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September 29th, 2011

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03:04 pm
So, we're in the midst of Rosh Hashana, and prayer goes on...

Baser instincts led us to eat after services last night at a new restaurant in Claremont. Mind you, it's been a standard in LA for a while, just new out here. I mean, new as in opened last month: Norm's. It ain't the Norm's that I recall from the dating scene in college. Considering that it'll be open 24 hours, and its competition is a lousy Denny's, I think it did quite well. Compared to a family-run, regular working hours place, not quite so good, but hey, that isn't a fair comparison, anyway.

I also forgot to comment on another place we've eaten at, recently, recommended by Al, our mechanic. It's Paradise Buffet, which now fills what used to be CompUSA in Montclair, and they have not only lots of reasonably good food, but they even have a Mongolian BBQ set-up. The cost was only $8.49, drinks extra. Not bad. For the price, the food quality was surprisingly good.
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Date:September 30th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
I do love reading your LJ and entries like this really make me remember how much I loved visiting LA. I know it makes me unusual as a non-native, but I really like that part of the world.

Pasadena is very high on my 'must visit again' list. Several other places are on my 'I wish I'd managed to get there once' list.
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Date:September 30th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
First of all, thank you.

I'm not a native, here; transplanted from the MidWest at age 10.

I can understand your feeling about Pasadena. It has a lot to offer. Especially on the morning of 1/1 each year.

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Date:September 30th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I only ended up there more or less accidentally but loved the place, I mean, somewhere that has the Norton Simon collection has to be at least OK :-)

I really would love a longer time there, with someone who was willing to do exploring with me.
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Date:September 30th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Historically, we've had a Bookstore Blitz or two in the neighborhood, so there's that, as well!
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco...

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