Jim & Andy’s serves up burgers and fries in Medina, with ‘inferno burger’ coming soon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2024 at 1:20 pm

Owners hope to expand to restaurant from current food trailer

Photos by Tom Rivers: Pictured from left include the owners of Jim and Andy’s in Medina – Tim and Kathy Drake, Jim Alavera-Woodhams III, and Andy Alvarera-Woodhams. The food trailer is located next to Monte Alban in Medina at 507 East Center St.

MEDINA – Jim and Andy Alvarera-Woodhams are hoping their new food business in Medina will lead to them opening a restaurant in Orleans County.

The two opened Jim & Andy’s last month at 507 East Center St., next to Monte Alban and a taco food trailer owned by the Rosario family. They are joined in the venture by Jim’s cousin Tim Drake of Albion and his wife Kathy.

The business serves classics: burgers, hot dogs and fries, with mac salad, cole slaw, baked beans and other sides. Soon they will challenge customers to eat an “inferno burger” without taking a drink, which will get their photo posted among champion eaters at Jim & Andy’s. They also will get a T-shirt that proclaims, “I survived the raging inferno.”

The burgers are served hand-pressed and aren’t from frozen patties. The lemonade is fresh squeezed.

“I love to cook and it runs in the family,” said Jim Alvarera-Woodhams.

He also works part-time is a property manager at the Batavia Plaza – West Main. That’s where he met the Rosario family who have the Monte Alban II at that plaza.

Jim Alavera-Woodhams III and Andy Alvarera-Woodhams both have experience in the the food service industry.

Jim Alvarera-Woodhams also had been running a T-shirt business but wanted to get into food. He and his husband, Andy, were working at the Burger King in Batavia. They noticed it’s high-volume, as long as the food is tasty without high prices.

Jim talked about going into the food business with his cousin, Tim Drake of Albion. They have combined their joy of cooking with a desire to add another gathering place for people in Orleans County.

If the food trailer goes over well, they would like to open a restaurant and expand the menu. Right now they are limited in prep space for a more extensive menu, but they will try some Philippine dishes, including pork adobo.

The food can be ordered through Door Dash and the Jim & Andy’s expects to offer deliveries soon.

The business is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.