Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  Media Pass.
[ 0 ] December 2, 2014 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Media Pass.

Ugh.  One of the biggest pet peeves of this food blogger is being invited in or added to a media list and having to pay for your meal, event ticket, etc.  Before you go into the rant of “Bloggers always want something free!”, let me just stop you right there.  I started Johnna Knows Good […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  DO’S & DON’TS of Turkey Day
[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

Etiquette Tuesday: DO’S & DON’TS of Turkey Day

Before you pick out the best jeans for eating large portions, you should read this and please share with someone you know who will likely make a party foul.  Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays for the obvious reason, food, but also because of the time spent with family and friends.  Etiquette is a […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Cha Cha for Charity
[ 0 ] October 28, 2014 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Cha Cha for Charity

Good Deed Tuesday continues with this week’s spotlight on Cha Cha for Charity.  See deets below: A Brunch to Benefit The Wanda Alston House! The Wanda Alston House is the first and only housing program in Washington D.C. that is solely dedicated to offering pre-independent living and support services to homeless, at risk gay, lesbian, […]

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Where I'm Eating

Where I’m Eating: Rialto
[ 0 ] December 18, 2014 |

Where I’m Eating: Rialto

So, it looks like I’m destined to dine only at Italian restaurants when going out in the area to eat for the remainder of this year (3 weeks ago, it was Ovvio Osteria in Merrifield)… not that I’m complaining. If anything, it works out because half of the time that’s what I’m craving nowadays. It’s also nice to see […]

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Weekend Getaway:  Annapolis
[ 0 ] December 12, 2014 |

Weekend Getaway: Annapolis

Getting out of the District these days can be a challenge if your resources are limited.  Money, time off from work and travel companions all weigh into the planning process.  Recently, I needed a BREAK.  Searching the map much like Prince Akeem in Coming to America, I scoured quick getaways that would not empty the […]

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Where I’m Eating: Ovvio Osteria
[ 0 ] December 11, 2014 |

Where I’m Eating: Ovvio Osteria

When it comes to various cuisines, I love eating them all. However, the one that remains at the top of the list is Italian. When I arrived at Ovvio Osteria, my pregnancy-induced hunger was on fire and I was ready to eat. So you can imagine my excitement when Chef Hetzler greeted me with “I hope you’re hungry! We’ve […]

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Drinks on Me

Drinks on Me:  Winter Weather Cocktails
[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Winter Weather Cocktails

Fall Harvest – A mix of cider and spice brings fall flavors to life. 1 oz. Sobieski Cynamon Vodka 2 oz. hard cider ¼ oz. vanilla simple syrup ¼ oz. lemon juice Cinnamon stick for garnish In a shaker add all ingredients with ice.  Shake and strain into a glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick and […]

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Drinks on Me:  Turkey Day Cockails
[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Turkey Day Cockails

Cocktail mixers make life easier!  On Thanksgiving morning, toast the balloons while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Classic Bellini or Perfect Bloody Mary.  Powell & Mahoney’s Bloody Mary mixers cut out half the work so you can whip up morning beverages for the whole fam quickly.  Cheers! Classic Bellini: Glassware: Champagne flute. 4 […]

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Brunch This Weekend:  Ping Pong’s East West Brunch
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014 |

Brunch This Weekend: Ping Pong’s East West Brunch

  Ping Pong Dim Sum has introduced their weekend “East West Brunch”. The popular Saturday and Sunday event will include the usual suspects of unlimited dim sum and brunch cocktails, but adds re-imagined elements of American brunch, featuring classic dishes fused with authentic Chinese flavors.  The new collection of dishes, dubbed “China with a Twist” includes […]

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What's Going On

Where to Keep the Champagne Flowing This NYE:
[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

Where to Keep the Champagne Flowing This NYE:

The Gibson is throwing a “Mad Max-querade” where for $125, guests will receive a premium open bar and food all night (8pm-2am), champagne toast at midnight, as well as music and burlesque entertainment. The patio will also be opened and heated. Guests are asked to dress in theme, to the nines, or however they like. […]

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“Top Five” Movie Sneak Peak
[ 0 ] December 5, 2014 |

“Top Five” Movie Sneak Peak

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Five Newbies That Will Keep Us Warm This Winter
[ 0 ] November 21, 2014 |

Five Newbies That Will Keep Us Warm This Winter

Let’s face it.  It is freezing outside!  The only outdoors activities Washingtonians welcome are those involving a DuPont snowball fight or Georgetown’s ice skating rink.  Outside of those and the like, indoors is the place to be every this winter.  Trying to figure out what to do with all this indoor time??  Here are our top picks […]

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Bethesda Has Good Eats

Where I’m Eating:  Vino Volo Wine Bar Cafe @ Bethesda Row
[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

Where I’m Eating: Vino Volo Wine Bar Cafe @ Bethesda Row

 Bethesda Row is a great place in the summer for shopping and has plenty of dining pit stops to go around after you’ve spent some cash on fashion. After roaming aisles and clothing racks, go get your sip on and chill out at Vino Volo’s outdoor patio.  Vino Volo Wine Bar Cafe in Bethesda Row has a new summer menu that […]

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Where I’m Eating: Jaleo
[ 0 ] October 31, 2013 |

Where I’m Eating: Jaleo

I recently discovered a great alternative to spending your Monday evening in front of the television watching the Monday Night Football game at home: it’s Jaleo, a Spanish tapas restaurant located in the heart of Bethesda.  They feature their “Monday Night Flights”, a weekly series where they offer you a wide assortment of select Spanish wines to compliment […]

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Breakfast Options

Brunch This Weekend:  Ping Pong’s East West Brunch
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014 |

Brunch This Weekend: Ping Pong’s East West Brunch

  Ping Pong Dim Sum has introduced their weekend “East West Brunch”. The popular Saturday and Sunday event will include the usual suspects of unlimited dim sum and brunch cocktails, but adds re-imagined elements of American brunch, featuring classic dishes fused with authentic Chinese flavors.  The new collection of dishes, dubbed “China with a Twist” includes […]

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[ 0 ] September 18, 2014 |

New Kid on the Block: PAUL

PAUL, a french bakery that has numerous locations throughout the District, opened its newest location at Metro Center.  JKGF attended a soft opening last week and enjoyed the pastries and desserts.  They are located close to the metro at 555 13th Street NW and the entrance is on F Street.  See what we got to […]

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New Brunch Alert:  Chez Billy
[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

New Brunch Alert: Chez Billy

  Chez Billy Petworth will begin serving brunch this Sunday, September 7 with a menu assisted in design by their neighbors via a poll taken on PoPville. Expect traditional French fare like croque madame, classic brunch items like brioche french toast and vegetarian options like sweet potato hash. Brunch will be served every Sunday from 11am-3pm.  […]

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