ALL IN LA FAMILLE
EURO CAFÉ BLUE DAHLIA CELEBRATES A DECADE WITH A FÊTE INSPIRED BY BASTILLE DAY.
Before the East Side became the city’s culinary destination du jour, visionary Amy Ramirez opened Blue Dahlia in 2007, featuring a Frenchinspired menu (croissants, tartines, coq au vin blanc) and a lush patio. Recalls Ramirez, who now co-owns Blue Dahlia with her husband, Sam, whom she met through the restaurant: “It was really important to create a space that was warm and comfortable.” This summer, Blue Dahlia will open a third location in San Marcos and mark the fifth birthday of its Westlake spot in June. The original location, recently refreshed with new landscaping and furniture, will host a Bastille Day-inspired celebration to mark its 10th anniversary in July. Among those celebrating will be staff members who have been with Blue Dahlia since the beginning. “It has been extremely important to us to create a family within Blue Dahlia,” says Ramirez. 1115 E. 11th St., 512-5429542; bluedahliabistro.com
mlats du jourW For a decade, Blue Dahlia has served delectable French fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in what is now the hip area of bast 11th ptreet.