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Jan 31, 2010 05:53 AM

Pann's - Last Night

Another comfort food home run at Pann's. Wings and waffle for wife (g) and medium rare patty melt (my attempt at healthier eating was my side of steamed spinach!) with a chocolate brownie shake for a combo dessert / beverage (my attempt at undoing any healthy eating aspects).

And we felt well protected from a "Heavenly" perspective as we had Cardinal Roger Mahoney and a fellow priest (undoubtedly his aide / assistant / secretary) in the house too (I almost said grace before digging in).

I love Pann's. From the service to the food to the sound track (lots of Everly Brothers harmony last night) to the architecture to the feeling of eating alongside a true cross section of the citizenry of Los Angeles.

There really is no place quite like Pann's.

Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  1. Agree...I also went last night for a medium rare patty melt with extra grilled onions and a slice of Sock it to Me cake!...no attempt at being healthy! The sad part of it all is that SoCal, not too many years ago, used to have quite a few places like this...such as Ship's (oh how I miss the Ship Shape Burger!!) and the original Dolores...and even DuPars when they were good in the good ol' days!!

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    1. re: TravelPath

      What time were you there? We came in about 7:40 or so. Did you see the Cardinal? I even had a free Sock it to Me Cake coupon which I (like the dummy I am) left at home! Dammit (whoops - sorry your eminence!).... ;-D>

      1. re: Servorg

        It was later...maybe 8:30ish...and it was packed...we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated!...and, no, I did not see the Cardinal...but since I travel to Rome on a regular basis for business, I see too many of them there :-)... I forgot to say that Mrs. TravelPath and I also split a peanut butter shake...maybe I need to go to confession!

    2. Hi Servorg,

      Darn you for posting this (and for me reading it early in the morning). I'm salivating thinking about Pann's now. :) I need to go back real soon.

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      1. re: exilekiss

        You should talk (about making other people hungry via tantalizing food descriptions)... ;-D>

      2. This is very funny. It was I think two years ago last night - maybe three? - that I hosted a meetup at Pann's on my birthday. So here was an unplanned almost-meetup, again on 1/30, and even the Cardinal came! Dang, wish I coulda made it!

        I will soon, though - you guys have me going too!

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        1. re: Will Owen

          You just made me recall that I had the split pea soup to start...good stuff (stick to your ribs soup for sure). Going to Pann's soon? A cardinal idea... ;-D>

          1. re: Servorg

            I'm a pretty good cook, but I've worked my a$$ off trying to duplicate that pea soup. And pea soup is one of my favorite things to make! It's not always the same at Pann's - sometimes it's plain and unadorned, sometimes there are chunks of carrot and stuff, but it ALWAYS has that earthy, deep pea flavor. So I guess I'll just have to keep trying it there. It's my chosen burden... ;-)