Food News Roundup

[ 0 ] September 2, 2011 |



Whole Foods Market opened their next set of doors in Foggy Bottom this week. The new market invites customers to join it on the National Day of Service, September 11, where volunteers can come in for a free cup of java.

Dirty Bar is open. The Dirty Martini has expanded its restaurant to include a rooftop lounge. Boasting a Moulin Rouge décor, guests are invited to sip martinis while taking in the District’s newest nightlife experience.

Rolls on Rolls (*Twitter: @RollsOnRolls) has hit the downtown streets with several kinds of Kathi Rolls, exotic Indian food from New Dehli and Calcutta. The second food truck from the Rolls on Rolls team will also serve samosas and Mango Lassi.



Pizzeria Orso has upgraded its menus and now kids eat free on Tuesdays. With specialty pizza’s such as the Vendure (*tomato, eggplant, sweet peppers, capers and mushrooms) and the Capricciosa (*tomato, mozzarella, artichokes, crimini mushrooms and ham), the kids can ditch the boring pepperoni slices for fresher ingredients and fun combinations.


The Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) is hosting their annual World Fare: A Street Food Festival. The regions top women chefs, sommeliers, farmers, beekeepers, cheese makers and more will provide street food fare on October 2, 2011 from 5 pm-8 pm @ Willow Restaurant. Tickets are $75 @ the door. More info here.

Another reason to eat more pie. The 1st Annual B’Eat More Pie Fest will be held on September 11 from 12-3 pm featuring live music, a pie judging contest, pie raffles, vendors and more. Want to share your pie with the world? More info here.

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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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