Family restaurant prospers in small venue

Family restaurant prospers in small venue

Alexander Rurik | The Feather Online

The Classic Jumbo House Hotdog was greasy but tasted like a delicious American hot dog.

House of Juju provides great experience for affordable price

Being successful in a small venue and hidden location for any restaurant is difficult. House of Juju in Old Town Clovis takes these challenges and prospers through them.

The restaurant is a family owned and run business that started in 2013. Julie and Scott Glenn, the owners, have a big family by birth, adoption, and foster care. The family enjoys loving and serving others.

Julie became a grandmother at an early age and instead of being called grandma, she was called Juju. After a building opened up in Old Town and a quick idea from their son Justin, House of Juju was established as a gourmet burger joint.

The entrance to House of Juju is inside of a tunnel like structure off of a side street in Old Town. I arrived and all the seats were taken, so I sat in the back in some very comfortable chairs. When I got my seats, the very friendly waiter came, took my drink order and was on her way. I got a Shirley Temple and it was very satisfying.

The restaurant was small in size and sat about 30 people in total. There was an outside seating option but I decided to stay in doors due to the cool weather. The restaurant was dimly lit but had enough windows and sunlight to feel comfortable. The atmosphere was calm and the restaurant was styled like an Italian-American home. There was a bar with many selections of wine, canvas paintings, and a wood checkered floor.

The Calamity Jane Burger is a fantastic way to go. It includes caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, cheese and bacon. I thought it was tremendous. It was juicy and had the right balance of ingredients. It also came with a side of roasted potatoes that I would definitely recommend.

The build your own flatbread is a great option as well. You can choose your own sauce and two toppings. However, you can add extra toppings as well for more money. On my flatbread, I chose onions, sautéed mushrooms, mozzarella and BBQ as my sauce. Each part seemed like it was cooked individually making it delicious I devoured it because it was so good.

Alexander Rurik | The Feather Online

The Peanut Butter Chocolate cake was moist, rich, and the nuts added a nice crunch to a dominantly peanut butter flavor.

The jumbo hotdog had an amazing visual appeal. However, not being a huge hotdog fan, I tend to think all hot dogs taste the same. For anyone who is a fan of hotdogs, I would recommend it. However, the buns were moist and I was not sure about that.

House of Juju provided an excellent meal along with great service and a wonderful atmosphere. I was pleased with my experience here and would definitely revisit this restaurant.

I would recommend House of Juju to anyone looking for a mid-price gourmet meal and excellent experience.

Check out our last food review: Restaurant incorporates Biblical decorations, Mediterranean flare.

These authors can be reached via twitter @Julian_Castro09, @alexrurik23 and via email Julian Castro and Alexander Rurik.

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About the Author:

Alexander Rurik

John Steinbeck said, “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” Over the summer Alexander Rurik, ‘19, joined a group of 24 people on the North Shore of Oahu to volunteer and assist running camp for local, underprivileged students. This experience solidified his desire to work with students in various outreach programs even while he continues plans to major in biomedical engineering. Alex is shifting from Feather sports and blog editor into the role of co-editor-in-chief. While on staff the previous two years, he and his fellow staffers earned two CSPA Gold Crowns and one NSPA Pacemaker. His goal to visit all the national parks in America stems from his love of hiking, birdwatching and nature. Finally, Alex enjoys playing tennis and works as a Spikeball ‘Baller Ambassador in the Central Valley. This author can be reached via twitter @alexrurik23 and via email: [email protected]

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  1. Hannah Nale January 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Yummy! That chocolate peanut butter cake looks amazing! House of Juju here I come! Great article Alex!

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