Etiquette Tuesday

Good Deed Tuesday:  Happy New Year!
[ 0 ] January 6, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Happy New Year!

After a two-week holiday vacay, we are back and rejuvenated.  Resolutions are in tact with giving back at the top of our list.  If you added charity to the top of your resolution list, here is a quick and filling way to get things started right with Joe’s in Washington, D.C. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Media Pass.
[ 0 ] December 2, 2014 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Media Pass.

Ugh.  One of the biggest pet peeves of this food blogger is being invited in or added to a media list and having to pay for your meal, event ticket, etc.  Before you go into the rant of “Bloggers always want something free!”, let me just stop you right there.  I started Johnna Knows Good […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  DO’S & DON’TS of Turkey Day
[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

Etiquette Tuesday: DO’S & DON’TS of Turkey Day

Before you pick out the best jeans for eating large portions, you should read this and please share with someone you know who will likely make a party foul.  Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays for the obvious reason, food, but also because of the time spent with family and friends.  Etiquette is a […]

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Where I'm Eating

A Before B Except When It’s Time to Eat: Plan B Burger Bar
[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

A Before B Except When It’s Time to Eat: Plan B Burger Bar

With a perfect blend of ambiance, quality service, good food and drinks, Plan B Burger Bar has a little something special for everyone. Upon entry, the smiling face of the hostess instantly provides a welcoming atmosphere. As I began to slowly panel the environment from left to right, the multitude of seating arrangements immediately catches […]

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Feeling Stuffed? Try Bonmi’s Banh Mi
[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

Feeling Stuffed? Try Bonmi’s Banh Mi

Vietnamese food is one of those heavily under explored Asian cuisines like Filipino and Malaysian; yet, as the resurgence of interest continues with Southeast Asia, these flavors will continue to be reintroduced into mainstream eating trends during 2015. With its fast casual approach Bonmi is onto something as predecessors like Sweetgreen, Cava, and Luke’s Lobster […]

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Dishes We Love:  Mama Rouge Ribs
[ 0 ] January 7, 2015 |

Dishes We Love: Mama Rouge Ribs

The space that once belonged to Bangkok Joe is now being occupied by Mama Rouge and to be frankly honest, it has made me forget the old face.  Maybe it is the sea urchin chandelier taking centerfold in the decor or the craft cocktails that make you want to devote more time to the bar […]

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Drinks on Me

Drinks on Me:  Skinnygirl Cocktails by Bethenny Frankel
[ 0 ] January 21, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: Skinnygirl Cocktails by Bethenny Frankel

The New Year consistently ushers in resolutions of more gym time, weight loss and other promises of a new “you” with the turn of the clock on December 31.  Giving up alcohol seems to be the first on the chopping block due to unnecessary calories, which is a valid argument until you have that unnecessarily […]

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Drinks on Me:  Winter Weather Cocktails
[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Winter Weather Cocktails

Fall Harvest – A mix of cider and spice brings fall flavors to life. 1 oz. Sobieski Cynamon Vodka 2 oz. hard cider ¼ oz. vanilla simple syrup ¼ oz. lemon juice Cinnamon stick for garnish In a shaker add all ingredients with ice.  Shake and strain into a glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick and […]

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Drinks on Me:  Turkey Day Cockails
[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Turkey Day Cockails

Cocktail mixers make life easier!  On Thanksgiving morning, toast the balloons while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Classic Bellini or Perfect Bloody Mary.  Powell & Mahoney’s Bloody Mary mixers cut out half the work so you can whip up morning beverages for the whole fam quickly.  Cheers! Classic Bellini: Glassware: Champagne flute. 4 […]

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What's Going On

Brunchin’ This Weekend:  Two Brunches to Try
[ 0 ] January 23, 2015 |

Brunchin’ This Weekend: Two Brunches to Try

Sundays become electric with a new live music series at Equinox Restaurant.  The buffet-style vegan brunch features a Scramble Station with made-to-order tofu scrambles featuring local ingredients delivered from area farmers, as well as stuffed French toast, Truffled Lentil “Cassoulet,” and other select seasonal dishes and pastries. During truffle season, guests may opt to add […]

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Where I’m Eating:  With My Personal Chef.
[ 0 ] January 22, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: With My Personal Chef.

With a PhD in agriculture, Chef Jim Holderbaum left his job to pursue his passion as a personal chef.  Chef Holderbaum has traveled to more than 60 countries taking in cooking methods, flavors and food presentations that inspired him to start the new dining/catering concept called Range and Reef, serving Washington, DC, Baltimore and the Eastern […]

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7 Restaurants Serving Brunch on MLK Day
[ 0 ] January 16, 2015 |

7 Restaurants Serving Brunch on MLK Day

Copperwood Tavern, Shirlington Village’s farm-to-table restaurant located at 4021 Campbell Avenue, VA 22206, serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Menu prices range from $4 to $18.  For additional information and reservations please visit http://www.copperwoodtavern.com/, or call (703) 552-8010. City Tap House DC, the craft beer centric restaurant located 901 9th Street, […]

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A Closer Look at Alexandria, VA

Drinks on Me:  Ted’s Montana Grill
[ 0 ] July 18, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Ted’s Montana Grill

Okay, okay…we know it’s summer and it’s hot. Cocktail specials are happening all over the city, but there are few you should try at a rugged themed restaurant called Ted’s Montana Grill. Three were enough to make us feel lovely, and helped pass that torrential downpour that appeared as a pseudo hurricane. Grand Agave: Patron […]

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Best Things I Tasted at the Alexandria Wine & Food Festival
[ 0 ] June 25, 2014 |

Best Things I Tasted at the Alexandria Wine & Food Festival

Sauteed onions over a juicy brat on a pretzel hot dog bun Lamb meatballs Brisket Cheesesteak Classic pulled pork sandwich w/coleslaw Smoked brisket with creamy polenta, grilled shrimp, & a vegetable salsa  

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Dishes We Love: Rockstar Shrimp
[ 0 ] July 31, 2013 |

Dishes We Love: Rockstar Shrimp

Old Town Alexandria offers patrons another choice when it comes to eating out:  Flat Iron Steak and Saloon, the latest addition to King Street.  Whether you are looking for a happy hour or a romantic night on the town, Flat Iron offers a broad experience.  The ambiance, crowd, and food will not disappoint.  My fave of the night […]

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Playing with Sauces

Products We Like:  Hudson BBQ Sauce
[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

Products We Like: Hudson BBQ Sauce

Oh yes! Those were the words that spilled out of my mouth after my first taste of Hudson BBQ marinade.  Excitement for Spring and Summer BBQ’s rose as I envisioned the meats, shrimp skewers and veggies I can slap this sauce on for extra flavor.  Hudson’s has the spice factor of your favorite Cajun dish […]

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Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs
[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs

Meatballs: 1 pound(s) ground beef 1 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 2 medium onion, chopped fine 4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 5 slices of Bacon (sliced into 1″ pieces) Kosher salt (*to taste) Black Pepper (*to taste) 4 large eggs Spicy Meat Sauce: 2 tbsp. olive oil Crushed red pepper flakes (*to […]

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Care for a Rub, Anyone?
[ 2 ] January 13, 2012 |

Care for a Rub, Anyone?

  When actors, musicians and the like transcend into the food world, I often question whether this is truly a passion or simply another way to make more money.  My major reservation is mostly because, like some folks in my life, these artists take a brief liking to the food profession and then fall off […]

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