The wife and I had dinner at Gale's in Pasadena (http://www.galesrestaurant.com/) last weekend. The meal was great, and the service was fantastic. The Fettuccini Carbonara was wonderful; perfectly creamy, with just the right amount of pancetta. The Orrechette Vendure was very interesting; strong, earthy flavors, but well balanced. We'll definitely come back.
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We ended up there because Salazar quoted us an hour and forty-five minute wait time. Next time we're going to be overcharged for Mexican food, I want it to be at Salazar because the outdoor seating is damn pleasant.
Been to Cassia before and it was really good, but I think their prices for some of the items went up (pot au feu was in the 30 range when we went). It's quite expensive, even for lunch. Kaya toast and the coffee pudding were excellent. I also remember the the laksa noodles and the pot au feu being good.