Big Baby Delights to begin serving up soulfully-seasoned food in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — About five many years ago, Jonathan “Big Baby” Frazier figured it was time for a alter.

A former all-state soccer player at Kalamazoo Central back again in the 1980s who experienced gone on to participate in collegiately at Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Frazier’s entire body was now nearing 50.

A long time of hefty weightlifting and labor experienced taken a toll, resulting in many surgical procedures and restricted mobility but in 2016, Frazier was dealt the largest blow, when his 16-year-outdated son Marsavious died tragically in a gun incident. At the time it took place, Frazier was in a medical center recovering from shoulder operation.

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“That was a match changer,” he stated, looking back again. “I was heading as a result of all this things with my entire body, was acquiring surgeries virtually each other thirty day period for about a calendar year and a half and a little something wanted to alter.

“So, I started baking to hold myself fast paced. Individuals started wanting to purchase cookies and so I made the decision to choose myself to culinary school.”

Frazier’s baked items caught on rapid and it was not extensive just before he introduced Huge Little one Delights LLC. and began advertising cookies, pies and pound cakes on the web and out of residence. From there, items promptly grew and before he knew it, he was catering private events and hosting Soul Food items Sundays.

The evolution was a organic 1 for him.

For Frazier, aside from relatives and near pals, there had always been just two things that mattered.

“It was football and cooking, cooking and football,” he reported. “I’ve been cooking at any time given that I was a child, I’d follow my mother about the kitchen. I realized a lot from my uncle and from my father way too.”

Frazier, taking a web site out of his uncle’s book, has come up with his own seasoning.

Before long, that seasoning — a great tenderizer for ribs, burgers, rooster or catfish, will be seasoning up his meats at his initially brick and mortar retail store.

The storefront, positioned at 1381 S. Drake Road In Kalamazoo, in the exact same strip as Hungry Howie’s and T-N-T Pawn Brokers (just south of the intersection of Drake Street and KL Avenue) will not be open until some time afterwards this yr, but Frazier will be performing a two-7 days soft opening, beginning Saturday, June 11 exterior the storefront.

“Hopefully, people will see me out right here on the grill and stop by,” he stated. “We’ll begin serving at 11 a.m. each day right until we operate out of food items.”

All through the delicate opening, Frazier mentioned he ideas to provide ribs, rib tips and fries. He stated he’ll be open 5 days a 7 days, with the exception of Monday and Tuesday.

As soon as Bib Baby Delights is crafted out and completely ready to open, he will have 1 facet devoted to his baked items and another to his barbecue and other culinary delights, such as deep-fried turkeys, wings and oven-baked mac.

For more details and to preserve up to date with tender and grand opening info, pay a visit to or stick to Major Toddler Delights on Fb. To location a catering order, check out or simply call 269-332-0337. Remember to get in touch with at minimum 72 hours in progress for a catering buy.

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