My first real assignment (above) was to use a JSON file containing menu items. After some challenges, I was able to produce a functional and responsive app that included filters for dish categories. Click here for the live version and here for the repo.
A few projects later, I was using my first API! I'll admit, I still have to do a lot of googling but once I got the API actually sending data and accepting my changes this one as a breeze. I'm still working on getting the delete buttons to work (most suggestions involve jquery) but I know I am close. Live Version and GitHub repo.