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

Cinco de Mayo… A celebration of Mexican street food and tequila!

Warm tortilla chips with a dip.

David WilhelmRecipes

I admit to being an unadulterated junkie when it comes to Mexican food, and based upon the number of times I eat it each month or cook it at home, I guess it would have to be considered my favorite. I always have a couple containers of frijoles de la olla and chile verde in my freezer so on short … 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

Mardi Gras

JFAT's mardi gras brunch special

David WilhelmRecipes

Surely one of the most colorful holiday celebrations in the US is that of Mardi Gras and at JFAT we feature a week-long celebration that brings a little bit of N’awlins to all our Guests. Mardi Gras is said to date back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and … Read More