JAX White Mule Diner poised to open in April 2014: A quaint lil’joint off the beaten path at 1122A First Street on the Plaza. Proprietors Roger Bubel & J.B. Leamer share a passion to serve their community, which is not only how they met but the inspiration for opening JAX White Mule Diner.
“You’re not just going to stumble upon us, you need to be looking. We are off the beaten path with a small yet innovative menu to please a wide range of tastes served in a simple and fun environment. Serving up breakfast & lunch classics done JAX way.
“The name! Yes many people have asked; we just made it up. We all liked the name JAX; it looks cool, it sounds cool, it’s cool. White Mule is a prohibition term used to order a glass of hooch during the 20’s and early 30’s.
OK the truth is Uncle JAX was a stagecoach robber in these parts during the 1870’s. JAX often got drunk off the proceeds from his work. His behavior often led the town folks to refer to him as JAX the mule, spelled differently. This reference became famous as you well know, but doesn’t make a great name for a restaurant. Naming the place JAX White Mule Diner is less of a tribute to JAX but more a tribute to simpler times when everyone knew each other throughout their community. It’s our mission to provide a conduit for friends and family to get together for a few laughs over good food reminisce of simpler times.
Napa is a wonderful place. I am excited for the opportunity to serve our community in new ways, and cannot think of anyone better suited to partner with than Roger and Michal. They are smart, talented and hard working folks, the kind of people you hope to surround yourself with. We have already identified several ways in which JAX White Mule Diner will support Napa. We are passionate about fresh quality food, good service and having fun.” –
“The menu will have something for everyone; Eggs Benny, classic bacon and eggs, salads & burgers if you still want to call it a burger. We are making old-school new again.”