Mussels St. Arnold
Leaving Connecticut Avenue was bittersweet especially once I realized St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar was opening in Cleveland Park. A piping hot bowl of steam Mussels in an eclectic broth mix with a side of frits can make my meal any day of the week. The restaurant truly caters to the Mussels/Beer drinker in you with a very limited selection of any other alcoholic beverages. The restaurant tackles other areas besides mussels with Belgian waffles, “Underground Dogs” and Fish n’ Chips rounding out the menu. My pick: Mussels St. Arnolds, the House Specialty, which is a blend of House Beer Sauce, Caramelized Shallot, Garlic and Thyme, Duck Fat.
Category: Food.Fun.Stuff., restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.
Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three 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. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.