The Foundry on Melrose

mai tai

Last month I used my Blackboard Eats discount at the Foundry on Melrose. Perhaps having 30% off made me go crazy ordering up a storm but there didn’t seem to be an end to the madness. After ordering a mai tai to start, I proceeded to order mussels, a sandwich and a side of greens. I love Chef Eric Greenspan’s greens. I had managed to convince my table we needed two orders when I first had them during the fried chicken off between Chef Ludo and Chef Greeny.

mussels in sausage broth

I am utterly and completely obsessed with mussels. I find I love them with some sort of meaty broth. These from the Foundry were great. This is also my most pornographic picture of mussels.

The Foundry burger

side of squash

A friend was trying to be good and requested a side of veggies instead of the fries. I’m of the mind if you’re going to be bad, be REALLY bad. But admittedly, I loved the squash.

open faced Cuban-Rueben

mustard greens

I got my greens and then I got to work on this crazy sandwich. Pork belly, creamy sauce, gruyere…are you kidding me? I hope you love lovely fatty things because this is the sandwich for you! The cornichons and pickled stuff gave it a punch and I appreciated the small side salad it came with.

We were too full for dessert. Next time…or just more greens.

The Foundry on Melrose

7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 651-0915