local talent

by Brian Clarey

Jessica Yakout


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Family oriented restaurants have always been an integral part of their respective neighborhoods, and Jamestown Oven & Grill is no different. Jessica Yakout, a Greensboro native and student at GTCC, is owner in part along with her husband M. Yakout. The two own what Jessica calls a “family owned- and operated-” restaurant that specializes in community involvement while serving authentic Italian and Greek dishes. Last year, Jamestown Oven & Grill sponsored the Ragsdale High School football team and hosted “School Night” with a percentage of sales going to select schools. Jessica remarks that her 14-month-old daughter Yasmine is already on hand in the restaurant helping keep the family tradition alive and well. Jamestown Oven & Grill is located at 705 W. Main St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 336.454.9001 or visit