Quick and good Saturday lunch in Pasadena or South Pasadena
I seek a quick and good lunch either in South Pasadena right by the Mission station OR a bit further north in the central area right by either of the two light rail stops. I will be a pied/en tren, so please don't give me suggestions that are "a little further away..." even though they might be really good, as I'll be unable to heed them.
I was thinking of either one of the Saladang twins, but am open to suggestions. Could be another cuisine, could be sandwiches. Informal, definitely. And rapid.
I'm familiar with the area, having eaten before at Saladang and Barcelona, but I am not very familiar with other dining options that may await me hidden among the large, chaotic, bustling chains on Colorado Blvd (which, needless to say, don't appeal too much for my current search).
Thanks in advance!
La Grande Orange ain't bad, and it is AT the Del Mar station. Just across the park from Del Mar (very short walk, about one block) is Central Park. Both would be fine choices, easily accessible. For quick & cheap, there's a branch of Philly's Best at the Del Mar station as well. They make a good cheesesteak and Italian hoagie. LGO and Central Park are both sit-down places (albeit casual), and not as quick as Philly's Best.
Mike & Anne's
Bistro De La Gare (next to Nicole's)
all of my top choices for any meal in Pas...