Anthony Bourdain

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

I never heard of Anthony Bourdain until I read a review of his first book ‘Kitchen Confidential’. In the summer of 1970 I had lied my way into my first restaurant job working as a Captain at Maxwell’s Plum in Manhattan, one of the most popular restaurants in the city at that time. Working in a gorgeous dining room, waiting … Read More

Zuni Café’s Famous Chicken Salad

Finished zuni salad dish.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites, Recipes

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

The Bubba: is the ultimate Brunch comfort food!

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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

Bloody Mary… and a uniquely Midwestern tradition

J-Fat's Meal Mary

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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

Our Blue Marble and Aquaculture

A big school of fish.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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

A Few Thoughts On Easter…

Colorful flowers in a field.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites, JFat Events

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