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Restaurant near San Gabriel High

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paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 07:11 PM

We are going to a graduation Tuesday night at San Gabriel High. I know the obvious would be to go for Chinese. But I think we want something more casual, Italian, Pizza, Hamburgers. We will be then going to Alhambra, so anywhere in between. Thanks

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  1. Local RE: paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 08:36 PM

    Wahibs on Main in Alhambra is close and might work-see thread linked below.I haven't been in a few years but it used to be pretty good and the baba ghanouj was tasty ...casual, too. I don't eat meat, but folks liked the lamb, tho we all agreed the vegetarian stuff was the best.

    Charlie's Trio is also on Main St. in Alhambra tho some think it's acceptable, I found it to be pedestrian Italian fare with a menu that looks more exciting than it really is. To each his own.

    http://www.charliestriocafe.com

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/756222

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      paprkutr RE: Local Jun 6, 2012 09:09 PM

      Thanks, but the kids don't like Wahibs, I will check out the other

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        Mr. Roboto RE: paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 10:43 PM

        Maybe you should give us more info of your group. How many adults, children, infants, seniors, etc? Approximately what time do you expect to dine? Any allergies (i.e. shellfish, nuts, dairy et al)?

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          paprkutr RE: Mr. Roboto Jun 7, 2012 05:46 PM

          Three adults, high school graduate and 13 year old boy. No allergies that I know of. It will be about at 8 at night so I don't want anythng too heavy and just casual.

    2. ipsedixit RE: paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 09:06 PM

      Petrillo's

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        empfam RE: ipsedixit Jun 7, 2012 02:09 PM

        Petrillo's is great. I moved away from SGV over twenty years ago, but still get Petrillo's with family when we order pizza.

      2. TonyC RE: paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 09:27 PM

        What is more casual than Chinese?

        Dip's Grill?

        Why is one exclusive of the other?

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          chrishei RE: TonyC Jun 6, 2012 10:44 PM

          Is Dip's Grill any good? I've only heard from fobby young'ns...

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            Ernie RE: chrishei Jun 7, 2012 07:39 AM

            It used to be great when it opened, but has gone downhill over the last year. They once had one of the best VN pork chops in the area, thicker than usual and very generous for the price. Now it is the generic thin style and prices have gone up. The appetizers are still pretty good though.

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          Clinton RE: paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 11:07 PM

          Was just there at the high school last weekend for a basketball tournament. We ended up at Elite for dim sum which was quite disappointing. Wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. But whenever we're in that area we go to Tokyo Lobby on Las Tunas Blvd in San Gabriel. Haven't been there in a while but the last time was pretty good. Try that family "boat" of assorted entrees.

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            PayOrPlay RE: paprkutr Jun 6, 2012 11:22 PM

            If not Chinese, how about Hawaiian? Shakas, baby.

            (101 W Main in Alhambra)

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              chezwhitey RE: paprkutr Jun 7, 2012 09:44 AM

              Dog Haus on Las Tunas?

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                RoxyGrl RE: chezwhitey Jun 9, 2012 01:14 PM

                Big 2nd to Dog Haus - esp with kids

                410 E Main St
                Alhambra, CA 91801

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                crystaw RE: paprkutr Jun 7, 2012 04:19 PM

                There's 38 Degrees in Alhambra which has a menu you'd expect from an ale house!

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