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Philly dip?
Philly dip?

When I first saw that a new spot called Brü Grill was opening up just down the street from my office in Pasadena I got super excited. Such is the life of a nine to fiver. It seemed a little upscale for my taste, but I thought it deserved the old college try and I went to find out what they could offer a man like me at lunch.

It turned out the place was definitely built more for the business meeting (or for dinner) than for an average workday lunch, but I still had to give it a try. I ordered the French Dip, which used garlic French bread, horseradish sauce and gruyere cheese to add to the prime rib and came with a side of fries. When it arrived, the beef looked more like the beef you would find in a Philly Cheesesteak than your average French dip. That’s not a compliment, because that meant the beef was overcooked. It was still juicy and the au jus made it more juicy, but it just wasn’t anything special.

I’d definitely be up for giving Brü Grill a second chance, but not for an average lunch kind of situation. If they add some lunch specials, though, we’d be in business.