Good Deed Tuesday: Soil to Soul

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |


On Friday, October 3rd, Jackson 20 and Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel will host “Soil to Soul,” a block party fundraiser benefitting the Old Town Farmers’ Market SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Program. The evening of dining and drinks will feature neighboring restaurants such as Society Fair, BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier, Vermillion, The Grille at Morrison House and Tempo Restaurant. Each restaurant will craft a selection of seasonal bites, utilizing the best produce from Old Town Farmers’ Market vendors. Several of the weekly Old Town Farmers’ Market vendors will be onsite for a special night time pop-up market in the courtyard with produce and products for sale. Participating vendors will include; Dimitri Olive Farm, Maribeth’s Bakery, No. 1 Sons, Old Dominion Eco Farms and Zelda’s NoVa Soul. The evening will highlight select Virginia wines and local beer from breweries such as Port City Brewing Company. Jackson 20 lead bartender Andy Nelson will also be crafting up a seasonally inspired cocktail made with fresh herbs from market vendors. There will be a host of games with some great themed prize packages. Net proceeds will be donated to the Old Town Farmers’ Market SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Program. Tickets include light bites from participating restaurants and vendors; there will be a cash bar available for alcoholic beverages.


When: Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Cost: $35 per person in advance / $40 night-of purchases


Tickets: Tickets will be sold via Eventbrite:


Where: Jackson 20 courtyard at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-842-2790 or


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Category: Etiquette Tuesday

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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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