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URGENT HELP REQUIRED: Lunch in Upland

echoparkdirt Feb 12, 2012 11:22 AM

I thought Friday's shoot was bad being in Simi Valley, but a quick chowhound search led us to the Greek House which was delectable

Now, an even more preposterous challenge -- any good food for lunch in Upland?

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    Bradbury RE: echoparkdirt Feb 12, 2012 12:55 PM

    If you have time to drive to the Claremont village and back (probably 2-5 miles each way depending on where exactly you are in Upland), then The Back Abbey, The Press, and Eureka! are all good lunch options. Lots of folks here would add Walter's to the list, but IMHO it's gone downhill a bit.

    On edit: if by "urgent" you mean "today", then the Back Abbey and The Press won't be open at lunchtime, and Walter's will be on the brunch menu. Good burgers and beer at Eureka! though.

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      Servorg RE: Bradbury Feb 12, 2012 01:10 PM

      We were at a place in Montclair once and had what I thought was pretty darn good Mexican seafood. But that was quite sometime ago and I wondered if you have been (more recently) before, and if so what you thought of it?

      http://www.losportalesmexicangrill.com/

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        attran99 RE: Bradbury Feb 13, 2012 09:13 AM

        Second, Back Abbey. Love their food (especially the duck fat fries). The owners just opened up a another casual dining establishment called Union on Yale (pizza, sandwiches, tapas, etc) not too far from the Back Abbey. If in Claremont, I'm also a fan of Kazama Sushi and Darvish Persian Restaurant.
        If in Upland, my favorites are San Biaggio's Pizza, Caffe Allegro (Italian), The Heights (American with some fusion), and Handel's Homemade Ice Cream (the best ice cream you'll ever have).

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          laliz RE: attran99 Feb 17, 2012 02:22 PM

          +100 for Caffe Allegro.

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        mercurial_sus RE: echoparkdirt Feb 12, 2012 01:34 PM

        Upland German Deli, a mom and pop type place. It's hard to find good german food in the LA area, and this is one of the few places that has it. The Reuben, bratwurst, german potato salad, spaetzle and desserts are all outstanding. It will not be a quick lunch -- they take a lot of care, and time, with their food. You will have food coma afterward!

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          Porthos RE: mercurial_sus Feb 13, 2012 01:51 PM

          I used to order schwarzwälder kirschtorte from that place. Glad to hear it's still around.

          Whenever I'm in the area, I go to China Point in Rancho Cucamonga for their hand pulled noodles in spicy seafood broth (chao ma mien). A better version in SGV/Monterey Park I have not been able to find.

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            A5 KOBE RE: mercurial_sus Feb 13, 2012 10:04 PM

            They have the best apple strudel. Then stop by My Cupcakery for delicious bacon pancake cupcakes.

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            HaroldandMaude RE: echoparkdirt Feb 13, 2012 02:42 PM

            There's a NY-style pizza joint right next door to Handel's Ice Cream in Upland. Double header.

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              attran99 RE: HaroldandMaude Feb 13, 2012 05:28 PM

              That would be San Biaggio. That location is cash only.

            2. echoparkdirt RE: echoparkdirt Feb 17, 2012 11:54 PM

              Thanks so much for the kind and swift help! Fortunately, I was able to elude the evil travel gods that were sending me to this locale.

              But my time will come, so I'm still listening. I'm leaning Caffe Allegro...

              This is take out for a crew and cast of ten

              1. cant talk...eating RE: echoparkdirt Feb 18, 2012 05:14 PM

                If ambiance is no concern (and I do mean *none*), there's a decent taqueria inside the Shell station at the SW corner of Baseline and Miliken Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga. Google Maps has it labeled as a Del Taco but it's not (at least as of a couple months ago). Some of the best carnitas I've have in a long time.

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