Saladang Song Forever
The Grubs stopped by Saladang Song the other day for the 1st time in a while. Long admirers, we Grubs have apparently not been visiting Pasadena as frequently as we used to. Quite simply, SS is one of the best drop-in-any-time restos around. The food -- kinda upscale Thai street food -- is very good to excellent across the board. Their "usual suspects" like pad thai noodles, curries, & satays are properly prepared & great benchmarks for other Thai joints. As a bonus, there are dishes to satisfy the more adventuresome hounds' palates as well.
The ambiance is post-industrial, but somehow comfortable (the little patio works even better than the DR). Service is relaxed (mostly a GOOD thing). Prices are moderate. Nice place.