Burger Love coming our way

cowboy burger with beer

Jorge PachecoBooze & Bites

After close to 40 years spent in the business I truly love I’ve garnered my fair share of accolades So I don’t pay much attention to them anymore, but, in the past month, we’ve had a couple back-to-back kudos that I feel proud to share. Back in 2009, when I was first working on the menu for our debut location … Read More

Bloody Mary… and a uniquely Midwestern tradition

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

The question is often asked when first time JFAT Guests order our FAMOUS Bloody Mary…”What’s with the beer chaser?” When I was doing my research on the unique regional traditions around the country I stumbled across the fact that in the state of Wisconsin Bloody Marys’ are served with a beer chaser. I loved the idea of this and thought … Read More

Cinco de Mayo… A celebration of Mexican street food and tequila!

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I admit to being an unadulterated junkie when it comes to Mexican food, and based upon the number of times I eat it each month or cook it at home, I guess it would have to be considered my favorite. I always have a couple containers of frijoles de la olla and chile verde in my freezer so on short … Read More

Our Blue Marble and Aquaculture

David WilhelmBooze & Bites1 Comment

As many of our JFAT friends and fans already know, we have been members of the Long Beach Aquarium’s ‘Seafood of the Future’ program since our inception back in 2010 when we opened our first location in the Point Loma Marina Harbor in San Diego. But for those of you who don’t know this, you may be asking “What is … Read More

Lamb… The Other Easter Meat

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I chose to serve Kurobuta ham from our friends at Snake River Farms for Easter Sunday at JFAT  because ham is so widely acceptable and has been a part of family dinners across the country for decades. But my other favorite dish for Easter is fresh Colorado lamb so I felt compelled to add a post about it as well. … Read More

A Few Thoughts On Easter…

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For me Easter has always marked the true arrival of spring. The vernal equinox has come and gone by now, which means its official. BTW, did you know that on the vernal equinox it’s believed that you should be able to balance an egg on its end? And did you know that the egg is known as the universal symbol … Read More

Mardi Gras

JFAT's mardi gras brunch special

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Surely one of the most colorful holiday celebrations in the US is that of Mardi Gras and at JFAT we feature a week-long celebration that brings a little bit of N’awlins to all our Guests. Mardi Gras is said to date back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and … Read More

Tequila Musings

David WilhelmBooze & Bites5 Comments

I’m old enough to remember when the only tequilas you could find in SoCal were so harsh that the only way to enjoy them was in a margarita. The only alternative was to shoot them, after which you quickly understood why the protocol involving the salt on your wrist and the lime in the mouth existed… it was the only … Read More