Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tostilocos

I drive by this place a lot and it cheers me up even when I'm already ecstatic. I finally got a chance to take a photo when there was actually a parking spot in front of it the other day. It's on Fair Oaks, just south of the corner of Esther Street.

I was in a hurry so I snapped my shot and didn't go in, but now that I've surfed the web and figured out what Tostilocos are, I have to go back.

Check out a new blog in town with a positive attitude, Pasadena Updates With Brigham Yen. It seems this here town has its share of boosters.

20 comments:

Laurie said...

Well isn't this just about the happiest place in town?!

Beautiful shot, P. And with that bike, too!

Dina said...

Yep, you have to smile when seeing this. The wall looks like that flexible candy they sold in the movie theaters in Chicago in the 1950s.
Tostilocos sounds good but I'll pass on the pickled pig ear.
Happy day to you, happy Petrea.

Antjas said...

Hey, I just got off of Ben's blog and read your coffee write-ups. I'm glad you mentioned Bean Town. When we left Arcadia 16 years ago to move to New England, the one thing I regretted leaving behind was Bean Town. The kids and I would go there a lot for their yummy pastries. At the time, there was nothing like it here. I really think they were ahead of their time. So glad to hear it's still as good as ever.

cieldequimper said...

I love those colours!

B Squared said...

Certainly hard to miss.

Shell Sherree said...

My mind went the same way as Dina's - lollies! Very cheerful. And those Tostilocos are a natty idea!

Petrea said...

Now I have to Google Australian slang and find "natty." Good or bad? Awfully close to "nasty."

Jean Spitzer said...

Love the photo--and am intrigued with tostilocos; they are new to me. Thanks.

Margaret said...

Very fun. I think I have to have a shirt with those stripes, but that might be better to forget.

Susan C said...

I've never heard of tostilocos, so I googled it, and this blog comes up #2 on the search. Now you get to be the tostiloco go-to gal.

ben wideman said...

totally agree. this place always makes me smile too - and now I have a new culinary treat to go sample! Thanks for the heads up!

Linda Dove said...

Love those happy stripes! Never heard of this snack..must to try.

altadenahiker said...

Never heard of these chips before, and must try! Your food reviewer is wrong, however -- one can be both a gasbag and a nachos w/everything ass-lover.

Trish said...

the place is rather noticeable, isn't it? Can't imagine why you noticed it! GREAT shot too!

Tostilocos are delicious, as long as you can eat peanuts...or even if you can't and are willing to risk it.

LOL AH---uhm, yeah...what she said! ;-)

marley said...

Very colourful! It's cheered me up :)

Petrea said...

Ben I know you'll try them for sure. Susan, too. You guys are adventurous foodies.

I am living proof of the Hiker's statement.

Ms M said...

Love the bright colors. And tostilocos sound like a good thing to try. However we don't have any here up north yet. Later...

Marylène said...

I don't know how you feel about it but I would easily imagine two rabbits in front of that store !
But Parisian ones, of course !!
Great minds..... you and Eric, Petrea !!!

Shell Sherree said...

Petrea, it's OK, 'natty' is a good thing :). Somewhat like snazzy or clever. You had me worried for a moment that perhaps it was a Shellism, but I did find it in an urban dictionary. Phew.

{Marylène, I seem to be following you around today. I'm not tailing you, I promise!}

Miranda McAfee said...

Now that's a paint job!