JV's Downtown: Smoked meats star at h...

JV's Downtown: Smoked meats star at historic Waterloo bar and grill

There are 12 comments on the Belleville News-Democrat story from Nov 11, 2007, titled JV's Downtown: Smoked meats star at historic Waterloo bar and grill. In it, Belleville News-Democrat reports that:

“We looked at it and he said, 'Whatever you want me to sign, I'll sign.'”

Jeff Vogt turned an old brewhouse into a smokehouse with his JV's Downtown Bar and Grill in downtown Waterloo.

Space that once housed brewing equipment is now home to a smoker which can handle 300 pounds of chicken, pork ribs and beef brisket.

'One year I had Schneider's (meat market) keep track of how much pork I bought. I bought 3 1/2 tons,' said Jeff, 50, his white apron stained with barbecue sauce.

He bought the former John's Bar in 1985 from the Pottoff family. Built in 1865, the three-story building once housed the Schorr Brewery. Read more

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zSb

Waterloo, IL

#1 Nov 16, 2007
JV's has great food at a good price. He doesn't always have the best personality but he runs a great resteraunt.
I LIKE FOOD

United States

#2 Nov 16, 2007
JV's meat is good and so is the service but I wish he could spruce up the salad. I like a "good salad" and there aren't many places in Waterloo that serve them. I can pour salad out of a bag at home.......I don't want that when I go out to eat. Applebee's has a couple of good salads on their menu.
HONDO

Waterloo, IL

#3 Nov 16, 2007
I love food. Me and big red will have to try one of everything at JV's. Where have you been Dick Jones. Dick Jones rules!
catalin of st louis

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Apr 8, 2008
jv's has a great spinach salad and is always willing to crisp the bacon for you
Sara

United States

#5 Apr 9, 2008
Where is this place? I was to try it.

Since: Jul 08

Waterloo, IL

#6 Jul 18, 2008
zSb wrote:
JV's has great food at a good price. He doesn't always have the best personality but he runs a great resteraunt.
I think he's got a great personality!
Darla

Washington, DC

#7 Nov 10, 2012
And good food . But not impressed w young guy behind the bar.
disappointed

Columbia, IL

#8 Nov 11, 2012
It has been awhile since ive be to JVs but wasnt impressed, seemed overpriced for small portions . Im willing to give it another try and will tell my concerns to Jeff
buckle

Waterloo, IL

#9 Nov 11, 2012
"concerns" What a dope!
whataloo

United States

#10 Nov 12, 2012
buckle wrote:
"concerns" What a dope!
Buckle , what a jerk off
i am serious

Waterloo, IL

#11 Nov 12, 2012
Darla wrote:
And good food . But not impressed w young guy behind the bar.
what is his name?
Shucky dern

Columbia, IL

#12 Nov 13, 2012
I think Jeff and Denise STINK personality wise... but you can't beat the meat...

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