I'd like to compile a list of the "best" restaurants in Pasadena that won't break the bank for an upcoming conference at the Convention Center. Many attendees will not have cars, so being within walking distance is considered a plus. Having searched the board I find that many of the favorites in an area considered culinarily bleak by a number of chowhounds are not necessarily close to this central area. I haven't dined out on Green Street in a while, but have noticed that there are several "new" places that might be agreeable.
Can you chowhounds give me some help by offering:
(1) Your 5 or so "top" (edible?) eateries near the Convention Center; and
(2) Your 5 "top" eateries in the general area?
Many thanks in advance for your input and expertise! These conference-goers are teachers and education professors, so mid-range to the rare splurge is their price bracket!