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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Where You Should Be Eating:  Fat Pete’s BBQ
[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

Where You Should Be Eating: Fat Pete’s BBQ

Before I could locate Fat Pete’s BBQ, the aroma found me first.  The smell of BBQ permeates the Cleveland Park neighborhood letting folks know there is a new sheriff in town: Fat Pete’s BBQ.  It can command this attention with tender brisket and ribs inside those doors alongside the best grits on this side of […]

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Recipe Pick: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

Recipe Pick: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

*Cheers to Paulding & Company, a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding, for this week’s recipe. Yield:  32 pieces 32 medium sized brown mushrooms (crimini) 2 medium shallots 2 Tbs. butter 1 cup fresh sourdough breadcrumbs (or dry bread crumbs, if you don’t have fresh, but use […]

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New Brunch Alert:  Chez Billy
[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

New Brunch Alert: Chez Billy

  Chez Billy Petworth will begin serving brunch this Sunday, September 7 with a menu assisted in design by their neighbors via a poll taken on PoPville. Expect traditional French fare like croque madame, classic brunch items like brioche french toast and vegetarian options like sweet potato hash. Brunch will be served every Sunday from 11am-3pm.  […]

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Where I’m Eating:  Zengo Test Kitchen
[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

Where I’m Eating: Zengo Test Kitchen

Zengo’s Test Kitchen is one my fave pastimes in the District.  It gives diners a chance to travel around the world without traveling around the world.  Having spent a considerable amount of time in China in 2008, it was nice to revisit some of the scents and flavors that I came to know via my […]

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Humpday Antics:  Places That Make Paying the Bill…Easier?
[ 0 ] September 3, 2014 |

Humpday Antics: Places That Make Paying the Bill…Easier?

Paying the bill can be a relieving time because you can get on with the rest of your day/night or it can be an instant stress factor when you see the zeros you drank in bottles of wine.  The District has become a hub for experimentation in the food scene.  Today, I share with you […]

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