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.
It’s not a big place, but there was plenty of room for us all between 5:30 and 6:00. Thank goodness we got there early as there was a crowd forming when we left at 7!
The burgers did not disappoint! Juicy and drippy and messy and delicious. Some had fries, some had potato salad. For drinks there were sodas, which are made on the spot from their soda fountain, not just hosed in from tanks out back. Others opted for a great old fashioned milk shake.
I actually ordered the patty melt and was very happy I did. It must be the first perfect patty melt I’ve had in ages. Not too much patty, just the right amount of melt. Excellent potato salad as well, no matter what you say, The Other Jeff!
Then it was time for pie. But while we were all still eating our burgers, I noticed that my two German friends who had joined us were finishing up pie already. Confused, I asked, “Hey Michael, did you already eat your burger and pie?! You’ve only been here like 10 minutes!” He looked at me and said “Vell, ze place iz calt Pie Und Burger, zo, ve start vis ze pie.” Who could argue with that?
I couldn’t decide what of pie to get until I turned to Jodi who was eating Banana Cream Merengue. SOLD.
After the pie and burgers were consumed, we stumbled out into the Pasadena evening, deciding it was too soon to call it over. So we moseyed over to Burger Continental to sit on the patio and yak for another two hours!
Thanks to all for another great Classic Eats. It’s always a blast to hang with the regulars and to meet new people.
Where will we go next for Classic Eats? That, as always, will be up to you. Look for Classic Eats #5 Save The Date post soon.