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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sandwich Story: Slightly Off Colorado in Pasadena

This joint is a stones throw away from Pasadena City College right accross the street. I've been eying the awning of this place when I drive east on Colorado. I figured it was a cafe so I decided to take a looksee. Turned out to be Sandwich Story, whose sandwiches are some of the best value around. You can easily get a meal for under $5.

A mom and pop family run operation, very simple place. They tie the whole "story" in their name into the menu with specials called Chapter 1, Chapter 2..etc. Cute. They do sandwiches, some specials like spaghetti, some breakfast items, coffee/espresso and blended drinks/smoothies/shaved ice. Their sandwiches are basic, simple, and not fussy.

I know what it's like to be a starving student. It was in college when I really honed my skills in finding those good cheap eats options and staying away from the chains. I can say, that if I were a PCC student, I'd be here all the time. And they have free wi-fi to boot.

I've been a few times since discovering this place. This pic is of the Chicken Almond Sandwich. Get the roll and ask for it to be toasted. I'd come here over Subway any day.

From other reviews, it does seem that their hours are very closely tied to the school, which makes sense. So plan accordingly.

Sandwich Story
12 Harkness Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 793-0072
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm; Sun closed

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