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Saturday cheap casual suppers, near Pasadena?

Will Owen | Apr 11, 2011 05:10 PM

For the next month or so we're spending weekends cleaning out an old house. Tiring work and frequently dirty as well. On Saturdays we work until around 8:00, and then wash off the worst of it and go to dinner. So far we've been to Amigo's, because it's bad Mexican but GOOD bad Mexican, close by, and cheap, but we wanted better. Last Saturday we went to Vietnam Restaurant and had a very good meal for about $13 each, with tip. I think we'll go to Twohey's this weekend … but we're running low on inspiration. Our first requirement is we can show up in jeans and T-shirts, then good food for around $10-$15 apiece excluding anything from the bar, and a decent bar would be good, too. Or even just beer and wine. It should be within easy range of the Caltech area, remembering that everyone including the driver is pretty tired. One of us is French and will eat Mexican but would rather not, at least not frequently. Everybody likes Chinese or Vietnamese, and I'll say Thai as well. We will probably give one of the Lucky Baldwins a whirl, though Saturday might not be the easiest time to do that …

All suggestions cheerfully examined; thank you!

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