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

Food as a Celebration of Life, Family & Friends

Two diners enjoying their meals.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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, Recipes

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 & Bites

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 & Bites

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 & Bites

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.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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 … Read More