Sunday, March 21, 2010

westin hotel and hutch's bbq


my wife meredith took a few photos recently, and graciously allowed me to post them on my blog. i'll be featuring her work over the next few days.

i've always admired this tiny little building for remaining in its location even though a massive hotel once threatened to push it out of the way. today both exist, side by side. i wonder if there are any hard feelings...

5 comments:

PulledPorker said...

Have you ever been to Hutch's, Ben? Their barbecue is nothing special at all, but their burger is my favorite in the world. (I've never ordered their Jamaican food, but friends of mine have, and they have all loved it.)

I have been eating there my whole life. My mom has been eating there her whole life, too. There are pictures on the wall showing what the interior of the restaurant looked like when it was a house. It's fun.

ben wideman said...

I've never been. We've often talked about it because we live so close. Problem is that I've heard few good reviews from friends who've eaten there...

PulledPorker said...

Well I'm not gonna lie - I have no idea how I would feel about the place if I hadn't been going there my whole life. It's very possible my affection for the place has little to do with the quality of the food. I've strayed from the burger only twice in my 31 years and both times - the pulled pork sandwich and the jerk chicken sandwich - I was disappointed. So take my opinion of Hutch's with more than a grain of salt.

Kat said...

I remember the big battle to save Hutch's from demolition and absorption into the hotel. I believe the Pasadena Superior court employees were instrumental in their protests, and helped keep the place from being bulldozed. It seems it was one of their favorite places for lunch-- judges, lawyers, court workers... thanks all!

Kat said...

I remember the big battle to save Hutch's from demolition and absorption into the hotel. I believe the Pasadena Superior court employees were instrumental in their protests, and helped keep the place from being bulldozed. It seems it was one of their favorite places for lunch-- judges, lawyers, court workers... thanks all!