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Food Soul Mate Double Date At Blue Jam Cafe

5 Mar

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What’s cooler than having a food soul mate? Having a food soul mate whose boyfriend is our boyfriend’s food soul mate. While driving down Melrose in Los Angeles, my bf and I saw swarms of people out on the street. We wondered what was going on and saw a restaurant and it’s name that read Blue Jam Cafe. With that many people waiting to eat there, we figured it must be great. After meeting up Face and Marshall, who both coincidentally frequent the Blu Jam Cafe, we all headed there to get some grub. What’s great about Blu Jam is that is serves breakfast all day, although they close at 5pm everyday. Not to mention, this cafe serves a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. While Face and I both ordered The combo soup and half salad, our guys both ordered the Brunch Burger, which wasn’t a coincidence since we’re Food Soul Mates! We all took advantage of the breakfast-all-day menu and shared the Blueberry Pancakes with fresh blueberries, powdered sugar, butter and syrup. I love beets, so the salad that I ordered was the Beets & Greens with arugula, fresh beets, goat cheese, black currants, candied walnuts (on the side) and a citrus vinaigrette. The soup that I ordered was the Homemade Vegan Split Pea Soup, which is probably the best split pea soup I have ever had. Although we didn’t have any blue jam while dining and Blu Jam, we did get to listen to some cool jams like The Beatles “Hey Jude” and George Harrison’s “Got My Mind Set On You.” We now know why this place is so popular, it is definitely a brunch hot spot for more than a few good reasons.

Craving Father’s Office

8 Jan

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Have you ever watched that Seinfeld episode of the Soup Nazi? Well, it reminds me a little of Father’s Office, where you can’t ask for any food modifications or substitutions. You better like the food the way it comes, or you’re not getting any. I really like the food, so if any one asks, I’m not complaining. Just please don’t tell any one I sneak in Ketchup because they don’t have any (they make their own sauces)… I don’t want FO banning me from eating at its establishments. I had lunch at FO with the bf and our designer, Jane, after browsing HD Buttercup, which is right next door. Known for their beer and burgers, I go there for their organic beet salad. This beet salad with walnuts, blue cheese, and a light dressing is something totally unexpected from a Gastropub restaurant and is sooooo good. We shared the Beau Soleil Oysters and in addition to the salad, I had the seasoned mushrooms, organic Brussels sprouts (one of the Daily Food Specials), and stole a few fries from my bf’s order, which he had with his burger. I usually never drink soda, but I ordered a bottle of Yup, which is a lemon lime soda with all natural ingredients. I’ve been to both FO locations; however, I prefer the more upscale ambiance of the FO in Culver City with the outdoor seating area and since it’s more spacious than the Santa Monica location, you don’t to hover over some one’s table to jockey for positioning in the usually crowded pub. One day, we asked about why the chef was so particular. We were told that he takes pride in the quality of food and the preparation, and basically that’s just the way they roll.