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Dec 8, 2009 01:22 PM

New BBQ Place in Pasadena: Bonnie B's Smokin' Barbeque Heaven

I have not been yet, but my friend, who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma (the owner is as well) went for lunch today and told me about it. They opened this past Saturday.
My friend ordered the Beef Brisket Sandwich and a Hot Link and said it was very good. She likes this place better than the place on Los Robles/Orange Grove, even though she likes them very well (she says the wait is much shorter here).
Their website indicates that they are "Award Winning" and they both cater and deliver.

Bonnie B's Smokin' Barbeque Heaven
1280 N Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 794-0132
Located on Lake just south of Washington

I will post once I have tried it for myself. If you go, let us know what you think! Thx!

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  1. Nice. Going to check this place out!

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    1. re: wesleywong

      Great! Please report back! Thanks!

    2. Thanks for the tip, WS. But who ever constructed their web site needs to realize that pancakes are not BBQ, nor is it Kosher to use food photo's they have found on other sites on the Internet.

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      1. re: ChinoWayne

        Yeah, esp. when they don't even have pancakes on the menu.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          That's funny - I noticed that, too, and searched for pancakes on their menu. That Strawberry Banana Cake sure does sound good!!

      2. Thanks for the heads up post. That is one heck of a Food Gauntlet (North Lake Ave). From the 210, I have to pass (somehow) The Hat, La Chona Tacos, Puebla Tacos, and Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. Fredo's Phillys is closed, or it would be nearly impossible to make it up to Washington.

        Look forward to hearing people's opinions (religion, pancakes, and web site issues aside).

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        1. re: cagey

          Not to mention that this particular block is getting packed with food joints. The only one I've gone to (but that repeatedly!) is La Caravana, though I've heard compliments paid to Bill's Chicken. And then there's the Louisiana Seafood place around the corner...!

          1. re: cagey

            And weren't you forgetting Tonny's? Not exactly ON Lake, but damn near, and if you're heading north it's an easy left turn on Orange Grove.

            1. re: Will Owen

              That whole area (North Pasadena, if you will) is full of little hole-in-the-wall gems as well as lots of bbq joints (both good and bad).

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Yes indeed. The Reyn is a good example of one that's gone UPhill! Now all we need is to get the North Lake Plan honchos to drop their insane gotta-close-at-ten thing and Mrs. O and I can not only eat more often within walking distance but start enticing friends to come to our neck of the woods for some good grub.

                1. re: Will Owen

                  ... and get Tonny's back on a 24-hour schedule!

                  Tonny's Restaurant
                  843 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

          2. just when i was running out of places to try. thanks! i'll go tomorrow for some spare ribs.

            1. Wow!! So proud of their menu that they disguise it with generic pics... and the pancakes, LOL!!!