Unfortunately, we sadly witnessed the demise of our beloved Beantown last year. However, it’s with a not-too-heavy heart that Emmi’s has now opened at the same site.
By Julia McWilliams
Walking in the door, the vibe is friendly and comfortable, although the décor is more updated than Beantown’s. The tables were nearly full at lunch time by families, ladies luncheoning, and students using the free Wi-Fi.
The new owners, Brittany and Matthew Turnquist, also own the two Poppy Cakes locations in Sierra Madre and Arcadia. We ordered the brisket sandwich, which could have been shared by two. The bread was delicious and definitely fresh baked at Poppy Cakes. The meat was tender and not overly salted. There were also layers of provolone cheese, chimichurri, and arugula – an interesting combination which actually worked. We also had the Fall Salad, which consisted of shaved Brussel sprouts, roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, pepitas, and capers, topped with a lemon vinaigrette. The sweetness of the squash worked perfectly with the tartness of the dressing. The menu also included several burgers and sandwiches.
Breakfast and lunch are served all day. Kids portions are also listed on the menu. There is a full espresso bar and a convenient Grab-n-Go featuring burritos, croissant sandwiches, bananas, and apples. We will all miss Beantown but look forward to many more meals at Emmi’s.
Emmi’s 8:00 am to 3:00 pm daily Location 45 N. Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, CA (626) 325-3556
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