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The Huntington Collection

The Huntington Collection

The higher end of the clothing at this upscale thrift store benefiting Huntington Hospital is set off from the rest of the merchandise and is well worth some serious exploration. You’ll find some designer labels (Calvin Klein, I. Magnin) mixed in with some Talbots basics. This is a great source for affordable but quality used [...]

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets

It’s prime farmers’ market season—although truth be told, it’s always prime market season here in Southern California—so herewith is our guide to the best farmers’ markets in the San Gabriel Valley, organized by day. Every day but Monday brings at least one worthwhile market! TUESDAY Pasadena – Villa Park This offshoot of the big Saturday [...]

Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy

Everything you could ever want in a fast-food joint: vinyl booths, grungy concrete outdoor tables, messy chili fries, huge burgers and its claim to fame, a stupendous breakfast burrito, stuffed with more bacon than your cardiologist wants you to eat in a lifetime. 640 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, 626.793.0120, luckyboyburgers.com, American/Mexican. Open daily to 2 [...]

Café Culture

Café Culture

We shouldn’t even tell you about this great neighborhood secret, but here we go: These folks steam an excellent mocha. The flaky apple turnover is from Europane, so what they don’t make themselves they procure from the best. It’s a regulars’ kind of place; one laptop-sporting regular says he knows Café Culture has been here [...]

Schreiner’s Fine Sausages

Schreiner’s Fine Sausages

This place is a throwback–I’m pretty sure I saw Rod Serling musing on a stool in the parking lot. Schreiner’s has been in this location for 50 years, and in Burbank for ten years before that. So says the helpful frau behind the counter in the Bavarian dirndl. We expect a butcher shop when entering, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 7/26/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 7/26/2010

Hardcover Fiction A Dog’s Purpose, Bruce Cameron The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell 32 Candles, Ernessa T. Carter The Rembrandt Affair, Daniel Silva Faithful Place, Tana French Live to Tell, Lisa Gardner The Madonnas of Echo Park, Brando Skyhorse The Hundred Foot Journey, [...]

Berolina Bakery & Café

Berolina Bakery & Café

A toe over the Montrose line, this shop has baked tasty northern European and Scandinavian goods for eighteen years. Limpa, anyone? Or how about poppy, or Black Forest, or rye currant, or 28 other varieties on the shelf depending upon the day of the week? You’ll also find buttery cookies, cakes and tortes, as well [...]

Gerlach’s Grill

Gerlach’s Grill

You might expect a takeout window next to a liquor store to be a chili-fries kind of place, but you would be wrong. Gerlach’s has an extraordinary menu, ranging from Middle Eastern classics (lamb kebabs, falafel, stuffed grape leaves) to excellent fresh grilled fish (salmon, shark, tuna) at low prices. Both the fish tacos and [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 7/19/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 7/19/2010

Hardcover Fiction The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson A Dog’s Purpose, Bruce Cameron The Glass Rainbow, James Lee Burke The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender Work Song, Ivan Doig Spies of the Balkans, Alan Furst Faithful Place, Tana French Help, Kathryn Stockett The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David [...]

Le Grande Orange

Le Grande Orange

The owners of this new restaurant/bar in the handsomely restored 1925 Santa Fe Depot at Del Mar Station have thought of everything. Good-value happy hour? Check. Retro-hip mac ‘n’ cheese? Check. Grilled ahi tacos? Check. It’s got it all, from name-dropping martinis to a thoughtful kids’ menu, and at this writing, all of Pasadena was [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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