Etiquette Tuesday: Eat & Run

[ 0 ] June 5, 2012 |


What is the most common question I get asked as a food blogger? Besides how do I eat all of this food and maintain a healthy weight, there is the undying question of “can I come with you to these events??”  Though my list of dates continues to grow each day there’s a particular plus one that I write about today.  Feeling absolutely guilty because this person is literally sitting 2ft. away from me on the couch this evening, I am writing now because I felt Etiquette Tuesday was the perfect platform to point out a certain habit that they have picked up and it is absolute bad etiquette.

Ever heard the phrase “Don’t eat and run”?? Well, my fave plus one does exactly this at almost every food event.  I am constantly explaining why they came in for the first 45 minutes of a two hour event and leaving.  Now granted, this plus one rarely eats at these events but they certainly have taken a liking to the libations so they should be sticking around for the entire event.  There are exceptions to this rule and those include: 1. you have told the person that you have another event immediately following or coinciding so you have to leave early or 2. You attend these events so much, leaving a few minutes earlier than normal is totally acceptable.

I could totally be alone in this week’s etiquette tip because when I commit to something I always take it to the 10th degree.  If I commit to event with you that last three hours then I’m there for three hours.  For some reason, I feel like I’m not alone, however, in this week’s tip.  There has to be at least one other person that still stands by this phrase: Don’t eat (*and/or drink) and run.

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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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