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Chicken Pot Pie for Lunch

SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 10:42 AM

Gang,

I'm hungry for chicken pot pie, aside from Marie, where do you suggest?

I live in Glendale and can easily get to Pasadena, downtown, etc.

Help! Its almost noon!

SAM

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  1. Woolsey RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 10:46 AM

    WoodSpoon!

    They have a great chicken pot pie, a little non-traditional but excellent, with hearts of palm, olives, and roasted corn, completely homemade and fantastic, loaded with chicken. It's amazing.

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    Wood Spoon
    107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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      ipsedixit RE: Woolsey Aug 2, 2007 10:59 AM

      Yeah, ditto this rec for Wood Spoon.

      For a place in Pasadena, try Smitty's Grill on Lake.
      www.smittysgrill.com

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      Smitty's Grill
      110 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

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        caitybirdie RE: ipsedixit Aug 2, 2007 11:55 AM

        I 2nd Smitty's for their pot pie. nice and HOT......(temp hot) soooo good......

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          slacker RE: ipsedixit Aug 2, 2007 12:02 PM

          I found the chicken pot pie at Smitty's to be the worst god awful thing I've eaten in years. I really did hate it. Tasted like tinned chicken, tinned peas, tinned carrots, tinned gravy, and pounds of added salt.

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            SecretAsianMan RE: slacker Aug 2, 2007 04:06 PM

            Woolsey, I went with Smitty's and loved it!

            Agreed it was a bit salty, though.

            Thanks!

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              Woolsey RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 06:45 PM

              I wish I could take credit, but that was ipsedixit's recommendation. Glad you liked it, though. I'll have to try to make it out there one day.

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            kek is khmer RE: ipsedixit Aug 2, 2007 04:14 PM

            I concur with Wood spoon. It was smaller then I thought it would be but half of it will fill you up. Its different from any pot pie I had (in a good way).

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          Burger Boy RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 11:44 AM

          Moffett's Family Restaurant and Chicken Pie Shop
          1409 S. Baldwin Ave.
          Arcadia, CA 91006
          (626) 447-4670

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            Will Owen RE: Burger Boy Aug 2, 2007 01:27 PM

            Yes for Moffett's pie, especially if you like the kind that is nothing but chicken, gravy and two crusts. You can get all-breast meat for extra $; I wish they had an all-dark option, personally. The side veges are bland and boring, but what the heck, have salad for supper. I thought their other offerings were pretty pedestrian, too, definitely not up to the similar but unaffiliated Henry Moffett's in Bellflower.

            Oh, and the pie is pretty cheap, too. You can also get them to go, cooked or uncooked - the line for pies-to-go was out the door last time I was at lunch there.

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              JeetJet RE: Will Owen Aug 7, 2007 07:46 PM

              Yep! I have always eaten those pot pies there (beef or chicken) as a dinner plate or take them home hot. They also sell them uncooked and you can bake them yourself. I also like the BLT sandwich there -- very good. That Henry Moffett's in Bellflower has some really good fried chicken which makes a great meal along with a chicken pot pie.

              http://www.moffettschickenpies.com/

          2. Emme RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 12:18 PM

            Oddly enough, Daily Grill has a pretty darn good version.

            I'll also throw a nod to Kate Mantilini.

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              revets2 RE: Emme Aug 3, 2007 12:34 AM

              second on DG and KM. also, M&F below.

            2. Tom P RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 02:30 PM

              Also, on Thursdays, Musso & Frank's has a terrific chicken pot pie.

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                PaulF RE: Tom P Aug 2, 2007 02:36 PM

                That's what I was gonna say ... but is it close enough to Glendale?

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                  Fru RE: PaulF Aug 2, 2007 02:39 PM

                  Where else but Henry Moffett's in Arcadia on Baldwin near Duarte Road?!

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                    Will Owen RE: Fru Aug 7, 2007 02:12 PM

                    Pay attention here, please: HENRY Moffett's only location is on Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower. MOFFETT'S (without the Henry) is in Arcadia. The original Moffett's were related, I'm sure, but the restaurants were not. I think the pies in both places came from the same family recipe, but there are subtle differences. Both are cheap and quite good.

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                ACKtually RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 2, 2007 08:03 PM

                Moffett's is good if you like no veggies, nothing special with your crust and some sort of thickener with the gravy, really good for all that.

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                  sherpa50 RE: ACKtually Aug 2, 2007 08:07 PM

                  I've never had it (being a veg), but my mom likes the one at Du-Pars (for what that's worth). I'm sure it's the usual chicken/peas/carrots version.

                2. SauceSupreme RE: SecretAsianMan Aug 8, 2007 11:18 AM

                  I know the OP went to Smitty's, so I'll go ahead and just talk about chicken pot pie in general -- my favorite is at Doughboys. For me, it's all about dunking the crust into the "soup". The chicken and other stuff in there is just bonus.

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