Don’t Skip This Dish: Peanut Butter and Jelly BBQ Wings

[ 0 ] June 15, 2016 |


The thought of ordering wings on any given day of the week does not excite my senses.  The District has a plethora of places adding lemon pepper and Old Bay to change up the game but these have even become a bore.  Florida Avenue’s newest beer garden, TAKODA, however, has awoken my senses and newfound love of chicken wings.  Peanut butter and jelly are the components and I am more excited about this than when I had this cheap delicacy as a kid between two slices of bread.  I thought I would hate these wings, but from the first bite to the last, the creamy combination of peanut butter notes and sweet berry jam smothered on crispy fried wings stayed consistent.  This historical combination is a match made on everything from bread to now wings.

Not feeling wings?  You have to at least go for dessert.  The fried red velvet Oreo’s are the runner up in this competition and for good reason:  they.are.amazing.  Melt in your mouth (*cliché…I know, but…they really do) deep fried batches of red velvet cake with a creamed cheese filling and icing dipping sauce on the side make this dish a must-try.  Thank me later.

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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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