If you like Jake's on Devine and you're a fan of Yellow Dog Barbecue, your taste buds are about to be very happy.
Next Saturday, Oct. 24, Will Lacey, owner of Yellow Dog, will officially take over as kitchen manager for Jake's, where he will create a new menu featuring his locally famous barbecue mixed in with some other new menu surprises. Lacey will also be adding a Sunday brunch to Jake's weekly lineup.
"It's going to be a really, really fun Sunday brunch," Lacey said. "We're really excited about the whole venture we'll have going on there."
Lacey will present a soft opening of the new menu on Oct. 24 and will roll out a full grand opening the following Tuesday.
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But taking over Jake's kitchen isn't Lacey's only venture right now. He is also working on bottling his barbecue sauces for sale.
"The flood kind of pushed everything back a couple of weeks but I should have all my nutritional stuff sent off next week so after that it's just getting the labels and getting the production started pretty soon afterward," Lacey said.
Initially the sauces will be for sale at Jake's but Lacey hopes he can get the sauces distributed in grocery stores in the area soon. The sauces will include a Sour Savvy ketchup-based sauce that Lacey describes as a sweet, tangy Kansas City blend, and a Dixie mole-inspired bold sauce.