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Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Pasadena Conservatory of Music has partnered with Jefferson Elementary School for over a decade, teaching the students in instrument and vocal performance. Recently, the school has been “on the road” to becoming a performing arts magnet school and PCM is now also providing instruction to fourth and fifth graders on guitar, drums, and recorders. The […]

Hoopla! A Novel Tea

Hoopla! A Novel Tea

On March 20th and 21st, Hoopla!, owned by local stalwarts Lori and Scott Webster, will be celebrating their first anniversary at the store’s “new” location on Fair Oaks Avenue. The festivities begin Friday at 3 p.m. with one of life’s most lovely ingredients: food. Olimila Gourmet Emporium is a family business in Studio City, founded […]

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

Re-Grand Opening of Park Bench Grill

When we arrive at noon, the place is empty. Within twenty minutes, it’s filling up, salutations are being issued and returned, orders are being taken, and the kitchen has kicked into gear. Upon asking, we’re told by owner Chef Debbie Raney that the grilled chicken breast sandwich, the daily specials, and any of the fish […]

PokeMIX Grand Opening

PokeMIX Grand Opening

Sincere thanks to Kristie Hang for allowing us to re-print her review of the new Poke Bar…   By Kristie Hang Reporter, journalist, foodie KristieHang.com I was invited to taste-test the next big thing in the San Gabriel Valley. Tea royalty Flour + Tea (of the famous Ten Ren lineage) is opening their newest concept PokeMIX in Pasadena. […]

Tea & More Tea, Please

Tea & More Tea, Please

Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree. Primarily, the buds and flowers are used to make teas such as white, green, oolong, black, yellow, and pu-erh (though not chamomile, mint, and rooibos teas). Using early leaves or more mature leaves produces differing flavors and “tea qualities,” and sometimes, even the twigs […]

Fireworks

Fireworks

Usually this space is reserved for a cooking class, food festival, or to help spread the word about local cafes, restaurants, or bakeries. But this week we are doing the unthinkable—plugging a chain establishment. We succumb to this because a dear friend bestowed a Valentine’s Day gift upon us, which melted in our mouth and […]

Cupcakes: A Sweet Valentine at Auntie Em’s

Cupcakes: A Sweet Valentine at Auntie Em’s

We have a loved one who is mad about red velvet anything, so when we say Auntie Em’s touting their red velvet cupcakes, and as Valentine’s Day shall soon be here and we might want a V-Day treat for said loved one, we headed toward Eagle Rock Boulevard ready for a taste test. Little did […]

Ponci on Lincoln

Ponci on Lincoln

Lety told us to come about 10:30. By the time we arrived around 11 a.m., people were already filing in, lining up to order their choice of tortas, burritos, and tacos. Seasoned pork al pasor, cabeza, chicken chipotle, shrimp cakes with cactus, chile rellenos, chicken and beef fajitas, tongue, pork rinds with green or red […]

Share Food. Spread Love

Share Food. Spread Love

Jennie Cook knows it’s a busy night. And this year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday. Cook asks, How will you appreciate your loved ones on the busiest restaurant night of the year? Her suggestion? Eat in the comfort of your own home with a meal prepared by expert, loving hands. Start the evening with […]

Ask the Baker

Ask the Baker

Imagine biting into a cracker with a name like Slightly Seedy, Spicy Dal, La Semolina, Cheddar Crispies, and Currant in the Rye, and being transported back to a farm in the Ukraine run by a Mennonite. Can you taste the heritage grain? Excuse me, you ask? The names of the crackers mentioned above are the […]

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