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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Getaway:  Da Silvano
[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

Getaway: Da Silvano

There are few reasons these days that I venture downtown when I go home for the weekend.  With the expansion of restaurants, lounges and speakeasy’s in my Harlem neighborhood, there is really no need for me to make the trek down to the Village the way I did in my younger years.  When I got […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Move on.
[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Move on.

I have been seeing a lot of this lately:  the uninvited wedding guest.  Honestly, I have been guilty of this myself by adding on a plus one to my wedding invite not knowing that this little block of space is only for my name and not two.  I, however, will refrain from asking for a […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Yes! Cents for Change
[ 0 ] July 15, 2014 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Yes! Cents for Change

Miriam’s Kitchen is an initial beneficiary of Yes! Organic Market’s new “Yes! Cents for Change” program. This initiative will donate five cents to local non-profit organizations each time customers shop with their own grocery bags. “Miriam’s Kitchen and Yes! Organic Market both know the value of fresh food and sustainable practices,” said Chef Emily Hagel, […]

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Drinks on Me:  Mari Vanna
[ 0 ] July 11, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Mari Vanna

I love this place and do not spend enough time here.  A cozy spot tucked in the absolute center of the Golden Triangle in this city, Mari Vanna is a diamond in the rough.  The bar is small and intimate so getting there before the crowd is suggested.  The dining room takes over two levels […]

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Getaway to the Cape
[ 1 ] July 10, 2014 |

Getaway to the Cape

Visiting Cape Cod for the summers is a pastime to many East Coasters.  Having Mum’s side of the family situated near the Outer Banks, however, left me with little reason to venture further up north versus further down south for beach time.  When the opportunity arose to visit Sea Crest Beach Hotel before all the […]

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