I’m sure those of you not living in Los Angeles have heard about the massive wildfires going on here in the county.
So yeah, tell me about how bad YOUR summer is.
But not all things here in the city have to be all doom and gloom. Sometimes we can have bright spots, even in the middle of triple digit heat and thirty-some-thousand acres burning.
Enter Jumpin’ Java of Studio City.
That’s Not Enough Cheese, Sir
I was looking to try a new sandwich in the neighborhood for lunch one day and did a bit researching, finally deciding on this small restaurant which I’ve passed by numerous times over the years.
What grabbed my attention even more was the ability to place my order and pay online through their website.
So, on ordering the sandwich titled A Really Good Grilled Cheese Press, I noticed something on the order page: an option to add a note to the order.
While most people probably use this option to ask to leave off onions, or use a certain type of bread, I went in a different direction.
So when I went to pick up my order, and the cashier ran me through my order, he ended our transaction by holding up his hand. I laughed and did the same, ending my order with a smile and an awesome high five.
Moving onto the sandwich, this grilled cheese was packed with brie, pepper jack, cheddar, feta and goat cheeses between two slices of lightly grilled white bread. Roasted red peppers and sauteed onions joined the mix as well.
Sure, I would have preferred a sourdough but the white bread did its job: hold together and let the cheese shine.
A lot of the cheeses are pretty strong and flavorful on their own, so it has to be said that this sandwich is pretty full of cheesy goodness. I’m not so big on brie in general, but it blends in well with the others and frankly was the one I could taste the least.
Even with all of the competing flavors, they did blend well enough together, the roasted red peppers and onions cut through the heavy cheeses quite easily giving the sandwich a textural contrast as well.
How Much Longer Until November?
The Really Good Grilled Cheese Press is delicious. I definitely want to try and get something different on my return, but this is definitely worth a stop. Pair this up with a tomato or red pepper soup and this would be an awesome lunch for a cool fall or winter day.
There are a few other sandwiches on the menu that sound worth trying, and if the claim Jumpin Java makes (that they’re Studio City’s well kept secret) is true, I imagine everything else on the menu is equally delicious.
Until next week, Readers…
11919 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604