Tequila Musings

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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

Food as a Celebration of Life, Family & Friends

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David WilhelmBooze & BitesLeave a Comment

Maybe it’s because of the onset of the holiday season that I have recently started to think about the importance and impact that food has in bringing people together. I spent many years during the holiday season in both the Midwest and the East Coast in my early years and the one clear takeaway was how the cold weather brought … Read More

Brussels Sprouts – Redemption For A Scorned Cruciferous

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David WilhelmBooze & Bites, Recipes1 Comment

Is it just too freaking weird for me to say that I have felt sorry for a vegetable? Brussels sprouts have taken a bad rap for so long. Like its red-headed sister broccoli, it’s been the subject of derision no vegetable should ever have to endure. Truth be told, broccoli’s reputation has been publicly besmirched even worse. The one time … Read More

Hatch Chiles

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David WilhelmBooze & BitesLeave a Comment

Back in the mid 80’s in my early days as a working chef I was into all things ‘Southwestern’ and I made several pilgrimages to the mecca of this food movement… Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was a heady time when chefs like Robert Del Grande, Stephen Pyles, John Sedlar and Mark Miller were creating exciting dishes that took the … Read More

Chalkboard Artist Extraordinaire

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David WilhelmBooze & Bites6 Comments

In each of our restaurants we have chalkboards that we use to advertise and promote special events along with seasonal food and beverage offerings. The challenge we were facing though was finding someone in each area with the talent to keep these looking good. I mentioned earlier that at JFAT we like to do business with local vendors like fisherman, … Read More

Barbecue Spiced Salmon

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Pacific Salmon is both a delicious and responsible choice Summertime barbecues shouldn’t be limited to burgers, dogs, ribs and steaks. One of my favorite seafood dishes is fresh salmon grilled with a little BBQ spice blend. The sweet, salty and spicy spice mix is the perfect complement for the richness of our omega-rich, finned friends from the Pacific Northwest and … Read More

Nashville Chicken Sandwich

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JFAT fans rave over our new ‘Nashville Hot’ Chicken Sandwich Who knew? What began as a regional specialty has turned into a national trend over that past couple years. Nashville hot chicken has caught on like wildfire, with ‘hot chicken’ restaurants popping up across the country””not to mention the 8 hot chicken restaurants that you can find in Nashville alone. … Read More

Burger and a beer… A perfect pair

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jimmyBooze & Bites1 Comment

Burgers and beer are two of our passions here at JFAT and when combined there’s nothing that resembles comfort food more than B&B. Our burgers are as simple or as complex as you want them to be but they all start with the most important ingredient…a half-pound of specially seasoned, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef. You can order our basic Classic … Read More