Jethro Naude

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Slapfish Serves "Summer Of Sustainability" Weekly Specials

    It's no secret that we love our Slapfish. Best fish & chips and seafood restaurant in our Best of 2012 make them legit. Edwin is a fan of their oysters, while this Forker stops for chowder fries. After surviving their freshman year in Huntington Beach, co-owners Jethro Naude and Andrew Gruel want to ... More >>

  • Food

    October 11, 2012

    Anaïs Tangie, Gourmet Gal

    [Best Of 2012] SoCo Farmers' Market empress on her other favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    No. 35: Carlsbad Aquafarm Oysters at Slapfish

    If Slapfish only served these oysters and nothing else, it would already justify the restaurant's existence. And co-owners Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude know how special these babies are. Gruel--who was a program manager of the Aquarium of the Pacific's sustainable-seafood initiative--is an advocate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    On the Line: Arthur Gonzalez of Roe Restaurant & Fish Market, Part One

    A couple of chairs flipped right side up in the middle of a gutted dining space. That is how we roll with Chef Gonzalez in his unfinished room, also known as Phase Two in the grand scheme of things at Roe in Belmont Shore. Thanks to some dedicated parking spots, we start our session on time and with ... More >>

  • Food

    June 14, 2012

    Slapfish Truck Stops Here

    The former luxe lonchera goes brick-and-mortar but is just as great

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    SLAPFISH: Brick and Mortar Preview

    "We want to change the way people think about and choose their seafood" says SLAPFISH co-owners Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude. "The idea is to get people to eat more seafood, but the right types of seafood, because sustainable tastes better."When we interviewed Andrew for On the Line last summer, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Anne Marie's Top Five Restaurants of 2011!

    ​Being the (relatively) new kid on the blog, I over-thought what I should include in my top five. All I really had to do was think about the places I'd already revisited without hesitation, and the answers were right there. Also, I've interviewed all but one, and getting to know the people behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    On the Line: Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Andrew Gruel of Slapfish doesn't want diners to have just any tuna-fish sandwich; he wants to take the notion of a traditional one and "make it the apex of tuna sandwiches." As we continue our interview in the future home of his and Jethro Naude's test kitchen, Gruel shares ... More >>