We started from the bottom now we're here #SB50!!!!! Look at Everett and Jones Barbeque - Berkeley restaurant appearing in a Super Bowl 50 commercial with the singer Seal. Bay Area don't start no mess about that Dallas Cowboys' stuff in the windows it's called acting Lol. This commercial #SuperBowlBabies is so funny.
For today's Throwback Thursday here is a hilarious look back to July 4 and 5, 1998. Everett and Jones Barbeque-Jack London LLC is celebrating its 17th anniversary this month. For more Everett and Jones Barbeque history check out our History Corner.
So my daughter took me to the movies yesterday to see her favorite movie Star Wars The Force Awakens. I am a Trekkie and in my household Star Trek ruled. My three children knew that whenever Star Trek reruns came on the TV the rule was stop, drop and watch. But the force was strong with this one she rebelled and joined the Resistance.
My daughter Aiesha is a huge Star Wars fan she was not born when the first movie came out and growing up I bought her dolls and her older brothers, Donald and BJ, Star Wars toys but she turned into the biggest Star Wars fan ever. While driving to the movie theater she gave me explicit instructions not to talk to her during the movie, not a word even though she had already seen the movie on opening day, having attended the midnight showing with her cousins Shamar, Tibletese and Amani so this was her second time seeing the movie.
So after getting our large popcorn, soda, and red vines we made our way inside the theater and found seats dead center half way up. We took off our coats made ourselves comfortable, sat through about 20 minutes of commercials and previews as the theater began to fill up. I expected to be blown away by this billion dollar movie and I wasn't.
I was happy to see that Finn, the black guy, did not die in the first minutes like a Star Trek television episode and to see him holding a light saber and fighting back against the evil Empire definitely for me was a highlight. I sat quietly during the movie only breaking my promise twice once chuckling when Chewy and Han Solo appeared on screen, and once out of irritation with another scene I leaned over and whispered to my daughter that Spock would have just did a mind melt and been done with it. She pulled away as if there had been a great disturbance in the Force.
The movie ended and as we tried to remember where we had parked the car my daughter asked me the dreaded question "So how did you like the movie?" I hesitated and replied "Do you want the truth"? What followed was a lively discussion in the parking lot on my Star Trek versus her Star Wars until my daughter said "Mom lower your voice these people arriving have not seen the movie.” Then we went shopping.
Everett and Jones Barbeque had some unforgettable moments with Natalie Cole. We use to bring BBQ backstage to her and her band when she was in the Bay Area performing. We will miss you rest in peace.
Here is a great holiday gift founder of Everett and Jones Barbeque Dorothy Everett is included in the new book by local historian and blogger Gene Anderson. Available online @ arcadiapublishing.com
Founder Dorothy Everett and Everett and Jones Barbeque are included in the new book "Legendary Locals of Oakland" by local author and blogger Gene Anderson. The book features "some of the amazing people, historic and contemporary, who have helped make Oakland the great city it is". It is scheduled to be released December 7, 2015. You can buy it at Laurel Bookstore downtown, or pre-order it from Arcadia. For more information about the book click on the following link http://legendarylocals.ouroakland.net/
I Hella Love Oakland T-shits
Remembering our baby sister on her
birthday "Saucy Sister #8".
Sarah Angie Everett-Fuqua
1960 - 2013
We miss you so much!
Everett and Jones Barbeque was named to America's 35 Best Ribs for 2015 list. Here is a link to the article America's 35 Best Ribs for 2015. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
Don't forget your Everett and Jones Barbeque "Super Q" sauce for your 4th of July cookout. I recently stopped by my local supermarket and saw our barbeque sauce on display and of course I took some pictures. I still get goose bumps every time I see our Everett and Jones Barbeque sauce along side other major brands in my local supermarket.. It's awesome to see how far we have come since May 1973.
Use the hashtag #Ilovegrilling and #everettandjonesbbq to tweet us your photos using our Everett and Jones Barbeque "Super Q" sauce. We will re-tweet and post as many as we can on our Facebook page. Have a safe 4th of July!
Wow we are 40 and fabulous! I can't believe it has been 40 years. I'm Shirley, Saucy Sister number 4. My seven sisters and I have lots of stories, photos and videos to share with you. So, I hope you stop by frequently.
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