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Oceanview Bistro

Oceanview Bistro

Ugh, the dreaded office lunch out. (OK, I know, offices are lucky to be able to afford lunch out these days, and if you have a job at all, you’re happy. But work with me here.) The boss dreads it because of the expense, the hassle and the excruciating need to make small talk. The [...]

Dog Haus: A Review? Or: Lunch with Abe Froman

Dog Haus: A Review? Or: Lunch with Abe Froman

Los Angeles is no stranger to fine purveyors of encased meats. There’s Pink’s, of course, and Dodger Dogs, and Vicious Dogs, and The Stand and Wurstküche* and several others discussed at length on Off-Ramp with John Rabe, Kevin Ferguson, and the esteemed Colleen Dunn Bates. Right here in Pasadena there’s Slaw Dogs, and Big City [...]

Luggage Room

Luggage Room

We’ve been to Phoenix a couple of times and don’t particularly care to return, so we were skeptical when we heard people raving about the pizza at the original La Grande Orange, and how great it would be when Pasadena finally got said pizza. Really? The nouveau-riche land of strip malls has authentic, wood-fired, thin-crust [...]

Market on Holly En Route

Market on Holly En Route

After more than a year of planning and many months of build-out, the Market on Holly, a joint venture by Pasadena television composer Marty Davich and Pasadena caterer Mary Pat Brandmeyer (whose clients include many well-known celebs) is scheduled to open on May 6th, with some of the proceeds during the month going to the [...]

Gaon Authentic Korean BBQ Restaurant

Gaon Authentic Korean BBQ Restaurant

I’m no authority on Korean food, but usually the words “Korean BBQ” entail a table-top grill on which customers cook their own meats—an ingenious form of culinary outsourcing. Gaon has no such grills, though one dish was served on a sizzling hot plate set over a dish of flammable pink jelly. But no temperature dials, [...]

KindKreme

KindKreme

KindKreme is not something you slather on your dinosaur-skin elbows or use to whiten your teeth. Neither is it a concoction from Harry Potter that turns bullies into sweethearts. Rather, it’s a vegan, organic, sustainable café that has a rocking ice cream counter, a smoothie/juice bar, coffee and some damn decent lunch choices. If you’re [...]

Food Truck Tuesdays at Figueroa Produce

Food Truck Tuesdays at Figueroa Produce

It’s a tired trope in food writing: the reluctance of the writer to describe publicly an unsullied treasure, when a great deal of what’s worth treasuring is the absence of other people. People ruin everything, you know. Somewhere, a dissertation is being written this very minute about the self-loathing incurred by discharging one’s duty, common [...]

Get Your Lard On

Get Your Lard On

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a hungry person* in possession of a few dollars, must be in want of bacon. Bacon, and the various other forms of pork belly both cured and uncured, are everywhere these days—especially, it seems, at ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com. And as with every other culinary trend, there’s an app—er, truck for [...]

Happy Time in Old Pasadena

Happy Time in Old Pasadena

If there’s anything that makes us happier than a well-made cocktail, it’s a deal on said cocktail — so we’re happy to report that Old Pasadena is in the midst of its first-ever Happy Hour Week. Running from March 1 to 8, it brings together 19 restaurants and bars that have all promised to have [...]

Turtle in a Tortilla at Luigi Ortega’s

Turtle in a Tortilla at Luigi Ortega’s

Luigi Ortega’s is a strange restaurant. Located just across from PCC, it’s one of several places that constitute a (relatively) recently “gentrified” stretch of Colorado Boulevard—if the meaning of gentrification can be extended to include the opening of Starbucks and Chipotle. Open for roughly four years, Luigi Ortega’s, in some ways, fits perfectly into this [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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