It’s election day 2011! When researching the favorite restaurants of our two mayoral candidates here in Jacksonville, the Florida Times Union reported that one candidate’s favorite restaurant is Jenkins Quality Barbecue and the other candidate’s is Blue Bamboo. Hmmm. We at Blue Bamboo do love us some Jenkins Barbecue, and we are honored to be in their company. They are a successful local business, and their family, like mine, has fed Jacksonville for decades. If you’ve been around Jacksonville for any length of time, you have come in contact with the Jenkins’ family in one way or another, at one of their three restaurant locations in town, or out in the community. Just like you probably have come in contact with my family too. Like us, the family who runs Jenkins has built strong ties with those who have been dining with them weekly, daily, or even multiple times daily for many years. Guests become extended family. It’s a good feeling to have these connections with the community. What’s really cool is that these legacies that the founder of Jenkins Quality Barbecue, Melton Jenkins, and my grandfather, Bill Eng started generations ago still live on today. I am proud to be a part of that legacy. Better yet, I am honored that Blue Bamboo is one of the two Jacksonville mayoral candidates’ favorite restaurants. So politics aside, we’re excited to be in good company with Jenkins Quality Barbecue, one of Jacksonville’s other multi-generational local establishments. Check them out if you are craving ‘Q at JenkinsQualityBarbecue.com.
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Chef Dennis Chan is the creator of Blue Bamboo, a great restaurant. He writes this blog as an outlet for his food ideas and to keep fans of Blue Bamboo, Hip Asian Comfort Food and his cooking classes up-to-date.
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