Category Archives: Pasadena

Pasadena Burgers: Rick’s Drive-in

Rick’s Drive-In in Pasadena has found a special place in our hearts thanks to the Amazing Spuderito. But in addition to that tortilla-swaddled wonder, Rick’s serves up some pretty good burgers. The beef is never frozen and the lettuce and … Continue reading

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Pasadena Burgers: Pie n Burger

Pie n’ Burger has a lot going for it. For over 40 years the little diner has graced the corner of California and Lake. The current owner is Michael Osborn, who ate at Pie n’ Burger on summer trips to … Continue reading

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Pasadena Burgers: Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy in Pasadena is a Landmark. It even says so on the menu. Local families and students have been coming to the outdoor stand for over 30 years. The charred burgers come with mild onions, grilled upon request, lettuce, … Continue reading

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The Slaw Dogs: Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout the New Kid in Town

Ray Byrne and mom Hot dog stands across Los Angeles should be shaking in their boots right now. Ray Byrne of The Slaw Dogs in Pasadena has taken hot dogs to a whole new level. Indecisive people stand frozen in … Continue reading

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Tea at the Langham: Hats off to London

I like my tea with bubbles Last June The Langham Huntingtom Hotel and Spa held its Anniversary Tea Celebration. They “turned back the clocks to 1865” OK. I didn’t know clocks told years. Maybe that’s the third hand. Anyways, back … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spuderito

Rick’s Drive-in in Pasadena serves old-style burgers, shakes, and fries, but those in the know go there for one thing – the spuderito. Stuffed with french fries, tomato sauce, cheese, onions and salsa, this messy burrito comes with a huge … Continue reading

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The Most Awesome Chili Fries …EVER

Cartoonist B. Kliban once advised, “Never eat anything bigger than your head.” But what did he know? He also thought cats should play banjos. The Hat has been serving up deliciously greasy pastrami sandwiches since 1951. They are so old-school, … Continue reading

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Pie ‘n Burger

I have been hearing about Pie ‘n Burger for some time now. In the same location since 1963, it often receives votes for the best burger in LA and is known for its strawberry pie. In fact, Pie ‘n Burger … Continue reading

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