Day 16 in 365 Things To Do in Glendale you should take lunch at the uber cool Recess eatery on North Brand. Before Recess opened I had a chance to interview the owner, Sevan. Here is the article:
Have you noticed that cool looking place being done over by St. Marks? It’s called Recess Eatery, 1102 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, Ca. I love the logo, it looks so hip and urbane. The name is a reminder of your carefree days in school- where recess was a time for food, fun and friendship.
On a whim, I stopped by and was lucky to catch the owner, Sevan, and his dad, Victor. They filled me in on the details and I can not wait for this place to open up!
Sevan Azarian tells me he is a Glendale native who has 15 years experience opening restaurants across the globe. He trained at the famed San Franciso California Culinary Academy and has worked for the Patina Group.
I asked Sevan why he would open a restaurant in today’s challenging economy. He responded that Glendale has long needed an place with a hip, urban vibe and, if you start small and offer exceptional quality, the opportunity is there for success.
Recess Eatery will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. There will be a cappuccino/espresso bar, a fresh squeezed juice bar and a little retail for “foodie”s like me. Access is easy-peasy with lots of FREE parking in the lot and on the street.
Evenings will be special because Recess Eatery has a small dining room where customers can host private, intimate parties for 10-30 people with a completely catered meal and valet parking.
The Grand Opening is set for July 23, 2009. Check the website for details and to see their playful menu, www.recesseatery.com
Since I ran this piece I have been to the restaurant several times. I love the salads and I love sitting on the sidewalk watching the world swirl by. This an awesome break from my hurly burly days.