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Breeders Cup November Dining Recommendation

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ctjohn Sep 23, 2012 05:36 PM

I am coming for the Breeders cub and staying in Pasadena, CA. Any suggestions for dining.

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    halochef Sep 23, 2012 06:26 PM

    Vincenzo Ristorante in santa monica. great place. small but great! was there is feb '12..
    nice dessert/icecream shop acrross the street.
    also FIG on wilshire Blvd. santa monica. in the hotel there. can't remember the name but both places great food

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      Sam D. Sep 23, 2012 07:45 PM

      Those are good but they're an awfully long distance from Pasadena and Arcadia where the OP is going to be.

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      halochef Sep 23, 2012 06:30 PM

      also have the corned beef sandwich when at SA! on the 3rd floor. man, turkey or roast beef or the corned beef ALL carved in front of you. that was one of the best when we where there.
      (hit a few race also:-)

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        Dirtywextraolives Sep 25, 2012 01:35 PM

        Yes, their carved sandwiches are some of the best food there.

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        Sam D. Sep 23, 2012 07:38 PM

        The Derby in Arcadia is a long established restaurant hangout and watering hole for horse racing fans, owners, trainers and jockeys. One of the original co-owners was George Woolf. It should be worth at least one visit when you go to Santa Anita.

        http://www.thederbyarcadia.com

        There are many good dining choices in Pasadena and there have been many threads here discussing them. It depends a lot on what types of food and price range that you would prefer. I would suggest doing a Chowhound search under “Pasadena” and perusing through past threads, especially the most recent ones.

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          js76wisco Sep 25, 2012 09:55 AM

          Din Tai Fung is a great place to go for good soup dumplings, shrimp fried rice, veggies, shanghai rice cakes, appetizer, soups, noodles, etc...

          It's right on Baldwin about 5 minute drive from Santa Anita.

          1. Ciao Bob Sep 25, 2012 10:00 AM

            Chang's Garden in Arcadia
            Din Tai Fung

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