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Cornbread and bread to go in the Pasadena area

norton44 Nov 13, 2007 08:52 PM

I wanted to get some good corn bread and dinner rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner. We're making everything else.

Anyone have any good suggestions about where I can get some good cornbread to go? Also, any suggestions about what kind of bread, maybe dinner rolls, for Thanksgiving and where to get them?


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    Diana Nov 14, 2007 10:10 AM

    My favorite cornbread is Gelson's Finest Cornbread. They sell it in loaves, and it's addictive!

    Go to Pasadena Gelson's and get you some!

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    1. re: Diana
      Steve2 in LA Nov 14, 2007 02:08 PM

      I'd second the Gelson's cornbread, it's dense but fit t'eat.

      1. re: Steve2 in LA
        Diana Nov 15, 2007 05:49 AM

        More than just fit. They must put crack in it, I'm addicted!

        1. re: Diana
          burbankfoodie Nov 15, 2007 07:30 AM

          I'd put in a strong agree with the Gelson's Cornbread - not sure what they do (maybe a ton of butter) but that stuff is soo yummy. Sorry, can't help you with the rolls.

          1. re: burbankfoodie
            Diana Nov 15, 2007 07:56 AM

            Most Gelson's sell Viktor Bene's rolls or La Brea Rolls, or both!

            1. re: Diana
              norton44 Nov 19, 2007 02:33 PM

              Thanks for the suggestions! You guys have me sold on the Gelson's cornbread. I ordered some yesterday. I also decided to go with the rosemary raisin rolls from Julienne. Hopefully, those will be good.

    2. ipsedixit Nov 13, 2007 09:05 PM

      A couple of places come to mind for cornbread.

      In Pasadena, you can try Smitty's. www.smittysgrill.com

      A bit south of Pasadena, there's Angelena's Soul Food, which also has cornbread. www.angelenas.com

      For dinner rolls, try Porto's Bakery. www.portosbakery.com

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        spankbot Nov 15, 2007 05:48 PM

        Whole Foods (two locals in Pasadena now) sells good corn bread too.

        1. re: spankbot
          Diana Nov 16, 2007 07:05 AM

          I find it OK. but not as good as Gelson's.

          Oddly, if you get a can of Marie Callendar's mix and throw in some roasted corn and top with cracklins or bacon bits (fresh, cooked bacon bits, not bacos-eew) you got a pretty tasty thing.

          but not as good as the gelson's Corn bread, which I think I would sell my soul for.

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