I am a scone searcher...I like scones, not muffin impersonators. Not sweet & cakey. They should be like a fresh, home-made, slightly sweet (mainly from the fresh fruit added)cross between a baking powder & a buttermilk biscuit. A little crumbly. Preferably with walnuts, or almonds or pecans. Nothing like a hockey puck.
I like scones with decaf mocha...so I search them out. I can make my own, and even have a favorite recipe. It's a cross of the 1947 Joy of Cooking Scone recipe with a New Zealand woman's grandmother's recipe with a little of my own refining...I particularly like marionberry scones with walnuts.
So... is there a place in?:
Van Nuys/ Studio City/ Burbank/ Glendale/ La Crescenta/ Pasadena
that makes scones fresh every morning, that are biscuit-y but not hockey puckish(I don't care if they are drop style or the cut-triangle style), that aren't hiding behind some wierd topping or "flavorings" [like cranberry/orange/almond raisin all in one scone]?