Food News Roundup

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

New summer, new happy hours.  The DC Food Bloggers will take their monthly happy hours to Vento in Dupont Circle (*Hosted by GoGastronomy and Thrifty DC Cook).  Excellent choice.  After taking a few friends here for a girls night out and receiving rave reviews for my recommendation, I’m curious to see what it’s like for happy hour.  Fingers crossed for the same outcome.  Happy hour specials include $5 wine and specialty cocktails, $4 beers and 1/2 off the bar menu.  Cheers!

Clyde’s of Columbia kicks off its inaugural Craft Beer Tasting & Festival this weekend (May 21, 2011, 1pm-8pm).  Live music, craft breweries and food will fill the outdoor space.  $2.50 for tickets (*4 oz. tasting cup=1 ticket; all food=2 tickets; bottled water=1 ticket).

Starbucks expands its Reserve Coffee collection with its newest coffee, Fair Trade Certified Rwanda Gakenke.  As a Starbucks Gold member, its no surprise that I’ve tried almost everything Starbucks has to offer…looking forward to this new addition needless to say.  The Starbucks Reserve line was created to give customers the opportunity to taste some of the rarest coffees around the world.  With that being said, I’ll take mines Venti, please.

What happens when amazing food pictures and an endless list of food delivery services come together?  That’s the happy marriage of Foodspotting and SeamlessWeb.  To coincide with their new partnership, they have launched the Spotting SeamlessWeb contest where between now and June 5, readers can: (1) Spot any dish in the SeamlessWeb guide and get a 10% discount; and/or (2) Share the best food photo in DC and win Free Lunch for a Week.

Now this is what happens when music and food meet at the 9:30 ClubSoundbites.  SoundBites gives you a taste of Eatonville and Kushi while listening to the live voices of Ra Ra Rasputin and Trouble Funk.  The food and turntables meet this Sunday (May 22, 2011; 5pm-10pm) @ the 9:30 Club.  Tickets are $40 (*available here) and proceeds will benefit the work of DC Central Kitchen.

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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 Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three 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. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.

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