Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking (New) - Alhambra

Located at the old Green Papaya Thai Restaurant
on Valley Blvd in Alhambra stands a new restaurant,
Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking.

When you see the building,
you'll say "this looks like a McDonalds!"
Yup, it used to be...

What's steam kettle cooking you ask?
Cajun/Creole dishes cooked in unique jacketed steam kettles.
The steam offers a food cooked evenly and without over cooking.

Chef Ritter spent 12 years honing his craft at the Oyster Bar in
The Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas.  The Alhambra location
is the 3rd steam kettle cooking restaurant, after Santa Ana and
Huntington Beach.  

Sat at the bar in front of the steam kettles
watched the playoff games

 See What Jay Eats...
New England Clam Chowder

A traditional bowl of chowda. 

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Who doesn't love bacon?

Chowder Fries

The best of both worlds!


Choice of mussels or clams,
I opted for BOTH!
Cooked in butter, garlic, lemon and basil clam broth.

I really enjoyed the mussels,
found out they're from the Pacific Northwest,
really good.

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp sautéed in white wine butter garlic clam sauce
topped with fresh basil & lemon served over linguine.

Earlier in the day, we were talking about
shrimp scampi with linguine
and so I needed to order it when I saw it
on the menu.

Just what I wanted!

Ritter's Famous Pan Roast 

A tomato based creole dish with Cajun Trinity
(onions, celery and bell peppers) served with rice
and choice of lobster, shrimp, crab, chicken & sausage, or clam.

We ordered the 'House' with shrimp, crab, clams & lobster $24
Such a great dish!

Beignets for dessert

Who doesn't like fried dough dusted in powdered sugar?
So good!

This was my 3rd visit to Ritter's and each time
I enjoyed it, how could you not with beignets to end the meal?
It gives me a taste of Louisiana in Southern California
and now closer to me.
I'll be back for more Cajun and Creole dishes!

1800 W Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 872-6464

Open Daily
11:30 am - 9 pm

NOTE:  I was a guest of Ritter's Alhambra.
I thank them for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.

Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats  Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi


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