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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Quick, Fast, Easy, Healthy.  And Affordable.
[ 0 ] March 16, 2017 |

Quick, Fast, Easy, Healthy. And Affordable.

The restaurant boasts “making food from scratch”, avoiding “added sugar and bad fats, and through attention to sourcing, they rule out chemicals and dangerous ingredients no one can pronounce”. This is what good lunch is made of!

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Date Night Just Got Healthier
[ 0 ] March 9, 2017 |

Date Night Just Got Healthier

Figuring out where to eat out on a Friday night can be tough if you are also trying to watch your waistline.  Lucky for me, I live in D.C. and the “healthy” lifestyle is always in style so restaurants are constantly trying to cater to it.  Takoda is the latest restaurant serving up a healthy […]

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Wine Down Wednesday Just Got Easier.
[ 0 ] March 8, 2017 |

Wine Down Wednesday Just Got Easier.

Easy, breezy way to get to Wine Down Wednesday:  Wine Concierge by DCanter.  Recently, JKGF tried out DCanter’s Wine Concierge service and it made our wine anxiety go down exponentially.  Not being a sommolier but wanting to drink the best wines leaves us spending more time than necessary at the store.  DCanter has made it […]

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Spring in D.C. Means Lots o’ Events.  Check Them Out Here:
[ 0 ] March 7, 2017 |

Spring in D.C. Means Lots o’ Events. Check Them Out Here:

The Cherry Blossoms are here and Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th Street NW) and Southern Efficiency (1841 7th Street NW), have transformed their spaces into Cherry Blossom PUB’s (Pop-Up Bar), an ode to Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful season.  Check out the Southern Efficiency space in the pic above.  Very festive, we love it! Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State […]

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Chocolates Galore and More Winners Circle
[ 0 ] March 6, 2017 |

Chocolates Galore and More Winners Circle

JKGF had a blast last week at Chocolates Galore and More at Lansdowne Resort and Spa.  We worked some of the best industry leaders to select the top dishes of the evening.  In case you missed our pics and more pics on our Facebook page here, please see the list below.  Congrats to all the winners!! CRITICS’ […]

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