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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Besides Brunch, Washingtonians Love a Good Happy Hour…
[ 0 ] January 13, 2017 |

Besides Brunch, Washingtonians Love a Good Happy Hour…

Happy Hour at Quarter + Glory

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Authentic Greek Food Alert.  (Seriously, It Is The Real Thing)
[ 0 ] January 12, 2017 |

Authentic Greek Food Alert. (Seriously, It Is The Real Thing)

Before the holidays, I visited Alfa Piehouse and tried super hard not to binge eat everything.  The temptation was real especially where all of the dishes are authentic Greek.  Authentic is an overused word in this town with a lot of places claiming to have the flavors of their touted country but failing to truly […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Food & Flowers?
[ 0 ] January 10, 2017 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Food & Flowers?

Thanks to ProFlowers for sharing this week’s Etiquette Tip.  Ever thought about what dishes pair well with a particular flower?  No?  You are NOT alone!  As 2017 ushers in new beginnings, I am hoping to improve on my hosting skills, which includes tablescapes.  Here’s a quick, nifty guide to perk up your dinner table. *Graphic […]

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Cocktail of the Week:  Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit
[ 0 ] December 7, 2016 |

Cocktail of the Week: Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit

*Recipe courtesy Sagamore Spirit Rye.  Sweet and citrus meet in a glass. Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye .5 oz. Orange Juice .5 oz. Lemon Juice .5 oz. Maple Syrup Directions: Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake and serve over ice.  Garnish with orange slices and dash of nutmeg.  Serve. *Johnna’s tip: […]

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Belvedere Red “Chopped” Bartender Competition Grand Finale
[ 0 ] December 5, 2016 |

Belvedere Red “Chopped” Bartender Competition Grand Finale

Want to taste test like a food blogger?  Here’s your opp.  Check out the “Chopped” style Bartender Competition Grand Finale at SAX next Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (8 pm-11:30 pm).  Cheers! 4 Mystery Ingredients, 3 Bartenders, 1 Great Cause Frank Mills: Jack Rose Tyler Hartman: Joe’s Seafood Crystal Altizer: Soundcheck *RSVP HERE

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