Art Chowder September | October 2017, Issue 11 - Page 57

// 509.926.2310 E verything about the exterior of Hay J’s is misleading. Right off a freeway exit, it appears to be located in an unassuming strip mall with your typical dry cleaner, nail salon, and shoe repair, conveniently linked to a gas station so you can fill up on your way out.  But, in this case, the fill up will be your appetite, with a delectable smor- gasbord of options. Hay J’s is a culinary delight of masterfully crafted perfection. The moment you walk through the doors at Hay J’s you are instantly transported from a run-of-the-mill gas station strip mall to a cozy, warm and artfully decorated fine dining establishment.  We were warmly greeted and escorted to our table, catching a glimpse of the head chef working his magic in the kitchen. The lighting is subdued, layout offers privacy for each table, and the walls are covered by large-scale, colorful w orks of art by local artist Edward Gilmore. Hay J’s goes above and beyond to create great tasting food, a romantic atmosphere, and exceptional service. Hay J’s has been impressing their diners for 10+ years and I have a feeling they will be around for a long time. If you are looking to enjoy a meal you won’t soon forget, full of fresh seafood, tender meat, and rich flavors, try Hay J’s for your next special occasion. September | October 2017 57