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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.

              1. 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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                1. re: blahg

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: alskii

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

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