Food News Roundup

[ 0 ] April 11, 2011 |



Asia Nine celebrates Songkran!  The Thai New Year celebration will commence today (April 11) until April 17.  In honor of the New Year, the restaurant is offering an extended happy hour this week (Mon.-Fri. 4:30 pm-8: 00 pm, Sat. 3:00 pm-6:00 pm and Sun. All Day), Free Thai shrimp special appetizers with any dinner entree purchase (*print coupon here) and a Thai inspired prix fixe menu for $39.  The actual Thai New Year is from April 13-15 but who can resist a week of Thai Firefly short ribs or Thai coconut hummus.

Tax Day relief.  California Tortilla is celebrating the end of tax season with free queso and chips to guests on April 18 (*Cheese not your thing?  Guests can substitute with salsa). 

One of the good guys> Peter Tabibian has decided to still honor his deal to government workers despite the fact that there was not a shutdown.  Last week the Tenleytown Z Burger location was slated to give away one free burger to all government employees who presented valid ID.  This deal is still in place today until 10 pm.  Any federal worker, federal contractor or DC Government worker who shows a federal ID will get one free single burger (regular, cheese burger, veggie burger or turkey burger) at the Tenleytown location (*4321 Wisconsin Ave, NW).


Bring out your best Half-Smoke!  The half smoke might be the District “food”.  As many other cities have their specialities i.e. Philly Cheesesteak, Chicago Deep Dish, etc., DC is making a name for itself with the half smoke. On May 1, Domaso Trattoria Moderna is hosting the 1st Annual Half Smoke Challenge with some of the areas top restaurants competing for the Half Smoke Champion title.  Proceeds from the challenge will benefit Brainfood, the Washington, DC-based non-profit youth development organization.  Admission is $20 per person (*Purchase tickets here) and includes samples of all half-smokes, a signature Skyy Vodka cocktail, tax and gratuity.  Scott Drewno (The Source), Peter Smith (PS7) and Victor Albisu (BLT Steak) are among the list of names to compete for the title.

The Prom Dress Project 2011, organized by The Capitol Fashionista, will allow young girls who are unable to afford a prom dress to select the perfect outfit for FREE. CEO of Bravery Corporation and owner of Chinatown Coffee Co., Max Brown will co-sponsor the event at Chinatown Coffee Co. on April 20th @ 5 pm. In order to participate you must be a current high school student (*ID is required) and print out a ticket from to show at the event.

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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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