Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

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Teri & Yaki

Teri & Yaki

Also known as Himeko Chicken, these two cafés make an addictive teriyaki chicken served with chow mein and rice. The sides (sprout salad, seasoned spinach, garlic noodles) are tasty. You can eat here, but we usually get it to go; it’s good party chow, too. 319 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, 626.683.9865, teriandyaki.com, Asian. L & [...]

Pasadena Sandwich Co.

Pasadena Sandwich Co.

Huge sandwiches, low prices and folksy charm keep this long-established spot packed every lunchtime with local working folk, from cops to office toilers to clerks at the mall next door. Split a sandwich with a friend, or get the soup and half sandwich. 269 N. Sierra Madre Villa, Pasadena, 626.578.1616, pasadenasandwichcompany.com, American/Deli. B Mon.-Fri., L [...]

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods

This hugely successful caterer offers a small but excellent roster of daily-changing to-go food, from soups to vegetarian lasagna to a delicious beef bourguignon. If you don’t have time to make appetizers for that potluck, you can usually pick up a dozen mini Caesar salad cups or zucchini-wrapped shrimp. 1434 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.793.7234, [...]

Zelo Cornmeal Crust Pizzas

Zelo Cornmeal Crust Pizzas

This tiny, cheerful café is flagged with market umbrellas and small outdoor tables. Inside, refrigerated display cases are stacked with beaucoup beverages and a bowl of tempting (yes, tempting) chilled beets. The cornmeal crust is distinct, like a good hush puppy, made with coarse meal so it crunches with each bite. Corn pizza on cornmeal [...]

The Terrace

The Terrace

Ah, the good life! At your large umbrella-shaded table overlooking the pool, with an iced tea or chardonnay in hand, it’s easy to forget about the troubles beyond the walls of the grand old Huntington. The ladies who lunch and the business folk who meet chat quietly over flawless chicken Caesars, gorgeous Cobb salads and [...]

Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy

Everything you could ever want in a fast-food joint: vinyl booths, grungy concrete outdoor tables, messy chili fries, huge burgers and its claim to fame, a stupendous breakfast burrito, stuffed with more bacon than your cardiologist wants you to eat in a lifetime. 640 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, 626.793.0120, luckyboyburgers.com, American/Mexican. Open daily to 2 [...]

Café Culture

Café Culture

We shouldn’t even tell you about this great neighborhood secret, but here we go: These folks steam an excellent mocha. The flaky apple turnover is from Europane, so what they don’t make themselves they procure from the best. It’s a regulars’ kind of place; one laptop-sporting regular says he knows Café Culture has been here [...]

Schreiner’s Fine Sausages

Schreiner’s Fine Sausages

This place is a throwback–I’m pretty sure I saw Rod Serling musing on a stool in the parking lot. Schreiner’s has been in this location for 50 years, and in Burbank for ten years before that. So says the helpful frau behind the counter in the Bavarian dirndl. We expect a butcher shop when entering, [...]

On Burgers, Freedom & Democracy: The Counter

On Burgers, Freedom & Democracy: The Counter

What is left to say about the hamburger? It’s the quintessential American sandwich. It used to cost a nickel. Now, you can get a gold-flecked burger on Wall Street for $175. At Fleur de Lys in Mandalay Bay, Hubert Keller will sell you a foie-gras and black-truffle-stuffed Kobe burger, served on a brioche truffle bun [...]

Taco Station

Taco Station

Taco Station opened about three months ago in a converted gas station at the intersection of Green and Chester, just west of PCC. It’s a cute little place, with outdoor-only seating under bright red umbrellas. For company you’ll have PCC and Caltech students, dog-walking locals happy to have a decent place to chow down in [...]

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