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Quick Meal on a Weeknight in Pasadena

italiana3 Dec 5, 2007 06:28 AM

I am looking for simple neighborhood restaurants to go to in Pasadena for a quick week night meal. A place I can go if I dont feel like cooking that night.Any suggestions? I usually prefer healthy, med cooking, but I am really open to suggestions!
thank you!

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    TheMachine RE: italiana3 Dec 5, 2007 06:48 AM

    My go-to for the nights I don't feel like cooking is Saladang, but that's Thai. It's amazing, affordable and if you get really lazy - they do take-out which is awesome. I think that old town is kind of a hassle because of parking.

    Gale's (across the street from Saladang) is easy as well. I wouldn't exactly call it healthy - but it's italian. Stay away from the risotto, not really their specialty.

    Great risotto at La Maschera a little further north on Fair Oaks. It's pricey but delicious!

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      profberta RE: TheMachine Dec 5, 2007 07:10 AM

      You can't go wrong at Green Street. Lots of healthy selections. Robin's is pretty good if you consider BBQ as healthy food.

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      Al Gore mand RE: italiana3 Dec 5, 2007 08:40 AM

      Try Sahara on Colorado Blvd. The appetizers are great, especially the kubideh and sarma. The lentil soup is simple and satisfying. The kabobs are grilled to order over wood/charcoal flames and served with a generous portion of rice pilaf, grilled pepper, tomato and plenty of pita bread. Family run and very reasonable prices.

      Sahara Restaurant
      2226 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

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