Etiquette Tuesday

Good Deed Tuesday:  DCanter to Give Back.
[ 0 ] April 14, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: DCanter to Give Back.

Yet another incentive to give back and drink plenty o’ wine: This Equal Pay Day, DCanter – Capitol Hill’s premier wine and beer boutique – is shedding a light on the roughly 22% pay disparity between men and women by helping Washingtonians give back – and savor a sweet discount.  Today, DCanter is offering female customers a 22% discount off […]

Read More

Etiquette Tuesday:  Expanding…to the Metro.
[ 2 ] March 24, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Expanding…to the Metro.

Etiquette Tuesday has been forced to expand on the tips of the week.  WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) will make you do it.  Catching the metro on a regular basis creates new material for etiquette even if that etiquette does not include food.  This week’s tip is:  Share the Pole.  If you catch the […]

Read More

Good Deed Tuesday:  #pieitforward
[ 0 ] March 17, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: #pieitforward

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (Joe’s) invites Washington to #pieitforward in March with a slice of Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Ice Cream Pie with Marshmallow Sauce. This treat features a crunchy Oreo cookie crust layered with strawberry ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and served with a marshmallow cream.  Throughout March, Joe’s will donate […]

Read More

Where I'm Eating

Where I’m Eating:  Ocopa
[ 0 ] April 23, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: Ocopa

Over the past 15 years, I have visited almost every restaurant in Washington, D.C. Unbelievable right?  With that being said, it is easy to see how I could get bored with the scene and welcome new, fresh ideas with open arms.  Heading to Ocopa offered a feeling of excitement for what was to come.  The […]

Read More

Adventures in Alabama.
[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

Adventures in Alabama.

Selma 50 took me to a foreign land.  A foreign land to yours truly because I had never ventured to this area of the south nor did I have a lot of interest in it before Selma 50.  Alabama is an interesting place.  Having a deep historical presence in the Civil Rights movement, Alabama offers […]

Read More

Where I’m Eating:  Bon Vivant Café
[ 0 ] April 2, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: Bon Vivant Café

A gem in the Del Ray area, Bon Vivant Café and farmer’s market (www.bvfarmfood.com) provides delicious and healthy food in a cozy, family- friendly space. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering an array of sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies, beer and wine. It is Bon Vivant’s mission to cook healthy, locally grown and […]

Read More

Drinks on Me

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Products By These Ladies Making Moves in Food & Beverage
[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Products By These Ladies Making Moves in Food & Beverage

March is Women’s History Month and to wrap up the celebration, JKGF sought out a couple of women making major moves in the food and beverage industry.  The ladies of Truvée Wines and FOU-DRÉ vodka are taking over the local beverage scene with products that have garnered world wide appeal.  Deets below: Truvée Wines Born from a […]

Read More

Drinks on Me:  Five Drinks Cafe Deluxe Does Right
[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: Five Drinks Cafe Deluxe Does Right

A good cocktail is like a good joke, hard to find. However, DC continues to raise the bar even in the most unexpected places. Ernie Brice, Bar Manager at Cafe Deluxe is true to form in his approach to creating a cocktail. “It’s all about balance.” It definitely is evident as the five cocktails below […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

What's Going On

Introducing Our Newest Section:  Johnna Knows Good Style (!!!)
[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

Introducing Our Newest Section: Johnna Knows Good Style (!!!)

Today kicks off the first installation of a new section entitled “Johnna Knows Good Style”, which joins the Johnna Knows Good Food family.  Food and fashion run hand-in-hand in my life.  I look forward to what will decorate my body each day as much as what is going to decorate my plate.  With an apron […]

Read More

Six Events to Add to Your Calendar this April
[ 0 ] April 3, 2015 |

Six Events to Add to Your Calendar this April

The Spring is one of the best times of year in the District.  Tons of events, the cherry blossoms and warmer temps make it one of the absolute best destinations.  April, the month in the heart of Spring, has a few events we thought Washingtonians and the like could appreciate as the temps drop.  Deets […]

Read More

Tequila & Mezcal Festival Recap
[ 0 ] April 3, 2015 |

Tequila & Mezcal Festival Recap

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending a preview of the “Tequila & Mezcal Festival” at Oyamel – owned by famous chef Jose Andres – in Penn Quarter.  The actual festival ran for about 2 weeks in March, where anyone could buy tickets for $60 for unlimited tastings of delicious dishes like Ceviche Veracruz (lightly poached squid […]

Read More

A Closer Look at Alexandria, VA

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste
[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste

Bastille’s is a French restaurant that recently relocated to a new location in Old Town Alexandria, in a revitalizing part of town. They hosted a wonderful grand re-opening event that consisted of some of their signature starters of Artisanal Cheeses, Beignets of Escargots, Charcuteries du jour and some very yummy Gougerers that I couldn’t stop eating. With […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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  

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More