Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Dave's Chillin-N-Grillin:
2152 Colorado Blvd

Needed to get a quick bite to eat, so I cruised over to Dave's Chillin-N-Grillin. I've been eyeing this place everytime I drove by. With a name like this, you HAVE to try it out. It's sandwiched (sorry for the pun) in between PC Bang and Lucky Money, a little east of Eagle Rock Blvd. The place is small and they prepare their grilled sandwiches expertly on a small hot plate. It goes to show you how you can make things happen with very little.

Every seat in the place was taken and Dave seemed to know everyone. The cool thing was the mix of high school students, oxy college students, Eagle Rock residents, blue collar workers, and seniors - all chillin together, eating while listening to classic rock. I got a good dose of Led Zeppelin while I ate.

Unfortunately, they ran out of sausages and turkey by the time I got there. So I went for the Tuna Melt and I have to admit the Tuna Melt was jammin! The bread was fresh. The grillin was perfect - not too greasy and toasted enough to be crunchy. Inside wasn't soggy or sloppy, with chunky tuna, cheese, tomatoes and peppers. It really hit the spot.

I saw a few people come in and order just a smoothie and I saw someone having one and it looked damn good so I had to try a Berry Blast smoothie. Ask Dave - he'll tell you. Dave doesn't use ice in his smoothies so you don't get watered down stuff here, you get the real deal.

This meal was $10. This is definitely an unpretentious neighborhood joint you have to check out. Grab a paper and chill!

Dave's Chillin-N-Grillin (Dave Evan)
2152 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, CA 90041 (323) 490-0988


  • At September 03, 2006 1:43 PM, Anonymous ursineaglerock said…

    I love Dave's and he couldn't be nicer. The melts are amazing and he makes his own meatballs...just ask him, he'll tell you ALL about it. :) Thanks for the Eagle Rock info, keep it coming!

  • At September 06, 2006 9:01 AM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Yea, Dave is cool. I tried one of those meatball sandwiches and it was great. But I'm still more of a fan of the tuna melt though - just can't find one as good as this elsewhere.

  • At October 11, 2006 5:40 PM, Anonymous Yvette DeSisto said…

    Dave's food is great and his peach/mango chiller is awesome!! Dave is such a nice guy and knows all about fresh food. I highly recommend this place!!

  • At October 14, 2006 3:00 PM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Yvette: Thanks for the tip on the peach/mango. Will definitely try it out.

  • At February 13, 2008 9:46 AM, Blogger Mr. Floyd said…

    In addition to providing excellent grub at very reasonable prices, Dave is a fellow member of the Fratenal Order of Eagles, Aerie #2188. The Eagles are a national, charitable organization, located in Eagle Rock, which provides a safe social atmosphere for members and their families and the Ladies Auxilary. Dave is a welcome addition and a real nice guy. Yes. There are some of those from Beantown (nudge, nudge).

    Kevin G.

  • At February 16, 2008 8:14 AM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Kevin G: Thanks for the info. Even more reason to make Dave's a regular rotation spot!


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