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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Trendsetter:  Buick Gets a Facelift …and We’re Feeling It.
[ 0 ] February 11, 2016 |

Trendsetter: Buick Gets a Facelift …and We’re Feeling It.

That’s not a Buick! You’ve probably seen the commercials where ordinary drivers are trying to connect with friends and family by saying, “I’m in a Buick…right in-front of you.” Then you see the friend or family member say, “I see you!” and walk by the Buick and into a less attractive vehicle of lessor stature.  […]

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#brunchin @MarcelsBeckDC
[ 0 ] February 10, 2016 |

#brunchin @MarcelsBeckDC

Marcel’s By Robert Wiedmaier is a veteran in this town.  The food, service and decor reminds you every time you visit why the French Belgian restaurant has been in the D.C. scene for 17 years.  The experience is impeccable and it is good to see the brunch is willing to evolve with the ever-changing D.C. dining scene […]

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Why You Should Go to Bad Saint on a Wednesday.
[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Why You Should Go to Bad Saint on a Wednesday.

Venturing over to Columbia Heights when there are still mountains of snow on the ground could only mean one thing:  I was on the hunt for food.  Not just any food, but food that is boasting some of the best Filipino (and only) in this town.  Bad Saint was the destination and I had to […]

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Super Bowl 50 Green Chile Stew
[ 0 ] February 3, 2016 |

Super Bowl 50 Green Chile Stew

Kudos to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on their wins!  Now for the Super Bowl 50.  We figured it was only fitting to feature a recipe this week from one of the home teams.  Thanks to Tocabe (a Denver based American Indian restaurant) owners Matt Chandra and member of the Osage Nation, Ben Jacobs for this […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  ProFlowers Does Dinner Talk
[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: ProFlowers Does Dinner Talk

Thanks to ProFlowers for this week’s Etiquette tip.  Conversation at the dinner table is just as critical to the entire culinary experience as the presentation of the food.  Use this handy dandy chart to upgrade those dinner table convo’s.

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