Goin’ back to Cali…

LLYeah, tomorrow, got to board that big aluminum tube, and fly across the country from the base of operations in DC (District of Columbia, not Drunk Cyclist, although, this is sort of a base of operations as well, but I digress). Work calls, and I now go to, Pasadena. Anyone out there got any good leads on beer and food in Pasadena? Send them my way.

If I were more motivated, I’d pack up the bike, and fly it out there with me, as I understand it, there could be some decent riding out that way, but I’m only going to be there for 2 days really, fly out, meeting, testing, sleep, fly back. But, as mentioned above, I will have time for, yes, beer.

I’m heading out to check out some gloves we’re buying from a company called Danalco, who, makes the waterproof socks, SealSkinz I think they’re called, that for a short time, were the rage for mountain biking, don’t know if folks still use them or not. I remember I had a pair (before I destroyed them), and they worked pretty slick. Especially living in Maine, where in the so-called Springtime, there are actually a few different seasons. And they are, late winter, really late winter, mud season, spring, mud season part 2, early summer, and finally summer. It was so fucking muddy one year, I went through 6 sets of brake pads, and 4 sets of cables on the old mountain bike in 2 months (April and May). My feet though, were dry, because of the SealSkinz socks. Sure, little plug for the company, can’t hurt.

So, yeah, if any of you swinging dicks got good places to chow down, and drink beers in Pasadena, let me know. I’ve got a whole afternoon tomorrow to, ahem, “work”.

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About giantcu92

Engineer living in the NOVA, and working for "The Man". Cycling and political junky. All things 2 wheeled are good. 4 wheels? Eh, OK, but 2 wheels better. Washinton, DC, USA

6 thoughts on “Goin’ back to Cali…

  1. I’m in Buffalo NY on the grind in need of some beers, as well. The fucker at the bar downstairs didn’t even know what PBR was. WTF? Haven’t hit up pasadena though, so I will be of no service at this point. Godspeed!

  2. Eagle Rock is just West of Pasadena; these joints are in ER and I can personally vouch for the delish,

    Fatty’s (topshelf beer and wine and the food is so good you won’t care that it’s veggie)- http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/5/65586/restaurant/Eagle-Rock/Fattys-LA

    Auntie Em’s (down homie, LA style)- http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/5/60771/restaurant/Eagle-Rock/Auntie-Ems-Kitchen-LA

    The York (drinks, never had the food)- http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/5/182180/restaurant/LA/Eagle-Rock/The-York-Highland-Park

    Not far away in Atwater Village – you gotta make the lunch pilgrimage to Tacos Via Corona, on Glendale Blvd.

    Baracoa for Cuban. http://www.baracoacubancafe.com/

    Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles too, they’ve got a few locations.

    Downtown LA, brave the hipsters and the cue for Wurstkuche – around 2 doz. micros and craft imports on tap and just about as many different homemade sausages including rattlesnake – it’s upscale hotdogs and fries and damn if it ain’t good. http://www.wurstkucherestaurant.com/

    I haven’t found bars I like in Pasadena (don’t mean there aint good’ns), but you might wander afield and try The Tee Gee, The Little Joy, The Little Cave, Footsies, All Star Lanes, Johnny’s, Barbara’s or Bar 107.

  3. Hey bg, most vineyards in Cali don’t know what Kelly’s
    wine is either. Ahhh, “A fine sipping wine with a touch of the Old Blarney”.
    Memories of so much puke, sooooo much.
    Do you guys have this shit in the USA?