Burger and a beer… A perfect pair

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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

Revisting an old favorite – Melon & Proscuitto

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David WilhelmRecipes1 Comment

Sometimes it’s really true that some of the best dishes are the simplest. Living in Southern California we get spoiled being able to buy just about any product item year round but, having grown up in the Midwest, I try to enjoy fruit that is truly in season locally. Right now we’re into melon season and my favorite has always … Read More

Watermelon Maggies

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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

Grilled Summer Figs

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David WilhelmRecipes3 Comments

A couple days ago as I was wondering through the produce section at Gelson’s and I spotted for the first time this season what is probably my all-time favorite seasonal fruits….fresh summer figs. I don’t know of any fruit that evokes more of a sensual arousal in foodies than the fig. In fact, even in ‘pre-foodie’ times  D.H. Lawrence wrote … Read More

Leftover Mashed Potatoes

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David WilhelmRecipes2 Comments

‘Cassie’ my Michigan Mom, was a pretty resourceful, if not amazing cook. More often than not she prepared 3 meals a day for the six kids in our family, me being the oldest. Breakfast every morning for sure…pancakes, eggs, bacon, waffles, french toast, oatmeal…and I’m talking from scratch here….there were no frozen waffles to be found in our freezer. Next … Read More

A Short History of Happy Hour

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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

Summer is here and so are the Heirlooms!

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David WilhelmRecipes2 Comments

It wasn’t all that long ago that the only way you could enjoy tomatoes that really tasted like tomatoes was to grow your own. When I was growing up as a kid in southern Michigan we always had a backyard garden and in addition to corn, squash, potatoes, and beans we always had a few tomato plants. I can remember … Read More

Seared Foie Gras… A Controversial New American Classic

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David WilhelmBooze & Bites3 Comments

Someone asked me the other day what some of my favorite foods were and the first thing that came to mind was a dish that always promises to draw out comments… Foie gras. French chef Jean-Joseph Clause is credited for creating and popularizing pâté de foie gras in 1779 in Strasbourg, however, its origins date back far before French cooking … Read More

San Francisco Cioppino – Make it your own!

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David WilhelmRecipes1 Comment

So I recenty shared with you my love for fish tacos as one of my favorite summer time lunches, and truth be told, I’m a very early riser so I’ve sometimes enjoyed them for breakfast topped with some lightly scrambled eggs. But for our cool summer California nights when I’m really hungry one of my favs is to make a … Read More

What makes a taco delicious? Its simplicity!

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Every time early summer arrives and the first warm, morning sun washes across me I think of the warm places I’ve spent time… and Cabo San Lucas is one of my favorite places for a quick getaway. I love hanging at the beaches walking and watching the surf, but after a morning of this, I’m ready for some icy margaritas … Read More