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Motif’s Swan Song

Motif’s Swan Song

We are terribly sad to report that one of Pasadena’s best boutiques, Motif, is closing its doors soon after many successful years, but happy that owner Stephanie Plumb Miller is ready for new adventures. To both thank her regulars and end the era, Stephanie is having a blow-out sale, starting today, August 21st, and running [...]

Briganti

Briganti

Briganti is the sort of lively Tuscan trattoria that’s common on the westside but rare on the eastside, and locals can’t get enough of its seafood salad, burrata with pesto and roasted tomatoes, ethereal thin-crust pizzas, classic pastas, excellent fresh-fish specials, and a lovely flourless chocolate cake. The joint is always jumping, with noise bouncing [...]

Vromans bestsellers 8/16/2010

Vromans bestsellers 8/16/2010

Hardcover Fiction Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart A Dog’s Purpose, Bruce Cameron The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson Star Island, Carl Hiaasen Help, Kathryn Stockett The Cookbook Collector, Allegra Goodman My Hollywood, Mona Simpson The Rembrandt Affair, Daniel Silva The Glass Rainbow, James Lee Burke Hardcover Nonfiction Packing for Mars, [...]

Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung

Devotees wait at the door for the 11 a.m. opening on Saturdays and Sundays, the only days this famed dumpling house makes the soup dumplings called xiao long bao, amazing broth-and-pork-filled creations that always sell out fast. But those are by no means the only good things to eat in this cheerful, always-crowded café. We [...]

Teri & Yaki

Teri & Yaki

Also known as Himeko Chicken, these two cafés make an addictive teriyaki chicken served with chow mein and rice. The sides (sprout salad, seasoned spinach, garlic noodles) are tasty. You can eat here, but we usually get it to go; it’s good party chow, too. 319 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, 626.683.9865, teriandyaki.com, Asian. L & [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 8/9/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 8/9/2010

Hardcover Fiction Fly Away Home, Jennifer Weiner The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson The Man Who Guarded The Bomb, Gregory Orfalea Star Island, Carl Hiaasen Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell The Rembrandt Affair, Daniel Silva The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, [...]

Pasadena Sandwich Co.

Pasadena Sandwich Co.

Huge sandwiches, low prices and folksy charm keep this long-established spot packed every lunchtime with local working folk, from cops to office toilers to clerks at the mall next door. Split a sandwich with a friend, or get the soup and half sandwich. 269 N. Sierra Madre Villa, Pasadena, 626.578.1616, pasadenasandwichcompany.com, American/Deli. B Mon.-Fri., L [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 8/02/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 8/02/2010

Hardcover Fiction The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson A Dog’s Purpose, Bruce Cameron The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell Cemetery Road, Gar Anthony Haywood Star Island, Carl Hiaasen Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender Help, Kathryn Stockett The Girl with [...]

Zelo Cornmeal Crust Pizzas

Zelo Cornmeal Crust Pizzas

This tiny, cheerful café is flagged with market umbrellas and small outdoor tables. Inside, refrigerated display cases are stacked with beaucoup beverages and a bowl of tempting (yes, tempting) chilled beets. The cornmeal crust is distinct, like a good hush puppy, made with coarse meal so it crunches with each bite. Corn pizza on cornmeal [...]

The Terrace

The Terrace

Ah, the good life! At your large umbrella-shaded table overlooking the pool, with an iced tea or chardonnay in hand, it’s easy to forget about the troubles beyond the walls of the grand old Huntington. The ladies who lunch and the business folk who meet chat quietly over flawless chicken Caesars, gorgeous Cobb salads and [...]

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