Something You Should Try This Weekend…

[ 0 ] August 1, 2014 |
Belga Asparagus Beignets

Belga Sweet Asparagus Beignets

This week I visited Belga Cafe, which is well beyond its years on the Hill.  The veteran role this restaurant plays in the SE neighborhood dining scene makes it seem like its been here since at least the 70’s.  The restaurant celebrates its 10 year Anniversary this year on the 8th street SE corridor, which has blossomed into a dining destination.  Ten years ago catching a cab on 8th street SE was damn near impossible and now you can hardly find a parking space from all the foot and car traffic.  Belga Cafe is one of those places on the Hill that you have to try for brunch since their waffles have been the talk of the town for years.  This week they brought back a couple of their originals.

Because DC was not ready for this 10 years ago, the restaurant is giving another go on their Sweet Asparagus Beignets.  Yes, asparagus and beignets pair well together especially when they are combined with powdered sugar and Belga’s house-made violet syrup.  This was even a shock to my food senses when the restaurant paired the beignets with green asparagus ice cream.  Despite the culture shock to the senses, I am intrigued.  The District is more than ready for this Belga.  Bring it on. #HappyAnniversary

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Category: Al Fresco Dining, restaurant reviews, sweets, 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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