Gettin' real bun bo hue and bun rieu at Nha Trang Kitchen in San Gabriel. The tomato in bun rieu usually isn't my thing, but that was pretty darned good. And the bun bo hue, mmmmmmmmm. Nem nuong was very good but not quite as amazing as the bun bo hue. Definitely need to go back to try the rest of the menu.
Stone Company Store in Pasadena had a plethora of IPA's today, almost too many. Stuck with the coffee milk stout and some others I forget (Stone Pale Ale 2.0?). One was very spiced, not sure if that was good or bad this time around-- have had uneven luck with those.
Interior was very much like a store with tables, as opposed to the more pub-like character of some of their competitors. Nice little patio but definitely smallish, and the smell from La Grande Orange next door was enticing...
Mother Moo has a cliche appearance as befits that bit of Sierra Madre's main street, but the ice cream matches. Pumpkin ice cream that tastes just like pumpkin pie, and an Indonesian cinnamon that has just the right intensity of cinnamon taste and sweet. As opposed to many of the current hip LA places that are doing more non-traditional ice cream recipes, Mother Moo is a little more traditional, with the emphasis on a creamy deliciousness that is damned good.