Classic Eats #4: We Pie’d and We Burger’d

Mmmmm, Burger.
Mmmmm, Burger.

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!

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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. 

MMmmmm creamy goodness.
MMmmmm creamy goodness.
The Choices Are Easy
The Choices Are Easy
The Metblog Gang Was All There
The Metblog Gang Was All There

 

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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!

Perfect Patty Melt
Perfect Patty Melt

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? 

Then there was Pie: Strawberry for Mr. Hooks
Then there was Pie: Strawberry for Mr. Hooks

I couldn’t decide what of pie to get until I turned to Jodi who was eating Banana Cream Merengue. SOLD.

Photo doesn't do it justice
Photo doesn't do it justice

 

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.

13 Replies to “Classic Eats #4: We Pie’d and We Burger’d”

  1. You’re killin’ me here. Blah.

    If you decide to act on that hankerin’ any time this week drop me a line, I’m SO there.

  2. since i couldn’t make it at the time you scheduled and feel partially responsible for the choice (i voted for P ‘n B) i went around 7:45 and agree, it was delicious! LOVED the turkeyburger and boysenberry pie. bummed that they didn’t have my beloved rhubarb…will undoubtedly be going back there more often.

  3. BTW, I believe that is Matt Mason’s cheeseburger and hand in the first pic. The sacrifices I made, wanting to sink my teeth into that picture-perfect baby and having to wait for Julia to set up the shot!

  4. Thanks again for organizing this, Julia! It was loads of fun and nice to meet some of the other authors in person. We’ll just say that’s NOT me with my mouth stuffed above!

  5. That was awesome as always.

    I did not make the first Stevie-Nicks-video-escapee joke about the belly dancer.
    I want that to be clear.

    I am looking forward to the next one. Might we look at Grand Central Market or The Pantry along with an LA Conservancy historic tour? I know, I know, GCM and the Pantry, we’ve all been there a million times…right? I still haven’t been to Cole’s down on Skid Row….

    -Jeff

  6. a.) I’m really sorry I missed this one. Won’t happen again (if I have anything to say about it.)

    b.) @fohr: I recently had occasion to go to both Cole’s and Philipe’s for the first time. I can confidently say, once you get past the charm of dining on Skid Row, Cole’s has little else to offer. Stick to Philipe’s.

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