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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 [...]

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 [...]

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