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

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

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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

Chicken Pot Pie

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So this is the third in my series of favorite winter stews or one pot dishes and certainly one of America’s all-time favorites… Chicken pot pie. Like many American comfort food classics, the pot pie’s origins go way back, in this case all the way to the ancient Egyptians where images of them can be found etched on tomb walls. … Read More

My Basque Chicken

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The next post in my series about winter stews is one from my childhood. Mom, always looking to expose us to new foods while keeping an eye on the family food budget, often served ‘Chicken Paprikash’ during the chilly winter months in Michigan. Its funny how many international classics ended up on the tables of Midwestern families I think mostly … Read More