We ate Pie. We ate Burger. Not necessarily in that order. Unless you were originally from Germany. (More on that later.)
Fourteen people converged on Pie ‘N Burger in Pasadena last evening to celebrate Classic Eats #4. There were the CE Regulars: Mr. Hooks, Jeff and Donna, The Other Jeff, myself, and Matt Mason. Then more Metblogs writers came along, Lulu of the Lotus Eaters, Travis and Jodi. There were also significant others and there were the Germans. We even had one Metblog lurker who came out in public to join us.
We crowded the back “section” of P ‘N B and had our fill of yummy classic burger food. Skip past the jump for more photos and fun.
You made your voices heard! We are going to Pasadena for Pie ‘N Burger this Saturday, April 4th. I’ve never been there (hence this series!) so I don’t know how big it is. I’m thinking if we get the usual turnout – 10 to 15 people – it will be crowded with just us, so let’s get there at 5:30pm.
Pie ‘n Burger
913 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(They have much more than just Pie ‘N Burger on the menu)
Classic Hollywood Cocktails ran a very close second. Don’t forget, if you didn’t get what you voted for this time, it will be on the ballot again for next time.
And if you feel there was any election tampering, click past the jump to see the results.
Classic Eats #4 is on the 4th — April 4th. Where shall we meet? That is up to you!
Our intrepid tech-meisters are still working on the Metblogs internal polls, so for now please click here to vote for C.E. #4. As before, the time will be determined once a location is chosen. We tend to try and time the event early on a Saturday evening so you can come to Classic Eats then move on to your main evening event.
Click through past the jump for details on all candidates on the ballot.
Scooting down Hyperion after work I noticed a pizza joint I have never seen before called “Tomato Pie.” Hungry from ritual starvation, I pulled up their web site as soon as I got home. After impatiently scanning the online menu, bombarded with more options than I expected, my stomach began to groan with anticipation. Tomato Pie’s menu boasts “east coast flavor” pizzas, pastas (hot and cold), salads, subs, desserts, there is really so much to choose from that I couldn’t decide so I called them up to ask what they suggest.
Another surprise. I totally expected the phone to be answered by an apathetic clock puncher who would be openly annoyed with all of my questions. However, the guy who took my call was friendly and helpful, taking his time to assist me with my virgin Tomato Pie experience. I later found out that his name is Freddy and, along with partner Garrett, runs the joint.
ME: “What do you think is the best thing on the menu?”
FREDDY: “Our most popular item by far is the Grandma.”
Classic Eats #3 was another fun evening, thanks to all who made it to Tiki Ti and to Taix! Nice to see previous attendees plus new Classic Eaters! The crazy tropical drinks were a hoot and if you haven’t been, I think everyone who was there would recommend going and would also recommend going *early* to make sure there is enough room to hoist that cocktail. And for fans of moules, we were not disappointed by Taix.
Ready your calendars: Classic Eats #4 will be on Saturday April 4. How easy will that be to remember? Pretty easy. We look out for you here at Los Angeles Metblogs. Look for another post within a week that will have a poll and we’ll vote on where Classic Eats will hit next.
Oh and next time I’ll remember to bring my camera. If anyone has photos from the evening, please share!
Here’s all the info on tonight. Tiki Ti in Silver Lake(ish) at 4:30; then, Taix in Echo Park at 6:30. See you all there! Burns! will be leading a contingent over to the Derby Dolls bout (sold-out, but if you have tix…) from Tiki Ti. LA Metblogs will be everywhere tonight! Everywhere, I say! Muahahaha!
Tiki Ti takes cash only. There is street parking on Sunset and the Tiki Ti website kindly informed me that parking on Sunset is no longer free after 6pm. So while the parking meters say “until 6pm” the street signs now say “until 8pm” so make sure you are covered for the whole Tiki Ti visit.
There is a reservation for eight people at Taix at 6:30 under my name (Julia Frey). If there are many more or many fewer, we can just hang in the bar where we can also get food.
I’m calling it official: This Saturday, Feb. 28, we will be exploring French Polynesia via Los Angeles! (While there were technical difficulties with our polling apparatus, French Polynesia was in the lead before the poll went dark.)
4:30 pm: Polynesia starts at Tiki Ti in Los Feliz. We will get our drink on, get to know each other better then head over to the French portion of the evening.
6:30 pm: Taix Restaurant. We will take in some classic French yum yums like Moules and frittes.
For more information, maps, etc, skip past the jump. Please read about Tiki Ti because it has some unique features you might want to prepare for.
Tell your friends! Bring your cameras! See you there!