Restaurant Review Wild Jacks Restaurant at Bravo Farms (Traver and Kettleman City, CA)
February 04, 2016 and July 27, 2016
Wild Jacks Restaurant at Bravo Farms
33341 Bernard Dr.
Kettleman City, CA 93239
36005 Hwy 99
Traver, CA 93673
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Kettleman City location July 27, 2016:
Jack’s “Burnt Ends’ Burrito $8.75
Brisket, TriTip Rice Beans, Chipotle Cheddar, Wild Jack’s Ranch
Traver location February 04, 2016:
Smoked Brisket Sandwich $9.45
Buttered Bun, BBQ Sauce
Pulled Pork Sandwich $8.75
Buttered Bun, BBQ Sauce
This place is a perfect pit stop. Bravo Farms in Kettlemen City is a kitschy tourist trap that houses Wild Jack’s Restaurant, Doc Burnsteins’s Ice Cream Parlor, gift shop, wine tasting bar and food items on the first floor. The second floor houses farmtiques for sale and an arcade shooting gallery. They are all connected and have awesome air conditioning. Bonus, they have public restrooms that are meant to be used, by the public and they are clean.
Now onto the food, my wife and I stopped at the Bravo Farms Traver, California location of State Route 99 on our way to Northern California, to visit my folks. I ordered the Smoked Brisket Sandwich and My wife ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich came with sides, I got the Coleslaw and my wife got the Barbecue Bean. The brisket had good smoke and just a little chew. The flavor was what I expected and the barbecue sauce was sweet and smoky. The coleslaw was a little disappointing because it was dry with little flavor. My wife said the pulled pork and barbecue beans were great.
Jerald and I were heading north on Interstate 5 to Sacramento for the 2016 International Food Blogger Conference. I told him about Wild Jacks in Traver that my wife and I stopped at in February and that there was one in Kettlemen City and it would be a great place to stop for lunch. We both ordered Jack’s “Burnt Ends’ Burrito. This burrito features BBQ beans, rice, chipotle cheddar cheese, Wild Jack’s Ranch and some of the burnt ends, the tender and crispy edges from both the brisket and tri-tip that have been caramelized and blackened. We also ordered a Stone IPA to wash it down. All of the flavors married very well together and the burnt ends were smoky, tender and delicious.
By far one of the best burritos I have eaten! I just wish it were closer to my house. As eloquently described by Chris, “Jack’s Burnt Ends” Burrito” is extremely tasty, satisfying and perfect choice when traveling out on the highway. It’s delicious, portable and a “gem in the rough” when you are hungry and passing all the everyday fast food joints that litter the highways. If you are in a hurry to get back on the highway …. I would venture to say … don’t look at the menu, order “Jack’s Burnt End Burrito”, get back in the car and enjoy the ride.
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