Food as a Celebration of Life, Family & Friends

Two diners enjoying their meals.

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

Cooked brussel sprouts.

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

A crate of green chiles.

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

Amanda posing besides a J-Fat logo on a wall.

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

J-Fat's BBQ Salmon dish.

David WilhelmBooze & BitesLeave a Comment

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

J-Fat's Nashville Chicken burger.

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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

J-Fat's Cowboy Burger.

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

Watermelon Maggies

A silver bullet shaker besides a drink.

jimmyBooze & Bites1 Comment

Nothing is more synonymous with summer than watermelons, but given that it’s pretty much 100% water it’s easy to get filled up eating it. I’d rather save room for all those great burgers, dogs and ribs coming hot off my smokin’ grill so I get my watermelon fix in another much more delicious way. I combine it with my favorite … Read More

A Short History of Happy Hour

A bottle and a glass of Bourbon on a table around customers.

J-FatBooze & Bites2 Comments

There’s nothing better after a hard day’s work than relaxing with friends while enjoying cocktails with some quick, savory, and delicious finger food. So, before this work day is over, we wanted to share with you a little bit of history about where the term “Happy Hour” comes from… The term itself comes from American Navy slang following WWI. “Happy … Read More