Connal’s has been a Pasadena mainstay for over 50 years. This iconic burger stand is known for generous portions at reasonable prices in a 50′s diner type of atmosphere. They’ve graciously opened a location in the culinary wasteland that is “The 909″. It’s nice to have a legend in my neck of the woods (though my part of “The 909″ is not exactly “the woods”). And it happens to be right across the street from the greatest ice cream on earth, Handel’s!
We’ve had their fresh and juicy burgers in Pasadena, but we were just in the mood for a simple snack the other day. So we stopped in for an order of “Frings” (fries and onion rings) and fried zucchini. I really like their fries, which are seasoned with a special seasoned salt. They’re not fresh cut potatoes, but very tasty, piping hot and crispy. The onion rings are above average, pleasantly sweet with a crunchy batter, but a tad on the bland side. The fried zucchini are excellent, some of the best I’ve ever had. Also very crisp and nicely seasoned. You can see the difference in the coating in the pics below. I don’t know why they don’t use the same breading for the onion rings. You could bread a flip flop with that mixture and it would be good!