After more than six years, cook Jose Jorge and kitchen manager Stephanie Wilkins will be leaving Jay Dee Cafe. The married couple announced on Facebook Wednesday that they have given their 30-day notice and will no longer be running the kitchen at the Alhambra bar and cafe.
"After 6 1/2 years our run here is over," Jorge wrote on Facebook. "Thank you all for your continuing support. We will miss you very much."
After hearing that Jay Dee's kitchen was up for rent six years ago, Wilkins and Jorge started running the kitchen. Wilkins's grandfather first visited the bar in 1975, and almost 40 years later she sat down with Alhambra Source to talk about the history of the burger and beer establishment.
"My wife got a job out of state," Jorge told Alhambra Source on Wednesday. "So it's time to move on."