Who’s Ready to Play Bocce?

[ 0 ] November 20, 2012 |


Vinoteca’s 63 Degree Egg, The Botanist & the Bocce court.

Vinoteca already has standing room only for their weekend brunch, but their bocce court will make it hard to get in this place at any given time.  A sport that encourages more libations for better scoring and onlookers have the opportunity watch while dining on Vinoteca’s small bites, bocce sounds like DC’s newest fave hobby.  Due to the fact that happy hour is already scheduled in the typical Washingtonian’s diet alongside some competitive activity, bocce allows these two to meet in the middle somewhere between 5  pm to 8 pm.  Chef Lonnie Zoeller’s menu matches perfectly with the simplicity of bocce, where it features local, fresh ingredients presented in a simplistic manner.  Horus Alvarez leads Vinoteca’s bar program with an extensive selection of ingredients, including my new favorite dry Gin, The Botanist, to help you lead with the winning score in a bocce rematch.  Stick close to the Botanist, the 63 degree egg and the ‘Tom Thumb’ greens.  I cannot guarantee a win in bocce but I can guarantee you’ll have a good meal and cocktail in transit.

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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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