Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sierra Briganti


Sierra Madre's newest restaurant is Sierra Briganti, which is a second location for the very-popular Briganti Restaurant in South Pasadena.  I haven't tried either Briganti location (yet!), but if the rave reviews that I constantly hear are any indication, we here in Sierra Madre are in for a taste delight!   Located in the front showroom area of a long-ago Ford Dealership, the restaurant serves up Italian food and has a minimal corkage fee.  Can't go wrong, there!


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  1. That's on SMadre Blvd?
    Finding good Italian at good American prices in the Pasadena area isn't eZ. I look 4ward to your food review! I hope it's worth the price.

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  2. Yes, right next to Only Place. (See it in the background?) I'll let you know once I get there!

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  3. This shot really shows off the beautiful main street Sierra Madre. Enjoy your meal!

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    1. Thank you, LOL - I'm looking forward to it!

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  4. Yum yum yum, love the sound of it. Of course, Italian food is always a good thing in my book. Buon appetito!

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    1. I could pretty much eat Italian daily, Lulu!

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  5. Sounds yummy!!! Where is the SoPas Briganti? Is that the one across the street from the police station???
    If so...yep...yummy!!!

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    1. You know, I don't know where it is! My knowledge of SoPas is woefully small... I went awhile back for the first time. Had a sandwich and later a cupcake. Then, we got a huge ticket for parking, basically, in the center of the street fair. Duh... :) I hope to learn more soon, though, because the sandwich and cupcake were delicious!!

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  6. In 1967 the person who lived in my home was Bruce M. Hanley and his wife Carol. He was a manager trainee at that Ford dealership. I know this because the LA Central Library has a copy of the Sierra Madre phone book circa 1967 which lists not only the residents, but also their occupation and place of work.

    I tried searching on Mr. Hanley to see if there was any record of him, if he was alive, etc. But I could find nothing.

    Isn't it weird that we can occupy the same physical place as someone else, just in a different time. Everything is the same, yet nothing is the same.

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    1. Hi Anonymous! That is so, so interesting!! Even the fact that they used to list things like your job, in the phone book. Have you seen that photo that is in a couple of places in town (The Bottle Shop has it - more of a series of photos, really...), that shows SM Blvd in the early 60's? The dealership's photo is there.

      I know exactly what you mean. It's strange that a person and place were so significant to one another, and then in later years people come along and, as you say, everything's the same, yet different.

      Thanks so much for your comment - I'm going to see if I can find anything on Mr. Hanley, too.

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