Jimmy's Famous American Tavern x Saucy Stacey

 My boyfriend and I were able to taste such a variety of amazing dishes at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern in their new location in Brea. They were featured on OC Weekly and OC Register, and now we know why their menu is such a hit! The menu here had a nicely curated variety of burgers, flatbreads, salads, and soups to cocktails, beer, wine, desserts, and more! We were seated in a booth in the back, and it captured a casual, but romantic feel with the dim lighting and upbeat music. 

First things first, let's appreciate this bar set up. The lighting was perfect from our angle.  

Left: The Pearfectionist Right: Summer Sunrise

Both of these drink are on the Summer '17 Cocktails list. The Pearfectionist is a perfect pair for your meal (pun intended). It is a bit more on the stronger side in my opinion, but it has Tito's Vodka, Absolut Pear Vodka, pear nectar, and agave. It is sweet and very delicious. This Summer Sunrise is known for their brunches. It's base is Ketal One and Blood Orange Liqueur. The blood orange juice and sparkling float additives made the drink super refreshing! It is my fave!

Town Dock Calamari

This starter dish has fresh calamari with crispy rosemary, sage, and serrano chiles, paired with spicy kemoulade ( aioli/ mayonnaise-based). Squeezing this grilled lemon was extra juicy and pulpy. We really liked that. The crispy rosemary added a nice texture, and the sauce has the perfect level of creaminess with a mild kick of spice. 

Buffalo BBQ Beef Meatballs

Hands down to the best meatballs that we have ever had! They are not listed on the menu when we came, but you can always ask for them. The buffalo spicy wing sauce is tangy with a hint of sweet. It comes with the honey-garlic ranch, which tasted amazing also as a combo.  

 Sante Fe Honey - Poblano Pesto

This flatbread has all the ingredients that I love: chicken, corn, tomato, cilantro, avocado, and pesto! It also comes with onions, which I ordered without. The candied pecans added a very interesting contrasting flavor. This is a must-try when sharing! It is cooked with a thin crispy crust, which is always my preference! 

Left: Blackberry Sangria  Right: Peach Sangria

Let's wine down with some sangrias! Both drinks are also from the Summer '17 Cocktails list. The Blackberry Sangria has Troublemaker GSM, Sacred Bond Orange Liqueur, and sparkling float. Believe it or not, but I am not much of a red wine girl. But this drink is so do-able! My boyfriend Chandler got this drink, while I was feeling a bit peachy. It has Simi Sauvignon Blanc, Sacred Bond Brandy, peach puree, and peach schnapps! If you're looking for a crisp base with refreshing and zesty notes, this is the one!

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

This dish has got me mouth-watering again as I am writing this at midnight. It is actually one of the dishes that they are known for. The crispy texture of this tender juicy chicken was amazing with the mashed potatoes, thyme gravy, and green beans. Every flavor of this dish made it so special, even the green beans! They were slightly salted, which paired nicely with the smooth creamy mashed potatoes. 

Spicy Tequila Shrimp Pasta

This pasta has wider strands, dripped in green chile pesto sauce goodness! Is has sweet fresh shrimp, charred corn, and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Again, I am obsessed with pesto, so this dish was a must. 


Although we were full, this dessert really hit the spot. The flavors in this dessert will make you go bananas! Besides fresh sliced bananas, it has flavors of white chocolate, pastry cream, and salty caramel sauce. This dessert is served with homemade pecan ice cream, whipped cream, and candied pecans. Centered is a caramel salted cookie!

Can't you believe that we were able to eat all of these plates?? haha just kidding! They made good leftovers for later on that evening. I am so grateful to experience my first time here with my FIC, foodie in crime. 

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