Breakfast Quesadilla $14.95 & Crunchy French Toast $12.95
That moment you close your mouth and hear the angels sing as your taste buds party like Paris Hilton in 2004.
Yes, Blu Jam Cafe’s Crunchy French Toast are that delicious (as my mouth waters), the breakfast quesadilla is not too bad either. The servings are huge. We went halfsies and there were a couple leftover French toast. It is safe to say that this could feed two adults and one small child.
The tasty goods outshined the service, our server seemed a little preoccupied.
Blu Jam in located in Los Angeles on Melrose and in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd. (We chowed there).
Like clock work, one night each month my friend Vee and I explore Los Angeles in search of a place to enjoy yummy food while dishing on our latest headlines. The tradition started to catch up post college. This month we dined at RED O Restaurant, which boasts its Mexican Cuisine by renowned chef Rick Bayless.
Before visiting a restaurant, I usually take a peak at it online. I prefer to know what i’m walking into, it gives me more time to chat and minimizes the chances that i’ll end up at a place that I wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy. After browsing RED O’s gallery and menu I decided that it had potential and made reservations via Open Table.
Once I arrived I parked valet ($8), street parking was non-existent. We were seated almost immediately. The seating was really comfy but our unleveled table rocked. The rocking got little annoying, so I unsuccessfully attempted to remedy the problem by stacking sugar packets under the table leg.
Moving on… You know how hosts/servers volunterily recommend dishes or specials? That usually annoys me, so it didn’t bother me when it didn’t happen. I ordered Grilled Mary’s Chicken Enchiladas Suizas (creamy tomatillo sauce, melted Sonoma jack, black beans, frisee, watercress, $20). Vee opted for the Classic Tortilla Soup (grilled Mary’s chicken, crispy tortillas, Sonoma Jack cheese, avocado, thick crema, toasted pasilla negro chile, $10) and Lamb in Chile Colorado Tacos (grill-seared, braised Sonoma lamb with black beans & red chile, $17).My enchiladas were average. Am I wrong to expect them to be delicious because RED O specializes in Mexican cuisine? Vee said that her meal was good but she had higher expectations as well. We agree that the presentation surpassed taste (Don’t judge a book by its cover). Would I visit again? Yes, I’m no stranger to second chances and i’m interested in tasting a couple desserts and a cocktail including the Strawberry-Mango Shortcake, Coconut Tres Leches Cake and La Dama. RED O Restaurant
8155 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046
Tel: (323) 655-5009
Fax (323) 655-5010