Legends Classic Diner in Glendora

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Dining on a budget:
It’s a restaurant that offers a fun look into American pastimes.

Legends Classic Diner stands on “The Main Street of America,” also known as Historic Route 66 in Glendora.

The diner has a jukebox cranking old tunes and an old-fashioned ice cream and soda bar.

As I walked into the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice that it was filled with families enjoying the day together. On one side of the restaurant, one group celebrated a birthday.

Out of a very large menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads, even Mexican food, I decided to order something basic – the cheeseburger combo.
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Ajisen Ramen in San Gabriel

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I strayed from my favorite ramen restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley last week and opted for Ajisen Ramen in San Gabriel, a large chain based in Singapore. It’s fast-casual dining with a simple, modern-Asian (not fusion) decor. Some say the restaurant serves the Chinese version of Japanese ramen, but should that be an excuse for mediocre ramen?

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