Foodie Round-Up (June 22nd – 25th)

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It’s a titch humid out there, eh, DC? But that’s okay, we’ve got enough foodie news to go around. So, without further ado, all the news fit to eat in the District. From bees to patios, to wine dinners and a new naptown restaurant, read on…

Buzz bakery, coffee shop, and dessert lounge will celebrate National “Don’t Step on a Bee Day” on July 10th to help raise public awareness of the crisis in U.S. beekeeping and the potential implications for the nation’s food supply. On Friday, July 10th, Executive Chef Josh Short will offer his Bumble Bee cupcakes, a signature creation of vanilla cupcake filled with a chocolate center, iced with vanilla buttercream and topped with a bumblebee, for $2.75 each. Other honey-themed treats flying out of Short’s kitchen will include, wildflower honey ice cream for $2.25 a scoop, “Bee Hive” sugar cookies for $2.25 each and Tupelo Honey panna cotta with fresh berries, priced at $3.95 each. Buzz will also give kids free “honey cups” – mini vanilla cupcakes with housemade honey frosting – available first come, first serve in honor of the special day.

Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK is pleased to debut outdoor dining for summer into fall 2009 in the courtyard of the Four Seasons Hotel, located at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in the heart of Georgetown. This private oasis patio, which seats 47, now sports a brand new look with handsome, comfortable furnishings. It is the perfect backdrop for guests to indulge in Chef David Varley’s new summer menu with ingredients harvested from his 500 square-foot herb and vegetable garden at the hotel. The outdoor enhancements are a $125,000 investment inviting guests to enjoy the tranquil setting.

PS 7’s announced a 5 course wine dinner with the winemakers at Foss Marai, an Italian producer of top quality prosecco. This is a great opportunity to try some small production, high quality prosecco masterfully paired with Chef Peter Smith’s cuisine. Cost is $95.00 plus tax and gratuity.

In not-so-DC but kind-of-DC news, Hell Point Seafood, the new dining option from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Bob Kinkead, will open to the public for lunch and dinner service in Annapolis on Saturday, June 27. Kinkead has teamed up with chefs Jeffrey Gaetjen and James Huff to create a neighborhood seafood restaurant offering crowd-pleasing dishes with fresh, local flavor. Hell Point Seafood is located at 12 Dock Street overlooking the scenic boat moorings of Ego Alley. The restaurant, open for lunch and dinner daily, will offer dishes ranging in price from $7-$24 for lunch and $14-$24 for dinner. Kinkead also operates Kinkead’s, the restaurant in the Foggy Bottom.

Around We Love DC in food news: I tell you about Alexandria’s incoming Columbia Firehouse Restaurant,  Don reports on the happenings with Galileo, Jenn and I check out Eatonville, and Obama went to Dairy Godmother!

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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