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First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

Muir Ranch celebrates its spring harvest, ringing in the new season of its ever-popular farm-to-table dinner series. On April 30, the special guest chef will be Job Carder, Executive Chef at Plate 38 in Pasadena. The meal is made with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies with support from La Specialty Produce. Per usual, a seat at the […]

Taste of South Pasadena

Taste of South Pasadena

For the 5th year, on April 19, Rotary Club of South Pasadena presents an evening of strolling the avenues while sampling various victuals and enjoying diverse wines during Taste of South Pasadena. Canoe House on Fair Oaks Avenue is holding a Garagiste Wine Tasting event from 5 to 7 p.m., while food sampling is available along Fair Oaks […]

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Chef Claude Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen is the location for the 10th annual wine and craft spirits tasting to benefit the Pasadena Education Network. The event is Sunday, April 10 and tickets are still available. This may be just the way to end a lovely weekend or fortify for another week: tasting wines, spirits provided by […]

Ann at the Pasadena Farmers’ Market

Ann at the Pasadena Farmers’ Market

Ann Erdman, retired Pasadena Public Information Officer and author of the blog “Pasadena PIO”—which may be enjoyed now at AnnErdman.blogspot.com—takes us on a visit to the farmers’ market in Victory Park. The Saturday Pasadena Farmers’ Market (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) is located in the 2900 block of Sierra Madre Boulevard. North Altadena Drive is situated on […]

Weekend-Long Cooking School

Weekend-Long Cooking School

Once again, the Artisanal L. A. Spring show will be held at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, but this year, one of several new elements will be a weekend-long cooking school. So far, here’s the breakdown for this two day cooking demonstration event: Saturday, April 9: Noon-1 p.m.: Introduction to cheese-making 2-3 p.m.: The […]

Granada

Granada

For months and months we looked through the storefront window and saw the renovation in progress. Then for weeks we were shut out by columns of brown paper taped to the inside. Suddenly last week, we saw tables and chairs being brought out onto the sidewalk and umbrellas being opened, and the door to Granada […]

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

L. A. and magic realism. “A place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.” Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat series has been called a “sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L. A., the book that […]

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

The 2009 print edition of Hometown Pasadena (Prospect Park Books) describes Magnolia House (previously Magnolia Lounge) in these terms… The red flocked wallpaper, crystal light fixtures and low velvet couches pay tribute to the speakeasy (Pasadena’s first) that purportedly thrived here during Prohibition. In this more licentious age, patrons freely enter the candlelit walkway that […]

Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant and Peg Rahn, founder of “Fresh: Celebrating the Table” will be joined by Peggy Dark, co-author of the Fabulous Parties books, for “Cooking at the Arboretum.” This month’s topic: Favorite go-to comfort food. The menu: —50 wonderful soups —Chicken stock “from scratch” —Homemade hearth bread —Baked cheesy pasta casserole with […]

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Erotic 2

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Erotic 2

  Four fine (French) cognacs to warm your tongue and kiss your lips. A light repast to sate some of your hunger. Four erotic poets to curl your toes and make your knees quiver… ~Jackie Bang ~Jennifer Bradpiece ~Conney Williams ~Alexis Rhone Fancher         Zahra Bates, Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador, will create […]

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