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The Blu Jam Blog

506, 2017

Culinary Adventures in #DTLA

June 5th, 2017|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Those of you who follow me know how important it is to support local businesses. As we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest location in the historic Spring Arcade Building in Downtown Los Angeles, I'd like to take this opportunity to say how excited we are to be in the company of some incredible restaurants. Downtown LA has become a beacon for exquisite culinary experiences, and it's definitely worth exploring [...]

2505, 2017

History Repeating — The Revitalization of #DTLA, and Blu Jam Café

May 25th, 2017|

Downtown Los Angeles is rich with history, and we at Blu Jam Café are excited to be part of it. The revitalization of #DTLA has been in full-force for a several years, but it seems this past two years has seen a boom in construction and rehabilitation. We are proud to announce that Blu Jam Café, too, will be part of the rich history of downtown Los Angeles, and at [...]

1805, 2017

Have Wine? Will Travel!

May 18th, 2017|

This past weekend, I had the rare opportunity to get out of town to do some much needed "research." The Santa Barbara Wine Country in Southern California is close to LA, but feels miles away, and some of my favorite wines come from the region. Allow me to share them with you. FIRST STOP: MELVILLE Great winery, nice people, and VIP treatment! Their estate wines are out of this world. [...]

1305, 2017

My Mother, My Inspiration

May 13th, 2017|

I have great memories of my Mom, who was my best friend, mentor, and overall just an wonderful, loving mother. She is the one who put that "bug" inside me when it comes to cooking and entertaining. When I was young, even simple get-togethers at our house would become a gourmet affair with tea sandwiches and spreads of hams and pickled vegetables. I recall when she would cook,the whole house smelled like a food fair. Her soups were to [...]

1005, 2017

The Duke of Blu Jam and the Birth of “Tom’s Granola”

May 10th, 2017|

Tom Shell had a huge influence on me, the people around him including my family, and of course, BLU JAM CAFÉ. He would come to the Melrose Blu Jam Cafe on daily basis, sat at his table— literally his table— which had his name engraved on a plaque above the booth, and started conversations with guests around him. Most of the time they all end up being his friends ! We [...]

305, 2017

Why Go Out to Dinner?

May 3rd, 2017|

First, let me just say that everyone has different taste when it comes to food, and different likes and dislikes, but as Sushi master Jiro said in his beautiful documentary, "In order to make great food you must eat great food," For me going out for a meal is more than the fact that I am hungry. For me it's social thing, it's an experience, it's learning, it's a conversation with my wife and friends over [...]

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