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Books & Grilled Cheese, Oh Boy!

Books & Grilled Cheese, Oh Boy!

You may think you know the best Thai market in Hollywood, noodle house in San Gabriel, wine shop in the Valley, and French restaurant in Culver City, but even the most diehard foodie doesn’t know it all. Hence the arrival of the book EAT: Los Angeles 2010: The Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles. Created [...]

Sing a Song in South Pas

Sing a Song in South Pas

Thank heaven for little girls… born to professional musicians! When their parents are inspired to create great children’s music, like Pat McIntyre is by his daughter Cecilia Jude, we all benefit! His inspiration led to the creation of the Saturday Morning Sing-a-long in South Pasadena. This joyful celebration of music and dance was started by Pat [...]

The Yard House

The Yard House

Okay, so it’s kinda corporate and chain-restauranty, but we love this huge pub/restaurant anyway. It has the most diverse crowd of any Pasadena bar—all ages, all ethnicities, all social strata—it has some 150 beers on tap (and a full bar), and it has much better food (Korean BBQ beef, ahi salad, excellent burgers, a yummy [...]

Fish King

Fish King

For some people Sunday morning is about slippers and the newspaper; for others it’s about going to Fish King to get something delicious for Sunday dinner. These people know their seafood, and they get the good stuff, from wild salmon and sushi-grade ahi to opah, ono and other Pacific fish. Don’t miss the refrigerator and [...]

Here Comes James Madison’s Sun

Here Comes James Madison’s Sun

This Saturday morning, our local chapter of the League of Women Voters celebrates “sunshine laws” by offering a community forum that promises to be an intelligent antidote to the, ahem, less than impressive level of political discussion on the public airwaves. So turn off the radio and TV and commune for a moment with the [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers March 1, 2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers March 1, 2010

Hardcover Fiction Apple Turnover Murder, Joanne Fluke The Kingdom of Ohio, Matthew Flaming Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell Infinities, John Banville The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Split Image, Robert B. Parker Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls Horns, Joe Hill Hardcover Nonfiction Devotion, Dani Shapiro [...]

Saladang

Saladang

Count us among the legion who are addicted to Saladang’s yellow curry, light fried calamari, spinach-and-duck salad, beef satay and rad na noodles. The best Thai food in the SG Valley is served by a quick-moving staff in a chic modern room with exposed ducts, colorful table settings and handsome rattan chairs. The lunch specials [...]

Best Drinks in Town

Best Drinks in Town

Some of us around Hometown Pasadena like a proper drink every now and then, so we talked amongst ourselves and came up with a short list of personal favorites. We’re saving wine bars for another post. If we’ve missed your favorite cocktail, please let us know! Aviation. Palate bartender Antoine makes this historic, gin-based cocktail [...]

Arcadia Skater Ready for Her Close Up

Arcadia Skater Ready for Her Close Up

Hometown girl Mirai Nagasu hits the ice tonight for her country at the Olympic games in Vancouver, and you can be sure that all of Arcadia High — hell, all of Arcadia itself — will be watching. The 16-year-old figure skater was born in Montebello and raised in Arcadia, attending Foothills Middle School and then [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Hardcover Fiction This Time Tomorrow, Michael Jaime-Becerra Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman Union Atlantic, Adam Haslett Blame, Michelle Huneven Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich Hardcover Non-Fiction Eternity Soup, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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