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Oct 1, 2008 09:14 AM

Good eats Glendale

Just moved to Glendale. Carless and looking for good inexpensive lunch/takeout places along Brand/Glendale/Central etc. All ethnic cuisines under consideration. Thanks.

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  1. There are some really great places on Brand:
    Porto's Bakery and Cafe - Cuban sandwiches...but I love the medianoche ($4). Crazy wonderful vote's for mango mousse cake and italian cheesecake.
    Hot Wings Cafe - Good wings...though I get the mild. Zucchini sticks are the best fried zucchini I've ever had. Lunch for two runs about $10 each.
    Pho Hut - Actually owned and operated by Vietnamese. Awesome and authentic noodle soup for about $8.
    Rosegreen - Not Pinkberry, but a good substitute. I love their raspberry-flavored yogurt.
    Thai in L.A. - Inside, it looks like a dive, but the Thai food is good. Really good Pad Thai. Lunch specials run about $8.
    Lola's Peruvian - Roasted chicken lunch ($7). It's great chicken...and you get a whole 1/2 with two sides. I like the saltados (proteins of your choice sauteed with tomatoes, french fries, onions, and garlic) served with rice which run for ($9).

    1. Been a while since I lived there, but always liked Shamshiri for Persian (N of 134 one street W. of Brand near Ralphs). Of course, was a regular at Zankou for rotisserie chicken (on Verdugo/Colorado). Carousel on Brand for Lebanese. Porto's for inexpensive baked goods. Thai BBQ for ok Thai (N. of Colorado on Glendale?). Marios deli for sandwiches.

      Sorry, "links" not working for me right now.

      1. PORTOS
        for sure!

        2 Potato Balls
        2 Meat Pies
        2 Guava Cheese Danishes

        Can be consmed in one sitting (don't do it in public, people will think you haven't eaten for days) or enjoy over a couple of is so hard to resist saving the goodies for later.

        1. Notte Luna near Broadway/Maryland.........also on the same corner Fortune Inn isn't bad.

          1. Second Portos, Hot Wings, Lolas (chicken only..there are better Peruvian menu selections further South on Brand at Mamita).

            Also El Morfi: Argentine, family owned. The chimichurri is addictive, the empanadas, sandwiches and grilled items very good, though I can't recommend the pizza