I had the day off Wednesday, so I decided to try out a couple new places in my neighborhood. First I went to Fredo's Phillys for a cheese steak sandwich. I got the basic model (cheese and onions). Out came a foot-long sandwich with lots of meet and cheese and onions. I'm no authority, but it was a great sandwich. I need to try the rest of menu, including the fries and onion rings. The guy behind the counter asked me how I'd heard about theplace. When I said "Chowhound" he said "that's what a lot of people are telling me!"
I then headed back up the hill to Altadena, where I live but stopped at Bulgarini's for a gelato. They are where Ohio New Orleans BBQ used to be by the Rite Aid on Altadena, just west of Lake. I got the strawberry Gelato. Mmmm it was good, if expensive. The owner is a very nice person too. It looks like they may already be expanding into the store front next door too.
BTW, there is a nice new restaurant on the southeast corner of Lake and Altadena, called Amy's Patio Cafe I think. I had a very good omelet there a couple weeks ago.