I live in the SF bay area and usually post there. I'm heading down to SoCal to see some friends. I will be staying with a friend in Pasadena (1 block from Caltech). I was hoping to receive some good restaurant recommendations in the Pasadena and West LA area (though K-town/Hollywood/ south La Brea is also good). I'm looking for any of the following types of places:
1)Good, authentic sushi (Toro,aji,uni, scallops, mirugai, i.e really fresh fish and unique fish as well), $60/person should be the max.
3)Deli, i.e esp. pastrami sandwiches
4)Mexican food, especially Al PAstor/carnitas/goat/fish tacos
5)Brunch/late breakfast (Pancakes/waffles/eggs bendict..etc)
7)trendy places to go Bar hopping...
Thanks for your help in advance. I really appreciate any input you can offer.