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Jesse Houston  Father, Chef, Craft Beer Enthusiast, Star Wars Geek

The time has come. We are seeking experienced front and back of house managers to lead our team with the upmost dedication to service and quality. Email front of house resumes to marisa@eatdandy.com and back of house resumes to jesse@eatdandy.com #nowhiring #comingsoon #eatdandy #fineanddandy

When you finally open that bottle you've been saving. The one it cost you an arm and a leg for. Even though a small percentage of it resembles something sad, something that sold its soul.... and yet the taste - the flavor, the aroma brings you back to the first time you ever had the best beer you've ever had in your life... and it's just amplified times a million... that's just life sometimes, I guess. Sometimes pain leads its way to beauty. I'm thankful for nights like these. Nights where the past can rear its ugly head and remind you that you've survived. Made it. Proved everybody wrong. You can own it. Turn it into something positive and transformative. Now I'll be forever chasing this dragon. #redatrial #jesterking #craftbeer #whalezbro

Mississippi eggplant roasted in fresh pine straw - burnt eggplant purΓ©e, fresh corn and corn butter, boiled peanuts, purple hull peas, crisp okra, shishito peppers, muscadine, basil - for the @chefsroll #eggplant challenge #πŸ† #rollwithus #chefsroll A southern summer on a plate.

"Kid in a candy store." Don't blame dad, blame the dark side. #cordielew #daddydaughtertime #candystore #kidinacandystore #jxnms

Dirt Rice Onigiri - took my first stab at making my favorite Japanese snack but put a twist on it using as many Southern ingredients as possible: @deltabluesrice, Gulf yellowfin tuna, @dukes_mayonnaise, @louisiana_hot_sauce, @bourbonbarrelfoods Bluegrass Soy Sauce and Bourbon Smoked Togarashi, @ansonmills benne seeds and @cellarsaltco salt. Damn they were good. #onigiri #πŸ™ #homecooking #southern

If you haven't heard the news, I'm the culinary director for Fine & Dandy, a new restaurant slated to open in November at @thedistrictateastover in Jackson, Mississippi. I'll be testing some potential menu items in the upcoming days, weeks and months leading to the opening so make sure you're following along at @eatdandy where you can also check out the exciting build out process as well. We have an incredible team assembled and look forward to serving you. This dish is inspired my my recent travels to both Mexico and Vietnam which surprisingly have a lot in common. Avocado, mango, @deltabluesrice, chile, herbs, peanuts and a sambal lime vinaigrette. Will it make the cut? #eatdandy #fineanddandy #comingsoon #menutesting

When you're doing a cocktail tasting for your new restaurant, you've had maybe one too many and your bartender is too many states away. Also when he's an a cappella nerd. @beerinthenorth is that nerd. #acaawkward #pitchperfect #cocktails #menutesting

HUGE congratulations to @turkeyandthewolf for being named America's Best New Restaurant by @bonappetitmag! You guys continually crush it with creativity, simplicity and insane flavor! The best deviled eggs and tomato sandwich of ALL time. #bahot10 #numberone #nola #sandwichezspelledwithazcauseitshipwiththekids

Knife sharpening day. Keeping this beauty I bought in Tokyo like new. πŸ‘Œ πŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺ #knifesharpening #hotknifethroughbutter

Sketti & Meatballs with Sunday tomato gravy, anchovy, pecorino, buttermilk and mint. #sundayfunday #homecooking #spaghetti

Finally made it to Raleigh, North Carolina to pay homage to @ashley_christensen and her empire of restaurants. I met the recent @beardfoundation award winner in 2012 at the @southernfoodways symposium where she received a standing ovation for her surprise vegetarian lunch. I've been a fan boy ever since. The way she can coax simple flavors out of humble vegetables is amazing to me, and my favorite dish of the night was simple roasted corn with shishito peppers and corn silk butter. Unreal. #veggies #hero #raleigh

So ready for this episode of @gameofthrones with @breweryommegang Bend the Knee and a box of @popeyeslouisianakitchen spicy dark meat. #blessed #got7 #nerd

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