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Arroyo Chop House

Arroyo Chop House

Captains-of-industry comfort food is served in a modern setting that would have put Henry Huntington at ease: white linens, etched glass, rich mahogany, Craftsman-influenced chairs and light fixtures, a discreet pianist. Prime steak is the specialty, and most of the time it is cooked as ordered; the New York strip is particularly good. Sides are [...]

BYOW Wednesdays

BYOW Wednesdays

This summer a coalition of Pasadena restaurants joined with the Visitors Bureau to do a promotion called Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays, and it was such a hit that it’s still going on. The participating restaurants waive corkage fees on Wednesdays, and they promise not to look askance if you bring that $3.99 bargain you [...]

Connal’s

Connal’s

We love Connal’s burgers, even if they’re a bit salty. The buns are warmed on the griddle so they’re a little bit shined and fragrant with grease. And we love the old-fashioned tiny crushed ice for the fountain drinks, which are carbonated just right. All in all, this is a fine example of a hometown [...]

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

Widely considered to make the best pizza in the greater Los Angeles area, this funky Eagle Rock landmark is no place for a quick bite—the waits are usually fearsome, and even ordering a to-go pizza can take an hour. The payoff is a thin-crust, New York-style pizza with a flavor that usually makes you forget [...]

Bike Riders Unite!

Bike Riders Unite!

Pasadena Critical Mass Bike Ride Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.; ride departs at 10:30 a.m. Coming up is the third Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for everybody’s favorite local anarchist’s event, the Pasadena Critical Mass bike ride. A cheerful group of cyclists of every age, shape and outfit meets at Memorial Park [...]

Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Newly opened on the main stage at Pasadena Playhouse is Crowns, a musical that premiered in Washington D.C. and won four Helen Hayes awards. Written by Regina Taylor, the play is based on an acclaimed coffee-table book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats. The play uses musical portraits to explore the lives of [...]

Free Concerts This Weekend

Free Concerts This Weekend

Here’s the lineup for the coming week/weekend for free concerts in Pasadena and environs. It’s summertime, and the performances are free! Wednesday, July 8 Vagabond Puppets presents Ferdinand the Bull (children’s series) @ 7 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena, levittpavilionpasadena.org Thursday, July 9 Lovell Sisters (bluegrass-folk-country) @ 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. [...]

Fatty’s

Fatty’s

If you never trust a skinny cook, you’ll be drawn to this gem for the name alone. It’s a post-ironic title for a sensual vegetarian/vegan restaurant that cooks some seriously delicious food and has fun doing it. This is the place to bring your friends who distrust vegetarian cooking; Fatty’s specializes in rich, eclectic, exotic, [...]

Old Pasadena Film Festival Begins

Old Pasadena Film Festival Begins

We’d been checking in regularly with Old Pasadena Management to find out details of the annual movie screenings in the One Colorado courtyard, always a highlight of the summer. The folks there were late getting the schedule together, but it turns out it was for a very good reason: This summer the screenings have morphed [...]

Wildlife at the Library

Wildlife at the Library

The afternoons can stretch on when you have little kids and long summer days. On Tuesday afternoon, head to one of the two Altadena libraries for a kid-focused presentation called Habitats & Adaptations. Kids will learn about how wild animals have jobs and houses, just like people, and how animals create and take care of [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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