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Pasadena is weak!

Ok I'm biased being born and raised in the Pas area but you need to look further. First tip stay out of Old Pas the best place is Mi Piace. Fne dining, Dereks Bistro on the corner of Glenarm and Marengo the top rated in Pas according to Zagats. Next, Parkway Grill on Arroyo, (Mark is the best bartender EVER! Anywhere! And I have met many) or is sister restaurant Arroyo Chop house. Other notables Akira Maison, Japon Bistro (excellent sushi and great sake list) I know people who drive an hour to eat there. I love In-n-out and it good but a different burger than Pie n Burger, both rare great but P&G is recommended by New Yorker Mag, neither can be compared to the counter, one of the worst burgers I have ever had, and they never get my order right. Notable burgers, Lucky Boy, Topps, B-man and many more far above the counter. Pizza, best is Mommas in So. Pas, great hotdogs North Lake, great tri-tip sandwiches at How's Market only Th- Sunday. I can go on but will stop I encourage you to look around you come to find the local restaurants greatly appreciate their customers. As others noted get into Eagle rock, So. Pas, San Gabriel for Vietnamese and Chinese, Arcadia for dumplings. Tis is a very diverse area within 15 minute drive.
Lastly, welcome to Pasadena a very rich community, and where much of the growth of LA began.

Japon Bistro
927 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Parkway Grill
510 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

Mi Piace
25 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105