As the artillery blasted his Austrian village in 1918, young Paul Firnstahl decided to get the hell out. My great, great grandfather landed in Colby, Wisconsin becoming a master cheddar maker. Son Germanus immigrated to Seattle founding the famous Sunny Jim Peanut Butter Company which grandpa JP ran for 35 years. My dad Tim stayed in the food business opening some classic joints along the way: Jakes, McRorys, Leschi, The Roaster, and Von's. Our Executive Chef, Jason Amador happens to be my brother in law who started off life sleeping on the flour sacks of his parents' bakery.
I’m Merrisa Firnstahl-Claridge, and now it’s my turn to welcome you to