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Celebrating the Table with Chef Bruce Kalman

Celebrating the Table with Chef Bruce Kalman

Chef Bruce Kalman of Union Restaurant in Pasadena and Knead & Co. in LA’s Grand Central Market is getting around. He’ll be feeding the crowd at the Seeds of Transformation garden party at the historical Robinson House on April 29 (tickets still available) and he’ll be setting up at the inaugural Arroyo Seco Music Festival […]

Contessa Cooking Classes Are Back!

Contessa Cooking Classes Are Back!

Luisa Fabbri of Contessa Italian Foods Collection is a favorite person of ours. Her boundless enthusiasm, endless optimism, extensive knowledge, and joy of life is addictive and contagious. So, anytime we can spend more time in Luisa’s presence, we sign right up. We’ll let her make the pitch… So many of you have asked and the […]

TFK Community Dinner

TFK Community Dinner

True Food Kitchen is trying something new. On March 23, TFK will host its first Spring Community Dinner. The idea is to create “an intimate, focused setting where the menu is served family-style and Executive Chef Philip Norsetter provides ample background, detail, and information. A wine pairing will accompany each course. True Food Kitchen focuses on […]

“Get Happy” Happy Hour (Extended)

“Get Happy” Happy Hour (Extended)

During these days in which we find ourselves, the traditional “Happy Hour” may be more important than ever. An hour after our day job to relax with co-workers or meet up with friends not often seen. An hour to turn off the day of work—and for many, politics—and socialize, laugh, and detach from the world, yet connect […]

Chiwan Choi at March Whisky & Poetry Salon

Chiwan Choi at March Whisky & Poetry Salon

We have been extolling Kim Ohanneson and Karolyn Kiisel’s Whisky & Poetry Salon since we first attended in January 2014. Now into its fourth year, W&PS is going strong. We love Chiwan Choi!  We love him and we’re so lucky to book him as our feature poet for the March 16 Whisky & Poetry Salon—just after […]

Cooking Jackfruit

Cooking Jackfruit

Who knew? Who knew we wanted to know? And when did we know that we didn’t know what we needed to know? (Channeling Rummy here.) But now we can know—how to cook jackfruit—thanks to a free workshop conducted by nutritionist Kelly Kearns at Grassroots Market in South Pasadena on Tuesday, March 7. Kearns will be […]

Hot Red Bus

Hot Red Bus

We were in the mood for some chicken tikka masala and our local go-to was closed (we’d missed lunch and was too early for dinner). On a late afternoon run to Alhambra we came across Hot Red Bus, “L. A.’s first British Indian chip shop.” We thought the combo of Brit and Indian might satisfy. And, […]

Valentine Yum

Valentine Yum

  For those with a sweet tooth and people they love, here’s some ideas for celebrating the day of love. Pasadena’s Marco Paolo Chocolates are handmade artisan truffles—stunningly beautiful and darn delicious. Order online by February 8 in order to receive by Valentine’s Day on February 14. Include a personal note free of charge. MarcoPaoloChocolates.com.   […]

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Chef Claud Beltran may be behind the counter whisking a sauce at The Eatery, popping in to his newest endeavor Bacchus Kitchen, or be on location cooking and supervising a meal for hundreds of guests at the many benefits he supports, such as The Feast at Baldwin Ranch benefitting the Arboretum’s youth programs or his […]

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

It’s summer and it’s time, even more than usual, for enjoying the great outdoors. Not as in hiking the Sam Merrill Trail or Sunset Cliffs, but the great outdoors of the town of Pasadena. Magnolia House on South Lake has opened a sidewalk patio just in time for summer and lingering brunches—which, of course, could occur (if necessary) […]

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