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Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Built around a 1903 cottage, this is one of Pasadena’s more hidden and low-key nurseries, but it deserves to be sought out. Owner Ramon Franco spent 30 years as a landscape contractor before he and his wife, Teresa, bought the place from the Japanese-American family that had owned it for two generations, and he brings [...]

Open House for Young Singers

Open House for Young Singers

If your child has some pipes, it’s worth a visit this weekend to the open house for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, an acclaimed and serious program that’s based here in Pasadena. Held as a precursor to auditions for children ages 8 to 12 in June, the open house will include a brief performance by [...]

Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

A hidden gem, Zephyr is a Craftsman cottage suffused with Zen-like beauty and calm. All the rooms have comfy sofas, and the patios have tree-shaded tables; regulars chat just like they’re in their own home, or settle in at a table for a few hours with a laptop or a newspaper. There’s often-worthwhile live music [...]

Perry’s Joint

Perry’s Joint

A sophisticated, spacious spot with great jazz on the stereo, Perry’s is a terrific place to hold small business meetings or to work on your laptop (free WiFi). Good coffee, tasty sandwiches and a full range of Dreyer’s ice cream. 2051 Lincoln Ave., Northwest Pasadena, 626.798.4700, perrysjoint.com, Café. Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. MC, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/29/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/29/2010

Hardcover Fiction The Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Ask, Sam Lipsyte Known To Evil, Walter Mosley Bite Me, Christopher Moore Angelology, Danielle Trussoni Help, Kathryn Stockett Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear Hardcover [...]

Fleur de Lys Patisserie

Fleur de Lys Patisserie

This quaint little patisserie only opened in November 2009, but it has already won many hearts, and not just because it’s a French oasis in the the Asian-food-dominated south San Gabriel Valley. The crème brûlée is torched when you order, the bread pudding is wonderfully sweet with cinnamon and chocolate chips, and the napoleon is [...]

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

Some of the best, darkest writers in our neck of the woods are gathering at Vroman’s on Friday to celebrate the best in noir fiction, L.A. (and O.C.) style. Following on the tremendous success of Los Angeles Noir, the 2007 book edited by bestselling mystery writer (and Glendale resident) Denise Hamilton, Akashic Books is back [...]

Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa

Tiny and vividly colorful, this coffeehouse next to the Pasadena Playhouse has a Mexican flair, from the music to the décor to the heavenly Mexican hot chocolate. Seating is on the sidewalk or in the charming upstairs room. 15 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.793.2334, zonarosacaffe.com, Café/Mexican. Mon.-Sat. from 7:30 a.m., Sun. from 9 a.m. Cash only. [...]

Julienne

Julienne

Nothing could be finer than lunch on the shaded sidewalk terrace fronting this impossibly charming café and gourmet-to-go store. The chopped salad with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables and pesto, the lamb sandwich with caramelized onions on rosemary bread, the brownies . . . we get hungry just thinking about it. Breakfast is swell, too: dreamy [...]

Mijares

Mijares

A sprawling landmark Pasadena Mexican with no-more-than-basic Cal-Mex comfort food, a family-friendly vibe, good margaritas and a terrific happy hour. Everyone in town seems to come here, even though no one raves about the food, but it does the trick, and the price is right. The Washington branch is a smaller café with a more [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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