-The Best and Worst Angelino Eateries-
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Lucky Boy Drive In - Arroyo Pkwy/Pasadena
Tucked away in plain sight, Lucky Boy Drive In is one of the few remaining greasy spoons the city of Pasadena has left. I have been coming to this drive in since the summer of 1985.
As a kid, a burger here was Christmas in my mouth and now as an adult, each burger or 1.6lb bacon-breakfast burrito is nearly 30 years of pure comfort in a single bite. It's definitely a local spot.
The whole of Pasadena is represented here in their customer base. Generations of loyal customers pepper the dining room and filter out into the patio; this is where the Angelinos of Pasadena come to lay their burdens down.
The Breakfast Burrito-
I understand that it’s a bold move to review something as ubiquitous in Los Angeles as the Breakfast burrito, but in its category, Lucky Boy Drive In has cemented this bacon-laden jewel into the Crown of the Valley. Please watch the following video(courtesy of LuckyBoy).
Here's What I had:
Duck Fat Fries- tasty...but expensive. Basically French Fries en confit, should have had more crunch to them, probably hit or miss.
Smashed Burger: Bland meat patty on a bun, no tomato, greens or frills of any kind. I ordered the temperature Med/rare (cause I like a little pink in the center)....I got medium. The burger patty was terribly small, bun was bigger (never a good sign) @ 4inches wide by 1/2 inch tall. cost $14...ouch!
Total Cost for 2 burgers, fries, a beer and a soda = $60.00
Service was impeccable. Charming, personable, and the kind of server everyone wishes could follow you around from restaurant to restaurant .
I'll go back for happy hour, the prices seemed more reasonable.