Archive for ‘November, 2011’


Dip’s Grill

Dip’s Grill

WHY To check out SoCal’s first Vietnamese-American gastropub. WHAT Happy-hour specials and a half-dozen brews on tap pair with beer-friendly food that mirrors the everyday flavors most Vietnamese-American kids grow up eating—with a slightly creative twist. Good examples include the grilled mini skewers of curry-marinated chicken or beef and the sliders on Hawaiian buns (pulled […]

Gates (#4)

Gates (#4)

Do these gates lead to the entire painted hillside? A magic kingdom? (Is there a house there at all, or just another dimension?) Everyday objects as art? Why not? This week, join me as I take a look at a few of South Pasadena’s prettiest gates. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Out of the Haus and into the Garten Dog Haus Biergarten brings the “best of the würst” to Old Pasadena

Out of the Haus and into the Garten Dog Haus Biergarten brings the “best of the würst” to Old Pasadena

Out of the Haus and into the Garten Dog Haus Biergarten brings the “best of the würst” to Old Pasadena There’s a new top dog in town and after one visit to Old Pasadena’s Dog Haus Biergarten, you will understand why. Located at 93 East Green Street, Dog Haus Biergarten is the newest incarnation of […]

Gensler Corporate Los Angeles Headquarters Now Open in Downtown LA

Gensler Corporate Los Angeles Headquarters Now Open in Downtown LA

Back in June of 2011, we talked about an incredible phenomenon happening in LA where many companies are deciding to relocate back into the city (Downtown LA) from the surrounding areas. Specifically, one of the biggest wins for Downtown LA … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

It Doesn’t Take Much

It Doesn’t Take Much

Boz doesn’t care about petty politics. He doesn’t know about choices, good or bad. He likes to run in open spaces and Johnson Field is fine with him just as it is. “Boz,” I said, “the field is a dumping ground for silt!” Boz likes silt. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Books I Want To Read, But Probably Never Will

Books I Want To Read, But Probably Never Will

Today we have another guest post from Zak, who works with the cashiers and at the Newsstand… You know exactly what I’m talking about. Imagine this conversation: ATTRACTIVE WOMAN/MAN YOU JUST MET: So, reading anything good? YOU: Actually, yes. I just finished The Autobiography of Mark Twain, which I read in a week despite it […]

BREAKING: Mountain lion spotted tonight, Chaney Trail/Alzada Road

BREAKING: Mountain lion spotted tonight, Chaney Trail/Alzada Road

Altadena Sheriff’s Deputy James Matsuoka emails us that a "a full grown mountain lion" was spotted around dusk tonight (Wed., Nov. 16) in the area of Chaney Trail and Alzada road. Anyone walking their dog alone near dawn or dusk need to be extra careful and walk in groups. He also says that "pet woners […]

Van Gogh: The Life

Van Gogh: The Life

Starry nights, storm-heavy hayfields, sky-wheeling crows and sunflowers — we’ve come to know the artist Vincent van Gogh through his paintings. The emotional turbulence and despair that powered every brushstroke; the ever more intense palette of colors splashed across each canvas; the unspeakable loneliness that emanates from his self-portraits. In this stunning, expansive new biography, […]

Original Pantry Café

Original Pantry Café

WHY For the wait staff, the history and the breakfasts, served 24/7. WHAT Do we love the Pantry? Yes. Is the food really good? No. Well, former mayor Dick Riordan loved it so much he bought the place, but he likes plain, filling chow, and that’s what the Pantry has delivered, 24 hours a day, […]

Gates (#3)

Gates (#3)

The problem with gates is that they hold in as much as they keep out. It’s nice to think of keeping your life private — building walls, tending hidden gardens, closing off the things beyond your control — but it’s also a bit lonely. (I should know. I tend to gate up and go into […]

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