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Jun 24, 2008 12:28 PM

Jury Duty in Pasadena - where to eat?


I will soon have jury duty in Pasadena. I remember from a few years ago that a California Pizza Kitchen and McCormick & Schmick's are within walking distance. Any other recommendations for lunch? I don't know the area that well. Is old town within walking distance? Thanks for any advice!

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  1. You are near the eateries at Paseo Colorado.

    1. Olde Towne is indeed walking distance, but it's a long walk. A bit shorter walk away is Paseo Colorado with a variety of chain restaurants.

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      1. re: Ogawak

        Also there is that Rotisserie Chicken place on Los Robles just north of Colorado (east side of the street). A lot of people seem to like it. There are also several places on Colorado running parallel to the Paseo - Tiffany's (good sandwiches, hot dogs, stuff like that), Thai Dishes (which I don't, personally, like but others in the office do), Ruth's Chris. Also, the Culinary School's cafe is on Oakland just south of Green (street south of Colorado). Then you have La Fiesta Grande, Sitar Indian on Colorado east of Los Robles by a couple of blocks.

      2. You're also near the Rick's Drive In that people on this board seem to like a lot. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Burgers and stuff.

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        1. re: CookieEater

          Yes, good burgers, but you have to sit outside to eat. Okay if it's not hot...

          1. re: Will Owen

            I am not a fan of their burgers - their tostadas and tacos do it for me! With lots of their hot sauce!

        2. Whatever you do DON'T eat at Hutch's Barbeque no matter it right next to the court building. The food is terrible.

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          1. king taco!!! on the east edge of old town (on arroyo parkway). it's a walkable distance as ogawak said.
            u can definetely go there and back during lunch break. i did it before.

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            1. re: ecpark10

              I'll second Taco King. It's a small chain but good food and prices.

              1. re: ecpark10

                Yeah, King Taco is probably one of the better choices in Olde Towne. I love their sopes, but the tacos are good.

                1. re: Ogawak

                  It WAS a great choice, but it's gone! Just noticed that Saturday evening. That whole part of the building has been emptied and repainted, obviously for some tenant who'll pay more rent than the Taco people wanted to...the dark side of Urban Renewal.

                  1. re: Will Owen

                    Actually, Will, it looks like King Taco is still there ... I'm 90% certain I drove by it this afternoon. Looks like whatever was on the south west corner of Union and Raymond was pulled out, though.

                    Or maybe it's just that the signs for King Taco are still up?