Great tiny diner in Old Pasadena for Middle Eastern food. I love the Fisherman's Wrap, which is salmon, and the lentil soup. And the bulgar pilaf is very nice. For a light meal, try the bite-size chicken wrap. Prices are pretty modest.
Excellent travel store, with guidebooks on every conceivable place, language aids from Albanian to Zulu, travel gear and a travel agency. Plus they have occasional lectures by travel experts, with ample opportunity to ask your own questions.