Meet Sous Chef Drew Swanson

It’s long past time that we introduce to you Drew Swanson, our sous chef since summer and my right and left hand in the kitchen since October. Drew is a home-grown talent at Big Jones. He started work with us not long after our opening in August 2008 and has been a top contributor since […]

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A sticky point in restaurant etiquette

Before I tell a short story, I’d like to relate the most simple analogy I can think of. No one would take their car to an auto repair shop with a set of brakes they had bought elsewhere and then demand that the mechanic install the brakes for free. Perhaps it’s easier to understand in […]

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Forging a More Sustainable Path

This week marked the first summit of the Chef’s Collaborative in nine years, and what a great couple of days! Chefs, producers, suppliers, and journalists were in attendance from all over the country as we had workshops, round tables, and lectures on the subject of sustainability. The Shedd Aquarium held a reception Monday evening featuring […]

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Green City Market Chef BBQ 2009

We want to thank everyone who stopped by the Big Jones table at last week’s Green City Market Annual Chef BBQ. It was fun! Sarah and Carrie and everyone put together a wonderful event again this year. As you can see in our sign above, we were serving up Cherry-Barbequed Pork Belly and Golden Beet […]

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