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Illustrative depiction of Willie Jewell

Willie Jewell Daniels was a 16-year-old girl with no home and no means. The Adeeb Family rescued Daniels from the streets of Jacksonville and offered her a job at their legendary Green Turtle Restaurant and later, Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q in Jacksonville, Florida.

As she went to work in their family restaurants, she quickly proved that she could cook almost anything and commanded respect in the kitchen. They soon discovered an amazing lady who would change their lives forever. Not only was Willie Jewell an exceptional cook, but she had a sharp wit and an immeasurable heart.

Photograph of Willie Jewell
Photo of Harvey Green and Joe Adeeb.

Adeeb attributes ninety-five percent of his cooking knowledge to Willie Jewell and says, ”Not only was Willie Jewell an incredible cook, she was an incredible person.“ He cherishes the things that she taught him about cooking, but more importantly the things she taught him about life. Ms. Jewell passed some time ago, but her legend lives on through Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q.

The Legend of Willie Jewell is instilled in the history of Bono's