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Four-Course Beer Dinner

Four-Course Beer Dinner
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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 […]

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

Food Forward Gleaning & Workshops

We thank Food Forward for sharing the article below with Hometown Pasadena readers…   Feeding the Hungry at the Pasadena Farmers Market On a typical Saturday morning, Pasadena’s bustling farmers market entices hundreds of eager shoppers who sift through mountains of fresh produce. But ever wonder what happens to all that peak produce once the […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

Ah, the classic colors that remind us of Palm Springs: white, turquoise and orange. After launching a location in Silver Lake and on Melrose Avenue, Tomato Pie has come to South Pasadena with George Jetson colors and 50s shapes and accouterment. Form and function! We ordered two of the “house pies”: Mr. White and Joe […]

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 […]

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