shareable fajita combos and the Patron Classic Margarita (*Patron Silver Tequila, Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur and fresh-squeezed lime juice). Ole!

Chocolate Lovers, your dreams have come true:  A two day celebration on chocolate.  This Saturday and Sunday @ the National Museum of the American Indian, February 12-13, 2011, from 10:30 am-4:30 pm, there will be sculptures, live food demonstrations and history lessons all for the love of the world renowned delicacy.  More info here.

The aphrodisiac event:  The National Harbor Oyster Festival will be held on February 18 (6 pm-10 pm) & February 19 (12 pm- 9 pm)…Roasted, Steamed, Rockefeller or Raw, how do you like it??

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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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