Monday, June 21, 2010
This past Saturday was my mom's birthday. We celebrated with a simple dinner at Granville Cafe at the Americana. Since it being a weekend and it also being Father's Day weekend, we knew eating out most places would be busy. But we braved the crowds anyway.
We arrive and sure enough, the place was slightly packed. There were a couple people waiting already. So we check-in. Luckily the wait wasn't too long. 5-10 minutes tops.
It doesn't really look like it from the picture above, but it was busy. It just so happens that the people next to us left just right when we sat down. We take a looks at the menu and make our selections.
I order the Pan-Seared Ahi Sandwich. -- Sesame Crusted Ahi, Asian Cabbage Slaw with Thai Sesame Dressing and Wasabi Aioli. -- Served with in house crispy herb potato chips. I was only able to half of this because I stuffed myself with those sweet potato fries, but the half I did eat I enjoyed very much. I love ahi tuna and this one was nicely seared, the wasabi aiolli wasn't over-powering. It had a nice little punch to it. The chips were crispy and not at all soggy. I tend to be a little picky when it comes to in-house potato chips, but these were good as well. You can taste the herbs and they weren't too oily.
My mom order their shareable lettuce cups. -- Fresh Butter Lettuce filled with Mango, Avocado, Grape Tomatoes and Asian Slaw, served with a side of Asian Dipping Sauce. -- She had hers with grilled steak. There were three on the plate. I just couldn't fit them all in the picture. She enjoyed these. They weren't too filling and just right as those sweet potato fries did fill us up.
Of course, I must included a nice little pic of my lovely mom. Say hello. :) I think I'd say to eat here go during the weekday instead of the weekend. Overall, it was a good evening out.
Grandville Cafe (Glendale)
The Americana at Brand
807 Americana Way
Glendale, California 91210
A little tidbit of good news. The EAT MY BLOG bake sale was a big success. Kudos to the organizers and everyone who helped in some way or another. Though, I wasn't able to be there myself, I'm happy that I was able to participate by baking up some goodies. I hope whoever purchased my nutella blondies enjoyed them especially when the proceeds will go directly to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. I'll post up the recipe for for those blondies soon.