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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Fig & Olive + Oranges = New Spring Menu
[ 0 ] May 19, 2016 |

Fig & Olive + Oranges = New Spring Menu

New seasons mean new menus in D.C.  This is evidence that seasonal ingredients mean something around these parts.  Fig & Olive was one of those places that I prejudged by the mere fact that it is an offspring from a small chain of sister restaurants.  Chains typically keep the same thing on their menu day […]

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Calling All Chefs!  Next Level Burgers Wanted
[ 0 ] May 18, 2016 |

Calling All Chefs! Next Level Burgers Wanted

Ever wanted to see what goes on in the James Beard House?  Are you a chef?? The Blended Burger Project might be your chance at seeing the inside of the acclaimed foundations headquarters.  It is an initiative to drive attention to ‘blended burgers’ by getting chefs to create and menu these more delicious and nutritious […]

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Bayou Bakery Crawfish Boil & Beer
[ 0 ] May 16, 2016 |

Bayou Bakery Crawfish Boil & Beer

Come on Y’all!  Bayou Bakery is hosting a COMMUNITY CRAWFISH BOIL & BEER event on Sat, May 21 from 5-7 pm at their Capitol Hill location in Washington, DC! Buy your tickets online here.   Tix are $45 and get you hot, juicy, spiced up Louisiana Crawfish & Peel-n-Eat Shrimp with peppery New Potatoes & Corn-on-the-Cob, quarter Muff-a-lottas, […]

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Get Your Bum in Shape & Eat Good Food:  The Fit Foodie 5k Run is this Weekend.
[ 0 ] May 16, 2016 |

Get Your Bum in Shape & Eat Good Food: The Fit Foodie 5k Run is this Weekend.

Running is one of those things I have to mentally prepare myself for every time I hit the pavement or treadmill.  It was not a fave pastime of mine but I have a feeling that might change after the Fit Foodie Run this Saturday.  A race with food involved??  Sign me up.  The American Lamb […]

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The ThipHive Is Going To Get Me For This One…
[ 0 ] May 12, 2016 |

The ThipHive Is Going To Get Me For This One…

When new restaurants come to D.C., the whole town is up in arms trying to snag a reservation.  The new place must have the essential requirements, however, to garner this type of attention.  First, it must seat 40 or less.  Second, it must be extremely hard to get a reservation, patrons must have a minimum […]

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