Today: 86 Summer, 86 Bucks

[ 0 ] September 17, 2013 |

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BLT Steak is gathering DC’s top chefs to say farewell to summer with an “86 Summer, 86 Bucks” charity rooftop grill-out on Tuesday, September 17. “86” in the restaurant world means to get rid of something, and BLT Steak is pushing summer out the door and welcoming fall with an evening of hot-off-the-grill fare from 5 DC area chefscraft cocktails and friendly competition on the restaurant’s scenic rooftop overlooking the White House, all to raise money for Children’s National Medical Center.


The following local chefs will each grill up proteins and veggies of their choice ranging from steaks, fish and late summer veggies, competing to create the best end-of-summer dish:

  • Chef Jon Mathieson, BLT Steak
  • Chef RJ Cooper, Rogue 24
  • Chef David Guas, Bayou Bakery
  • Chef Anthony Lombardo, 1789
  • Chef Scot Harlan, Green Pig Bistro


BLT Steak will also serve a selection of hors d’ouevres, a Popover Bar featuring the restaurant’s signature fresh-out-of-the-oven popovers, and guests can enjoy variety of beer, wine and craft punches and cocktails from mixologist Steve Oshana.


Children’s National has been saving children’s lives for 140 years, leading the way in innovative new treatments. A portion of the event proceeds will help ensure every child gets emergency care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, invest in future cures for some of the most devastating diseases kids face, and reach children in the Washington area, across the country, and around the world with life-saving treatments and groundbreaking research.

Tickets to “86 Summer, 86 bucks” are available for $86 per person, which includes unlimited steaks & sides, Popover Bar, craft cocktails, beer, wine and fun throughout the evening, and can be purchased online at or by calling Isabel Torres at 202-689-8989.



WHO:              – BLT Steak Executive Chef Jon Mathieson

                        – Chef David Guas, Bayou Bakery

                        – Chef RJ Cooper, Rogue 24

                        – Chef Anthony Lombardo, 1789

                        – Chef Scot Harlan, Green Pig Bistro

                        – National Children’s Hospital

WHEN:            Tuesday, September 17, 2013

                        6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
WHERE:          BLT Steak

                        1625 Eye Street, NW

                        Washington, D.C. 20006

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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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