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UPDATE:  And the winner is…drum roll, please…MITRA!!  Congrats!! Thank you to all who entered/participated.  More giveaways to come, stay tuned.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite chefs like to drink? Or what their favorite foodie cocktail ingredients are? Well here’s your chance to find out!

On Thursday, June 26th The Rooftop Pool & Lounge at The Liaison Capitol Hill will host six of the best chefs in DC as “Chefs Behind Bars” for the night. Each chef will “man the bar” — mixing the special drink they’ve created and collecting tips for Taste of the Nation/Share Our Strength. The chef who gets the most fan favorite chips will be crowned the reigning Chef Behind Bars!


  • Wes Morton/Art and Soul
  • Amy Brandwein/Alba Osteria
  • Matt Hill/ Liberty Tavern/Lyon Hall
  • Jonah Kim/ Pabu
  • Spike Mendelsohn/Good Stuff Eatery
  • Nick Stefanelli/Bibiana

Art and Soul will also be there serving up its favorite southern small bites, and Rappahanock Oysters will be on-hand to shuck. Live DJ entertainment by DJ Neekola, interactive mixology and the chance to win luxury auction items are just a sampling of what to expect at the event.

Proceeds from this Taste of the Nation event will go to Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America.

JKGF READERS have a chance to win to tickets to the event!  One lucky reader will receive two (2) tickets to Chef Behind Bars.  How to enter?  Simply like the JKGF Facebook Page here and comment with your favorite cocktail and you are automatically entered to win.  The winner will be chosen on June 11, 2014.  Good luck!!

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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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  1. Mitra says:

    I love a mojito in the summertime!

  2. Jessica says:

    We just got tickets to Chefs behind bars! Looking forward to seeing you there!

  3. Johnna says:

    Yaay!! Me too;-)

  4. Melinda says:

    Pisco Sour

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