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Porto's, again and again and again.......

Kitchen Queen Apr 28, 2007 01:12 PM

Went to the one on Magnolia yesterday. Arrived about 11:30a and I was surprised at how mild it was inside. In and out 10 minutes
I got myself an italian vege sub that's already made up and in the cold case. OMG heaven in a bun! Fresh mozz, sun dried toms, eggplant and zucc with an olive spread on a french roll.
Of, course........I brought home pastries. Whaddya think me stupid?
How can a place be so smiley, pleasant, efficient and delicious all in the same day?

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    robwein Apr 28, 2007 05:19 PM

    How can you leave Porto's without buying their potato balls????

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    1. re: robwein
      Kitchen Queen Apr 28, 2007 08:06 PM

      Don't eat meat!!

    2. lvgoodfood Apr 28, 2007 05:21 PM

      You are so right about Portos, I have been to both, It is just good food, and yes pleasant, eficient, and of course so delicious. I think that the one in Glendale gets a lot busier than the one in Burbank, maybe it's the setting, but both are great.
      I always over buy pastries, it's hard to choose just one.
      Thanks for the reminder that I have to go soon.....very soon!

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      1. re: lvgoodfood
        bulavinaka Apr 29, 2007 08:04 AM

        Believe it or not, many don't know about the Burbank location. The Glendale location is the mothership, so most go there, especially those who are from areas further out who are making "pilgrmages" out to this heralded place... Just yesterday, a good friend was out in Burbank and just happened upon it - I was the lucky recipient of those flavorful guava-filled danishes as a result of his find.

        1. re: bulavinaka
          Das Ubergeek Apr 29, 2007 10:47 AM

          Shhhh! You'll make the lines in Burbank be like that horrible mess in Glendale!!

          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            bulavinaka Apr 29, 2007 11:54 AM

            Oops - there is no store in Burbank - it was all a yearning dream to have an additional Porto's somewhere else. Go to Glendale - again, there is no Porto's in Burbank... Das, I don't think that's going to help... sorry!

            1. re: bulavinaka
              katkoupai Apr 29, 2007 12:03 PM

              I didn't know about the Burbank store either. The thing is, I think the Glendale shop is closer anyway. Maybe the Glendale location is more central to more people. All I know, is everytime I go to the Glendale store, it is crazy busy-- so much so, that I have to actually think, "Do I really want to go there?" Usually, my answer is no. I like the food and everything; I just really dislike the crowds.

              1. re: katkoupai
                Kitchen Queen Apr 29, 2007 12:17 PM

                Go to the burbank shop. The design of the shop is better and easier to navigate. Not sure if its bigger tho. I was in the area (Mt. Sinai Memorial Park/Cemetery), otherwise neither store is close to me. It's worth it tho everytime. The Glendale shop has been there for years and years so, most will gravitate there. Just wait word will catch on and the Burbank shop will become a west valley anchor. - People WILL journey, it's that good! :)KQ

                1. re: Kitchen Queen
                  katkoupai Apr 29, 2007 12:19 PM

                  Thanks, Kitchen Queen. Next time, I will try to check out the Burbank location. :)

      2. monku Apr 29, 2007 06:50 AM

        Went to a kiddie birthday party yesterday and they had a huge Porto's kiddie chocolate cake and it was fantastic. Even the 4 year old birthday boy ate 2 huge pieces. I was impressed with what a good cake it was.

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