Luggage Room Pizzaria, Pasadena
Did anyone go to the opening of this new place tonight? It's right next door to, and I believe owned by, Le Grand Orange. They will specialize in thin crust pizza and have a 700-degree oven w/some interesting varities. Definitely worth a visit I think.
Just tried it and really liked it. Their thin crust is delicately crisp AND chewy at the same time, it was wonderful! I don't like crusts that are too wafer thin and crunchy, so this was exactly how I like it. I liked the Mushroom Party pizza but I felt that it needed an extra ingredient to add a bit of punch to it, like olives, so I'll have to pay extra for that next time. The size is 10" and it was just right for 2 people, I was stuffed.
We also had their Green Day Salad, which had arugula, thin apple slices, pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan and a perfectly light and yummy vinaigrette -- great salad, but I thought it was too small for $8.
Then we ended with a slice of their own red velvet cake with vanilla ice cream. I've had more distinctly flavored red velvet elsewhere, and I didn't care for the texture of this one -- I like my cakes to be moist, but this was just wet.
Ambiance: casual and dark interiors with a bar in the middle. I'm noticing more restaurants in Pasadena with dark interiors lately.
Even though they just opened, service was very good. We'll be back.
I went there twice, only because a friend really loved that place & they used to have a special on Tues, buy one dinner and get one free or half price, don't remember now.
The NY steak I got the first time, was pretty flavorless, lacking even basic salt and pepper seasoning.
Second time, I got the fried chicken was so undercooked and I sent it back. When the second chicken came out, it was bone dry.