…isn’t just a catch-phrase with Fat Maddie’s. Southern food with southern charm and the freshest ingredients from the Stephanos family farm set on the base of Mount Diablo on Tassajara. Our family includes our two goats, Maddie (our namesake) and her partner in crime, Charlie, a flock of chickens, a giant turkey, a couple horses and the family of deer that make their way down to our property every morning. We’ve also grown quite fond of our neighbor’s pigs. They’re extended family that gets well fed with food scraps from the restaurant.
Early in the morning
We feed all of our animals, check our herb garden to see what’s ready to be harvested and grab the fresh eggs from the coop that we’ll need before heading off to the restaurant for the day. You’ll see us on the floor making sure you’re enjoying your meal, behind the counter, and generally, just doing what needs to be done to keep the restaurant running efficiently.
Our day doesn’t end once we’ve left the restaurant. Once we get back to the farm, we toss some hay and put down some organic grain and oats. We make sure none of the flock has gone missing and march them back into their home. Sometimes we’ll have to coax Maddie and Charlie down from the hood of a car with an apple before tucking everyone in for the night.