Zuni Café’s Famous Chicken Salad

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Over the years my many trips to San Francisco included a stop at Zuni Café. This iconic café was founded by Chef Judy Rogers back in 1987 and was a regular stop for chefs and foodies who either lived in or visited San Francisco. It’s an airy, glass walled, two story restaurant serving chilled Pacific Northwest oysters, Bloody Marys, what … Read More

Grilled Leg of Lamb… be not afraid!

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With the summer grilling season at its peak I’d be remiss if I didn’t urge you to try one of my backyard barbecue favorites… rosemary, cracked pepper & mint grilled leg of lamb. Last Easter I rhapsodized to you over the flavor of grilled Colorado lamb chops but it can be challenging grilling a bunch of individual chops for a … Read More

The Bubba: is the ultimate Brunch comfort food!

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So a few years back I started obsessing about biscuits. I mean it’s hard to think of anything more uniquely American than homemade buttermilk biscuits. I started making different versions almost every weekend trying to find one that would end up in my sweet spot. I wanted one that not only would be good enough to stand on its own … Read More

Michigan Mom’s Potato Salad

Garnished potato salad

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With 4th of July right around the corner we are now officially in the sweet spot of summer. Growing up, my early summer memories of this holiday included lots of potluck family picnics in the heavily wooded parks of rural Michigan. We were part of a very large family so each picnic was heavily attended by a seemingly endless collection … Read More

Burger Love coming our way

cowboy burger with beer

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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

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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

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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