Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fish King Part II: Off Colorado - Glendale

I was digging through my old food photos when I ran into this pic. I know this ain't right but I figured I'd post it anyway.

I did a post a while ago on my go-to fish store, Fish King and their galley. Someone commented about their fried soft shell crab. Well this is what we were talking about.

The comment was regarding how thick the fried batter is compared to typical lightly dusted and fried soft shell crab in most Japanese restaurants.

I agree with the poster in that I prefer the lightly dusted and fried ones. But, if you get a chance, try these at Fish King. I've never had a meatier soft shell crab and I'll continue to order these.

Now, the part that ain't right is that these suckers are not available now, so you'll have to wait til' next year. Sorry folks.

Fish King
722 N Glendale Ave Glendale, CA 91206 (818) 244-0804
Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Glendale Courtyard Website - only site I found for them

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Mignon Chocolate: Off Colorado - Glendale

I was on my way to Fish King, driving up Verdugo and I saw a chocolate shop so I stopped out of curiosity. Very cool find.

A brief history gathered from the website: This is a family run business that was first started as a bakery in the Ukraine back in 1910. By 1935, they moved to Tehran, Iran. In 1962 they started getting into chocolate making. And in 2003 they openned up shop in Southern California. The chocolates here are made in their own chocolate factory in Van Nuys. Willy Wonka step aside...

If you're a chocoholic, this is paradise. The display case is stacked full of beautiful chocolates of all shapes and flavors. It is almost too much choice! I got a handful of random selections and they were all awesome - but I can't remember what flavors they were. And the prices seemed low to me.

They have an attached cafe and some seating so its a great place to stop by for a sweet pick-me-up.

Mignon Chocolate
315 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91209 (866) 443-2474

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Rincon Argentino
1375 E. Colorado

This is one of those joints you can only discover by parking your car and walking around and exploring.

Driving down Colorado, I have been noticing a bunch of small bakeries so I just parked randomly to check one out. Well the one I tried was closed, but close by I found Rincon Argentino, a small Argentinian Carneceria.

They had some empanadas out, so I had to try me some. A chicken and a beef. They were baked and pretty good.

If your having a party, these would be great. And you can support a local ethnic market.

Next time I have a BBQ, I'm going to come back and get some steak and some Chimichurri Sauce! And oh, can't forget a few bottle of some Argentinian wine.

Rincon Argentino Carniceria Latina
1375 E. Colorado Street, Glendale, CA 91205 (818) 246-4562
Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun 10am-1pm

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