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Sandwich in Pasadena

HooAe May 18, 2007 04:38 PM

Have this craving for a GREAT sandwich. Unfortunately don't know a great spot in Pasadena other than the Pasadena Sandwich company (can I really say how much I love this place...not enough time or space) which is closed after 2. Can anyone recomend any other places? Thanks

  1. j
    Jack Flash May 20, 2007 12:24 PM

    I was totally underwhelmed the one time I went to PSC, so any and all of the following rank above it in my Pasadena sandwich hierarchy, though I'll probably give PSC a second chance one of these days.

    Lee's Hoagie House
    Luigi Ortega's
    There's also a place I've been meaning to try but haven't made it there yet. It's a tiny little market on Michigan Ave., between Del Mar & Cordova, that has fresh-made sandwiches.

    They also make good sandwiches at Whole Foods.

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    1. re: Jack Flash
      monkuboy May 21, 2007 06:51 AM

      I've only been to PSC once. Very nice people working in the place, but the pastrami sandwich I had was disappointing. The pastrami was cut very thick and had a ham-like texture; in fact eaten blindfolded it would be mistaken as ham. Too thick, wrong texture and hard to chew. Hmm.. maybe it WAS ham.. no, it wasn't quite like ham, either, but more like ham than good pastrami. I wouldn't mind going back to try something else just because they were nice over there.

      1. re: monkuboy
        Fru May 21, 2007 07:57 AM

        What about Tops? And, I think their pastrami is way better than The Hat and this is coming from a princess.

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      Burger Boy May 18, 2007 05:42 PM

      My Fredos for a GREAT Cheesesteak
      Leeee's Hoagie House
      Zankou for middle eastern sandwiches
      Just west you have Spitz in Eagle Rock and Marios in Glendale

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      1. re: Burger Boy
        chefthisguy May 18, 2007 09:06 PM

        i second, third and fourth Mario's in glendale

      2. m
        mc michael May 18, 2007 05:21 PM

        Europane. Fredo's. Green Street (I think you can order some of their older sandwiches off the menu).

        1. ipsedixit May 18, 2007 04:47 PM

          Yeah, PSC is my favorite goto spot for sandwiches as well (love the hat collection!)

          If you want an alternative, maybe try the Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, which is just basically a stone's throw south of Pasadena. They are open until 8 p.m. and have great beer selections.

          Stuffed Sandwich
          1145 E. Las Tunas Drive
          San Gabriel
          (626) 285-9161

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            kotatsu May 18, 2007 04:42 PM

            Well, you already named the top spot.... I think the service, friendliness and food at Pasadena Sandwich Co are way above anything else in the area. That said, I think reasonable alternatives are Lee's Hoagie House on Colorado (tried at the recommendation of fellow chowhounds, pretty good) and Lovebirds, also on Colorado just east of Lake. Lovebirds does close early, I think, so you want want to check before heading there in the late afternoon.

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            1. re: kotatsu
              Spiff May 19, 2007 07:44 AM

              I like Lovebirds as well, but know that a lot of people on the board don't. Europane is across the street and is good, but has very poor service in my opinion...

              We also like Vince's Deli on California. It is in the shopping center across from Huntington Hospital. Just basic sandwiches, nothing fancy. But REALLY good (we think!)

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