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Sep 15, 2011 09:49 AM

Near the Rose Bowl

We are going to the Texas vs. UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 12:30 PM with high hopes, but realistic expectations about the outcome! We live on the westside and don't want to fight the post-game traffic jam. We will be parking at Parsons in Pasadena. Any Chowhound recommendations for post-game eateries where we can either celebrate or drown our sorrows in good grub. Thank you, in advance, San Gabriel Valley Hounds.

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  1. OK, so you'll be in Old Town. Check out a/k/a Bistro. I've only been there once, but had a really tasty meal that didn't break the bank. Nice wine selection & full bar, yet casual enough for you to be wearing your game day attire. A real gem in Old Town. I can't imagine why anyone would eat at the Cheesecake Factory when this place is basically just across the street.

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    1. re: Jack Flash

      In the same complex, Cafe Santorini might be nice. Middle Eastern/Lebanese.

      Cafe Santorini
      70 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103