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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Where to Keep the Champagne Flowing This NYE:
[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

Where to Keep the Champagne Flowing This NYE:

The Gibson is throwing a “Mad Max-querade” where for $125, guests will receive a premium open bar and food all night (8pm-2am), champagne toast at midnight, as well as music and burlesque entertainment. The patio will also be opened and heated. Guests are asked to dress in theme, to the nines, or however they like. […]

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Weekend Getaway:  Annapolis
[ 0 ] December 12, 2014 |

Weekend Getaway: Annapolis

Getting out of the District these days can be a challenge if your resources are limited.  Money, time off from work and travel companions all weigh into the planning process.  Recently, I needed a BREAK.  Searching the map much like Prince Akeem in Coming to America, I scoured quick getaways that would not empty the […]

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Where I’m Eating:  Boss Shepherd’s
[ 0 ] December 4, 2014 |

Where I’m Eating: Boss Shepherd’s

As the old saying goes “The second times the charm”.  That is exactly what happened the last time I visited Boss Shepherd’s in Penn Quarter.  On my first visit, I left feeling disappointed and confused:  How could a menu boasting so many great dishes have no way of proving it?  The fried chicken lacked any […]

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Drinks on Me:  Winter Weather Cocktails
[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Winter Weather Cocktails

Fall Harvest – A mix of cider and spice brings fall flavors to life. 1 oz. Sobieski Cynamon Vodka 2 oz. hard cider ¼ oz. vanilla simple syrup ¼ oz. lemon juice Cinnamon stick for garnish In a shaker add all ingredients with ice.  Shake and strain into a glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick and […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Media Pass.
[ 0 ] December 2, 2014 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Media Pass.

Ugh.  One of the biggest pet peeves of this food blogger is being invited in or added to a media list and having to pay for your meal, event ticket, etc.  Before you go into the rant of “Bloggers always want something free!”, let me just stop you right there.  I started Johnna Knows Good […]

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