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, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.

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To Smoothie?  Or Not To Smoothie?
[ 0 ] October 5, 2017 |

To Smoothie? Or Not To Smoothie?

I am not into smoothies.  There.  I put it out there.  This the main reason why I was reluctant to try out Tropical Smoothie Café.  With a little arm twisting, curiosity and a look at the scale, I decided it was time to change up my tune.  Glad I did.  Tropical Smoothie Café is pretty […]

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The MetroCooking Show Returns This Winter
[ 1 ] October 5, 2017 |

The MetroCooking Show Returns This Winter

The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show returns this December 9-10 with Food Network’s Guy Fieri headlining alongside local celebrity chef, José Andrés. The two-day culinary showcase will again take over DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Show-goers may shop from aisles of specialty food products, including holiday gift options,  experience live demos from James Beard honored chefs, participate in interactive […]

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All Things Go is Baacckkk.
[ 0 ] October 2, 2017 |

All Things Go is Baacckkk.

Dope lineup!  All Things Go returns this weekend, are you in?!  The Fall Festival returns to D.C.’s Union Market (1309 5th Street NE) from October 6-8, 2017. The festival will feature some of the top acts in hip-hop, electronic and alternative music with headliners Foster The People, Young Thug and Galantis. What to wear?  Think Coachella but D.C. style. TICKETS: […]

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Recipe for Empowerment
[ 0 ] September 29, 2017 |

Recipe for Empowerment

Want to get a little of that global flavor in one place in D.C.?  The Recipe for Empowerment is the event for you.  Catch the blurb on this event below: World-renowned chefs and tastemakers will come together for the Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) “Recipe for Empowerment” on October 6th, 2017. With a focus on food, […]

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The Taste of D.C. is Next Weekend…Are You Ready?
[ 2 ] September 29, 2017 |

The Taste of D.C. is Next Weekend…Are You Ready?

The Taste of D.C. returns!  Next weekend, Washingtonians and the like will descend on the festival grounds at RFK Stadium to taste all the flavors of this area.  Want to be apart of the fun?  Deets below: When?  Saturday, October 7 (10am-7pm) Taste After Dark, Saturday (7pm-10pm) Sunday, October 8 (11am-6pm) Where?  Lot 8 @ […]

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