Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Glendale/Eagle Rock

Carousel Glendale
304 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale 818-246-7775
Armenians in their natural habitat - Glendale! (As noted by our Armenian guide). Wonderful Lebanese/Armenian stylings and kebab plates. Deafening stage show.

Max's of Manila
313 W. Broadway, Glendale, (818) 637-7751
Don't be fooled by slick chain-y exterior, the menu is hardcore variety meats and Pinoy deliciousness. Lip-smacking lechon (deep fried pork belly) and fine pansit palabok. Karaoke for the cheezoid sensibility in all of us.

900 E Colorado St, Glendale (818) 662 0971
Ideal spot for Filipino fish breakfast, especially the intense smoked fish called tuyo-tuyo or the daing (milkfish/bangus marinated in fish sauce then fried). Also candy-sweet tocino/pork with your eggs and rice. Filling and ultra-cheap. Stop in at the grocery store next door for more Pinoy goodness.

Barrio Fiesta
3687 San Fernando Road Glendale; (818) 244-8502
Highly regarded Filipino sit-down place with great barbecued meat and grand pianist (I believe that is the adjective). For a celebration, of course.

Isla Buffet
4420 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles: (323) 257-1902
Filipino breakfast buffet for the true believer. Fried fish and great steam table choices. Inevitable excellent value. Pinoy breakfasts rule!

Raffi's Place
211 East Broadway Glendale 818-240-7411
Persian Glendale with exemplary kebabs. For the true meat and rice lover, you can even grill yourself under the heat lamps outside.


Blogger Kathy said...

Two restaurants you might also want to visit include:
Porto's: Amazing Cuban bakery/cafe. The bakers visit Paris and tradeshows each year to keep up to date in their craft. Try the bouche de noel or cracenbouche (sp? egg cream tower) at Christmas. Must pre-order, however!
Also, Frank's Famous Deli in Montrose has fantastic salads and a homey atmosphere.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Eatingaroundthecounty said...

I cannot believe you have not been to Mario's deli. If you think the Godmother at Bay Cities is good, check out Mario's. And the sausage sandwich ...

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Phyllis Harb said...

Mario's is not just for sandwiches - they are an Italian grocery store; I love their honey maple turkey sandwich.

6:01 AM  

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