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Best Sandwich in Pasadena?

I am picking up Christmas lights at STATS today on South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. Would like to sit down and have a nice sandwich before then -- all types/ethnicities are in the mix. All recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. A guilty pleasure of mine is The Hat on Lake. Paper thin fatty pastrami dip piled high.

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      The Hat
      491 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Every time "The Hat" is mentioned by name, I believe the price of Lipitor inches up another penny or so.

      2. I agree with ipse about Fiore's roast beef sandwich (note: actually in South Pas). If you're looking for something in Pasadena proper, then my favorites are the meatloaf sandwich at Euro Pane and the meatball sub at Porta Via. I also have a soft spot for the basturma sandwich at House of Basturma, but it's not to everyone's tastes.

          1. re: Bob Brooks

            Not sure that's a sandwich as so much a creation all unto itself.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              God yes.
              I don't really think of it as a sandwich, either, but yes, go there, do that.

            2. re: Bob Brooks

              yeah I finally had this and holy mother of god, top 5 sandwich. Never had an egg salad like that before.

            3. Sorry I didn't see this earlier; I would have suggested Elements Cafe, just on the other side of the park. They have some really nice sandwiches. The suggestion for Porta Via was also spot on (that's where we got our sandwiches today). I'm also quite partial to Lee's Hoagie House, but the other two are much more convenient to your shopping destination. Hope you found something tasty.