I’ve passed by Jake’s of Pasadena many a time when strolling down the picturesque Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena. I loved the cute little building and it’s old fashioned appeal, but somehow I never stopped in. So when I saw that Groupon had a coupon available I didn’t think twice. Sold!
So, one recent Sunny Southern California day I headed on over to Jake’s and grabbed a seat at the counter.
|See that seat waayyy over there by the window? That’s where I sat!|
Now what’s great about Jake’s burgers is that they are build them yourself. They give you a clipboard with various options and you mark what you want on your burger. Like at The Counter except at much, much more reasonable prices (even without the Groupon).
For my burger I decided on turkey on a whole wheat bun with cheddar cheese, sauteed onions, tomato, shredded lettuce and bbq sauce and fries on the side. I know, I know it’s a bit boring. But who cares cause it was soooo good! Just look at it.
Oh wait, that’s right I have no picture of my yummy burger. You know the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared?” As much as a try to live by that, well…I often don’t. Case in point, this very excursion. I pulled out my camera, aimed at the beauty before me, clicked and….nothing. I tried and tried and realized that my camera batteries were dead. Oh no! I kept clicking just to see if maybe I was wrong and the camera was perhaps just resting but, no, the batteries were deader than a doornail. Luckily I had my Ipod which I bring as a back up just in case this would happen. Where…is…it…? That’s right, on my dresser at home. So…short story long, I was unable to take any photos of that declicious, delicous food. I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.
So, head on down to Jake’s and build your own yummy burger. You can’t go wrong, they’ve been serving them since 1947.
And, in case you’re wondering, I didn’t even manage to snag the above photos before my camera died. They’re from Jake’s website.
Jakes of Pasadena
38 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
open daily 11:30am-12:00am
burgers start at $5.99