Author Archive: Johnna

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four 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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12th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge
[ 0 ] March 11, 2020 |

12th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge

WHAT:  Events DC announces tickets on sale now for 12th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge, scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020. This year, the event will be held in a new location at the extraordinary Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  The Events DC Embassy Chef Challengeis an annual gathering of embassy chefs representing countries across the globe. The […]

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A Good Bottle of Wine:  Los Vascos
[ 0 ] March 9, 2020 |

A Good Bottle of Wine: Los Vascos

A good bottle of wine is a good bottle of wine, no matter what the cost.  This is the opinion of JKGF. Good wine does not have to cost you a life savings.  As a matter of fact, it can and should cost you under $20 if you subscribe to brands such as Los Vascos.  […]

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24 Hours in Taichung, Taiwan
[ 0 ] February 26, 2020 |

24 Hours in Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung is one of those cities that you would likely visit second after visiting Taipei first.  I visited for 24 hours and can tell you there are several reasons that this city might be your first look into Taiwan before exploring other parts of the country. The Lantern Festival:  Taichung has hosted the Taiwan Lantern […]

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48 Hours in Taipei, Taiwan
[ 0 ] February 20, 2020 |

48 Hours in Taipei, Taiwan

I suppose I should start from the beginning.  Seven years ago, I had the chance of a lifetime to travel to Taiwan on a fully expense paid trip with a guest.  I did not go.  Why??  I had won the opportunity through a raffle and the only catch to redeeming the prize was that I […]

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Good Karma.
[ 0 ] January 2, 2020 |

Good Karma.

Living in DC for close to 20 years has allowed me to see a complete transformation of the Chinatown and now Penn Quarter neighborhoods.  There was a time when the only good Indian food was found at Rasika in Penn Quarter and now that has changed. Karma Modern Indian opened its doors in late 2017 […]

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