SPRINGVILLE—After starting up their new restaurant JD’s Brew Pub in 2016, Dan and Jeff Morlok were excited to bring a unique experience to Springville. Now with over a year under their belt, JD’s has grown to offer a variety of events and ways to support the community, along with the restaurant.
JD’s Brew Pub’s latest event will be the inaugural BBQ and Blues Festival on Saturday Aug. 25 from 3-7 p.m. Three barbecue food trucks will be in the JD’s parking lot providing a variety of food items and competing against each other in a rib competition. Along with the food trucks, there will be live blues music from the Jony James Band, vendors, games for kids and a 50/50 raffle to benefit The Club.
“Hopefully it will be a nice little event to get people out and help support the Springville Club,” JD’s Brew Pub Marketing Manager Ashley Zielinski said.
With events like the BBQ and Blues Festival, live music on Thursdays and Fridays, volleyball and karaoke, JD’s wanted to do even more to help support the community who helped them in the restaurant’s early success. After hosting a kayaking event to help support The Club earlier this year, JD’s decided to start a new initiative where all net proceeds from kid’s meals on Tuesdays are donated to The Club.
“[Jeff and Dan Morlok] appreciate people who support them locally instead of maybe going to a fast food restaurant, because they are from Springville … they value people who support local businesses,” Zielinski said. “They know the importance of giving back to the community.”
Since opening, JD’s Brew Pub has received a lot of positive feedback from customers. The restaurant has hired a new kitchen manager since its initial opening and has worked to create a variety of specials, while the events and large backyard with a playground, corn hole and volleyball helps provide additional entertainment for those of all ages.
“There is always something going on up there which is really cool,” Zielinski said. “It’s really like a family atmosphere. With the backyard, not a lot of restaurants have that and it’s cool we are able to utilize that.”
As JD’s looks to the future, one of the biggest upcoming changes will be an fully updated menu starting Sept. 1. The new menu will range from new seafood options, new sandwiches and salads, gluten free options and other healthier entrees to go along with its staples.
“We are not getting rid of our greasy burgers, but we want to introduce a few healthier options or alternatives that people can have because that seems to be one of our biggest recommendations,” Zielinski said.
The BBQ and Blues Festival will be free for those who want to only visit the food trucks or $5 to come into the restaurant for the live music and vendors. Kids under 12 are free. For more information on JD’s Brew Pub, visit jdsbrewpub.wordpress.com or the JD’s Brew Pub Facebook page.