47: Lucky Baldwins' Traditional Full English Breakfast

English breakfast at Lucky Baldwins
English breakfast at Lucky Baldwins
A. Scattergood

Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.

47: Lucky Baldwins' Traditional Full English Breakfast.

Breakfast can mean many things to many people. A perfectly constructed pastry from Joan's on Third. Brunch at Salt's Cure or Canele. A bowl of natto somewhere in Gardena. But for some people it means the sort of meal that is best served with a pint of lager and a Birmingham City match. The kind of meal that can last for many hours -- and many pints. At Lucky Baldwins, the 16-year-old British pub in Old Town Pasadena, this is accomplished with eggs (any style) and bangers (English) and bacon (Irish) -- all that protein nestled in amongst fried potatoes, a pool of baked beans (Heinz), a small pile of mushrooms and a lovely halved tomato fried up on the grill.

Of course you can consume all this with a cup of strong coffee if beer at 8 a.m., when the pub opens, is not your thing. Or if it's one of the mornings when owner Peggy Simonian opens at 4 a.m. for early soccer matches and you need to wake up properly, before the place can start serving you (at 7 a.m.) pints of Craftsman Smoked Black lager or Hoegaarden witbier or Buffalo Belgian stout.

And should you have a craving for such a glorious breakfast anytime between now and the end of the month, you can help the pub celebrate its 16th birthday. Until Sept. 30th, you can buy a pint glass and a beer and a t-shirt for $24 (the shirts are pretty cool), or make it 2 beers and the rest of it for $30. Or, during L.A. Beer Week, go on Lucky Baldwins' pub tour (of all three Lucky Baldwins pubs: two in Pasadena and one in Sierra Madre). Because after such a breakfast it's often helpful to have an extra shirt to change into. Especially if you've been drinking since dawn.


Check out the rest of our 100 of our favorite dishes. Suggestion? Write us a comment.

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97: Tsukemen at Tsujita L.A.

96: La Cevicheria's Bloody Clam Ceviche

95: Duck Shawarma at Momed

94: Peruvian Chicken at Pollo a la Brasa

93: Squash Blossom Quesadilla at Antojitos Carmen

92: Thai Boat Noodles at Pa-Ord

91: Baco Mercat's Bazole

90: Furikake Kettle Corn at A-Frame

89: Live Santa Barbara Spot Prawns at Providence

88: Fried Pig Tails at Night + Market

87: Egg Salad Sandwich at Euro Pane

86: Galbi Jjim at Soban

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82: Sooo Cali Dog at Dog Haus

81: White Anchovy, Tomato and Fresno Chile Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

80: Shu Mai at Elite Restaurant

79: Tandoori Chicken at Al-Watan

78: Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding at The Hungry Cat

77: Agedashi Tofu at Izakaya Bincho

76: Pork Chop at Salt's Cure

75: Porcetto at Sotto

74: The Sea Urchin Tostada at La Guerrerense

73: Wood-Roasted English Peas at Tar & Roses

72: Persian Mulberries at Weiser Family Farms

71: Hunan-Style Preserved Pork with Tofu at Hunan Chilli King

70: Brisket Banh Mi at Gjelina Take Away

69: Yukhwe Bibimbap at Oo-Kook Korean BBQ

68: Lamb Pie at Beijing Pie House

67: Son of a Gun's Uni and Burrata

66: Pastrami Reuben at Art's Delicatessen

65: Beef Koobideh at Kabab Mahaleh

64: The Whipper Burger at Hawkins House of Burgers

63: Slippery Shrimp at Yang Chow

62: Whole Channel Island Red Sea Urchin at Water Grill

61: Going Dutch Panini at Bread Lounge

60: Huckleberry's Green Eggs & Ham

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58: Spaghettini with Abalone, Pickled Cod Roe and Truffles at n/naka

57: Brown Brown Bread Ice Cream at Scoops Westside

56: Smothered Chicken at R and R Soul Food

55: Duck Fried Rice at Jar

54: Taco Sampler at Guisados

53: The Sycamore Kitchen's Double BLT-A Sandwich

52: House Wonton Soup at China Café

51: Almond Croissant at Proof Bakery

50: The Southern Fry at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

49: The Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium

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Lucky Baldwins Pub

17 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

626-795-0652

www.luckybaldwins.com/iweb


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