Reporter Food:  Jay Jay’s Bistro in Troy

Reporter Food:  Jay Jay’s Bistro in Troy

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 3, 2020)

Troy, MI – Jay Jay’s Bistro, located at 2995 E. Long Lake Road (on the corner at Dequindre), is a comfy family diner in a nondescript building, but also with a liquor license and some neon.

I couldn’t decide between sweet and savory so I got enough for leftovers by ordering the Chicken Pomodoro Omelet and the Red Velvet French Toast, which I got carry-out.

First let me tell you about the ridiculous indulgence of the Red Velvet French Toast. See, you might think it’s some fancy red bread, or a special syrup that makes this French Toast special. Nope. It’s the fact that they literally take thick slices of a Red Velvet roll cake, complete with a cream cheese filling, and grill them for a caramelized layer of perfection, and sprinkle them with powdered sugar and serve them with butter, syrup, and whipped cream.

Even with foregoing the toppings, I was lazy and happy after just a couple of bites.

The omelete was just as mouth-watering.

The Chicken Pomodoro Omelete features grilled chicken breast, basil, red onions, mozzarella, and Parmesan served with hash browns and toast. The corners of my mouth tingle when I think of how well all those flavors went together.

I did not even allow myself to look at the crepes section on the day I ordered, but I’m guessing based on the selection that they know what they’re doing in this department too. Chunky Monkey, Caramel Apple Cinnamon, Johnny’s Treat. I bet they’re great.

Jay Jay’s Bistro also serves lunch and dinner, with some interesting choices like Diablo Shrimp, Palomino Chicken Wings, Fattoush Salad, Shwarma Quesadilla, Lamb Chops, and Classic Spaghetti.

Check out the Jay Jay’s Bistro website at

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