One of my friends used to live in South Pasadena so she suggested that we meet for lunch at Heirloom Bakery. They have a nice outdoor patio and they are only a few steps from the South Pasadena Metro stop, so it's a pleasant and easy stop for breakfast or lunch. I chose the turkey panini with fresh spinach and tomato with a schmear of pesto that helped elevate the flavor beyond the ordinary.
My friend ordered the bean salad as a side and this definitely needed some zest and seasoning.Communal half a block away from the Farmers' Market for some craft beers and more food.
They were very generous with allowing us to taste several before making up our minds. I decided on the locally brewed Smog City Amber Ale. We ordered the twice fried Kennebec fries for $5 but they were too starchy for my taste, although my friends liked them.
We also ordered the crispy chicken wings with spicy porter BBQ sauce and we all enjoyed them $8.