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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern celebrates 1-year anniversary in Dana Point, CA
When restaurants make it past
the 1-year mark, it’s always a celebration. The restaurant business is very
hard work. The vast majority of restaurants never make it past the first year.
Fortunately, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern has the formula to sustain with a
great location and fantastic food, especially since
Dana Point is their second location. Their first location in San Diego is still
going strong since its opening in 2010.
Jimmy’s culinary interests
started out of necessity when his mother passed away when he was only 5 years
old. His father, an Air Force Colonel, had 3 mouths to feed and learned very
quickly how to do so. As Jimmy and his siblings got older, they needed to cook
for themselves. A culinary mashing of his dad’s short order cooking and his
Jamaican nanny’s bold flavors, Jimmy created food all his own – hotdam-delicious
food at that. Jimmy’s takes American regional classics and makes them appealing
to the everyday diner to the expert foodie palate.
They also have an awesome
green philosophy using locally raised, organic, and sustainable foods. Dana
Point’s location is perfect with the Pacific Ocean across the street and great
local farms in Orange County. Only the best is used to create the dishes you
will eat. Green also flows into the to-go packaging, landscaping, composting,
Here’s a look at some of the
great eats you might experience:
Sofia’s Skinny Margarita is made with Partida Blanco,
agave nectar, muddled citrus, cucumber, and mint. It is very smooth and sweet.
The cucumber adds a refreshing flavor and the muddled citrus adds a nice zing.
Perfectly suited for the beach! Rating: 4/5