Originally Posted by FlyingLotus
what is la Canada?
La Canada Flintridge is a small town of about 20K population where the 2 freeway ends north of LA--sandwiched between Glendale and Pasadena at the base of the Angeles Forest.
It is affluent, fairly conservative for LA County (e.g., way more yard signs for Romney than Obama in the last election), has great public schools, and is the home of the Jet Propulsion Lab. It's a very nice place to live, or even to visit (good hiking trails, Descanso Gardens) but not to eat. It is pretty much the culinary middle of nowhere. The first few times I ate out in the area, I felt like Ray Liotta at the end of Goodfellas ("right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti and marinara sauce, I got egg noodles with ketchup"). Many people in the area simply seem to not care about food, and those who do will go to Pasadena to eat.
Magic1, if you find yourself wanting Thai food in LCF, try dropping down the 210 to the twin restaurants Saladang and Saladang Song in Pasadena--it's worth the extra 10 minutes.