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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It’s Impossible to Get Bored in this Town…
[ 0 ] September 22, 2016 |

It’s Impossible to Get Bored in this Town…

Fall in the D.C. area has no shortage of events.  Here’s a quick roundup of what Washingtonians will be doing as the leaves change colors… An Evening of Culinary Excellence is a food and wine reception to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The reception will feature tribute […]

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Mezze Box Just Changed the Meal Planning Game
[ 0 ] September 21, 2016 |

Mezze Box Just Changed the Meal Planning Game

Lunch prep can be a pain during the week especially if your Sunday does not open up enough time to get the week’s menu together.  This is probably the best part about all these new meal delivery services such as Mezze Box.  The thing that sets Mezze Box apart from the rest is that it […]

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For Your Friday Afternoon Listening Pleasure…JKGF Has a Podcast!
[ 0 ] September 2, 2016 |

For Your Friday Afternoon Listening Pleasure…JKGF Has a Podcast!

After many conversations about food that have led to deeper understandings of the person behind the recipe, I decided to share these conversations with the world.  Champagne&Lobster was born and Soundcloud has a new podcast about some things food, some things life lessons and many things laughter.  The name comes from my two favorite delicacies: […]

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Add This To Your Cellar:  Bodega Ruca Malen
[ 0 ] September 1, 2016 |

Add This To Your Cellar: Bodega Ruca Malen

French business partners Jean Pierre Thibaud and Jacques Louis de Montalembert, alongside Argentine winemaker Pablo Cuneo, have brought the flavors of Mendoza to the District.  Their boutique winery, Bodega Ruca Malen, recently gave the District a taste of their signature Malbec at Rural Society, located inside the Loews Madison Hotel.  The Yauquen Malbec 2014, which […]

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Happy Hour?  STK Lip Service.
[ 0 ] August 31, 2016 |

Happy Hour? STK Lip Service.

STK has launched a new happy hour that fits right in with my schedule.  The new “Office Hours” is weekdays from 5-8 pm.  The deals include Buy One, Get One Cocktails, Beer and/or Wine and $12 bar bites, which include Tuna Tartare (JKGF Fave of the Night) and Oysters ($2 each).  The thing I like […]

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