Where I'm Eating

Brunching:  Casa Oaxaca
[ 2 ] April 11, 2014 |

Brunching: Casa Oaxaca

Giving up cheese for lent and visiting a Mexican restaurant during this time was quite a mental challenge.  What do I order?  Cheese-less dishes at Casa Oaxaca were pretty easy to order and fulfilling.  Now do not get me wrong, I need to revisit this spot when cheese re-enters my diet but for there not […]

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happy hour: el rey
[ 0 ] April 4, 2014 |

happy hour: el rey

El Rey DC crept on the scene quietly this winter with an outdoor patio that is sure to be a hit this summer.  Besides a patio to please the Washingtonian Spring Fever, the fish tacos and margaritas are a couple of other reasons I am feeling this spot.  Not really a place to wear your […]

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Where I’m Eating:  2941
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014 |

Where I’m Eating: 2941

2941 Restaurant is one of those places I visit when I need an escape.  An escape it is with scenic views highlighting the things we love about every season i.e. bright sunlight from the spring sun, snow blankets on the grass surrounding the lake.  Besides allowing me to take a deep breath away from the […]

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Sugar Rush

Zoe’s Chocolates
[ 0 ] September 11, 2013 |

Zoe’s Chocolates

The benefits of chocolate are making headlines on a regular basis, which is one of the reasons I wanted to see if I could finally convert to being a chocolate lover.  When Zoe’s Chocolate Co. offered an opportunity to try out their collection, I jumped at the chance.  Besides being the official chocolatier for events […]

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Dishes We Love: Southern Peach Cobbler
[ 0 ] July 17, 2013 |

Dishes We Love: Southern Peach Cobbler

It’s hot and I’m eating recklessly!  Love the summer and love southern comfort food.  Not a huge fan of sweets but when I discovered this baby below, I had to rethink my views on Peach Cobbler.  Enjoy with a tall glass of milk…it does your body good! Ingredients: 3 cans (15 oz) sliced peaches, packed […]

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Warm Meets Cold
[ 0 ] December 21, 2012 |

Warm Meets Cold

I discovered a hidden gem in Georgetown.  Dolcezza is the spot and their specialty is gelato. With temperatures reaching below 50 degrees, you may ask yourself why I am talking about gelato. My answer:  I found a way to enjoy gelato throughout the winter. You just need to pair it with the perfect warm drink […]

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Drinks on Me

10 Ways to Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms…With Food & Drinks Of Course.
[ 0 ] April 8, 2014 |

10 Ways to Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms…With Food & Drinks Of Course.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Dates are March 20-April 13, 2014. Park Hyatt Washington, located at 1201 24th Street NW, 20037, invites guests to reinvigorate after a cold winter with its Spring Cherry Blossom Package.  Guests receive a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Park Deluxe room, a pot of Cherry Blossom Green Tea from Park Hyatt Washington’s rare and […]

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Drinks on Me: Cocktail Fun at the Gibson
[ 0 ] March 21, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Cocktail Fun at the Gibson

To date, the Gibson has been identified has a speakeasy bar and lounge that serves unique cocktails. You would’ve never heard me say this though. Being the “go out, have dinner and all drinks at the same place” kinda girl that I am, I had heard of the bar but had never been. As of […]

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Oyamel: Tequila and Mezcal Festival
[ 0 ] February 27, 2014 |

Oyamel: Tequila and Mezcal Festival

  Oyamel Cocina Mexicana will hold a Tequila and Mezcal Festival from March 10th through the 23rd.  You can visit the restaurant during the festival for an authentic taste of Mexico.  The restaurant will feature a live Mexican band, small bites, and tequila tastings.  Check out a few upcoming events! Festival Kickoff Party (3/10/14- 6PM […]

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What's Going On

Products We Love:  The New Vending Machines.
[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

Products We Love: The New Vending Machines.

Vending machines have certainly received a facelift.  Long gone are the days of 8 oz. canned sodas and stale potato chips.  Check out five new treats being offered down the chute: 1.       Farmer’s Fridge (US): Farmer’s Fridge boasts healthy and delicious salads and snacks on-the-go via an automated kiosk.  Packaged in recyclable plastic mason-like jars and made fresh each […]

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Dine out for Easter Supper?
[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

Dine out for Easter Supper?

Don’t feel like toying with lamb this year?  The thought of prepping a full throttle Easter Dinner causing you anxiety? Luckily DC restaurants are making it easier on the brain, here’s a roundup of places that will cook for you and the whole fam.  Happy Easter!! On Saturday, April 19, Café Dupont and Bar Dupont will host its first-ever […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms…With Food & Drinks Of Course.
[ 0 ] April 8, 2014 |

10 Ways to Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms…With Food & Drinks Of Course.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Dates are March 20-April 13, 2014. Park Hyatt Washington, located at 1201 24th Street NW, 20037, invites guests to reinvigorate after a cold winter with its Spring Cherry Blossom Package.  Guests receive a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Park Deluxe room, a pot of Cherry Blossom Green Tea from Park Hyatt Washington’s rare and […]

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Veg Out

Recipe of the Week:  Spicy Vegetarian Peanut Soup
[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

Recipe of the Week: Spicy Vegetarian Peanut Soup

  This week I had the opportunity to test out a new recipe which made it onto the Washington Post website today.  Check out the link here and stay warm with this soup! xoxo, Johnna

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Recipe Buzz: V-Day
[ 0 ] January 23, 2014 |

Recipe Buzz: V-Day

It’s bitterly cold outside, so let’s stay inside on this Valentine’s Day.  Here are a few recipes to share with your lover, date or single’s party: *Recipes and images courtesy Rare Review! Original Culinary Spirits. Ale-Infused Cheese Fondue Serves 4 Cheese Sauce 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese 2 tbsp. […]

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Recipe of the Week: Champignon Stuffed Mushrooms
[ 2 ] November 6, 2013 |

Recipe of the Week: Champignon Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients: ·         8 large mushrooms ·         200 g grated cheese ·         200 g breadcrumbs ·         2 cloves of garlic ·         Parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil to taste Preparation: ·         Preheat the oven to 400F° ·         Remove and reserve mushroom stems ·         Take a cloth and wet it with water, and begin to clean the mushrooms with this cloth *It is not recommended   […]

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Be My Guest

Mama Love
[ 0 ] May 7, 2013 |

Mama Love

*Special thanks to Chef Jess for today’s post dedicated to the upcoming Mother’s Day.  Happy Mother’s Day!!  xoxo, Johnna Knows Good Food Mother’s Day is around the corner; and pleasing the mother of a Chef is no easy task. To fulfill the seafood lover in my mother and the health consciousness of this Registered Dietitian […]

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