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. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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A vacation for you, a vacation for the kids.
[ 0 ] June 14, 2018 |

A vacation for you, a vacation for the kids.

Looking for kid-friendly things to do during the summer months can be a challenge if you are also trying to find something that adults also want to indulge in especially if you are not looking for the beach scene.  A recent trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Roanoke, Virginia opened my eyes to a […]

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Peapod + Wildfire =  Dinner Tonight.
[ 0 ] June 12, 2018 |

Peapod + Wildfire = Dinner Tonight.

Anything to make a weeknight meal easier and homemade is right up my alley.  When I got wind of Wildfire partnering with Peapod, I jumped on the opportunity to try out their new chef-inspired meal kits.  Boasting restaurant quality ingredients and recipes, the new meal kit wants you to have option of dining out while […]

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Juneteenth
[ 0 ] June 6, 2018 |

Juneteenth

On June 19th, join Whitney Stringer PR and friends as they host the first-ever Dinner 1865, a curated culinary experience at the Blind Whino, an artistic destination in Southwest DC.  The event will gather an amazing group of talented creators including Chef Carla Hall of The Chew, Chef Roble Ali of Bravo Show Roble & Co, Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Top Chef and Kith & Kin, Chef Christopher […]

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Get Out In These D.C. Streets
[ 0 ] June 5, 2018 |

Get Out In These D.C. Streets

This week is hot out in these D.C. streets.  Not only are the temperatures rising but the event lineup is full of fun things to do that including pleasing your palate.  Taste the best of one of the Districts most notable streets, whine up with some jerk chicken and/or get your Lady Marmalade on this […]

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Johnna’s Pulled Pork Hoagies
[ 0 ] May 31, 2018 |

Johnna’s Pulled Pork Hoagies

The summer is obviously my favorite season of the year, I am the ultimate summer baby born in August.  As the temperatures rise so does my number of lazy days in the kitchen.  As much as I crave a good homemade meal, I want relaxation more, which is why I create the easiest recipes during […]

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