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  • Gary Rolin Oct 25, 2000 01:04 PM
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Recently, I have been in the mood for what is referred by the Irish as the "Big Fry." It contains a fried egg, black pudding, white pudding, sausage, beans, and bacon (But Rashered Bacon, that is more akin to canadian bacon or ham than the normal garden variety)

I have seen a bunch of British Pubs, and no to arouse any Irish/British tensions, but whenever I have tried their breakfasts, I am disappointed.

Can anyone give any help? I'm in the Pasadena area and would prefer not to travel too far, but in true chowhound fashion, If I have to I will.

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  1. On Washington Blvd, between Lincoln and Via Marina. I've seen it in passing, but never looked in. I'm going to be down there this coming weekend, I'll try to check into it and report back, with a name if nothing else.

    1. The place in the Marina is Scruffy O'Shea's. It is on Washington Blvd. at Abbott Kinney. They even open at the crack of dawn for Irish soccer games. I have never had breakfast there.

      1. You might want to try The Irish Times located at 3267 Motor Ave in Palms (tel 310-559-9648.)
        They serve up a great "fry" with black and white pudding, potatoes, rashers, fried eggs, and brown bread or soda bread. They also have the best pint of Guiness in L.A. It's family owned (by the late Jim McGurrin of Dublin, and now by his children) and you'll really get the feeling of family there.
        Enjoy!

        1. OK -- I know it's English, but I've been there and it's really good. Lucky Baldwin's on Raymond and Colorado in Old Pas makes a really good "full" breakfast. No black & white pud, but baked beans, Eggs, toast, bangers, Irish bacon. They also have great fish and chips.

          1. Scruffy O'Shea's is no longer there!!! So sad :(