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Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays

Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays

We posted about this swell promotion months ago, but it’s time for a reminder, because it’s still going on, and it’s a great deal for food and wine lovers. Sponsored by Visit Pasadena (basically the Pasadena Visitors Bureau), BYOWW is exactly what it says: You can bring your own wine to dinner, and corkage fees [...]

Wolfe Burgers

Wolfe Burgers

Good char-grilled burgers, perfect beer-battered onion rings, tasty breakfast burritos, a savory turkey-sausage sandwich with grilled onions, homemade guacamole and thick shakes keep this place packed every lunch hour with office workers and every evening with families. It has a nicer atmosphere than the other burger joints in town, and you can get a beer [...]

Racial Justice Breakfast

Racial Justice Breakfast

We’re looking forward to joining Ann Erdman, the city of Pasadena’s public information officer, at her table for the Women for Racial Justice breakfast on Monday, sponsored by the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. It’s part of the Y’s Bridge Builder series, designed to strengthen community. We’ll also be gathering to honor Marge Wyatt, a former Pasadena [...]

Do Good & Eat Free at New Stonefire

Do Good & Eat Free at New Stonefire

Stonefire Grill, a small restaurant chain started by a couple of self-described soccer moms from Valencia, opens in East Pasadena this weekend, and the kickoff is a an unusual fundraiser that promises to be a big hit. For those who make reservations in advance, dinner on Saturday night will be completely free — diners will [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/12/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/12/2009

Hardcover Fiction Lost Symbol, Dan Brown Children’s Book, A.S. Byatt The Help , Kathryn Stockett Await Your Reply, Dan Chaon The Professional, Robert B. Parker Wild Things, Dave Eggers Juliet Naked, Nick Hornby Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger South of Broad, Pat Conroy Hardcover Non-Fiction Most Evil, Steve Hodel American on [...]

Richard III at a Noise Within

Richard III at a Noise Within

A Noise Within, the classical repertory theater company that’s long been based in Glendale (but is moving to Pasadena next year), has kicked off the new season with a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Directed by the company’s co-artistic director, Geoff Elliott, the production hews to the classic standards; it’s set in 1483 and chronicles [...]

La Estrella

La Estrella

This vividly colorful little building looks like it belongs in a beach town in Mexico. The $1 tacos are juicy and more seasoned than most, with a subtle salsa kick. Particularly addictive is the al pastor, either in taco or burrito form; also terrific are the Baja-style fish tacos (fried, with cabbage and white sauce), [...]

Rose Court Dream Denied

Rose Court Dream Denied

We just had to share Lian Dolan’s column today on Chaos Chronicles, her national blog about life as a modern working mom. Once again, her dream of making the Rose Court has been denied, but she’s made her peace with it, and even shares some grooming tips picked up from examining the photo of this [...]

Death by Cat

Death by Cat

While you’re cruising Pasadena’s museums on Friday evening as part of ArtNight, make sure to stop by Gold Bug in Old Town for the opening of its most unusual new show, Death by Cat. The wonderfully quirky and exotic gift shop will be displaying the photographs of New York State photographer Bruce Wolf, which chronicle [...]

ArtNight Again

ArtNight Again

Now that ArtNight has had a few seasons here in Pasadena — it arrives once each spring and once each fall — it’s become one of the most popular happenings of the year. Everyone gets into the game: all the museums and arts organizations, a bunch of restaurants, the local bike-riders’ group called CICLE, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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