Thursday, August 27, 2009

Published Recipe

OK, it seems that I've been concentrating on cooking quite a bit this summer. Of course, "Julie and Julia" may have had something to do with this. I always read Los Angeles Magazine. I even follow their Twitter posts. Last month's issue had the Best of L.A., including restaurants, spas, bakeries, dog groomers, tiki drinks, etc. Grub Restaurant in Hollywood won for best tuna melt in Los Angeles. L.A. Magazine then had an online contest for the best tuna melt recipe. I sent my recipe in and I won!!! Last night, Larry and I gorged ourselves with our $50 dinner coupon at Grub. It was divine.

Blueberry Lemonade


Fresh Spinach & Greens with Warm Goat Cheese,
Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms & Sundried Tomatoes tossed in homemade Champagne-Lemon Vinaigrette. Topped with warm Walnut-crusted Goat Cheese

California Crab Cake. Crab mixed with Tarragon, Dill, and Lemon coated in Panko and cooked to golden, served with Citrus Cole Slaw and Ha Cha Cha Creamed Corn with Cheddar

Drunken Steak. Marinated in Stone Pale Ale, tender and delicious cooked to Medium-Rare with a Mushroom Onion Pan Sauce & served with Mashed Potatoes & sautéed Spinach

Grub is located in the heart of the old studio district of Hollywood on Seward St., just south of Santa Monica Blvd. It's in a transformed, side-by-side, Spanish Revival duplex with a large patio. It's a charming place and we plan to return to try their award-winning tuna melt. Thank you, Los Angeles Magazine for introducing us to this great Hollywood hideaway.

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At 5:20 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woot woot. Yea Ellen!! Radio, newspapers, now magazines!

Between the LA Times article (that my friend in Rancho Mirage sent to me with no knowledge that I KNOW YOU!), and this award, you are on a streak.

I anxiously await TV and book deals. You know I'm first in line for your travelogues.

You are THE BEST!
Christine G.

At 5:32 PM PDT, Blogger Unknown said...

You gotta to back to Grub from breakfast and try anything with their bacon. Best. Bacon. Ever. And I'm Jewish!

At 5:54 PM PDT, Blogger susanc said...

Congratulations Ellen - that's fantastic! I've never been to Grub - sounds and looks good.

At 6:06 PM PDT, Blogger Brenda said...

Oh, congratulations, Ellen! That is so cool!

And the photos of Grub look great. Must try it.


At 6:44 PM PDT, Blogger The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Congrats Ellen!

At 6:45 PM PDT, Blogger Yarnartist said...

Congratulations, Ellen! It sounds like a yummy sandwich. Why is the cheese in the picture orange? Isn't TJ's Havarti whitish?
You are a creative marvel!!!

At 7:36 PM PDT, Blogger Kath said...

Woo hoo! That is awesome! Not just to have the winning recipe but to get such a great prize. The food sounds & looks yummy but that big glass of blueberry lemonade you are holding is really making my mouth water!

At 4:19 AM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Congratulations!You'r eon a roll. Your grub from Grub looks delicious, I'm eating my breakfast but wishing it were that spinach salad with the crusted goat cheese.

At 9:35 AM PDT, Blogger Natalie said...

YAY! That is so awesome. Congratulations. You are the coolest chick on the block!

Grub looks good and I love the bacon recommendation from Joe. Going to put Grub on the to eat list.

At 11:22 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks so much for all the congrats, everyone!

Ellene (Yarnartist). The photo of the tuna melt on the LA Magazine site is Grub's tuna melt. My sandwich was not photographed. And yes, you are correct, the Havarti Cheese with Dill from T. Joe's is light in color, like Jack Cheese.

Thanks again!

Ellen B.

At 12:24 PM PDT, Blogger Sara said...


At 12:50 PM PDT, Blogger Sarah said...

Congrats, Ellen! I'll have to try you're recipe out.

At 9:42 PM PDT, Blogger ms. newbill said...

congrats on winning! Grub is where we go for breakfast occasionally. The spicy sweet bacon is to die for. Cool place. :)

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I'll take any of these to go!

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