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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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  1. monku RE: WINDELLA Sep 26, 2006 04:58 AM

    Does Roscoe's House of Chicken count?

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


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      logan RE: WINDELLA 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 RE: logan 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. ozzygee RE: WINDELLA 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 RE: ozzygee 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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          AquaW RE: WINDELLA 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 RE: AquaW 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 RE: AquaW 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
              33 W Main St
              Alhambra CA 91801

            2. JAB RE: WINDELLA 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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                blahg RE: WINDELLA 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:

                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 RE: blahg 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.

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                  alskii RE: WINDELLA 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 RE: alskii Sep 26, 2006 10:24 PM

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

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                    logan RE: WINDELLA Sep 26, 2006 09:10 PM

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

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