‘No loud kids’ policy ‘good for business’ at Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey


Mr. Shake doesn’t say kids aren’t allowed but asks if the child cries or makes disruptive noises to kindly, as a consideration to other paying diners to take the child outside.

I remember when Mark my now ex-husband the rocket scientist and I would go to really nice restaurants we would purposely sit away from screaming kids. After all, who would willingly sit next to that when you’re sitting down to a $50 dinner. We simply didn’t want to hear the screaming and yelling that there might be and I don’t think that’s so wrong. I know if each parent put themselves in the position of fellow diners they wouldn’t blame them.

I love kids but I couldn’t have kids but I taught kids piano 25 years and my opinion about children is they’re 100% the parent’s responsibility. Love, values, the way they think about themselves and how they behave in public.

The behavior of a child is representative of the parent that brought that child into the world. And, when you go anywhere, whether it’s a church and they have that separate crying room area for the really young kids, that’s just out of consideration for other people.

It doesn’t mean that those people are wrong for wanting quiet it just means that they want peace and they want a nice dining experience.

After working with restaurants over the span of a decade that I been doing feature stories for restaurants, and photographs for them, I know that that’s Paramount to every restaurant owner.

Every restaurant owner or wants is to create a pleasant “dining experience” for their happy guests. I just had never heard of anyone that did this before and I think it may be blunt but I think there’s nothing wrong with it.

How would I feel if the parents feel if they were listening screaming?

Probably not great.

A little kindness and consideration goes a long way in this world that’s what Mr. Shakes blunt way of passing accomplishes.

Blunt yes, but it gets the job done.

Diners know that when they go to The Old Fisherman’s Grotto it’s nice and quiet and delicious; I’m sure it’s awesome! I was there many years ago when I was married; it’s so beautiful around there.

I grew up in Southern California and I’ve thought about going to Monterey again because what area has a majesty and charm about it unlike any other.

When I was married I didn’t have blogs when I wasn’t paid writer and I wasn’t photographer either I hadn’t discovered those things yet.

I would love to take pictures there and I think I’ll drop by and say hello to Mr. Shake and have some delicious food when I go!

Original story adapted from ABC News excerpt from Google.

Written and compiled by

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

May 18th 2018. 9:49 a.m.


Jamm’s Restaurant: Feature Story by Paulette Motzko

Jamm’s Restaurant

Written by and Photography by Paulette L Motzko

PLM Studios, Copyright Jan 2017

January 4th-5th, 2017

Hidden away in a mini mall off Charleston, at 1029 S. Rainbow in Las Vegas, Nevada is a friendly, wonderful, family-owned restaurant called Jamm’s.

I discovered it a year ago when I was at the Albertson’s in the same mall shopping for my Christmas baking.

Jamm’s is the kind of place I pray to find: family owned with tons of regulars that the Klein family treats just like family. 

You can see the look on every diner’s face as their food comes and the happy, like the content expressions Jack has who has been a happy customer since Jamm’s opened. 

Jamm’s has a history of 20 years and a legacy of memories that paint the walls like a patchwork quilt with happy customers.

 Not only can you get fabulous omelets, with signature, unique ingredients like the Mediterranean Omelet, buy you can get a wide array of American Regional favorites too.

The eggs were cooked to perfection and the combination of flavors reminded me of Spanikopeta from Greece-with spinach, feta cheese, black olives and hollandaise sauce. 

All in all they have nineteen different omelets, including owner’s Ronni Klein’s recommendation of the Reuben Omelet.

Can you believe Jamm’s cooks found a way to merge a waffle and pizza? They did! They have what’s called the Waffle Pizza with a freshly made waffle for the crust, smothered in marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese.

Jamm’s Restaurant made the TV Headlines with their Jamminator. It was made famous by Adam Richman on Man Finds Food on the Travel Channel. It consists of a Reuben Omelet on a deep fried battered pretzel bun. So, in other words, you’ll find a little bit of everything at Jamm’s: comfort foods, unique and innovative flavor combinations and owners who care about every person who walks through their doors. It is evident in all they do.

They could be famous for their baked breads alone in my opinion.
There are so many choices at Jamm’s. I only wish they were open later in the day, but that is what makes this place so special. They are not open all day long. 

They are famous for many things, but with me the bakers should get an award for baking up their  tender, fragrant Pot of Bread!

I got the Cinnamon Raisin today with my omelet. They also have a plain Pot of Bread and a specialty flavor that is made weekly. You just need to ask your server what the bakers are baking up that week! You can also take home a 4 pack for a mere $6.95!

If you like pancakes and waffles, or Chicken and Waffles; Jamm’s features seven specialty pancakes, and even an unusual savory waffle called a Chicken BLT Green Waffle which is a deep fried battered waffle with green onions, crispy chicken, cheddar, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, served with French fries.

Their French Toast Fries can be eaten on the run when you don’t have much time or don’t want a huge breakfast.
Jamm’s has inventive sandwiches, wraps and paninis that will knock your socks off, or at least make your mouth water looking at them! 

Their Blast Sandwich is a twist on a BLT with added Swiss cheese. I want to try the Chicken and Peppers sandwich with grilled chicken and roasted peppers, pepper jack cheese on pretzel bread. 

How about this for unique-Turkey, Swiss and Pear Wrap? 

Jamm’S combines turkey, Swiss cheese, fresh spinach and a thinly sliced pear in a tortilla with a warm honey mustard dressing.

 I lived in southern CA over 40 years, so their California Club is one of my favorites-which is a club sandwich with avocado.

Their Cuban Panini is another one of their specialty sandwiches with ham, pulled pork, pickle, provolone cheese, mayo and mustard. That would make any Cuban’s mouth water if you ask me!
They have six fresh salads to choose from. Among my favorites are the Chinese Chicken Salad, Epinard Salad with spinach, grilled chicken, bleu cheese, apples, nuts and bacon and a sesame dressing.
You’ll find a wide selection of homemade soups and which are one of my weaknesses. You will surely feel like your grandmother is cooking for you when you check what’s cooking in their soup bowls. Flavors like-French Onion, Tuscan Bean, Cabbage, Tortilla Soup and New England Clam Chowder will delight your tastebuds.
Kids and seniors who are kids at heart will love it at Jamm’s with the very friendly, down to earth, family atmosphere. Everybody will feel at home here. There are menu selections to please everyone.

Drop into Jamm’s today and tell The Klein Family Polly Motzko sent you there from SuperRestaurantShowCase.com!

They are located the  Albertsons shopping center on the corner of Charleston and Rainbow in Las Vegas, Nevada.