Seared Foie Gras A Controversial New American Classic

Finished foiegrass dish.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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!

J-Fat's Cioppino dish, a dish with clams and shrimp.

David WilhelmRecipes

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!

J-Fat's Fish Taco's close-up.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

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

JFAT introduces our own branded Blonde Ale

The J-Fat Blonde, one of J-Fat's popular drinks.

David WilhelmBooze & Bites

We’re excited to announce the debut of our new JFAT branded Blonde Ale made exclusively for us by our friends at Golden Road Brewing located in Glendale, California. This 4.8% ABV blonde brew delivers a crisp, clean taste with touches of sweetness from the honey malt along with the mild fruit and spice flavors from the German Opal hop aromatics. … Read More

Welcome to our blog – A message from Managing Partner David Wilhelm

The big 'Famous' light fixture on a wall inside the restaurant.

David WilhelmJFat Events

I am very pleased to introduce you to our new J-FAT Booze & Bites blog where we invite you to join us for my weekly musings about food, drink, recipes, news, seasonal specials, and a fun celebration of the rich cultural, culinary heritage of America. I grew up in Michigan where there were four very distinct seasons and while in … Read More