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Take-Out Dinner for 6 in Pasadena -- Recommendations?

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onebite Oct 18, 2007 09:00 PM

DH has asked for help in arranging food and drink for a small party of 6-7 people from church. I was thinking of getting some middle eastern food: chicken/beef kabobs, rice, hummus, tabouli, etc. Based on reading CH posts, it looks like Good Times Pita on Arroyo Blvd. might be a good choice. Alternatively, I was thinking of getting the "fajita party pack" from Baja Fresh. The food does not have to be dinner food, but the party will be held at 7 p.m., which is most people's dinnertime.

Any recommendations?

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    Dr Chow Oct 19, 2007 03:27 PM

    For middle eastern food in Pasadena, there is always Zankou chicken on Colorado Blvd.
    The tarna (chicken) plate is particularly good. But they also have kebob and falafel.

    A more expansive menu is available at The Middle Eastern Restaurant in Alhambra
    (on Main st.). Don't think this is the same as Wahib's (another's post).

    Pita! Pita!, also on Colorado (near Lake) in Pasadena, is purdee good and has a fairly
    extensive menu.

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      hpcat Oct 19, 2007 03:15 PM

      I've had the kabobs (beef, lamb, and luleh) from Good Times, always to go, and it always tasted great when I got it home. I think it's good, basic middle eastern food. They are very nice there and the meat has been tender and flavorful. I think the kabobs there are better than at Wahibs.

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        LisaN Oct 18, 2007 09:33 PM

        Good Times would be a good choice, they are nice there and would probably work to give you what you want and why not help out an independent business instead of a chain.

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          WildSwede Oct 19, 2007 12:46 PM

          Yes, I agree although the food seems to be better when eaten on-site. However, jsut be sure to specify what you want and you should be fine.

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            LisaN Oct 19, 2007 12:59 PM

            The only item I've been happy with once I've gotten home is falafel, but then again, falafel from anywhere doesn't heat well, but you could get their salads, hummous, baba ganous etc and everyone would be happy.

        2. ipsedixit Oct 18, 2007 09:29 PM

          Try Wahib's in Alhambra.

          www.wahibsmiddleeast.com

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