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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 [...]

Lucky Baldwin’s

Lucky Baldwin’s

Its nooks and crannies filled with little wooden tables, English beer signs and old kegs, this rabbit warren of a pub has 63 brews on tap. On warm evenings people sit on the alley patio, sip British and Belgian beers and locally brewed Craftsman ales, and talk for hours. The jukebox is stuffed with ‘70s [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/22/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/22/2010

Hardcover Fiction House Rules, Jodi Picoult The Surrendered, Chang-Rae Lee The California Roll, John Vorhaus The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Murder in the Palais Royal, Cara Black Angelology, Danielle Trussoni Help, Kathryn Stockett Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver The Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz Hardcover Nonfiction Tattoos [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/15/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/15/2010

Hardcover Fiction House Rules, Jodi Picoult Help, Kathryn Stockett Angelology, Danielle Trussoni The Man from Beijing, Henning Mankell Silent Sea, Clive Cussler Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Infinities, John Banville Hardcover Nonfiction Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle [...]

A Big Ol’ Slab of Treat

A Big Ol’ Slab of Treat

The world’s largest Rice Krispie Treat — a 10,460-pound creation that seemed spawned from Willy Wonka’s factory — came to be on Sunday on the field outside the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. A new TLC show called Mega Bites, hosted by San Diego restaurateur and Top Chef season-three finalist Brian Malarkey, created the [...]

Textiles on the Edge

Textiles on the Edge

Up-and-coming South Pasadena Gallery SPACE launches its tenth show this weekend with an opening for Textiles on the Edge, a collection of textile-based works by ten local artists, including Karen Green, Lilian Montalvo-Hardy, Joan Weinzette and Melanie Ciccone. They all offer twists on the conventions of traditional textile arts. The gallery is walking distance from [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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