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Chow Gold Line - rails to good food

DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:40 AM

Based on the *Excellent* structure of chowdown07's post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/436632 for the Red/Purple Line, I'm creating a 'hub' topic for the MTA Gold Line.
I'd suggest that a distance of within 1/2 mile from a station to an eatery is a reasonable walking distance and thus cause for selection.
Post entries for restaurants as Replys to each Station Name, not to the OP.
Please include a Place link and brief description - open full discussions in other topics (linked by Place).
For a map of all MTA Rail stations, visit here: http://tinyurl.com/25yz7l
Let's keep this going until we see what the CH Hub feature looks like.

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  1. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:41 AM

    Chinatown Station

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      DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:48 AM

      Nicks Cafe - diner food, breakfast and lunch
      Hoan Kiem - pho ga
      Full House Seafood Restaurant - dim sum

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      Nick's Cafe
      1300 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      Hoan Kiem
      727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      Full House Seafood Restaurant
      963 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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        Will Owen RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:07 AM

        I prefer Chinatown Station even for the Olvera Street places, just because I find navigating the endless stairs and corridors of Union Station tedious in the extreme. I would therefore also add Philippe to the list. There is also a Vietnamese-Chinese place in a kind of grubby little indoor mall on Alpine between Broadway and Spring - I don't think we've ever known its name, but it's to your left and back, and we keep returning there for big bowls of noodles and stuff.

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          Jack Flash RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 11:20 AM

          I would add Pho Hoa. Not exactly sure of the address, but I think it's on Alameda. It's almost directly below the Chinatown station.

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            d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Jun 6, 2010 10:53 PM

            Homegirl Cafe
            http://www.homeboy-industries.org/hom...

            130 W Bruno St (corner of Alameda and Bruno, pop Chinatown Station

            )

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            Homegirl Cafe
            130 Bruno St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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              pharmnerd RE: DiveFan Jun 8, 2010 01:17 PM

              Pho Pagolac
              861 North Spring Street, Ste 103
              Los Angeles, CA 90012-5810
              (213) 680-8838

              Vietnamese. Good pork vermicelli & rice dishes. Haven't yet tried the Pho, but no complaints from my Vietnamese coworkers.

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              Pho Pagolac Restaurant
              861 N Spring St Ste 103, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Aug 4, 2013 12:13 PM

                Chego
                http://eatchego.com/

                Rice bowls e.g. Sour Cream Hen House

                727 N Broadway
                Unit 117
                Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                  d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Aug 4, 2013 12:14 PM

                  Chimney Coffee House
                  https://www.facebook.com/chimneycoffee

                  Breakfast sandwiches
                  Thai tea latte

                  1100 N Main St
                  Ste B
                  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                    d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Aug 4, 2013 12:16 PM

                    Ricky's Fish Tacos
                    https://twitter.com/RickysFishTacos

                    Fish/shrimp/lobster tacos

                    1100 N. Main (parking lot
                    )Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                      d_doubleyew RE: d_doubleyew Dec 25, 2013 07:48 AM

                      Ricky now has a food truck and has moved back to his old spot at 1400 N. Virgil, Los Angeles.

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                      Ogawak RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 07:03 AM

                      Ricky's Fish Tacos

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                        d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Dec 15, 2013 01:29 PM

                        Won Kok

                        I like to get the $1 Baked Chicken Bun here. That's the only thing I get here.

                        http://www.yelp.com/biz/won-kok-resta...
                        210 Alpine St
                        Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                          d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Dec 25, 2013 07:55 AM

                          Mae Ting's Coconut Cakes

                          Open-air stall/dining area outside LAX-C. Yummy little coconut cakes slightly crispy on edges and custardy inside.

                          1100 N Main St
                          Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                            d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Jan 24, 2014 08:01 PM

                            Mochi Cat

                            Boba and smoothies.

                            843 N Broadway
                            Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                              d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Feb 20, 2014 08:49 PM

                              Queen's Bakery
                              Savory puff pastry pies: beef pie and chicken pie.

                              809 N Broadway
                              Los Angeles, CA 90012

                            2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:41 AM

                              Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Station

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                                DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:51 AM

                                El Atacor - crispy potato taco

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                                El Atacor
                                2622 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

                              2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:41 AM

                                Heritage Square/Arroyo Station

                                1. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:41 AM

                                  Southwest Museum Station

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                                    B Minus RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 12:55 PM

                                    La Abeja might be a bit further than 1/2 mile, but it's downhill and worth the walk. Try the Carne Adobada.

                                    Taco Fiesta is a little stand in the Superior Market parking lot. It's cheap, greasy and their tacos are somewhat Americanized. Several of my neighbors swear by 'em though. I go for the corn dogs.

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                                    La Abeja
                                    3700 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

                                    Taco Fiesta
                                    4501 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

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                                      elchavo RE: B Minus Sep 8, 2007 10:49 PM

                                      La Abeja is right off the Heritage Square stop, about 2 blocks away.

                                  2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:42 AM

                                    Highland Park Station

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                                      Normal Garciaparra RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:35 AM

                                      Folliero Pizzeria - one block east on Ave 57, one block south on Figueroa.

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                                        slacker RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 11:50 AM

                                        Fidel's Pizza, Ave 50 just north of Monte Vista.

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                                          Bjartmarr RE: slacker May 2, 2008 07:08 PM

                                          Can't say I cared too much for Fidel's pizza. The crust was generic and the sauce was bland.

                                          I like Tacos Sinaloa, a taco trailer parked in the parking lot at Monte Vista & Ave 54.

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                                          Tacos Sinaloa (truck)
                                          54 and Monte Vista St N Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                                          B Minus RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 01:07 PM

                                          Chico's is a friendly Mexican joint with some of the best Guacamole and Chile Relleno around. They also make a mean soup, and a tasty, hangover busting, Machaca. Veg. friendly.

                                          Via-Mar does up some nice Ceviches. Their shrimp cocktail and outdoor misters can be a life-saver in theses heat wave conditions we've been having.

                                          Also, the taco trailer directly across the street from Via-Mar is one of the best around.

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                                          Chico's
                                          100 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

                                          Via-Mar Seafood Restaurant
                                          5111 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

                                        3. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:42 AM

                                          Mission Station

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                                            DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 02:00 AM

                                            Recommendations from rickym13:

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                                            Briganti
                                            1423 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                            Bistro K
                                            1000 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                            Mike & Anne's
                                            1040 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                            Shiro Restaurant
                                            1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                            750ml
                                            966 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                            Firefly
                                            1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                            Bistro de la Gare
                                            921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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                                              chez cherie RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 04:15 AM

                                              http://www.nicolesgourmetfoods.com/ho...
                                              921 Meridian Avenue, Unit B - South Pasadena, CA 91030
                                              gourmet food to go, pates, great cheeses, sandwiches (croque nicole is good), salads and wine.

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                                                Mando RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 01:50 PM

                                                Bistro K changed chefs a few months ago and has since gotten some rather unflattering remarks on the boards ... I haven't been since the change but its a share if true as the old bistro k was great

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                                                cjla RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:25 AM

                                                Buster's coffee shop--I believe they serve Fosselman's ice cream!

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                                                Buster's Ice Cream Stop
                                                1006 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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                                                  Jack Flash RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 11:21 AM

                                                  On Thursdays, there's also the South Pas farmers' market. Several worthwhile food vendors.

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                                                    rantsnravesnreviews RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 11:30 AM

                                                    What about the Fair Oaks Pharmacy for a hot fudge sundae!

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                                                      DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 05:43 PM

                                                      Papa Dons :-( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/429692

                                                      EDIT - sorry, misjudged the distance. A Very long walk.

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                                                      Pappa Don's Delicatessen
                                                      303 Pasadena Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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                                                        Dommy RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 12:14 PM

                                                        La Monarca Bakery

                                                        1001 Mission St South Pasadena, CA 91030
                                                        (626) 403-6860

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                                                        Amazing cakes by the slice and one of the best Cafe de Ollas in town!

                                                    2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:43 AM

                                                      Fillmore Station

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                                                        DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 02:01 AM

                                                        Dona Rosa
                                                        El Cholo

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                                                        Dona Rosa Bakery & Taqueria
                                                        577 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

                                                        El Cholo Pasadena
                                                        958 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

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                                                          conor610 RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 07:36 PM

                                                          Really? Neither of those is at all chow-worthy. Instead of Dona Rosa's, walk another couple blocks to Los Tacos, on the corner of California and Fair Oaks. The lengua is really good. Or hit up El Gallito, a taco truck on Fair Oaks north of California.

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                                                          Will Owen RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:14 AM

                                                          Lucky Boy burgers - I've not tried them yet, but they get consistent raves here. Cross Arroyo at the light and turn left.

                                                        3. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:43 AM

                                                          Del Mar Station

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                                                            DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 02:02 AM

                                                            Mijares

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                                                            Mijares Mexican Restaurant
                                                            145 Palmetto Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105

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                                                              readr RE: DiveFan May 2, 2008 01:22 PM

                                                              Big, noisy, typical mexican place. Nice patio. Food is pathetic, paint by the number. Good place if you are there for fun and margaritas.

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                                                                ErikaEsau RE: readr Dec 25, 2013 08:47 AM

                                                                Agreed about Mijares. This is the kind of Mexican restaurant Anglos used to think was good back in the 1950s. But it's set up for office parties and drinks. NOT good food!

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                                                              Will Owen RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:18 AM

                                                              Central Park - really good sand dabs, flatiron steak and burgers, almost directly across the namesake park from the station. East across Arroyo are Parkway Grill, Arroyo Chop House and Houston's. This is also a good stop for Old Town, notably Green Street, the places on the north side of Colorado, and Miller's Alley.

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                                                                TripleAxel RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 08:02 AM

                                                                The Luggage Room inside the plaza of the Del Mar Station serves pretty good Neapolitan pizzas with a special on Monday and Tuesdays only: buy 1 pizza, get the 2nd for $5. They have a good alcohol selection as well.

                                                                Another place is Sushi Kimagare, also in the plaza and across from Luggage Room serves excellent omakase, as good as Sushi Zo, from what some of my foodie friends have said but for only $65.

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                                                                  Dommy RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 12:16 PM

                                                                  Copa Vida Cafe

                                                                  70 South Raymond Ave.
                                                                  Pasadena, CA 91105

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                                                                  Brand NEW tea and coffee shop near Old Town. GREAT space and open late (YAY!)

                                                                  --Dommy!

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                                                                    Xan7hos RE: DiveFan Dec 16, 2013 08:26 PM

                                                                    Stone Brewery right in the Del Mar Station

                                                                    220 S Raymond
                                                                    Ste 103
                                                                    Pasadena, CA 91105

                                                                    as well as Sushi Kimagure right next door (arguable the best sushi in Pasadena)

                                                                  2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:43 AM

                                                                    Memorial Park Station

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                                                                      DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 02:04 AM

                                                                      Shaab - japanese
                                                                      plus everything else in Old Town...

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                                                                      Shaab Restaurant
                                                                      77 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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                                                                        rantsnravesnreviews RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:25 AM

                                                                        54 Holly, at the same. Great breakfast! Corned beef hash, pancakes are good, perfectly crunchy hash browns......
                                                                        http://rantsnravesnreviews.blogspot.com/

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                                                                          maxzook RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 07:26 PM

                                                                          My favorite Old Town places, linked.

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                                                                          Cafe Santorini
                                                                          70 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

                                                                          Akbar Cuisine of India
                                                                          44 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

                                                                          Yujean Kang's Gourmet Chinese
                                                                          67 N Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

                                                                          Twin Palms
                                                                          101 W Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105

                                                                          Cafe Bizou
                                                                          91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

                                                                          Xiomara
                                                                          69 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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                                                                            Ogawak RE: maxzook Aug 5, 2013 07:05 AM

                                                                            Updates: Yujean Kang and Xiomara long gone

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                                                                            Bjartmarr RE: DiveFan May 2, 2008 07:32 PM

                                                                            Lucky Baldwins -- the best beer bar in LA. The kitchen isn't bad, either. On Raymond just South of Colorado, stumbling distance from the Memorial Park station.

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                                                                            Lucky Baldwins
                                                                            17 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

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                                                                              Dommy RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                              The Market on Holly

                                                                              57 E Holly St
                                                                              Pasadena, CA 91103
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                                                                              Mother Moo Ice Cream and a great veggie salad selection. Their Market next door Bodega always has neat new things! Closes early though!

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                                                                              Everson Royce

                                                                              155 N Raymond Ave
                                                                              Pasadena, CA 91103

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                                                                              Booze shop that seems fancy, but the folks are really nice. Tasting throughout the week!

                                                                              --Dommy!

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                                                                                d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Dec 15, 2013 01:35 PM

                                                                                Europane

                                                                                Egg Salad Sandwich, Crustless Quiche (kuku?). Service can be hit-or-miss.

                                                                                http://www.yelp.com/biz/euro-pane-bak...
                                                                                950 E Colorado Blvd
                                                                                Ste 107
                                                                                Pasadena, CA 91106

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                                                                                  d_doubleyew RE: DiveFan Jan 24, 2014 08:20 PM

                                                                                  Amara Chocolate and Coffee
                                                                                  http://amarachocolate.com/

                                                                                  Cozy cafe with Venezuelan hot chocolate, coffee, churros, empanadas.

                                                                                  55 S Raymond Ave
                                                                                  Pasadena, CA 91105

                                                                                2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:44 AM

                                                                                  Lake Station

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                                                                                    DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 02:06 AM

                                                                                    Fredo - philly cheese steak
                                                                                    Ricks Drive in - burgers

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                                                                                    Rick's Drive-In
                                                                                    680 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101

                                                                                    Fredo's Phillys
                                                                                    720 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

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                                                                                      Mando RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 01:53 PM

                                                                                      Tonny's Mexican right across orange grove from fredo's
                                                                                      Roscoe's chicken and waffles

                                                                                      I know pple on the boards here don't necessarily like it but The Hat.

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                                                                                        Ogawak RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 07:01 AM

                                                                                        Realizing this is an old list, I thought I should update. Fredo's has been long gone. In its place is The Slaw Dog, an interesting take on the traditional hot dog.

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                                                                                          ErikaEsau RE: DiveFan Dec 25, 2013 08:51 AM

                                                                                          Rick's, which became Bobby's, has now moved to 140 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena. Definitely a loss to the neighborhood, and the new place has none of the old-fashioned drive-in/diner style of the old place.

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                                                                                          Dommy RE: DiveFan Aug 5, 2013 12:22 PM

                                                                                          The Slaw Dogs

                                                                                          720 N Lake Ave, Ste 8, Pasadena, CA 91104

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                                                                                          The original! I love their Chili...

                                                                                          --Dommy!

                                                                                        3. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:44 AM

                                                                                          Allen Station

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                                                                                            DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 06:35 PM

                                                                                            Armenian Palace
                                                                                            Lousin's Arakadz

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                                                                                            Armenian Palace Restaurant
                                                                                            488 N Allen Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

                                                                                            Lousin's Arakadz Cuisine
                                                                                            336 N Allen Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

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                                                                                              judybird RE: DiveFan Jan 25, 2014 01:43 PM

                                                                                              Claud & Company Eatery

                                                                                            2. DiveFan RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:45 AM

                                                                                              Sierra Madre Villa Station

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                                                                                                rantsnravesnreviews RE: DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 10:25 AM

                                                                                                Pasadena Sandwich Company. Yum
                                                                                                http://rantsnravesnreviews.blogspot.com/

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                                                                                                  Xan7hos RE: rantsnravesnreviews Dec 25, 2013 11:08 AM

                                                                                                  Yuck. No. Mediocre at best can compete with any chain supermarket deli.

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                                                                                                  Mando RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 01:54 PM

                                                                                                  El Super Burrito

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                                                                                                    onebite RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 06:58 PM

                                                                                                    Robin's BBQ

                                                                                                  2. Normal Garciaparra RE: DiveFan Sep 4, 2007 12:25 PM

                                                                                                    Look forward to 2009, when the Gold Line gets extended to the Eastside...

                                                                                                    why in fact, Metro's ALREADY made their own Chow map!!!
                                                                                                    http://www.mta.net/projects_programs/...

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                                                                                                      SauceSupreme RE: Normal Garciaparra Sep 4, 2007 12:29 PM

                                                                                                      That's a great find -- it's a shame they list chains like Pizza Hut there, but what are you gonna do.

                                                                                                    2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:56 PM

                                                                                                      Little Tokyo
                                                                                                      200 N Alameda St, Los Angeles 90012
                                                                                                      12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                      4 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                        d_doubleyew RE: mpken Feb 15, 2010 09:03 AM

                                                                                                        Fugetsu-Do
                                                                                                        213.625-8595
                                                                                                        315 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90012
                                                                                                        http://www.fugetsu-do.com/

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                                                                                                          d_doubleyew RE: mpken Jun 6, 2010 03:16 PM

                                                                                                          Mitsuru Cafe
                                                                                                          213-613-1028
                                                                                                          117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

                                                                                                          Tasty imagawayaki (ebelskiver pancakes stuffed with sweet red bean paste)

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                                                                                                          Mitsuru Cafe
                                                                                                          117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                                                                                            d_doubleyew RE: mpken Jun 6, 2010 03:17 PM

                                                                                                            Mikawaya
                                                                                                            213-624-1681
                                                                                                            118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

                                                                                                            Mochi ice cream!

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                                                                                                            Mikawaya
                                                                                                            118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                                                                                              d_doubleyew RE: mpken Jun 6, 2010 10:55 PM

                                                                                                              WurstKuche
                                                                                                              800 E 3rd Street

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                                                                                                              Wurstkuche
                                                                                                              800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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                                                                                                                d_doubleyew RE: mpken Aug 4, 2013 12:11 PM

                                                                                                                Cafe Dulce
                                                                                                                http://cafedulce.co/

                                                                                                                green tea/red bean doughnuts

                                                                                                                134 Japanese Village Plz
                                                                                                                Bldg E
                                                                                                                Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                                                                                                  d_doubleyew RE: mpken Aug 4, 2013 12:20 PM

                                                                                                                  Men Oh Tokushima Ramen
                                                                                                                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/men-oh-tokush...

                                                                                                                  456 E 2nd St
                                                                                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                                                                                                    d_doubleyew RE: mpken Aug 4, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                    Pie Hole
                                                                                                                    http://thepieholela.com/

                                                                                                                    Savory pot pies/hand pies
                                                                                                                    Sweet pies
                                                                                                                    Coffee

                                                                                                                    714 Traction Ave
                                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA 90013

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                                                                                                                      d_doubleyew RE: mpken Aug 4, 2013 12:25 PM

                                                                                                                      Spice Table
                                                                                                                      http://www.thespicetable.com/

                                                                                                                      Kaya toast, Spicy chicken livers and toast, Creamed kale
                                                                                                                      Laksa, Duck rice

                                                                                                                      114 S Central Ave
                                                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                                                                                                        d_doubleyew RE: d_doubleyew Jan 24, 2014 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                        Spice Table is now closed at this location.

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                                                                                                                          Mr Taster RE: d_doubleyew Jan 24, 2014 09:12 PM

                                                                                                                          ...and the funny part, which is germane to this thread, is that it is the success of the gold line that forced them to leave. Ah, irony.

                                                                                                                          Mr Taster

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                                                                                                                        Dommy RE: mpken Aug 5, 2013 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                        Marugame Monzo

                                                                                                                        329 E 1st St
                                                                                                                        Los Angeles, CA 90012

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                                                                                                                        Pretty darn AWESOME Udon!

                                                                                                                        --Dommy!

                                                                                                                      3. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:56 PM

                                                                                                                        Pico/Aliso
                                                                                                                        1311 E 1st St, Los Angeles 90033
                                                                                                                        12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                                        4 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                                          d_doubleyew RE: mpken Feb 15, 2010 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                          Purgatory Pizza
                                                                                                                          1326 E. 1st St., Los Angeles
                                                                                                                          (323) 262-5310
                                                                                                                          http://eatpurgatorypizza.com/

                                                                                                                        2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:56 PM

                                                                                                                          Mariachi Plaza
                                                                                                                          1831 E 1st St, Los Angeles 90033
                                                                                                                          12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                                          8 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                                            pharmnerd RE: mpken Jun 6, 2010 07:52 PM

                                                                                                                            Upper scale Mexican/seafood.

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                                                                                                                            La Serenata De Garibaldi
                                                                                                                            1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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                                                                                                                              ErikaEsau RE: pharmnerd Dec 25, 2013 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                              La Serenata is EXCELLENT. Like a lovely, comfortable restaurant in Mexico City. Great service--the waiters have been there for years--and elegant but casual ambience. We have had only one so-so meal there, when they were very rushed. The best thing is to go for a late breakfast on the weekend, or lunch on Saturday.

                                                                                                                          2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:56 PM

                                                                                                                            Soto
                                                                                                                            2330 E 1st St, Los Angeles 90033
                                                                                                                            12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                                            4 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                                              Mattapoisett in LA RE: mpken Aug 4, 2013 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                              El Sarape
                                                                                                                              2522 1st St
                                                                                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90033
                                                                                                                              (323) 415-0765
                                                                                                                              Decent Ceviches but their Empenada de Camarones is Excellent. Also their Fish and shrimp Tacos are very different than what you might expect but they are very good.

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                                                                                                                                Mattapoisett in LA RE: mpken Aug 4, 2013 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                Guisados
                                                                                                                                2100 E Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
                                                                                                                                (323) 264-7201

                                                                                                                              2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:56 PM

                                                                                                                                Indiana
                                                                                                                                210 S Indiana St, Los Angeles 90063
                                                                                                                                Free On-site Parking – 43 Spaces
                                                                                                                                12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                                                4 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                                                  mpken RE: mpken Dec 22, 2009 10:08 PM

                                                                                                                                  Cinco Puntos
                                                                                                                                  3300 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90063-2804

                                                                                                                                  Head north on Indiana to E. Cesar Chavez Ave.

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                                                                                                                                    d_doubleyew RE: mpken Feb 15, 2010 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                    Tamales Liliana's
                                                                                                                                    3448 E 1st St
                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA 90063
                                                                                                                                    (323) 780-0839

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                                                                                                                                      Dommy RE: mpken Aug 5, 2013 12:26 PM

                                                                                                                                      El Mercadito
                                                                                                                                      3425 E 1st St
                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles, CA 90063

                                                                                                                                      (323) 268-3451

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                                                                                                                                      Fresh made potato chips, awesome blue corn tortillas and Moles by the Lb.

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                                                                                                                                        Mr Taster RE: Dommy Aug 5, 2013 12:59 PM

                                                                                                                                        Dommy, I took a couple of out-of-town Chowhounds (from Wash DC) here this weekend and forgot just how much I love the place. We arrived in the evening (around 7:45pm) and the place was buzzing. Shops started pulling gates closed around 8:15, but many stayed open until we left around 9pm-ish.

                                                                                                                                        We wound up here because Raspados Zacatecas was closed (7pm on Sunday, even though Yelp says they close at 8pm...!). We each got a raspado (nuez, fresa & coco) which were $3 and filled with fresh fruit-- really nice. And we wound up getting a carnitas gordita at the gordita specialty place near the 2nd fl stairwell that leads out to the raspados tent (the place that has the mural of the smiling cartoon pig bathing in a copper pot, enjoying a little too much the fact that he's being cooked for our consumption). For those unfamiliar, the gordita is a hand formed thick masa pancake, sort of pupusa-like, that is first griddled and then deep fried, sliced open like an English muffin, and stuffed with refried beans, lettuce, salsa and your choice of meat, served wrapped in wax paper and eaten like a hamburger.

                                                                                                                                        I'm wondering what else you like on the 2nd fl. Years ago, I had a ceviche at the restaurant in the corner (not to be confused with the place next to it with the aguas in front), but the Krab™ got to me and I recall that it was not very good. Are the 3rd floor mariachi restaurants any good? The menus seem like they serve up primarily boring combo platters of rice, beans + main.

                                                                                                                                        Mr Taster

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                                                                                                                                          Dommy RE: Mr Taster Aug 5, 2013 01:20 PM

                                                                                                                                          You know, everytime I go el Mercadito it's for a mission. Either to get those wonderful blue corn tortillas for Enchiladas (Really the BEST!) or some mole or even some boots for P... Occassionally I'll pick up some baked pumpkin or those addictive kettle cooked chips on the way out... but I can't remember the last time I got a Gordita there (I recall it was okay, I like the ones at Grand Central market better) or visited even the Mariachi pavillion (We are a Cumbia family). For food, we are more likely to go down the street to Cinco Puntos or El Tepayac...

                                                                                                                                          --Dommy!

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                                                                                                                                            Mr Taster RE: Dommy Aug 5, 2013 01:37 PM

                                                                                                                                            I don't recall seeing a blue corn tortilla OR potato chip vendor-- where are they? (The moles and boots, of course, are hard to miss!)

                                                                                                                                            Mr Taster

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                                                                                                                                              Dommy RE: Mr Taster Aug 5, 2013 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                                              The Blue Corn tortillas are made right across from the Mole Lady... They make a limited amount, so its best to get there by early in the afternoon. The Potato Chip guy is in the courtyard, in the furthest row back...

                                                                                                                                              --Dommy!

                                                                                                                                    2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:57 PM

                                                                                                                                      Maravilla
                                                                                                                                      4520 E 3rd St, Los Angeles 90022
                                                                                                                                      12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                                                      8 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                                                        mpken RE: mpken Dec 22, 2009 10:04 PM

                                                                                                                                        This stop is literally right in front of King Taco

                                                                                                                                        King Taco
                                                                                                                                        4504 East 3rd Street
                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles, CA 90022-1613
                                                                                                                                        (323) 264-4067

                                                                                                                                      2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:57 PM

                                                                                                                                        East LA Civic Center
                                                                                                                                        4780 E 3rd St, Los Angeles 90022
                                                                                                                                        20 Bike Rack Spaces

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                                                                                                                                          d_doubleyew RE: mpken Feb 15, 2010 08:56 AM

                                                                                                                                          Moles La Tia
                                                                                                                                          4619 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
                                                                                                                                          (323) 263-7842
                                                                                                                                          www.moleslatia.com

                                                                                                                                        2. mpken RE: DiveFan Dec 22, 2009 09:57 PM

                                                                                                                                          Atlantic
                                                                                                                                          5150 E Pomona Bl, Los Angeles 90022
                                                                                                                                          Nearby Temporary Parking During Parking Facility Construction
                                                                                                                                          12 Bike Rack Spaces
                                                                                                                                          16 Bike Lockers

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                                                                                                                                            mpken RE: mpken Dec 22, 2009 10:03 PM

                                                                                                                                            Los Molcajetes
                                                                                                                                            5116 East Beverly Boulevard
                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles, CA 90022-1704
                                                                                                                                            (323) 268-9893

                                                                                                                                            Good and cheap pupusas

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                                                                                                                                              snooze button RE: mpken Jun 6, 2010 06:01 PM

                                                                                                                                              I concur. However, you'll need to be very patient and be ready to wait a while for your food and drinks (service is slow).

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                                                                                                                                            Raffles RE: DiveFan Jan 25, 2014 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                            Finger Lakes Railroad, Himrod Station, Himrod Eagle, 30 foot walk.

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