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The Malaysian place on Green is called Kuala Lampur. Used to be a regular place (about once every two weeks) for me. The coffee drink there is really pretty decent as well.

One place you've all gotta go for a coffee and an awesome fig custard tart, (which must be tried if you've never gone, or blueberry brioche, which used to be breakfast 3 days a week for me) is Europane, on Colorado about three blocks east of Lake.. If the owner (Sumi) is in, tell her that Fok and Jen say hi.

RyeGB, I'll look out for your collection, either at Villains when I go to SF in December, or at Blue Bee. Don't think I'll be back in LA before then.

As for the retail scene in Pasadena, it's pretty dead, although there is a decent streetwear place (lots of Stussy) called Greyone on Walnut (iirc).
I'll keep Europane in mind, although for my money the best bakery in Pasadena is Lovebirds just east of lake on Colorado. Best sandwiches I've ever had, hands down, and the danishes are ridiculous. I've known the owners for years ever since they were a hole-in-the-wall in Alhambra on Main. The hours suck, and they know it, but they've had trouble getting people in there after 5. Pasadena's dead, imo, when it comes to boutique clothing. Lucille's is pretty epic considering it's a chain and for its value. Great deserts, too. Just wish the wait wasn't like Cheesecake Factory. I'm still partial to Houston's ribs, though. You just can't find anything close to beating them.
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I'll keep Europane in mind, although for my money the best bakery in Pasadena is Lovebirds just east of lake on Colorado. Best sandwiches I've ever had, hands down, and the danishes are ridiculous. I've known the owners for years ever since they were a hole-in-the-wall in Alhambra on Main. The hours suck, and they know it, but they've had trouble getting people in there after 5.

no way, that's the same Lovebirds?? I used to go to the Alhambra one a lot, as I live right near there. You sure know your eats in the Pasadena area.
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no way, that's the same Lovebirds?? I used to go to the Alhambra one a lot, as I live right near there. You sure know your eats in the Pasadena area.
You have no idea. I'm a food junkie when it comes to anywhere near the pasadena/south pas/alhambra area. My dad lived there when I was growing up and since dudes don't cook, we always ate out. Lebanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese...you name it. If you're looking for good thai, there's a place over on main around the 7-11 where main becomes las tunas. Best drunken spaghetti, if the place still exists. Pho-79 is still good for lemon grass chicken. The list goes on... Yeah, same Lovebirds. First they were on Main, then they moved to that bank building where they are today. Have you been to Doña Rosa on Arroyo Pkwy?
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Have you been to Doña Rosa on Arroyo Pkwy?

no I havent...I take it you recommend it?
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I didn't see any stated opening for H & M I'm afraid. As for Magic it takes place in Vegas 28-30 of August.

LA Guy. Are you located in the North East?, I would welcome your feedback on the line when it hits the stores.

Yeah, I'm in Boston right now (team with the suckiest losing streak at the moment). Is the label going to be carried at any stores here or in NYC?
post #21 of 283
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I'll keep Europane in mind, although for my money the best bakery in Pasadena is Lovebirds just east of lake on Colorado. Best sandwiches I've ever had, hands down, and the danishes are ridiculous. I've known the owners for years ever since they were a hole-in-the-wall in Alhambra on Main. The hours suck, and they know it, but they've had trouble getting people in there after 5.

Pasadena's dead, imo, when it comes to boutique clothing.

Lucille's is pretty epic considering it's a chain and for its value. Great deserts, too. Just wish the wait wasn't like Cheesecake Factory. I'm still partial to Houston's ribs, though. You just can't find anything close to beating them.

Lovebirds is decent, but Europane is significantly better, both in food and atmosphere. I can't comment on the Danishes, and there are usually none at Europane, but the fig custard tart at Europane simply cannot be beat.

Marston's on Walnut is pretty decent for breakfast, but again, the wait times are ridiculous.

I'm confused. This thread is about food/denim is Pasadena... Maybe I should change the thread title.
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no I havent...I take it you recommend it?
Doña's the best "quick food" Mexican food around. Really makes places like Poquito Mas, La Salsa, etc etc look like Taco Bell. Freshly made tortillas, freshly made margaritas, a Mexican bakery...you name it. The basic idea is that you have a long list of meat options and from there you tell them if you want it as a taco, gordita, or whatnot, although they do have several really good plate specials and sandwiches. Been going there for since it first opened a few years back and it never fails. And yes, LA Guy, this is about Pasadena's food selection being better than their denim selection, at least for the time being. Never heard of Marston's but I'll give it a shot. I also recommend the Tibetan place on Holly/Fair Oaks for their lunch buffet.
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That's Gus' BBQ on Fair Oaks....and I'm not a fan either unfortunately. Now Houston's makes a GREAT babyback rib, albeit a bit pricier than, say, Lucille's, who currently makes my go-to babybacks

Rye, what's your line about? Tshirts & streetwear?

My personal style whilst living in NYC was selvage denim, Dunks, Supreme tee's, an assortment of what was available in Soho and the Lower East Side, this was 3 to 5 years ago.
After being immersed in SoCal culture in my 3 short years here I've taken a great deal of inspiration from music, due to the number of easily accessible shows on a nightly basis. I live a short walk from Spaceland so I'm fortunate enough to be able to see some great bands, get drunk and climb the hill home.
My line Rokara pays homage to every great decade and sub-culture related to music and still retains a relation to everything I also like about street culture.
I made a concious descision to not overprice the line, I'm in a strong frame of mind to not pay over $200 for denim, over $150 for a hoody and so forth, I don't believe the market wil sustain those prices, the consumer is getting savvy to the brands living off of their name.
I would like to state that it is not another line offering splatter prints, eagles, hereldry and the like, there will be a few skulls because I like them, some things I will not give up!.
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Never heard of Marston's but I'll give it a shot.

They have a cornflake batter French Toast that is unreal. I believe it's their "signature" breakfast item that everyone gets.

Damn, I just came back from a meeting a couple blocks away from Marston's.....I missed my French Toast window of opp.

I'll check out Donas....sounds right up our alley of what we like.

RyeGB, sounds cool...I'd like to see pics or a website if available. That's rad you are a short walk to Spaceland...we go there often enough and I always end up parking up the hill and having to hike down.
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Web address is:

rokaralive.com


There's one picture up right now, we haven't found the right person to execute the website for us. Anyone interested?.....
post #26 of 283
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I'm a food junkie when it comes to anywhere near the pasadena/south pas/alhambra area. My dad lived there when I was growing up and since dudes don't cook, we always ate out. Lebanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese...you name it. If you're looking for good thai, there's a place over on main around the 7-11 where main becomes las tunas.

If you Love Thai you can't go wrong with President's Thai, they have recently re-openend on Rosemead between Del Mar and Foothill near polo loco. Oh and the best dumpling House not in Pasadena but about 5 miles east of of Pasadena on Baldwin Ave. I think the cross street is Duarte RD. I wish I knew the name but its in Chinese. Juicy Pork Dumplings are the best in LA.

Hi Guys my 1st post here and it ends up being on food go figure.

-SRX
post #27 of 283
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If you Love Thai you can't go wrong with President's Thai, they have recently re-openend on Rosemead between Del Mar and Foothill near polo loco. Oh and the best dumpling House not in Pasadena but about 5 miles east of of Pasadena on Baldwin Ave. I think the cross street is Duarte RD. I wish I knew the name but its in Chinese. Juicy Pork Dumplings are the best in LA.

Hi Guys my 1st post here and it ends up being on food go figure.

-SRX

You're talking about Din Tai Fung dumpling house? It's good but overrated IMO. It's on Baldwin/Duarte in the same area as Life Plaza.
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Oh and the best dumpling House not in Pasadena but about 5 miles east of of Pasadena on Baldwin Ave. I think the cross street is Duarte RD. I wish I knew the name but its in Chinese. Juicy Pork Dumplings are the best in LA.

totally dood. We just ate there last weekend, it's called Din Tai Fung. THE best dumpling house in so cal. The juicy pork dumplings are AMAZING. It's on Baldwin just north of Duarte on the east side of st. They open at 5pm for dinner and we get there at 4:45 to make sure we get a table right away. If you arrive at 5:05, it's already a packed house and you gotta wait. Cheap as hell too.
post #29 of 283
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
They have a cornflake batter French Toast that is unreal. I believe it's their "signature" breakfast item that everyone gets. Damn, I just came back from a meeting a couple blocks away from Marston's.....I missed my French Toast window of opp. I'll check out Donas....sounds right up our alley of what we like. RyeGB, sounds cool...I'd like to see pics or a website if available. That's rad you are a short walk to Spaceland...we go there often enough and I always end up parking up the hill and having to hike down.
Man, I love me some dumplings, too. I'll keep President's Thai in mind. I'm always looking for a new place. Saladang's great for atmosphere and presentation (the food's delicious, too), but I go to Chandra when I'm looking for something simple. I miss Alhambra's super cheap chinese food. There was a place across the street from Gino's subs on Las Tunas a few years back that made tangerine chicken. I still crave that stuff nightly. Best cornflake french toast is in MY neighborhood. If you haven't been to Los Feliz' Freds 62, you haven't had french toast. I recommend the strawberry berret and ask them to cornflake it for you. I'm at spaceland often when I'm in town, too. I'll check that place out.
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There was a place across the street from Gino's subs on Las Tunas a few years back that made tangerine chicken. I still crave that stuff nightly..

That place is now closed. I use the tailor right next door, Tony's, who's been phenomenal in the 10+ years I've been going there for my alterations.

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If you haven't been to Los Feliz' Freds 62, you haven't had french toast...

Isnt that the place on Vermont....green building facade? There's a joint in Los Feliz we eat all the time that has a number in its name that has the best f'ing macaroni and cheese I've ever had.
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