Food Roundup

[ 0 ] October 7, 2011 |

Food & Charity

Next week, I will fully take on my role as an Ambassador of Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer. Alongside Well Fed and Zested, I will head to Tuscana West for an evening of dining out for a cause.  More info here.

Tis’ the season for pie.  One of my fave fundraisers is back this year with apple crumb, sweet potato and pumpkin pie on the menu.  Food & Friends Slice of Life fundraiser is back and ready for pie orders.  Visit my link here to purchase a pie and visit here for the pie pick up locations. 

This has to be the easiest way to give back this season.  The Whole Foods Market at Foggy Bottom is encouraging patrons to participate in Cans for a Cause, which contributes 1% of net sales of canned goods sold to local charities, which ends on October 11.  The Foggy Bottom location will donate the proceeds to Miriam’s Kitchen

Chef Ris Lacoste is hosting a happy hour on October 12 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm to support the Think Local movement.  Drink and food specials will be offered and RIS will donate a portion of the proceeds to Think Local First DC.


Founding Farmers expands to Potomac, MD.  Located in the Park Potomac development, the new restaurant will offer outdoor seating and an “afternoon social menu”.

Pho Bar and Grill opens next Tuesday on H St. NE.  Guests can look forward to plenty of pho, spring rolls and banh mi.

Catch Me If You Can (*My weekly out and about adventures…)

Though I cannot quite figure out where to enjoy Pharell Williams new Qream liquor, I had a great time being one of the first to try it out in the District.  Pharell Williams, Chuck Brown and The Clipse were at the Decatur House event last Friday evening to celebrate the launch of Qream in DC. Get this one served on the rocks, no additives necessary.

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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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