NORFOLK, NE — Food and art bring people together.
That’s according to owner of Uncle Jarrol’s, Jared Rodgers.
“Art is food, food is art. Each has their own skills and mindset.”
We’ll get to the art part later.
This family owned pub wants to bring the community together, Husker style, and Uncle Jarrol stresses being kid friendly at all times.
“The Husker experience, obviously as big as this place is, we can have all the kids come in and family come in. Kids can play around…I don’t want parents feel they have to watch their kids you, know? [This is] Uncle Jarrol’s, that’s what it is.”
That must be the uncle in him.
In order to bump up the Husker experience at the pub, he got a friend to help with a not so little art project.
Uncle Jarrol hopes the new Memorial Stadium mural will bring people to his pub on gameday.
“I’m hoping so honestly, that’s why I did this. Last year was really slow for games.”
That’s where Rich “Bo” Bohacek stepped in.
“Instantly I was like, you got a projector screen lets make it a jumbo screen with the stadium and all that, and hopefully people will enjoy it.”
The projector screen along with airbrushed fans in the stands, makes you feel like you’re at Memorial Stadium. After all, that was their point.
“The main intent of doing this room is about experience. You know, Jared already has great food, it’s awesome…”
The air brushed mural serves as a tribute to those here, those lost and everyone in between.
“I really took my time. I did it when there were people around and explained to Jared it be a cool idea to do it when everyone can come in and watch and ask questions or put even input. The Sam Foltz flag at the end, that was someone else’s idea.”
Bohacek and Uncle Jarrol’s partnership shows that through food people will come, and through art they’ll they stay just a little longer.