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[ 0 ] December 9, 2011 |


Flank Steak Sandwich

J&G Steakhouse has a new lunch menu for those on the go.  The JG2GO is the typical lunch selections with J&G quality that you can pick up at the wine bar or by using their “15 minutes free” parking spot (*located on the curb in front of J&G patio) that you can use while you go in and grab your food.  For a place that is so crafty with steaks, they also have a pretty good handle on the area’s famed crab cakes.  Pair with one of their house-made sodas and a nutty crusted brownie.

Clyde’s Restaurant Group is slated to open The Hamilton before the end of the year.  The Hamilton will take up the corner of 14th & F and already has a full lineup of live music beginning with The Junkyard Saints on December 23.


The holidays are not over.  There are still more dinners to be had and more leftovers to fill up the fridge.  Whole Foods Market has created this helpful list of ways to utilize the rest of those vegetables, sweet potatoes and rolls.  Check it out here.

One of my favorite things to do is to share recipes.  Some people are opposed to sharing their “prized” recipes but its people like Carole Murko that I appreciate.  Carole Murko is the woman behind Heirloom Meals, a collection of recipes handed down from generation to generation.  Carole was recently featured on PBS for their Thanksgiving special showcasing some of this recipes with rich history.  You can find her recipes here.


Starbucks Reserve Sun Dried Ethiopia Harrar Coffee

I’m staying warm this winter with Starbucks (*naturally). This time instead of my skinny vanilla latte, I’m switching to their Reserve Sun Dried Ethiopia Harrar Premium coffee.  It’s mostly due to this nifty little box it came in (*pictured above), but also because the coffee boasts flavors of dried berries, chocolate and rummy spice.  Sounds like all I need in the morning.

Ciroc Skinny Cosmo

Diddy does not stop.  This is honestly the hardest working man who has now made his way to the food world in a dynamic way.  The mogul has merged with Zagat to create a guide to the hottest restaurants during the holidays.  The District made the list of cities with Zengo, Zola and Russia House listed as some of the hottest restaurants for the holidays.  In addition to Diddy’s picks, there are Ciroc cocktail recipes for each region and I love the name of the District’s cocktail: Ciroc Skinny Cosmo.  I guess the secret is out, the District is the land of the “skinny” something…skinny latte, skinny frappuccino and now the skinny Cosmo.  Download the free guide here.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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