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Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Muir Ranch: 1st Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015

Celebrate the spring harvest by coming to the first Muir Ranch farm-to-table supper of 2015. On June 6th, Nikki Parrish, Mud Baron, and Shirly Barrett host an evening of organic, school-grown fare, lovingly prepared and happily shared. Since the summer of 2011, two acres on the John Muir High School campus has been converted into […]

Patakan

Patakan

Nondescript. Easy to miss because of the corner El Pollo Loco and Subway chains garishly grabbing one’s attention. Look to the right side of the parking lot, toward a flock of umbrellas. Beyond the “wall” of potted trees is an outdoor eating area that leads into the small, slightly dated, but very clean interior of […]

Victorian Afternoon Tea for The Women’s Room

Victorian Afternoon Tea for The Women’s Room

On May 16th, enjoy an afternoon of “savory sandwiches, aromatic teas, and decadent desserts” during the Victorian Afternoon Tea, a fundraiser to benefit the wonderful and worthy Women’s Room at Friends in Deed, hosted by Village Church of the Ascension. The afternoon will also feature a silent auction sponsored by the creative merchants of Sierra […]

A Pasadena Lark

A Pasadena Lark

It’s like cake minimalism. White on white with minimal dashes of color and texture. It’s Lark Cake Shop on Hill Avenue just north of Washington Boulevard in Pasadena. We’d been chatting over a cuppa latte with a friend around the corner at Lavender and Honey. Looking to while away more time before heading home and […]

Caribbean Cooking

Caribbean Cooking

Trinidad stewed chicken and coconut rice. Hmmm. And, how about some pigeon peas? (No, not peas made out of Columbidae.) The cultivation of pigeon peas go back 3,500 years on the eastern part of peninsular India. Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In […]

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

When we first read “vegan” and “beer” together in a description about a beer and food festival, we were thrown sideways. This just didn’t compute. Doesn’t beer trigger visions of overpriced ballpark dogs at a Dodgers’ game? Or a cooler of cold brews at a clambake on the beach, six-packs and pizzas, or a Negra […]

Wine Walk

Wine Walk

Pasadena Playhouse District is indulging our love of wine and offering “Wine Walk” on May 2nd. Swirl. Sip. Stroll. Stop by the Playhouse to pick up the program and receive a souvenir wine glass, then stroll to six different venues—including Red White + Bluezz, Jacob Maarse, and Monopole—for tastings, discounts, and to enjoy live entertainment. […]

Lanza Brothers

Lanza Brothers

It was the time of morning when commuters fill every nook and cranny of our freeways, so we took the back streets from South Pasadena to downtown where we still share a studio with fellow photographers at Figueroa and 23rd Streets. We drove down Fremont Avenue, turning right onto West Mission Road that merges into […]

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 […]

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