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Published on February 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


Activist Tamika Mallory Guest Stars in CLEO TV’s ‘Just Eats With Chef JJ’

(Photo courtesy of CLEO TV)

Activist Tamika Mallory and mixologist Karl Fanz joined culinary star Chef JJ on an episode of CLEO TV’s sizzling new series JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ on Saturday, February 2.

On last week’s episode, it was “Uptown Eats” in Chef JJ’s kitchen with Harlem native and activist Tamika Mallory and Harlem-based mixologist Karl Fanz. Chef JJ and his guests vibe for an empowerment hour as they cook up Smothered Pork Chops with JJ’s kicked up Mac and Cheese.

Tamika is the National Co-President of the Women’s March, a grassroots movement that harnessed the political power of diverse women. Karl is a resident mixologist at the chic and Caribbean-inspired restaurant Solomon and Kuff in Harlem. From politics to cocktails, the trio connect in a no judgement zone. Karl shares recipes for a unique twist on a Old Fashioned cocktail, and a “Dark & Stormy,” a concoction with rum and an original ginger beer from Solomon and Kuff. The Harlem tastemakers share personal stories and dish on their favorite spots in the local restaurant scene.

The conversation stays lively and the group isn’t shy about expressing their opinions on everything from women’s rights and online dating to the state of male chivalry. Tune into the next episode of JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ which airs on CLEO TV on Saturdays at 12pm.

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ is a hot new cooking show where CLEO TV viewers get to hang out with Chef JJ Johnson. Set in a hip, New York City loft, JJ prepares meals from his kitchen and entertains his celebrity friends. Each episode features notable special guests including fashion entrepreneur Nichole Lynel, actress Naturi Naughton, rapper and activist David Banner, activist Tamika Mallory, actor Malik Yoba, celebrity fitness trainer Naphtali Aikens, CLEO TV Personalities Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson, gospel artist Koryn Hawthorne, actor Robert Ri’chard and ESPN Commentator and NBA champion Stephen Johnson, among others. The series airs back-to-back episodes of Season 3 on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET with an encore at 7 p.m. ET.

For more information about CLEO TV visit and check out CLEO TV YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TwitterInstagram  and Facebook (@mycleotv) using #JustEatsWithChefJJ.

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