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WINDELLA Sep 26, 2006 04:28 AM

Does anyone know of any good soul food in or near Pasadena?

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    logan Sep 26, 2006 09:10 PM

    soul food cafe,huh? let's hear more about that...

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      alskii Sep 26, 2006 07:30 PM

      Try Soul Food Cafe on the corner of La Brea and Manchester in Inglewood. It's owned by Degan family that used to run Aunt Kizzy's.

      It's buffet style but very tasty and huge portions. Most lunches and dinners under $10.

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        Capybara Sep 26, 2006 10:24 PM

        Is that the Soul Food Kitchen? (Sounds good -- what's good there?)

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        blahg Sep 26, 2006 04:49 PM

        Keep a lookout in eagle rock. This seems like the real deal on soul food based on the bit i've heard so far:
        www.larkinsjoint.com

        they're rehabbing a craftsman house on Colorado. The chef is pulling from his mother's recipes from when growing up in the deep south.

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          slacker Sep 27, 2006 12:42 AM

          Looking forward to that! Love all things Arts & Crafts. But wonder what they mean by "contemporary" soul food joint. hmmmm.

        2. JAB Sep 26, 2006 01:47 PM

          Not Soul Food per se but, the cat fish with greens and sweet potatoes at Firefly Bistro in South Pas is pretty good.

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            AquaW Sep 26, 2006 07:28 AM

            I know there's an Angelena's in Alhambra (on Main Street near Garfield Ave.) - never been though (I usually satisfy my soul food cravings in the Leimert Park area.)

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              pink_superstar Sep 27, 2006 02:25 AM

              I have been to the spin off of Angelena's in NOHO. It was decent. They have a pretty good Red Velvet Cake with cheesecake icing.

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                YungDotCom Apr 21, 2007 09:12 AM

                I went to Angelenas in Alhambra yesterday. I must say that they have the best gumbo I've had in SoCal so far. It's the thick kind, and very flavorful. They are at:

                Angelena's Restaurant
                626-284-7685
                33 W Main St
                Alhambra CA 91801

              2. ozzygee Sep 26, 2006 05:45 AM

                There are two places in town that I know of.

                M&M soul food
                755 E Washington Blvd
                Pasadena, CA 91104
                (626) 794-0059

                Big Mama's Rib Shack & Soul Food.
                1453 N. Lake Avenue
                Pasadena, CA 91104
                Phone (626) 797-1792

                Haven't eaten at the M&M in Pasadena, but I've tried Big Mama's soul food and it was okay, but expensive.

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                  condiment Sep 26, 2006 04:53 PM

                  Unfortunately, M&M has gone to the great buffet line in the sky.
                  As has, apparently, Hawkins up on Fair Oaks in Altadena, which had
                  chicken wings almost good enough to excuse the 45 minutes you always
                  had to make for them. There is always the you-buy-we-fry shack
                  on Washington at Catalina.

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                  logan Sep 26, 2006 05:06 AM

                  forget pasadena! go to aunt kizzie's back porch in marina del rey and get the chicken and dumplings!!!

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                    monku Sep 26, 2006 05:25 AM

                    If Windella said soul food anywhere in LA I'd definitely mention Aunt Kizzie's Back Porch, but she mentioned in or near Pasadena.

                  2. monku Sep 26, 2006 04:58 AM

                    Does Roscoe's House of Chicken count?

                    830 N Lake Ave
                    Pasadena, CA 91104
                    (626) 791-4890

                    http://roscoeschickenandwaffles.com/

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