Places to eat at Botcon 09

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Icespark, May 26, 2009.

  1. Icespark

    Icespark A Spark in the Darkness

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    Hi everyone,

    I just thought I'd start a thread for places to eat here in Pasadena. I just got back from an Italian place named Buca di Beppo, and it was worth every penny. Huge portions, good prices, and great food. did I mention the huge portions? They were giant! Meatballs that weigh around a half a pound! :D 

    We also tried the Houston Steak House, which was also pretty good. :)  They had BBQ Ribs, and giant hamburgers. :) 

    Anyway, if anyone else finds a place for a good meal, list it here! :D 
     
  2. transformers32

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    Where they in the part of old pasadena? I heard there were some good places to eat over that way and only 2 blocks away.
     
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    Right up the street is the Paseo Mall... down the street is Colorado.. there are lots of places to eat, you need not worry..
     
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    Buca di Peppo and serves pretty good family style Italian food. Ate at a couple of them around Northern california. Can't wait till I get down there tomorrow.
     
  5. matrixprime

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    Are these place relatively close to the hotel? My dad and I are riding a shuttle van and won't have access to a rental car but he really can't walk that far due to old age and back problems.
     
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    Taco Bell or GTFO
     
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    if your staying at the sheraton, i heard they give shuttle rides up to 3 miles..and will pick u up..
     
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    I wonder if that is part of the conciere (???) service the hotel provides. I'll call them tomorrow and find out. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Why not just walk to a hotel lobby and get the visitors guide to Pasadena. Ive got my whole eating schedule mapped out and Subway is 5 minutes from Sheraton I think.
     
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    That works too. I just don't want to put too much undue pressure and stress on the old man. He's not the work-horse he used to be. He manages walking in the convention but from time to time has to go back to the room or find a place to rest. While it is a tf convention for me since he is the only person who will go with me I try to respect his limitations.
     
  11. transformers32

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    Thats really nice of your dad. Old pasadena is about 2 blocks away from the sheridon and it has alot of place to eat. And i think the shuttle is free from the hotel..
     
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    The shuttle is free, but if u tip them a dollar or 2 those guys will take care of u. They took me and my military buddy to In & out burger. If u never been u have to go.

    On a another note, Do not go to Ruth chris steakhoue unless u want to pay 44 dollars for a ribeye, so we left there and went to yardhouse what a joke of a place over priced. they wanted 31 dollars for a steak and 3 shrimp. Yea 3 shrimp dam man on the east coast a steak and shrimp is like 21 dollars from tgi Fridays and theres about 8 to 10 shrimp. not just 3. but the sheraton has an aswsome breaksfast buffet it 14.95 but the make fresh organe juice plan on going back there over the weekend
     
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    Besides the hotel anyone find a decent place for breakfast?
     
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    If you head westward about 2 blocks from the hotel, youll hit Arroyo Parkway.. head southward for a bit... theres an Ihop and some other breakfast joints on both sides of the street
     
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    I just want to find a buffet(breakfast or dinner) thats not 14.95 like at the sheraton breakfast buffet. Im a ravenous beast and a pound of rabbit food or a gallon of soup doesnt cut it with me.
     
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    Thanks for the posts guys! We're heading out tomorrow and will add if we can. If anyone finds any great mexican / fish tacos please post!
     
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    Rubio's
    330 E. Colorado Blvd

    Free World Famous Fish Taco when you buy a World Famous Fish Taco
    (code LSM 95)
     
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    KSA and I walked over to the Paseo Mall by the convention center and there's a restaurant called California Crisp Cafe its a local spot and serves mom and pop sandwiches and soups on the second level by the movie theater next to cold stone. Dude says they open at 1130.

    Also a place called Camilles right across from the convention center serves breakfast didn't check what time they opened or prices.

    Grocery store called Gelsons just a little bit further down the street.
     
  19. Darkprime

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    Icespark, thanks for those two suggestions, they sound perfect.
     
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    KSA and I found an absolutely great place for breakfast/lunch. It's called Big Ben's Deli and Cafe. It's located at 199 S Los Robles Ave. Basically walk out the front of the Sheraton to the street, take a left and it's about 1/2 a block down on the left.

    Sadly they are only open till 4 Mon - Fri, no Saturday or Sunday hours, but you get good food, good portions for not a lot of money. I got a western omlet with homefries and toast for $4.60. A bagel with cream cheese/peanut butter is only $2. The most expensive item on the menu was $7 bucks.

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