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Palate Food & Wine

Palate Food & Wine

Chez Panisse in Glendale? Before you laugh, get over to Octavio Becerra’s place and prepare to get caught up in his joy in robust, simple, reasonably priced (very) small plates served with exuberant wines. Everything either comes from a local farmers’ market (or someone’s garden), a small-scale craftsman (as with the cheeses) or is made [...]

One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat

One of Old Pasadena’s most fashion-forward merchants, Elisa B, is partnering with the nonprofit One Warm Coat as part of One Colorado’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration on September 10th. Starting on the 10th, Elisa Bruley and her staff will be accepting donations of clean, gently used coats for women, men and children. In return, donors [...]

Zeke’s Smokehouse

Zeke’s Smokehouse

A partnership between chefs Leonard Cohen (Maple Drive, 72 Market St.) and Michael Rosen (Reign) along with the Gelsinger family (Gelsinger’s Meats) opened Zeke’s in 2002. It’s become a Montrose mainstay for its top-quality regional American barbecue and smokehouse cooking, as well as its bright, retro-style interior. We’re regulars for the Memphis-style baby-back ribs, Texas beef [...]

Ocean Star Seafood

Ocean Star Seafood

Vast and glossy, this reliable Cantonese restaurant is chaotic for dim sum and a bit more refined at dinner; we’ve had several memorable dinner parties in one of its private rooms. The dim sum, served in the usual way on rolling carts, is fresh and varied, and the seafood is consistently excellent; don’t miss the [...]

3 Drunken Goats

3 Drunken Goats

Same space, same owners, wildly different vibe: The former deli/shop/wasteland of Goudas & Vines has been transformed into the lively tapas restaurant 3 Drunken Goats. Within days of opening it developed a following for its a huge menu of delicious, light small bites (bacon-wrapped dates, croquettes and mushrooms of many kinds, grilled octopus, steamed clams, [...]

Craftsman Buffs Needed

Craftsman Buffs Needed

Fall’s approaching, which means it’s almost time for Pasadena Heritage‘s annual Craftsman Heritage Weekend, second only to the Rose Parade/Rose Bowl for Showing Off How Great Pasadena Is. Architecture buffs come in from all over the country for this program of home tours, talks, sales and social events… and it takes a lot of volunteers [...]

Sea Harbour

Sea Harbour

Dim sum doesn’t roll on carts at this temple to tea snacks; instead the jewel-like dumplings, noodles and other refined small plates are pictured on the extensive, often-changing menu. Hard-core foodies choose the crunchy fried chicken knees and gelatinous chicken feet. For more mainstream eaters, such seafood dishes as shrimp-stuffed eggplant, tofu rounds topped with [...]

Schools Doing Their Stimulus Duty

Schools Doing Their Stimulus Duty

You’d never know we’re in a recession if you’ve cruised past many of Pasadena’s finest schools this summer. It’s been a veritable frenzy of construction—all great for the local economy, of course, and good for the students, too. Work is moving furiously at some schools, like Sequoyah and Westridge, which plan on having work completed [...]

Lovebirds

Lovebirds

Part bakery, part coffeehouse, part lunch purveyor to the many office workers in downtown Pasadena and Alhambra, these spacious, friendly, order-at-the-counter cafés are pleasant spots for lunchtime sandwiches. Generous and made on fresh, homemade bread, they are simple and very satisfying. 921 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.583.8888, lovebirdscafe.com, Bakery. B & L Mon.-Sat. No booze. AE, [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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