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Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino
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The Institute of Domestic Technology may have the strangest of names, but the courses they offer run such the gamut—from learning how to make fresh chevre and curing your own bacon to preserving fruit and making artisanal bread—that your IRA or child’s college fund may have to take a considerable hit so that you may […]

La Monarca for Easter

La Monarca for Easter

Easter is days away. Do you have everything you need? What about a some Capirotada , a traditional bread pudding-like pastry filled with toasted bolillo soaked in piloncillo, dried fruits, and cotija cheese for Easter brunch? La Monarca Bakery in South Pasadena has a wide selection of baked goods. They offer assorted bite-size dessert bars, […]

Gabriella in the Dog Haus

Gabriella in the Dog Haus

“Although I love Dog Haus,” wrote 11-year-old Gabriella Pontrelli, “I feel the menu is not complete. I think there should be one more cheeseburger…named after me!” As thus it was born: The Gabster Perhaps it should be named “The Holy Gabster” as it was a writing assignment in Gabriella’s language arts class at Holy Family […]

A Boozy Burger

A Boozy Burger

Slater’s 50/50 is getting a jump on this party month of March—Thank you, Ireland! Thank you, March Madness! You may have to prep for this: 1/2 pound New York strip steak infused with a Guiness and Molasses marinade A bed of arugula and Roma tomatoes roasted in Jameson Irish Whiskey A topping of melted provolone […]

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

If Umami Burger, Intelligentsia and Pinkberry weren’t a big enough indicator that Pasadena is switching from Blue Blood to Young Blood, The Blind Donkey will help set you straight. Sandwiched between Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar and Slater’s 50/50, this brown liquor bar showcases the continued urban trend into Rose Bowl territory. John Bower, a […]

Christine Moore’s Little Flower

Christine Moore’s Little Flower

The pretzel rolls, the caramels, the garlic edamame spread, the garlic mushrooms and brie sandwich served open-faced on a baguette with thyme and lemon, the Dal bowl. Is your mouth watering yet? These are just some of the delicious offerings at Christine Moore’s Little Flower Cafe across the old bridge on Colorado Boulevard, tucked under […]

What a Month at King’s Row

What a Month at King’s Row

General Manager James Willis at King’s Row Gastropub is keeping us in the loop. We’re happy to pass on the many events—of both the victual and the libation variety—happening in this month of February. Thursday, Feb. 7th: King’s Row is hosting Anchor Brewers & Distillers. They describe an evening of special cocktails, 5 Anchor taps, […]

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

The Spot Gourmet in Glendale is offering to take you out of the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with their Love Potion #99 menu: Teaser: Bacon-wrapped dates with chevre and almonds Passion Plate: Radicchio, red leaf lettuce, red endive, pomegranate seeds, red apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a raspberry champagne vinaigrette Satisfy: Beef tenderloin served […]

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

It’s easy to miss, tucked around the corner, and especially since Busters so easily catches one’s eye right next to the Metro, as well as Mix ‘n Munch and the new La Monarca Bakery. But right up Meridian Avenue, just north of Mission in South Pasadena is Heirloom Bakery and Cafe. Having lived in South Pasadena […]

Noir Food & Wine on a Winter’s Day

Noir Food & Wine on a Winter’s Day

Early on in the day, writing at the computer in my north-facing apartment, which means it was near cold enough to snow, my hands were hardly able to find the appropriate keys. This was despite the fact that the heat was roaring (though since the heater is in the hallway and faces the bathroom and […]

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