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Michelle Jones raises a cherry limeade behind the bar at J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way. Jones won the best bartender award in the Craig Daily Press’ 2011 Best of Moffat County contest. Jones, 28, started bartending almost immediately after her 21st birthday and has worked at J.W. Snack’s for four years.

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The tender bartender: J.W. Snack’s server named best in Moffat County

In the restaurant and nightclub hierarchy, the bouncer at the door of an establishment needs to be tough in order to get rid of ttroublemakers. Inside, the host/hostess and members of the wait staff need to be friendly to give clientele a reason to come back. But, those who work behind the bar have to be equally firm and forthcoming, a balancing act Michelle Jones upholds as she mixes and pours drinks, all while providing an attentive ear for customers.

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