Tuesday, August 09, 2011

#16 - food!





august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.


#16 - food!

oh pasadena.  shortly after we moved here i heard that pasadena has more restaurants per capita than any city in  the country outside of new york.  i'm not sure if that is true, but it sure feels like it sometime.  we've enjoyed trying restaurants all over the city - from burgers to thai to mexican to chinese to ice cream to the gourmet food truck revolution...  and many more!  the incredible thing is that the food world doesn't end at pasadena's borders, but exists throughout the other parts of this area.  we will miss this foodie paradise.

10 comments:

JustinM said...

I expect a full report on Country Garden Chinese sometime this fall.

ben wideman said...

HA! Too funny. We will certainly be leaving behind a great quantity of restaurants. Fortunately while we visited the area this past spring we had some fantastic Vietnamese food and ate at a nice Korean BBQ place too.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I recognize the Philippes sandwich and deep red formica table top.

altadenahiker said...

Mmmm mmm mmm.

Cafe Pasadena said...

This is 1 of your better blog posts, imho.

ben wideman said...

Hey thanks Cafe. For such a long time follower, that is quite the compliment.

Petrea Burchard said...

You won't be too far from urban comforts if/when you get desperate.

Dina said...

Shalom Ben. I always enjoy your comments at Petrea's blog. Don't know why I never got around to visiting your own blog; now I see what I was missing.
The Salford church looks very friendly and inviting. Wishing you the best there.
And "some of my best friends" are Mennonites, in Arkansas.
Peace.

locho said...

Ha! Funny to scroll from the fires to FOOD! And glad to know Hana made it to the photos.

ben wideman said...

Yeah, don't tell anyone that Hana isn't in Pasadena!