This 4th of July, celebrate the occasion with some classic American foods like barbeque and hot dogs. Thanks to the plethora of restaurants around town, you won’t even have to light your grill to enjoy American favorites in the city that invented the cheeseburger.
Bonnie B’s Smokin Barbeque Heaven
Bonnie B’s Smokin Barbeque Heaven serves award winning barbeque for a reasonable price. The menu is an extensive list of classic smoked favorites, like ribs, pulled pork and hot links as well as vegetarian options and fried catfish. Not to mention the sides, like collard greens, mac n’ cheese and corn muffins.
Bonnie B’s 1280 N Lake Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 (626) 794-0132 bonniebssmokin.com
Gus’s Barbeque in South Pasadena has a huge menu and a huge following. Luckily they have a lot of combo options so you can try a little bit of everything, including ribs, chicken and pork not to mention sides like skillet cornbread. There are also salads if you still need to fit into your bathing suit after the long weekend but if you’re looking to splurge check out the Southern section of the menu, with fried chicken and gumbo.
Gus’s Barbeque 808 Fair Oaks Ave South Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 799-3251 gussbbq.com
Dog Haus Biergarten
Dog Haus Biergarten is a relative newcomer to the neighborhood, but already the hot dog spot has created a tradition. On July 5 Dog Haus will host it’s 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest & Craft Beer Fest. You can prepare for the big day by checking out the extensive Dog Haus menu of hot dogs, sausages and burgers and washing them down with beer. Learn more about the event at the official Facebook page here.
Dog Haus Biergarten 93 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 683-0808 http://doghaus.com
Motordogs Classic Hot Dog Stands
For a more casual hot dog experience, head to Motordogs Classic Hot Dog Stands. A charming outdoor setup resembling an old gas station, the menu has basic dogs and chili dogs along with a selection of fries and sodas.
Motordogs Classic Hot Dog Stands 1265 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 644-6721