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


KALAMAZOO, MI — About 5 many years ago, Jonathan “Big Baby” Frazier figured it was time for a adjust.

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

Yrs of weighty weightlifting and labor had taken a toll, ensuing in various surgical procedures and minimal mobility but in 2016, Frazier was dealt the biggest blow, when his 16-year-aged son Marsavious died tragically in a gun incident. At the time it occurred, Frazier was in a medical center recovering from shoulder surgical procedures.

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“That was a recreation changer,” he reported, looking again. “I was heading by all this stuff with my physique, was having surgical procedures just about each other month for about a 12 months and a half and anything needed to change.

“So, I started baking to continue to keep myself occupied. Persons started seeking to invest in cookies and so I made the decision to acquire myself to culinary university.”

Frazier’s baked merchandise caught on quickly and it wasn’t lengthy before he released Significant Infant Delights LLC. and started marketing cookies, pies and pound cakes on the net and out of property. From there, points quickly grew and before he realized it, he was catering non-public events and internet hosting Soul Food Sundays.

The evolution was a natural a single for him.

For Frazier, aside from spouse and children and shut close friends, there experienced generally been just two factors that mattered.

“It was soccer and cooking, cooking and soccer,” he claimed. “I’ve been cooking ever since I was a child, I’d comply with my mother around the kitchen. I acquired a ton from my uncle and from my dad as well.”

Frazier, having a webpage out of his uncle’s e book, has come up with his own seasoning.

Quickly, that seasoning — a best tenderizer for ribs, burgers, hen or catfish, will be seasoning up his meats at his initial brick and mortar store.

The storefront, located at 1381 S. Drake Highway In Kalamazoo, in the similar strip as Hungry Howie’s and T-N-T Pawn Brokers (just south of the intersection of Drake Highway and KL Avenue) won’t be open until finally some time later this calendar year, but Frazier will be undertaking a two-7 days delicate opening, starting Saturday, June 11 exterior the storefront.

“Hopefully, people will see me out here on the grill and end by,” he explained. “We’ll commence serving at 11 a.m. every single working day right until we operate out of food items.”

Throughout the gentle opening, Frazier reported he designs to provide ribs, rib strategies and fries. He mentioned he’ll be open up five times a 7 days, with the exception of Monday and Tuesday.

Once Bib Little one Delights is created out and all set to open up, he will have just one facet dedicated to his baked merchandise and another to his barbecue and other culinary delights, this sort of as deep-fried turkeys, wings and oven-baked mac.

For extra facts and to hold up to day with tender and grand opening facts, check out or comply with Huge Infant Delights on Facebook. To place a catering buy, stop by or simply call 269-332-0337. Remember to phone at minimum 72 hrs in advance for a catering get.

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