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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‘Tis the Season
[ 1 ] November 28, 2017 |

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for plenty o’ drinking, so why not add another event to toast to the times??  Drink the District makes that easy for those looking to sip and taste on various types of vino in a warm space.  For two weekends this December (Fridays, December 8 & 15 | 6-9pm | Wine Bar […]

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Brunchin’ @ The St. Regis
[ 0 ] November 16, 2017 |

Brunchin’ @ The St. Regis

There is brunch and then there is brunch at the St. Regis.  Walking into the St. Regis feels regal from the front door until you reach your seat.  The staff is so attentive and pristine in service, I always feel like I should walk in with a long coronation gown instead of my denim and […]

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DC Cocktail Week?  Who’s Going?!
[ 0 ] November 7, 2017 |

DC Cocktail Week? Who’s Going?!

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is hosting the return of DC Cocktail Week this Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19.  The week will offer creative and complementary cocktail and food pairings from the region’s mixologists and bartenders.  Participating restaurants and bars will offer affordable, specially crafted cocktails and small bite pairings during DC Cocktail Week, and will be […]

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Brunch This Weekend.
[ 0 ] October 26, 2017 |

Brunch This Weekend.

Breakfast all day is an easy sell for me. I recently visited Buffalo and Bergen which is spearheaded by the well-known genius mixologist, Gina Chersevani.  Buffalo and Bergen is a 1930’s style soda fountain located in Union Market.  I often pass here on my way to pick up fresh produce on the weekends (Union Market […]

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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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