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Announcing August DC Food Blogger Happy Hour at TenPenh.

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour TenPenhSo the next DC Food Blogger Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, August 4 at TenPenh in celebration of their 10th anniversary. Ten years ago last August, TenPenh opened on the corner of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.  For nearly a decade, TenPenh has offered Washingtonians a glimpse into the flavors of the Orient with influences from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan.

What: TenPenh’s Happy Hour specials ($5 cocktails/drinks) will be extended to 8 pm for the DC Food Bloggers group only

When: Wednesday, August 4 6-8 p.m.

HH Drinks: include all 8 Specialty Cocktails, Draft Beers, and a Selection of Wines. TenPenh’s bartender and mixology program is nationally recognized. In fact, their bartender Brennan Adams won the DC leg of the GQ Magazine/ Bombay Sapphire “Inspired Bartender” contest in 2009. Brennan was one of 40 national finalists and the only one from Washington, D.C.Don’t miss the chance to have a cocktail shaken and stirred by Brennan.
HH Food: Half price all dishes on the Izakaya Small Plate menu (scroll down) featuring Asian specialties including Shredded Duck Springrolls, Lobster  Rangoons, Korean Pork Belly Bites, Chili Brined Chicken Wings, American Kobe Beef “Sliders”, and more!

Come meet, mingle, and chat with fellow food bloggers. Whether you’re a regular DCFBHH attendee in need of a reminder or you’re interested in putting a face to a name for some of your favorite local food bloggers, come have a snack with us. It’s the first Wednesday of every month so put it on your calendar now. Johnna Rowe of Johnna Knows Good Food is the “Hostess” with the Mostess this month.

Also, now the DC food bloggers have a new Facebook fan page, a virtual space to hang out, converse, and get to know each other. If you are a food blogger (or a food lover) feel free to “become a fan.” We’ll be posting future events via Facebook, so it’s a great way to keep up on what’s going on. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to the DC Food Blogger Facebook page.

A lot of people make these happy hours happen. As always, thanks to the planning committee:

Arugula Files
Beer Spotter
Biscuits and Such
Capital Cooking
Capital Spice
Common Man Eats
Dining in DC
Gradually Greener
Johnna Knows Good Food
Modern Domestic
Thrifty DC Cook
We Love DC

Hope to see you there! If you plan to attend, if you plan on attending, please RSVP to the DC Food Blogger Facebook page. Thanks! See you there! And feel free to repost this flyer on your blog to spread the word.

Also, you should know that in celebration of its 10th anniversary, TenPenh will place ten red envelopes with $10 gift certificates under random plates throughout dinner service during the entire month of August. Also, don’t pay your check without seeing if luck is on your side! If the total on your dinner bill has the number 10, then you get $10 off your check. On TenPenh’s official birthday, August 2nd, 2010, celebrate with a $10 Bento Box during our extended lunch hours from 11am-3pm.  TenPenh’s $10 lunch special can be served and devoured in 20 minutes, and you’re out the door in thirty!

Brennan Adams of TenPenh wins GQ Magazine/ Bombay Sapphire “Inspired Bartender” contest

tenpenh-emblemBrennan Adams, bartender rising star extraordinaire of TenPenh, a chic south east Asian-inspired restaurant, created the “Bombay Fissure” for the GQ/ Bombay Sapphire’s “Inspired Bartender Search,” an annual national competition. As one of 40 national finalists and the only one from Washington, D.C., Adams won the DC leg of the GQ Magazine/ Bombay Sapphire “Inspired Bartender” contest.  Now he will travel to The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a final round on August 30. The winner will be featured in a four-page spread in GQ Magazine, and revel in the title of “Inspired Bartender.” So what did Brennan create to beat out 40 other bartenders?

Adam’s original cocktail, the “Bombay Fissure”, is his vision of the south Pacific: vulnerable floral notes of island paradise married with nature’s volatility. He tells this story in a martini glass. House-made grenadine and sweet vermouth activates dry ice to “smoke.” A tumbler of Bombay Sapphire gin, and pineapple water with notes of Kaffir lime leaves is shaken and poured over the ice. The “Bombay Fissure” bubbles like an underwater volcano as Adams adds a final touch: a fragile “raft” of frozen pineapple water supports a single edible flower. Fantastic! I’m “inspired” already!

Like it’s “sister” restaurant Ceiba, TenPenh now offers twice daily happy hours (Monday-Friday, 4-6pm and 9:30pm-close) in the expanded lounge and patio — Have you seen the lounge recently? Select wines, Asian beers and fancy-schmancy cocktails are $5 and all savory apps are half-price.

Best of luckto Brennan Adams when he travels to The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the  final round on August 30!

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