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Wine Walk

Wine Walk

The Playhouse District invites you to swirl, sip, and stroll once again during it’s fall Wine Walk event on September 16. An evening of wine tasting begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 7 o’clock. Get to know the district by roaming the local venues and tasting wine. Options for fortifying cuisine are numerous in […]

Buff Up Your Cooking Skills

Buff Up Your Cooking Skills

What’s not to love about a three hour class where one learns the art of making pasta—and wine tasting’s included? Chef Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen in South Pasadena continues with its intimate, hands-on cooking classes. Take a look and see if you can resist the temptation… Click class link for details, dates, and sign up. August […]

The 2017 Rosé Soiree

The 2017 Rosé Soiree

Chef Claud Beltran has recruited The Raymond, Little Beast, Alta Eats, Seed Bakery, and Vendome to participate in this year’s Rosé Soiree on August 6. The Blacker House is the venue for this year’s wine and food tasting event. for patrons ($250), a seat is reserved on August 5 for an al fresco “long table” dinner by […]

Dine the District

Dine the District

The Pasadena Playhouse District is luring us with food. Only July 27, the Playhouse District offers a culinary tour “of your choice” with local, traditional, and international dishes (in sample sizes) created by the various eateries in the area. Participants include El Portal, The Stand Pasadena, Roy’s Pasadena, Braise & Crumble, Foodie Cube, Round’s Burgers, […]

Cos & Pi

Cos & Pi

Almost too beautiful to eat. That was my initial reaction when the young woman set down the plate, delivering our order of Cos & Pi’s salmon toast. Of course, you’ll have noticed the leading word is “almost,” because, of course, for food enthusiasts, nothing is too beautiful to leave untasted. Toasted dark rye is loaded with a layer of avocado, pickled […]

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

The Parkway Grill invites one and all to come learn the “tricks of the trade” about making cocktails on June 17. How about Barrel Aged Manhattan, Batch 40 Bourbon, or Barrel Old Fashioned? Jalapeño-spiked tequila even! Mark Brown leads this cocktail class—singles, pitchers, and bottles to go. Parkway Grill hors d’oeuvres served while you create […]

Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table 2017 Schedule!

Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table 2017 Schedule!

Muir Ranch has released its popular farm-to-table dinner series’ 2017 schedule, so plan accordingly! First up, Paul Ragan of AltaEats will be the “special guest chef” on July 28. The evening’s meal is prepared with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies and fruit. Per usual, a seat at the table costs $50 (plus processing fee, if purchased online). For supper + a […]

L.A. Mexicano

L.A. Mexicano

Pocho cooking is the original L.A. Mexicano, the food that many second- and third-generation Mexican Americans grew up eating, and the dishes that everyone in L.A. considered truly Mexican until we started knowing better in the 1990s: the enchiladas and tostadas that L.A.-born college kids craved when away at college, the trays of taquitos served […]

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Teas of the World: Pu-erh

Japanese green tea or Chinese? What’s Keemun versus Assam? Though Linda Louie earned her Master of Social Work and worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court, she was born and raised in Hong Kong and a life-long passion was calling. Linda is now owner of the Bana Tea Company, an online business specializing in Pu-erh […]

Afternoon Tea Among the Roses

Afternoon Tea Among the Roses

It had been a long day, so we are cheered when a friend suggests we meet and take a walk in the Huntington Gardens. Even better as it turns out (since our long day has not been accompanied by sustenance) that upon meeting our friend she expresses an insistent hunger and wonders, would we care […]

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