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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Etete Just Changed the Way You Look at Ethiopian Cuisine
[ 0 ] April 27, 2017 |

Etete Just Changed the Way You Look at Ethiopian Cuisine

Ethiopian food is my thing. If you come to D.C. for a visit or to live, you can guarantee that will be the first place I will ask you out to eat.  I usually know who is going to love it and who is going to hate it.  Anyone that inquires about rice will fall […]

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Monday Funday:  Social Cigar Night
[ 0 ] April 24, 2017 |

Monday Funday: Social Cigar Night

Social Cigar Night has launched at Sakerum on Mondays exclusively on the restaurants 50-seat enclosed rooftop from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.  Guests are welcome to bring their own cigars for an $8 cutting fee, or purchase one from Sakerum’s extensive collection.  Cigars being offered include Oliva V No 4; Camacho American Barrel Aged; Rocky Patel The […]

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Tomorrow!  The Taste of Shaw Gala #LoveShaw
[ 0 ] April 24, 2017 |

Tomorrow! The Taste of Shaw Gala #LoveShaw

Shaw Main Streets will host its annual Taste of Shaw Gala on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm.  The annual event celebrates the neighborhood’s diverse businesses and residents, and is a fundraiser for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Shaw neighborhood.  Proceeds from the event support Shaw Main Streets’ economic revitalization and historic preservation activities in the […]

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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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