Tutti Frutti in Pasadena?
- ElsieDee Jul 2, 2008 11:58 PM
Just curious to know if anyone has tried the "Tutti Frutti" place in Pasadena, on Colorado at Mentor, two or three doors down from Europane?
I keep driving by and am intrigued by the idea of Colombian hot dogs, but haven't yet made it in the door. Their website is completely useless in terms of menu content (http://www.tuttifruttila.com/ ), though maybe a fruit smoothie would hit the spot in the heat.
Sounds like a Bionicos Place, fresh fruits and fruit salads with nuts and creams and dried stuff. I bet the Hot Dogs are like Downtown dogs with bacon, onion, peppers and the works.
Pretty good dogs. I like their "American Dog" which seems to be sort of what you might get if you asked for an American-style dog in say Columbia. It has mustard, relish, onions, a drizzle of mayo, and I think ketchup, too. No sport peppers, though.
The Columbian dog has chopped pineapple and ground up potato chips among it's toppings and it seem's like it was twice as big as the other dog. It was a bit much for me, conceptually anyway.
They have free wifi, too.
EL D, I see it almost each day but never moved to go inside. I don't see too many customers there. But, let us know what u think--if you're ever moved to go in.
Ended-up at Tutti Frutti on Saturday night; we'd been elsewhere for dinner and then, driving home, were passing Tutti Frutti and I thought "what the heck, let's check it out."
We ordered two of the fruit / yogurt options (one for there, one to go) and they were both excellent. For eating there, we had a fresh waffle topped with frozen yogurt and three fruits (we chose banana, strawberries, and blackberries) and drizzled with blackberry syrup. Really, really good.
To-Go we ordered a fruit salad (I think it was called "Tutti Frutti" but please don't quote me on that) which had fresh creme, some of every fruit offered (12 types?), frozen yogurt, and ... . This too was well-received and devoured.
The menu is somewhat limited (need to go back and try the hot dogs, fruit smoothies, and fresh fruit juices), but the fruit was fresh and of good quality and they were the perfect summer time desserts. We shall return, soon.
"The menu is somewhat limited (need to go back and try the hot dogs, fruit smoothies, and fresh fruit juices)"
What more would you want? There is a reason why there are so many mediocre eateries in L.A.... oversized menus of reheated or heat lamp foods... small specialized menus... that is how we will start getting a greater proportion of higher quality places.
I posted on this place a couple of months ago but am unable to locate it. I had the Columbian dog and it was odd - different - but good. All kinds of strange toppings on it - pineapple, crushed chips, mayo, etc. And yes, I made a mess while eating it, too! I do not think I would order it again, tho. They do serve all beef hot dogs - can't remember the brand. They also serve a couple of Columbian soft drinks. Have not had their smoothies.