5 Reasons You Should Be Out & About Over the Next 5 Days

[ 2 ] June 1, 2012 |



The 19th annual Taste of Georgetown returns on SaturdayJune 2, 2012 from 11am-4pm with plenty o’ samples from 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, including a Wine, Ale and Spirits Tasting Pavilion, live entertainment, and more.


Adult Swim is here!  The weekly summer pool party is held every Sunday at the Capitol Skyline Hotel (10 I Street, SW, DC) and hosted by Liquid Lifestyle. These Vegas-style pool parties feature the best local DJs, celebrity appearances, fashion shows, live musicians, costumed dancers and surprise entertainment. The party runs from 12-6pm, with free admission until 1pm with a text RSVP. To RSVP, patrons must text their full names to 202-RESERVE, and will in-turn receive a confirmation text to show at the door. After 1PM or without a text RSVP, cover charge is $20 at the door. Bottles service is available by reservation only and tables usually sell out about a week in advance. Tables are $500, including 2 bottles for 10 people. For table reservations, call 202-737-3783703-577-8500 or 703-597-3941. For additional information, upcoming special events and pool party photos, visit www.DCPOOLPARTY.com.


Performing at some of my new favorite music and restaurant venues, Jazz artists will take over the DC music scene beginning today, June 1, 2012 until June 10, 2012.  Lori Williams at the Hamilton, Diane Reeves at the Howard Theatre and Marcus Strickland at Bohemian Caverns, just to name a few of the sounds you will hear around the city.  Get more information here.



On Tuesday, June 5, The Lighthorse will be having their monthly Tuesday Beer Dinner.  This time, they’ll be teaming with Unibroue, an award-winning brewery out of Quebec.  From the very beginning, Unibroue has carved out a special niche in the beer world with top quality products and a brand rooted deep in Quebec culture. It made history by becoming the first North American beer maker to use a brewing method inspired by the two-centuries-old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe—particularly in Belgium. Over the years, Unibroue has remained faithful to its origins even as it has grown to become an icon of the brewing world.

Chef Adam Stein was tasked with pairing dishes for the following beers: Blanche de Chambly, Ephemere Apple, Maudite, La Terrible and La Fin du Monde.

The Tuesday Beer Dinners work like this–the beers start flowing at 7:00 and the first course is sent out at about 7:10 after the brewery representative gives everyone a little back-story on the brewery and their products.  Then, over the next 90 minutes or so, The Lighthorse will pour 4 more beers that are specifically matched to 4 more courses.  At only $50 per person (not including tax and gratuity), it’s really one of the better offers out there.  (That’s $10 per full course, people!)

Only 20 seats left to fill!  Get your spot by emailing Dave. lighthorseprivatedining@gmail.com


In honor of its second anniversary, Ripple is introducing an artisanal grilled cheese bar, available Sunday through Thursday, beginning June 5.  Guests can match one of 15 artisanal cheeses from around the world and local producers, including Jasper Hill Farm and Meadow Creek Dairy, with a choice of ciabatta, brioche or multi-grain bread and assorted vegetables, meats, and spreads, such as Benton’s bacon and jumbo lump crab meat. For the non-DIY guest, Ripple’s original creations include the Stinky Pete, made with anchovies and asparagus, and the Krusty Krab, a combo of jumbo lump crab and béchamel. The Grilled Cheese Bar at Ripple menu will be available Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm to 12:00 am.

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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. Amanda says:

    Cheese Bar!?!? How did I miss this 🙁

  2. Johnna says:

    LoL!! We have to go, they have them now.

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