Author Archive: Johnna

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 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.

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Happy Hour:  Pennsylvania 6
[ 0 ] July 15, 2016 |

Happy Hour: Pennsylvania 6

Oysters and happy hour go together like clouds to the sky, they are a match made.  Pennsylvania 6 came to town and realized oysters were the way to the after-work Washingtonian’s heart.  Oysters for $1.  I repeat, $1.  They are absolutely winning at this happy hour game.  JKGF recently visited the spacious bar for a […]

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Mark Your Calendars.
[ 0 ] July 14, 2016 |

Mark Your Calendars.

July 2016 On July 19th No Kid Hungry will be hosting their second Chefs Behind Bars event.  Six DC chefs will be battling head to head to see who makes the best cocktail on the DNV Rooftop at the Donovan Hotel while raising funds to end childhood hunger. Tickets are available at: https://www.universe.com/events/chefs-behind-bars-tickets-BKLVDR. NKOTB (New Kitchens On […]

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Watch Your Movies Outdoors.
[ 0 ] July 13, 2016 |

Watch Your Movies Outdoors.

Things I love about D.C.:  how retro and new school it can be at the same time.  Bringing back drive-in movies to the D.C. scene has just changed my whole date night.  Being an 80’s baby means I have no true recollection of seeing a movie in this forum, my movies have all been in […]

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The New Way to Cater Your Event.
[ 0 ] July 11, 2016 |

The New Way to Cater Your Event.

For those looking to have their next event catered like the cool kids, I suggest you start here.  Mess Hall (www.MessHallDC.com), a one-of-a-kind culinary incubator concept based in Washington DC’s Edgewood neighborhood, has launched a catering service. The thing I like about this new concept is that it borrows from all of its talent to make […]

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New Flavor in Your Ear:  Buckeye + Bear
[ 0 ] June 30, 2016 |

New Flavor in Your Ear: Buckeye + Bear

It is no secret how I feel about live music so it was a no-brainer that I would be in the building for the opening of Buckeye + Bear.  The new concert venue opened in the old Huxley space with a performance by Doc Marten + The Flannels.  Standing room only with a few tables spread […]

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