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Bringing food into Dodger Stadium?

We hit at least one game every season and I've never been patted down.

Sep 04, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Bringing food into Dodger Stadium?

We bring flasks of liquor in all the time - just keep it in the pocket and they'll never know. It's saves money and you won't have to get up to use the restroom as often.

Sep 03, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

group lunch place Pasadena area for soccer team

Definitely stay AWAY from Burger Continental. It may have been good at one time (15years ago?) but it's horrid these days. Slow service and bland food.

The Hat is a good rec. Barney's Beanery in Oldtown is good for large groups too.

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Burger Continental
535 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Aug 06, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

source for dried facing-heaven chiles (Sichuan)

All of the local 99 Ranch markets have them - as well as thousands of other amazing things.

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99 Ranch
17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

Aug 04, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Best Fish Tacos in Pasadena

Read Anthony Bourdain's book "Kitchen Confidential" and you will never eat swordfish again.

Jul 31, 2010
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Best Fish Tacos in Pasadena

The fish tacos at Dona Rosa are decent. Especially with some of their habanero salsa added.

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Dona Rosa Bakery & Taqueria
577 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

Jul 30, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Classy piano bar / jass club for after dinner drinks

Is that the Mixing Room that your thinking of? I think thats on the ground floor.

Jul 28, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Classy piano bar / jass club for after dinner drinks

We are headed to Cut tomorrow evening for dinner and are looking for a nice, classy piano bar, jazz club, or other similar location to relax and listen to some adult music while having a cocktail or two.

Preferably something in downtown, Hollywood, etc.

Jul 28, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Any truck recs for a school movie night in Pasadena?

The Grilled Cheese Truck hits Pasadena once or twice a month. You might email them about making a stop at your event. They are always looking for friendly locations to stop and setup shop.

http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/

Jul 27, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Fairly cheap ocean front restaurant in Santa Monica??? Help!

It's about a 25 mile drive north on PCH, but Neptune's Net in Malabu is a good, cheap seafood shack right on the highway with a great view of the ocean. I had a basket of fried clam strips there on Sunday that really hit the spot.

The only negative to this place are the awful port-a-potty "restrooms" which some can't deal with. YMMV.

http://www.neptunesnet.com/

Jul 27, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Best Pasadena Lunch

Brits needs to be on this list. The best English style fish and chips in the area.

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Brits Restaurant
1770 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Jul 26, 2010
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Tops Jr Alhambra

Na, King Taco has been at that location for at least 10 years now.

Jul 20, 2010
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Tops Jr Alhambra

Has anyone tried Big City Hot Dogs in Old Town Pasadena? I think it's next to King Taco.

Jul 19, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Burger Continental in Pasadena---What's the deal?

The food and service at BC has been abysmal for at least 10 years now. FOr the life of me I can't understand why people go here.

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Burger Continental
535 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Jul 07, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena is weak!

Brits on Colorado has the best British pub food in the are - especially their fish and chips!!!

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Brits Restaurant
1770 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Jun 05, 2010
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Pasadena is weak!

Yes, Thaitalian closed over a year ago. That location is now Naga Naga - a very mediocre ramen shop.

Jun 05, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Fish & Chips: The Redwood Revisited

Are you referring to the Redwood Bar and Grill in LA?

Edit: CHOW link added

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Redwood Bar & Grill
316 W 2nd St Ste 202, Los Angeles, CA 90012

May 24, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Pasadena for about $10-$15/person

I beg to differ about Burger Continental - it's in the price range, but the food is so sub par that I would recommend the OP stays away. For the life of me I can't figure out why people still go here.

A good option (and one that I've mentioned here many times over the years) is Brits on Colorado Blvd.

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Brits Restaurant
1770 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Apr 29, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy soft shell crabs to prep at home?

Bristol Farms carries them fresh when in season.

Gelsons in Pasadena has them frozen.

Apr 26, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Fun weird restaurants in LA?

Here is the CHOW link for the Bahooka (while I love).

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Bahooka Ribs & Grog
4501 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

Apr 25, 2010
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Fun weird restaurants in LA?

A few more...

WurstKuche is different. I like the rattlesnake and rabbit sausage. They also have a lot of great German beer on tap that can be ordered by the liter.

And I haven't been there, but I've heard Saki House Miro is interesting. They have a Star Wars themed pachinko machine!

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Sake House Miro
809 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wurstkuche
800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Apr 25, 2010
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Quick! Need good food in Pasadena! Hard, no??

Brits on Colorado for killer English pub food. Some of the best Fish and chips in the San Gabriel area.

http://www.britspasadena.com/

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Brits Restaurant
1770 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Apr 19, 2010
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iPad dining in Pasadena and surrounding cities

A few more...

Camille's SIdewalk Cafe
Panera

Apr 10, 2010
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iPad dining in Pasadena and surrounding cities

1) Starbucks

Apr 09, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

iPad dining in Pasadena and surrounding cities

Now that I have my iPad (which I love) I need to update my list is great places to eat that provide wifi. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Apr 09, 2010
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Need a sure thing celebrity spotting restaurant

Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.

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Giorgio Baldi Ristorante
114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Jan 04, 2010
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

Just Days til Trans Fat Ban in effect (moved from L.A. board)

We are cursed with the worse nanny-state politicians here in California...

Dec 29, 2009
Kevitivity in Not About Food

Best hot sauce in the LA area? Bottled or not.

Another vote for the salsa roja at King Taco. The stuff is HOT and has great flavor. I only wish they weren't so stingy with it. I would buy if by the pint if I could.

I'm also fond of the red hot sauce at Burrito Express in Pasadena. And they DO sell it by the pint!!!

Dec 17, 2009
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area

What do you like at Farfalla in Los Feliz?

I LOVE their Penne Alla Arrabiata!!! Spicy, garlicky, and goes great with their house chianti.

I can also vouch for the Farfella Al Salmone Affumicato Piselli, which is "bowtie pasta with .smoked salmon and peas in a light vodka pink sauce". It's wonderful.

I personally thought their pesto, which is creamy and includes shallots (?), was very odd and two strong in flavor. Good, simple, traditional pesto is so hard to come by.

Nov 12, 2009
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Chinese Beef Jerky

Ranch 99 markets (many locations, see Google) carry an assortment Soo brand Chinese Jerky (pork, beef and salmon).

http://soojerky.com/

Oct 26, 2009
Kevitivity in Los Angeles Area