Author Archive: Johnna

Johnna Rowe 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. Rowe, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. Rowe has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.

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Drinks on Me:  World Baijiu Day
[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: World Baijiu Day

What is this?? My sentiments exactly when I got wind of Baijiu.  Never heard of it but I am curious and willing to celebrate just about anything with libations.  Cheers! World Baijiu Day is on Saturday, August 8th.  World what day?  Exactly. Baijiu is by far the largest spirit category in the world – 13 […]

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Products to Watch:  Tessemae Dressing, Marinade & Dip
[ 0 ] July 29, 2015 |

Products to Watch: Tessemae Dressing, Marinade & Dip

Tessemae is one of those products that was created to make your life easier.  Think semi-homemade but really homemade.  Make sense?  Probably not but here is how I look at a product like Tessemae in my cupboard:  10 minute dinner fix.  There are those days were turning into Chef de Cuisine sounds appealing and then […]

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Drinks on Me: Celebrate Tequila Today!
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: Celebrate Tequila Today!

 Thanks to El Original for today’s recipe celebrating National Tequila Day.  Cheers! Mexican Martini Recipe Developed by Garrett Flanagan for El Original  · 1.5 oz. Lime Juice · 1.5 oz. Simple Syrup · 3 oz. Tequila · 0.5 oz. Olive Juice Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, garnish with olives and enjoy!

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Where I’m Eating:  Blackwall Hitch
[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: Blackwall Hitch

I have discovered my new people watching spot and it is in Virginia.  Good food, bridal shops and waterfront views have been my main motivation for crossing the bridge from the District to Virginia over the years.  Blackwall Hitch has joined the ranks of reasons to leave D.C. on any given afternoon for food and […]

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Wine in the Yards.
[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

Wine in the Yards.

Love a good glass of vino?  An event to fulfill your fetish. WINE YARDS  Saturday, August 1, 1-5pm The Yards – 301 Water Street SE Tickets are $25 in advance Join Washington City Paper for an afternoon of wine tasting and live music. More than 20 wineries & vineyards — including Opici Wines, Red Ink Imports, Senator […]

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