Friday Roundup

[ 2 ] January 27, 2012 |


DC Food Events

The 11th Annual Sugar and Champagne Affair: The annual affair for food and animal lovers will be hosted by 94.7 FRESH FM radio host Tommy McFly @ the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  More info on the event here.

DC Meat Week kicks off next week (*January 29-February 5, 2012).  If you love BBQ, then this is the week you get to dine in DC with those of similar interests.  DC Meat Week will take place at seven BBQ restaurants in the D.C. area beginning with Urban Bar-B-Que in Rockville,MD (*5566 Norbeck Rd) on Sunday.  See the full schedule and updates here.

Winners Circle

Kudos to the winner of our Sweets on a Stick giveaway: TweetsSweets took the prize by participating in the contest and will receive a copy of the cookbook with over 500 ways to put sweets on a stick.

Now for the Sugar and Champagne giveaway winners (*Drum Roll…): Shawn & Aparna will join yours truly for a night of pups, champagne and chocolate.  Also, as a bonus, @ichoosethesun is the winner of the Two for One Muse Brunch card.  Congrats!  Thank you to all who participated.


Diep 9 has added some new things to the Genever family: Diep 9 Old Grain Genever and Diep 9 Young Grain Genever are unflavored and contain 35% alcohol by Volume, boasting “true” Genever.  Diep 9 has stepped out of the Belgian market in D.C. and expanded its sales in DC, VT, MA and RI…kudos!

A new way to eat: Feastly, an online marketplace that connects cooks with adventurous eaters, recently launched.  The concept is grounded on passionate cooks preparing homemade meals for the eaters at the cook’s home.  Get more info here.

Hello Cupcake keeps it fresh with their newest cupcake addition, DC Love Child.  DC Love Child is the first cupcake in the District to combine DC craft beer with chocolate cake.  The cupcake is finished off with a bourbon buttercream frosting and tipped off with a chocolate covered potato chip. Yum.

Girl Power!  The most popular young girls organization, The Girl Scouts of the USA, are set to celebrate their centennial anniversary.  Alongside the celebration, the Girl Scouts are launching ToGetHerThere, a campaign dedicated to girls’ leadership issues.  Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Donna Edwards are among the Congressional support for this campaign to promote girls’ leadership.

Catch Me If You Can

This week I had the opt to hang out with one of my fave food bloggers, French Twist D.C., at Zengo for the launch of their new Shanghai-San Paulo fusion menu.  Pomegranate Kumquat cocktails, Picahna Steak topped with King Crab and Coconut Batida’s made for an excellent way to dine in D.C. on a random Wednesday night. #lovetherandomness

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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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  1. How exciting, thanks! Feastly sounds cool…can’t wait to check it out.

  2. aparna says:

    Sweet! Super excited 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

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