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Food Lover + Idealab = Frugal Foodie

Food Lover + Idealab = Frugal Foodie

Pasadenan John Delacruz has three passions: food, bargain-hunting and software development. Lucky for him, he’s found a way to combine them all by joining forces with Pasadena’s Idealab to start FrugalFoodie. A cross between Hotwire and Groupon, this new site and smartphone app saves last-minute diners a considerable amount of money. Like Hotwire and Priceline, [...]

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick and Dirty Review

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick and Dirty Review

For approximately 157 more hours, the Lobsta Truck has the dubious distinction of being the newest entrant into L.A.’s endlessly combustible upscale food truck scene. They serve a very limited (or focused, if you’re feeling generous) menu: lobster or crab on a toasted split top roll with either mayo or butter, as well as clam [...]

Altadena Urban Farmers’ Market Returns

Altadena Urban Farmers’ Market Returns

Gloria Putnam, owner and resident of Altadena’s historic Zane Grey Estate, is a DIY foodie. She keeps goats (for milking and cheesing) and chickens (for the eggs, natch), she grows her own produce, she’s involved with the effort to launch the Arroyo Food Coop, and now she’s taken to hosting the greatest hippie happening Altadena [...]

Zankou Chicken

Zankou Chicken

The aroma of this Lebanese rotisserie chicken drives our kids mad with hunger. You tear the salty meat and skin off the bird, stuff it into a pita, add garlic sauce, and go to poultry heaven. Good schwarmas and wraps, but the chicken’s the thing here. 1296 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.405.1502, zankouchicken.com. Lebanese. L [...]

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Wine Bar

This sleek, modern Paseo bôite (hiding behind P.F. Chang’s) is bright by day and dark by night, with flickering candles providing not quite enough light to read the appealing menu. It’s a fine spot for a drink and a bite before a movie, and it’s a fun place to try lesser-known wines from around the [...]

Ugo’s Italian Deli

Ugo’s Italian Deli

The Hamptons have arrived in Sierra Madre, thanks to this upscale foodie spot, where the owner is friendly enough to accept marriage proposals. (We asked her to marry us after tasting her baked goods.) She does all her own baking, so you might as well just give in and order the treats first. We may [...]

DineLA, Pasadena-Style

DineLA, Pasadena-Style

Yes folks, it’s time once again for Dine LA Restaurant Week, which grows bigger and more successful every year—and which always includes some excellent Pasadena-area venues. This year’s runs this week and next, excluding Saturdays—October 3 – 8 and 10 – 15—and is rich with good restaurants offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus that are [...]

Little Farm Fresh

Little Farm Fresh

Thanks to our friend Allison King for tipping us off to her new produce source, Little Farm Fresh. Owner Jennifer Little, who some locals know from her time working at Camille Frances de Pedrini in South Pasadena, has long “farmed” her home property near the San Gabriel Mission, and she’s started a produce delivery business. [...]

Bashan

Bashan

I’m not a real restaurant reviewer, even though I take pictures of meals when they’re placed before me. Perhaps it is my delight in being served that pulls the camera out to immortalize succulent beads of jus and steam, artful morsels and a vivid season of colors. Yet here I am without a memory card, [...]

Porta Via

Porta Via

Vic Ciulla and John Weithas, two genial longtime Pasadenans who used to run Twin Palms, own this white-tiled, high-ceilinged Italian deli, which has successfully filled Pasadena’s considerable need for upscale Italian takeout and café food with easy parking. Order your custom salad or superb panini or sub-style sandwich and snag a tall table inside or [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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