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Colonial Kitchen

Colonial Kitchen
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It’s a building we’ve driven by more times than we can count and it registers fleetingly because of the name Colonial Kitchen rising up above the roofline and the Union Jack that flies out front, alongside the Stars and Stripes (well, to be accurate, they each take a corner). It’s an establishment that’s never pulled […]

Nekter Comes to Pasadena

Nekter Comes to Pasadena

It’s all about the juice. The cold press. The cleanse. And, of course, acai (or açaí). “Juicers” love their fruit and veggies in liquid form and now they’ll have another option in Pasadena: Nekter Juice Bar. Steve and Alexis Schulze founded Nekter five years ago in their local community of Costa Mesa and now have […]

The Long Table 2015

The Long Table 2015

Early Bird reserved seating is closed, but there’s still time to get a seat at the table. The long, long table. On August 22nd, the Playhouse District Association hosts the 3rd Long Table event. Green Street at El Molino Avenue is closed and a long, beautifully decorated table is set. A pre-dinner wine and cheese […]

Vegetarian Dinners, Meat Lovers & Black Squid

Vegetarian Dinners, Meat Lovers & Black Squid

There are 7 Continents and 7 Oceans on the globe. There are 7 Colors in the rainbow and 7 Notes on the musical scale. There is a pattern of 7 Stars, which are guiding stars (The Big Dipper) and there are 7 Objects in the solar system that are visible to the naked eye. There […]

Four-Course Beer Dinner

Four-Course Beer Dinner

If microbreweries, signature brews, small batches, and craft beers get you out of the barcalounger or off the mountain bike, then take a look… Del Frisco’s Grille on South Lake in Pasadena is teaming up with Golden Road Brewing and offering a 4-course “beer” dinner on July 30th. Executive Chef Angel Flores “will serve creative […]

Antigua Bread

Antigua Bread

A friend of mine who’s a chef and of Mexican descent introduced us to what has become one of our favorite breakfast spots: Antigua Bread on Huntington Drive just a bit west of Fremont Avenue. We meet one early morning and after receiving a strong, rich latte, we demur to our friend’s breakfast suggestions as […]

Lincoln Pasadena’s Farm-to-Table Dinner

Lincoln Pasadena’s Farm-to-Table Dinner

As many people know, Lincoln Pasadena is the second eating hub and gastronomic delight created by Christine Moore. Her initial endeavor, Little Flower, was begun as a candy store and Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Gold, has said… Like most things worth having, Christine Moore’s sea salt caramels […]

Around the World in 80 Sips

Around the World in 80 Sips

Where to go for classic, unique, creative, and fun tastes on the tongue? It’s time for Galco’s Soda Pop Shop “Around the World in 80 Sips,” it’s annual soda-tasting party. On July 19th, Galco’s will pour 75-80 different sodas—with examples from Italy, France, and England—for starters. Beginning in 1897 as an Italian grocery store, Galco’s […]

Contessa’s Tagliatelle

Contessa’s Tagliatelle

Homemade pasta, house-made pasta, fresh pasta; it’s all the rage. Extra virgin olive oil is de rigeur. But there’s “homemade” and then there’s pasta and oil rich with history, passion, know-how, quality soil, and personality—with terroir. Such is the world of pasta and olive oil when one steps into Contessa Collections on South Lake in […]

Regional Italian Pasta Dishes: Demo & Tasting

Regional Italian Pasta Dishes: Demo & Tasting

Aglio e Olio (Campania). Cacio e Pepe (Rome). Prosciutto with Cream (Emilia-Romagna). Three dishes that represent Chef Isaac Greenhouse’s training and passion. Greenhouse began his working career in the fashion industry, but realizing he not only enjoyed food but felt rather passionately about it, he went to culinary school, then trained under and executive chef […]

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