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The Langham Huntington Hotel

The Langham Huntington Hotel

The swankest afternoon tea in Pasadena is served all week in the lobby lounge. White linens, silver service, tiered trays of scones, jam, sandwiches, pastries plus champagne. The price will sober you up, but what a way to go. $59 per person, $39 without the bubbly. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626. 568 3900, pasadena.langhamhotels.com, [...]

Azeen’s Afghani Restaurant

Azeen’s Afghani Restaurant

Azeen’s is an elegant white-tablecloth restaurant with a restful, welcoming atmosphere. Squint at the menu you’ll recognize derivatives (or ancestors) of such Indian, Pakistani, Persian and Chinese dishes as pakoras, curries, dumplings, kebabs and pilafs. Share a sampler plate of appetizers, then try tender beef kebabs or quabili pallaw (lamb with carrots and raisins). Sweet, [...]

Nutcracker Season Already?

Nutcracker Season Already?

If it’s December, there must be a Nutcracker performance happening somewhere — fortunately, the one running this weekend at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre is a fine one. A Los Angeles Ballet production, this is an elegant ballet that hews to tradition but is not stodgy. The performance opens here in Glendale, then moves to UCLA’s [...]

Houston’s

Houston’s

Just try to drive by this upscale chain without having the aroma of pork products force you to pull into the parking lot, zombie-like, and head for one of the roomy booths. Pass on the bland chicken and so-so seafood in favor of the excellent (if pricey) meat: baby-back ribs, steaks, chops and burgers. No [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/23/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/23/2009

Hardcover Fiction The Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan Shanghai Girls, Lisa See The Help, Kathryn Stockett Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson Nine Dragons, Michael Connelly Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Under the Dome, Stephen King Last Night In Twisted River, John Irving Hardcover Non-Fiction Open, Andre Agassi Going Rogue, [...]

We’re Thankful For…

We’re Thankful For…

We at Hometown Pasadena talked amongst ourselves about what we’re thankful for here, and we wanted to share our short list for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s one hometown thing each of us is thankful for — except that some of us just couldn’t keep it to one thing. Mel Malmberg: The way Pasadena fosters community. [...]

It’s Thanks-mas Time Again

It’s Thanks-mas Time Again

Thanksgiving weekend is anon, which in retail land really means it’s Christmas season. So, not surprisingly, Old Pasadena is pulling out all the Christmas stops before you even have a chance to make morning-after turkey hash. The stores, of course, wlll be in full swing Friday morning, but Friday evening is when the formal fun [...]

Scarlet Tea Room

Scarlet Tea Room

Gilt trimmed tea parlor west of the Castle Green, the scones are delectable with the best strawberry jam we’ve had. Good finger sandwiches and lunch specials for heartier appetites. 18 W Green St, Pasadena, 626.577.0051, scarlettearoom.com, Tea. Tues.-Sun. from 11 a.m. AE, MC, V. $$-$$$

Mandarin Noodle House

Mandarin Noodle House

You won’t take much comfort in the setting—harsh light, less-than-nurturing service—but you’ll get all the comfort you could hope for from the steaming bowl of Family Handmade Noodle Soup, with hand-cut noodles and lots of yummy stuff. We also love the pan-fried dumplings, pork or shrimp soup noodle and our kids’ favorite, the “thin onion [...]

Maison Akira

Maison Akira

This quiet, opulent place, decorated like the home of a well-bred Upper East Side matron, doesn’t have the flash and buzz of L.A.’s foodie hot spots, but you’ll eat as well here as you will anywhere. Chef Akira Hirose knows his way around a kitchen, having trained with Joel Robuchon and cooked for such places [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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