At age 56, chef Jimmy Gibson of Jimmy G’s
is at an age where most chefs have hung up their tongs and high-tailed
it out of the kitchen for a cushier life as either restaurateur or the
occasional expeditor. But not Gibson.
JimmyG’s offers fine dining fare in an
audacious setting. The dining area’s refined red wood walls are adorned
with the work of various local contemporary pop artists and the seating
arrangement provides a similar contrast, with yellow seat cushions on
white lattice-backed chairs paired with a fine dining table arrangement.
I interview a lot of chefs, and there is always a common
thread: They don’t have time to dine out. This is especially true for
While most chefs toil in a well-equipped, professional-grade kitchen,
Gibson is making Whole-Hog Waffles and chicken wings using a two-burner
electric hotplate, a Panini press and a smoker.