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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Happy Hour @ Quarter + Glory
[ 0 ] April 22, 2016 |

Happy Hour @ Quarter + Glory

Looking for happy hour with a speakeasy style menu without the wait?  Quarter+Glory is the place to be.  The 14th street cocktail bar opened this winter and has quickly become a popular birthday/happy hour/group gathering hot spot.  Happy hour is the time where you get the best bang for your buck where you get a […]

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Your Next Bachelorette Party Destination.
[ 0 ] April 21, 2016 |

Your Next Bachelorette Party Destination.

Girls Night Out has taken a turn for the good.  The nights of private tastings focused on wine, liquor and fruity drinks with the gal pals are expanding to the land of bourbon whiskey.  Being a lover of bourbon (good bourbon), I jumped on the opportunity to experience a “Girls Night Out” with Whiskey at […]

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Who Knew?! River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar.
[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

Who Knew?! River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar.

When I get invited to “Meet the Chef” events, I am always intrigued to see the face/personality behind the food.  I am a true believer that you can taste the vibes of who is prepping the food in the dish.  Executive Chef and Owner, Caroline Ross, of River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar, has good […]

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Happy Hour @ Bayou Bakery (Capitol Hill Edition)
[ 0 ] April 15, 2016 |

Happy Hour @ Bayou Bakery (Capitol Hill Edition)

When the temperatures rise in D.C., you can barely find any space to walk on the sidewalks.  The shell shock of winter always makes Washingtonians appreciate the warmer days, which is why al fresco dining is so popular in this area.  JKGF discovered a new hideout (well not for long), that offers plenty o’ patio […]

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Where to Eat:  Firehouse Food.
[ 0 ] April 14, 2016 |

Where to Eat: Firehouse Food.

I had been to Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant for brunch.  I am glad I went back for dinner.  I had left brunch feeling like I would not need to return to the North Capitol St, NW restaurant but dinner made it the comeback kid.  The callaloo soup, alone, is the reason to revisit this place.  […]

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