Cheers to the Weekend!

[ 0 ] November 2, 2012 |


This Weekend:

Mad Fox Brewing Company hosts its annual Cask Ale Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 11 am-6 pm, on Market Square (directly adjacent to the restaurant’s patio).  Attendees will have the opportunity to taste 16 different cask ales from Mad Fox and regional breweries. Executive Chef Andrew Dixon has created a menu that includes such fare as oysters and grilled barbecue.  The outdoor event will move inside the restaurant in case of inclement weather.

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show takes over the Walter E> Convention Center. More details here.  Kudos to the winners of the Metro Cooking Show Giveaway, Enjoy!


The North Dakota Farmers Union and The Farm announce the official opening of Farmers Fishers Bakers, their second restaurant in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 9, 2012.  Located in the Washington Harbour at 3000 K Street NW, on The Georgetown Waterfront, Farmers Fishers Bakers boasts contemporary American farmhouse dining.  The full service lunch, dinner and sushi bar menus are now on the restaurant’s website,
Out & About

Zaytinya Turned 10:

Last week, I joined in the celebration for Zaytinya’s 10th Anniversary.  The Penn Quarter restaurant has become a staple in the Washington, DC restaurant scene.  Acclaimed Chef Jose Andres shared a toast to the festivities alongside over 100 friends, family and media.  The restaurant passed around the timeless classics on their menu including their housemade Hommus and Garides Me Anitho (*Sauteed Shrimp, dill, shallots, mustard and lemon juice).  Cheers!

Wine Week

The 2nd Annual Wine Week was a success.  We kicked things off at Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar for their kick off party which was filled with none other than wine and lots of bubbly.  Next year, we plan to actually take the time to learn a thing or two about the cheese pairings offered, this year we simply indulged.  Cheers!


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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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