Could Swedish pizza be the next big thing? Thanks to a tip from a reader, I checked out the space that used to house Perfect Blend juice bar at 707 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, next to Samohi. Sure enough, a sign in the window announces that the storefront will soon be inhabited by Reds: A Swedish Pizza & Burger House. What the heck is Swedish pizza? Turns out, Swedish pizza is simply a pie, developed by immigrants to Sweden, with unusual and iconoclastic combinations and toppings such as béarnaise sauce, filet mignon, or banana and curry. Reds appears to be the offshoot of Cutter’s Pizza in Tarzana. Check out their Facebook page, or edify yourself and astonish your friends with your impressive knowledge of the history of Swedish pizza from their website here.
But Cutters did NOT have real Swedish pizza! They got us all exited but the it turned out to be americanized pizza… And not the stuff with banana, curry, bolognase sauce etc! Very disappointed! I hope this is the real thing, this time?