Note: The title of this post is not “Homie” food. We will be discussing our love of taco trucks and doner kabobs in future posts but this isn’t it.
One of us (hint: not Carina) has developed an (unhealthy) obsession for Panda Express. It makes sense, Panda Express was born from Panda Inn which originated in Pasadena, home of the Uncouth Gourmands. The strange thing is that the one who grew up in Pasadena (hint: not Carina) waited over 20+ years to try it and now can’t be pulled from her pull apart wooden chopsticks. After 3 business meetings there I put my foot down and suggested we eat somewhere else tonight. We discussed trying a new restaurant but instead chose an oldie but goody, Green Street Restaurant. It is a Pasadena landmark for their famous “Dianne Salad” that I eat at least once a month. It is good, not phenomenal, but it feels like home and it never disappoints. It is my comfort salad and I love it. Anyway, I was just wondering what everyone else’s comfort food or salad is.
Here are a couple of tips I want to leave you with:
Just because it says Home in the title doesn’t necessarily make it homey and you may think about Marley and Me in a whole new light:
Home is kind of right, there is no place like it at least not in LA. I have always felt very comfortable here and it’s the kind of place that I like to take my mom to when she visits. However, I stopped going here for several months because of another costumer who got a little too comfortable. Home is a kind of restaurant were you sit outside under the trees and see attractive people walking by and can enjoy a nice cup of tea. All of that changed for me when the hunky man in the table next to me revealed that behind his copy of “Marley & Me” was his hand in his pants exposing himself to all of the happy people brunching. I just couldn’t enjoy an omelet there after that.
However, I just recently went back and realized that Home really has one of the best tuna melts and no bad experience with another customer can keep me away.
Just remember there are things you should do at home and then there are things you should do at Home, get it?
This place was disgusting. I have tried many of the other Green establishments that I always get mixed up. There is Green Street Cafe, Green Street Restaurant, and Cafe Verde. When you are semi-bilingual like me you automatically read Verde as Green. Cafe Verde is by far the worst of the three.
I got an iced tea with a bug in it. The bug didn’t fly in and die, even though I was sitting outside. But rather I watched the waiter pour it in from the pitcher he brought out from the kitchen.
For my lunch I ordered the seafood salad and it was awful. The seafood was not at all fresh and the salad was watery and the raspberry vinaigrette was the worst I ever had.
I will not go back.
I was so disappointed by my lunch that I, a non eater of salad or greens, went to Green Street Restaurant for dinner and had the Dianne Salad to make up for my shiteous (stole that word from Perez) lunch.
In a town with so many Green restaurants think wisely and make another choice. Actually, as a matter of fact, I hate the color green. I am an orange girl so I say you try that new restaurant called Le Grande Orange Cafe. I will too. I’ll try to beat you to the review.