Get Out In These D.C. Streets

[ 0 ] June 5, 2018 |

This week is hot out in these D.C. streets.  Not only are the temperatures rising but the event lineup is full of fun things to do that including pleasing your palate.  Taste the best of one of the Districts most notable streets, whine up with some jerk chicken and/or get your Lady Marmalade on this weekend!

Taste of North Capitol

North Capitol Main Streets is hosting it’s 2nd annual Taste of North Capitol this Thursday June 7, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the NPR Building. The North Capitol Neighborhood boasts one of the most unique community of bars and restaurants giving it a distinct vibe from other corridors in the city.

Jerk Fest

This year’s Jerk Fest will feature local and national Jamaican food vendors like Jerk Pit, Spice: A Caribbean Jerk Joint, Reids Jerk Shack and more serving hot plates of sizzling and spicy jerk delicacies. For those who don’t have such a spicy palate, there will be other foods available in the Vegan area and non-cooked foods area.  Beverages will be provided by Pines and Ice and more.  Additionally, there will be a cook off between reggae/dancehall artist Elephant Man and DJ Ricky Platinum.  There will also be cooking demonstrations and tastings by Chef Irie, host of Taste the Islands television show on PBS. Washington, DC’s own Chef Giovanni Merle and Chef “Jumoke” Jackson who will showcase recipes for patrons to sample.  The festival is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 11am to 8pm at RFK Stadium, Festival Lawn at Oklahoma Avenue, Lot 6. Ticket information and other information can be found on the Jerk Fest website.

Lamb Jam

On Sunday, June 10th, chefs from restaurants around town will duke it out for the title of Lamb Jam DC Champion.  Chefs will compete in four cuisine categories: Asian, Latin, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern.  Bartenders, winemakers, brewers and culinary artisans will serve up other treats.  Attendees and local food media will decide whose lamb dish takes the prize.

Event details:

Lamb Jam: Sunday, June 10th, 2018



1309 5th Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

Participating chefs:

  • Nathan Beauchamp –  Fainting Goat (D.C.)

  • K.N. Vinod – Indique (D.C.)

  • Daniel Stevens –  Mokomandy (Sterling, VA)

  • Autumn Cline – Rappahannock Oyster Bar (D.C)

  • Joseph Hornbeck –  Art and Soul (D.C.)

  • Rob Sonderman – The Federalist Pig (D.C.)

  • Erik Bruner-Yang – Brothers and Sisters (D.C.)

  • Scott Kroener – Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (D.C.)

  • Michael Costa – Zaytinya (D.C.)

  • Dimitri Moshovitis – Cava Mezze (D.C.)

  • Hamilton Johnson – Honeysuckle (D.C.)

  • Marcelle Afram – Bluejacket (D.C.)

  • Michael Bonk – BLT Steak (D.C.)

  • Justin Bittner – District Distilling Company (D.C)

  • Ian Boden –  The Shack (Staunton, VA)

Tickets:  VIP ($125) and Main Event ($75) and can be purchased online here.

City Tap Dupont Drag Brunch Every Sunday

City Tap Dupont Circle launched its weekly Drag Brunch on Sunday, June 3.  Ba’Naka MCs with performances kicking off at 12pm, during which guests can enjoy specially priced $15 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys as well as a la carte brunch dishes.  Seatings can be reserved as early as 11am and can be booked at or by calling 202-878-8235; walk-ins are also welcome.

City Tap Dupont

1250 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036


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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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