Wednesday, January 18, 2012


My homie and favorite foodie Johnna Knows Good Food is featured in the well regarded and enormously popular go to site for all things stylish, Refinery29, this month.

Johnna dishes to the site on the best meals around town.

Check out some excerpts from her interview after the break!

What restaurant is most underrated? Got any secret gems we should try? 
"The Argonaut is tucked at the bottom of the Atlas District, so it is often overlooked in this neighborhood after you have passed all these other amazing menus (Toki Underground, Smith Commons, Granville Moore, etc.) The food, however, is extremely well done, with the mix of fresh herbs from the outdoor garden and seasonal selections. Kellari Taverna is my fave hidden gem, because it has some of the freshest Greek cuisine in D.C. and always has a new special. This spot gets a bad rap because it's an [offshoot] of a New York restaurant, but it does not sacrifice the flavor the way I see some restaurants doing as they transition from the Big Apple to D.C." 
Where are some of the best cheap eats in town? 
"The Adams Morgan, 14th Street and U Street areas. Places like Taqueria Distrito Federal, Pasta Mia, and El Centro D.F. These are my favorite neighborhoods on any given night of the week, because they cater to the young professionals of the city with a plethora of happy hours and cheap eats." 
Which places are on your must-visit list? 
"Toki Underground. Everyone and their mama is talking about this place. I have to see if the ramen is that ridiculous." 
Time to dish — what food trend are you totally over? 
"Cupcakes. We've had enough already!"
But I love DEM! Cupcakes, that is! 

Five words: "Best Buns" red velvet um good!

Anytime I need a recommendation on the best eats around the DC-metropolitan area...*Xtina's voice* I turned to you Johnna! 

She's like my own personal Zagat rating!

To check out Johnna's entire interview, click here.  

Photo: courtesy of Johnna Rowe and Kellari Taverna

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