Continuing the trend set by his earlier acclaimed album, "Whitey Ford Sings the Blues," the production of "Eat at Whitey's" was expertly handled by Dante Ross and John Gamble. With a captivating fusion of hip hop, blues, and rock music, the album was a testament to Everlast's versatility as an artist. Notably, the album boasted a star-studded lineup of guest appearances, including the likes of Merry Clayton, Carlos Santana, B-Real, Rahzel, N'Dea Davenport, Cee-Lo Green, Warren Haynes, and Kurupt, contributing to the diverse sonic palette of the record.
Upon its release, "Eat at Whitey's" swiftly garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success, swiftly earning a gold certification from the RIAA within a month. It's resonance with audiences was further highlighted by its peak position at number 20 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling a noteworthy 50,000 copies. The lead single of the album, "Black Jesus," made its mark on the charts, reaching number 15 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and number 30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, underscoring the broad appeal and impact of Everlast's music across multiple genres.