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Birthday Dinner in Old Town Pasadena with a Picky Eater

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Birthday Dinner in Old Town Pasadena with a Picky Eater

sshaoshao | Jan 28, 2009 05:45 PM

I'm trying to put together a dinner for my good friends birthday, the problem is that her husband is EXTREMELY picky.

Last year, we went to Il Forinaio (not for any affection for the place but since it was simple food, I thought everyone could enjoy) He ended up not eating a thing and just drinking water (since they didnt have Pepsi and only had Coke)

So I'm trying to put something together again this year, in Old town so we can go bar hopping afterwards. She was thinking of Cheesecake factory, but since they do not take reservations, I was hoping for something else in the area, somthing close enough that we will not have to drive to get back to old town.

Price should be comparable to Cheesecake, Have steaks, but not be a burger joint. The steak also cannot be cooked WITH anything ie: onions or mushrooms (seriously wtf)

He also hates italian food, and anything forieign (no Japanese, Korean, Mexican etc)

Any suggestions chowhounders?

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