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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 [...]

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, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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