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Kaldi

Kaldi

In a handsome old brick building next to the library, this South Pas coffeehouse is one of the best in town, with well-made espresso drinks, a welcoming vibe and sunny sidewalk tables 1019 El Centro St., South Pasadena, 626.403.5951, Café. Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m., Sat.-Sun. from 7:30 a.m. AE, MC, V. $

Kansai

Kansai

The nice people in this cheerful, open café serve a variety of Japanese dishes (tempura, sushi, gyoza), but the noodles are the thing to get– homemade udon and soba served in a variety of styles and temperatures. (Vegetarians, take note of the hard-to-find vegetarian broth for the noodles.) There’s nothing like cold soba on a [...]

McGovern & Dean Talk Politics in Altadena

McGovern & Dean Talk Politics in Altadena

This is not your usual small-town library event: the Friends of the Altadena Public Library are hosting George McGovern and John Dean at the Senior Center on November 2nd to sign books and give a joint lecture called, appropriately, “Talking Politics.” McGovern, a former U.S. senator, Democratic presidential candidate and respected historian, will be signing [...]

The Battle to Save Mt. Wilson

The Battle to Save Mt. Wilson

Astronomers from around the world, not to mention all of us locals, watched as the Station Fire swept toward Mt. Wilson, threatening to destroy the historic and important observatory, not to mention a lot of L.A.’s communications infrastructure. Observatory superintendent (and astrophotographer) Dave Jurasevich was there to observe the battle, and he’s coming to the [...]

Doing the Right Thing?

Doing the Right Thing?

The following column is by our friend and Hometown Santa Barbara author Starshine Roshell — she’s not a Pasadena local, but her column this week in the Santa Barbara Independent sure rings true for so many of us in our trying-hard-to-be-sustainable town. You can read more of Starshine’s witty and wise columns at starshineroshell.com and [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 10/19/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers, 10/19/2009

Hardcover Fiction Nine Dragons, Michael Connelly The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown The Wild Things, Dave Eggers Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls Humbling, Philip Roth Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Pursuit of Honor, Vince Flynn Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury The Children’s Book, A S Byatt Hardcover Non-Fiction Barack Like Me, David Alan Grier [...]

Poets in Pasadena

Poets in Pasadena

Poetry fans take note: the 3rd annual Festival of California Poets is happening in our own town this year, at the Pasadena Central Library. Three of California’s most esteemed poets will read works by what the Poetry Society of America calls “canonical” poets. The roster includes Laurel Ann Bogen on Eloise Klein Healy, B.H. Fairchild [...]

Smitty’s Grill

Smitty’s Grill

We go to this handsome bar and grill now and then a year and each time are pleasantly surprised at how good it is. It’s not as fancy as siblings Parkway Grill or Arroyo Chophouse, but it’s a better value, and here’s why: with each dinner entree you get a side order, instead of having [...]

Gary V the Wine Guy at Vroman’s

Gary V the Wine Guy at Vroman’s

Expect a crowd at Vroman’s on Thursday night, when Gary Veynerchuk will appear to speak and sign his new book, Crush It. But if you’re an oenophile hoping to chat about Calatayud wines, this won’t be the event for you — although Veynerchuk is famous for the online videos of his hyperactive, regular-guy wine discussions, [...]

Mei Long Village

Mei Long Village

In a quiet dining room with mirrored walls and lots of greenery, regulars put away steamed Shanghai-style dumplings filled with crab and pork; light pastry-style dumplings filled with sautéed leeks; Shanghai spareribs; and jade shrimp with a spinach purée. It’s all terrific, but it’s the dumplings we crave most. 301 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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