Good Deed Tuesday: “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition

[ 0 ] November 15, 2016 |
Johnna's Chocolate Covered Bacon Martini

Johnna’s Chocolate Covered Bacon Martini

JKGF loves a good cause.  Here is one that will let some of the top mixologist showcase their skills.  Deets below:

WHAT:          All Set Restaurant & Bar will host a “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition sponsored by Absolut Vodka  with the judging experience taking place from 8 PM to 10 PM.  Ten bartenders from DC, Maryland and Virginia will compete to create the most flavorful cocktail made with at least 1.5oz of Absolut Original, Citron or Mandarin.  Competing bartenders can select their own mixers and tools, but no more than two homemade ingredients can be incorporated.  Three prizes will be awarded: $200 prize for 3rd Place, $400 prize for 2nd Place and a $750 prize for Best Cocktail. Attendees will receive unlimited tastes of the bartenders’ featured cocktails along with an assortment of complimentary bar snacks.  

$$$:  Tickets to partake in this lively event are priced at $20 per person (JKGF SB:  Not bad…), excluding tax and gratuity, and are on sale now online at:  100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Silver Spring native Bruce Lee’s foundation, Driven To Cure (


8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

WHEN:          Monday, November 21st.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and the competition will begin promptly at 8 PM.

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Category: Announcements, Donate, Etiquette Tuesday, Happy Hour, MD

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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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