Pasadena is a lot closer to us on the west side than Covina or Baldwin Park, although I'm not sure I want to do Roscoe's, there's too many pimps and players, hos and hustlers at the ones I've been to: Hollywood, Pico, and Gardena - it tends to make the place in hot demand, I don't want to be at a table where the place is trying to street us too quickly. But I've not been to Pasadena Roscoe's, can you vouch for it being more easy-going?
That's awesome that you're seeing the Globetrotters, hope to hear good things from your trip.
The Hamburger Hamlet across the street from the Chinese Theater - where Lucas ate the day he saw long lines for "some movie" - recently and tragically closed. I enjoyed a number of meals there thinking about what it must have been like for exhausted George Lucas in May of '77 to see out the window a queue for a film taking up the whole block and finding out it's his film.
There are still Hamlets in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena though. The Pasadena Hamlet has a Sunday brunch menu which has chicken and waffles on it, we could throw stones at 2 birds at once. ;)
Maybe we should do a mini road trip for SW some day, hit up that location where the Hamlet in Hollywood used to be, drive into the valley for the Lucasfilm location and the second ILM location, find the spot where Mark Hamill crashed his car rushing to get to reshoots for the cantina scene... ok, that last one is in bad taste. :p
So the 17th at Hamburger Hamlet Pasadena? Time? Mystery toy exchange?
Will mid-afternoon work? I probably wouldn't be able to head out until at least 12, and it's a bit of a drive.
I'm fine with mid-afternoon but I'm pretty open on these sorts of things, how about the rest of ya's?
Mystery toy exchange? That sounds interesting, what do you mean, Maradona?
I can make it any time after 9am, until about 8pm (early-to-bed cliche, you know :p ).
Mystery toy exchange? We give away Riddler, Mystery Men, Unknown Comic, or Disney Vinylmation figures, of course!
I'm also comfortable with any time on Sunday.
Don't want to be a party pooper, but I'm ambivalent about an exchange. There's not much out there right now, and I doubt many of us have figures we don't have. So there's a good chance everyone ends up bringing a figure they don't want and taking home another figure they don't want.
Now if everyone else brings a Ponda Baba, I'm all for that. :D