Lunch places in Glendale
Looking for some suggestions from Das Ubergeek or others familiar with the Glendale area. I am in a training class all week on Brand right off the 134 and wanted 3-4 suggestions for lunch..... I like most any cuisine. But to give you an idea of my tastes .... I love Swan in North Hollwood, frequented Gorikee before it closed, go to numerous Korean BBQ places and sushi around town, always love a good burger (Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas was my recent favorite), LOVE Sunin Lebanese in Westwood, also fond of Baby Blues BBQ in Venice .....
Also liked Snapper Jon's in WHills when it was open (a fish market and lunch place). So any suggestions would be welcomed with a large and open stomach!
I'd second Porto's - amazing Cuban sandwich - and Billy's at 216 N. Orange. Billy's, while not offering Langer's calibre pastrami, does all the old school Jewish deli things right. They've got tasty matzoh ball soup, pretty good brisket and some nice french fries, especially if you get them well done. Oh, and the waitresses are old and salty, which only advances the time warp feel.
Mario's Deli has wonderful sandwiches. Though, if you are pressed for time, it would be best to call ahead. Their website includes a menu.
Porto's has great sandwiches, potato balls, meat pies, pastries, etc.
There is a plethora of wonderful Persian, Lebanese, Armenian cuisine to choose from. A quick search on the board will give you an idea of what hounds think are the best. I'm partial to Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine.
Haven't tried the new Tofu Village on Brand yet, but the K-town one is pretty decent. There's a little Korean restaurant in HK Market on Pacific. I don't know its name, but it's in the front, right next to the bakery. They make really good kalbi tang (beef short rib soup).
Sushi for me means one place: Sushi Nishi-ya on Western. It's on the border of Glendale and Burbank, but you won't regret the drive once you taste the quality of their fish. Be warned, it's omakase only.
Mario's Italian Deli & Catering
740 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205
Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine
1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
H K Market
831 N Pacific Ave, Glendale, CA 91203
1712 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201
126 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Thanks to everyone!
I tried Portos today and really liked the Cuban Sammie and the banana chips. The baked goods were tempting but I stayed away (but will come back).
I plan to check out Kozy Korner tomorrow and will try and make it to Mario's and Billy's sometime soon. I'll be back next year for another week or two of classes.
Earlier this week (before I got all these replies) I went to Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine and really liked it - up there with Sunin (on the Westside) for me. Even their simple in concept cabbage salad (which comes with the meals) was excellent. Babganoush, Hummos and Tobouleh were great.