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Sep 26, 2006 04:28 AM


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

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  1. Does Roscoe's House of Chicken count?

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

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

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      1. re: logan

        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. 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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        1. re: ozzygee

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: AquaW

            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.

            1. re: AquaW

              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
              33 W Main St
              Alhambra CA 91801

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