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Abricott: A Stylish Fusion Cafè on South Lake

Abricott: A Stylish Fusion Cafè on South Lake

Abricott doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whom you’re with, or what you like to eat—this Pasadena meeting and eating spot is all about good food and good service at an affordable price. Owned by John and Jo Wee, the same design-savvy couple who brought you Daisy Mint, Abricott showcases another fusion-heavy [...]

Dine à la Julia

Dine à la Julia

How about a bowl of bourride, a Provençal fish stew with garlic mayonnaise from the French Chef Cookbook to celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday? Then you’d better make a reservation at The Royce at the Langham, whose menu is designed by New American cuisine chef David Fèau. Or start an evening with one of Julia’s favorite [...]

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Their pitch: “Pay Once = Eat + Drink Your Heart Out.” We think “to your heart’s delight” sounds more enjoyable, like you may actually walk away with a smile (though a full tummy and, maybe, a slightly fuzzy head). The venue: the Rose Bowl When: Saturday, July 21st How much? General admission is $45 (5-9 [...]

DIY Coffee Roasting in Altadena

DIY Coffee Roasting in Altadena

My left hand was cramping, locked in a death grip on the wooden handle of a hot Whirley-Pop popcorn popper as my right hand cranked the stirrer that spun around the pot’s interior.

Wowza! Take a Look at Trattoria Neapolis

Wowza! Take a Look at Trattoria Neapolis

Thanks to LA Eater for this report on Trattoria Neapolis, a dazzling new restaurant coming to South Lake. Will this be the game-changer South Lake so desperately needs? Discuss. Here’s the scoop from LA Eater: Perry Vidalakis spent 10 years conceptualizing Trattoria Neapolis, traveling around the country and to Italy for inspiration. On July 10 his vision becomes a reality and [...]

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Nineteen prepared birthday cakes to serve 3,000 guests; how big are those cakes? Come find out at the Pasadena Museum of History’s Happy Birthday Pasadena: Celebrating Then and Now event this Saturday. Seven of the 19 cakes baked and decorated by Vons/Pavilions will be a part of a “Synchronized Cake Cutting” ceremony at 3 p.m. [...]

Altadena Farmers’ Market Opens Big

Altadena Farmers’ Market Opens Big

There’s a new reason to knock off work early on Wednesdays. On May 30th, the long-awaited Altadena Certified Farmers Market made its debut at the south end of Loma Alta County Park, just off Lincoln Ave. on Palm St. in Altadena. The small, weekly market (about 30 vendors) has a prime location next to the Altadena Community [...]

Gastropub vs. Ale House: Self-identification Is Tricky

Gastropub vs. Ale House: Self-identification Is Tricky

As has been discussed here before, the term “gastropub” immediately conjures up some sort of boardroom trying to guess the next trend. “Gastropubs,” the men in the suits say. “That’s what the hip kids like today.” In contrast, an “ale house” brings to mind long tables and beer—something simpler, something, well, less pretentious. This time [...]

A Pub Just Around the Corner

A Pub Just Around the Corner

Joe can’t say exactly how many customers in his first six days of business have said, “This place is great; it’s just around the corner from me,” but it’s enough to make him smile. This place is Griffins of Kinsale: an Irish pub on Mission Street in South Pasadena. There are no flat screen TVs, no [...]

Start Your Weekend with a Friday Food Fair

Start Your Weekend with a Friday Food Fair

Well, now that we’ve been informed that Food Truck Wednesdays, a fundraising event for the Pasadena PTA, is on a hiatus until the fall, we thought we’d re-direct you to the Chefs Center’s Food Truck Fridays—or more accurately, but much more of a mouthful, the “Spring Friday Food Fair & Artisanal Marketplace.” Chefs Center on [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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