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Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays

Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays

We posted about this swell promotion months ago, but it’s time for a reminder, because it’s still going on, and it’s a great deal for food and wine lovers. Sponsored by Visit Pasadena (basically the Pasadena Visitors Bureau), BYOWW is exactly what it says: You can bring your own wine to dinner, and corkage fees [...]

Wolfe Burgers

Wolfe Burgers

Good char-grilled burgers, perfect beer-battered onion rings, tasty breakfast burritos, a savory turkey-sausage sandwich with grilled onions, homemade guacamole and thick shakes keep this place packed every lunch hour with office workers and every evening with families. It has a nicer atmosphere than the other burger joints in town, and you can get a beer [...]

La Estrella

La Estrella

This vividly colorful little building looks like it belongs in a beach town in Mexico. The $1 tacos are juicy and more seasoned than most, with a subtle salsa kick. Particularly addictive is the al pastor, either in taco or burrito form; also terrific are the Baja-style fish tacos (fried, with cabbage and white sauce), [...]

Noir Food & Wine

Noir Food & Wine

Chef Claud Beltran and wine expert Mike Farwell have been kicking around the local food scene for years; Beltran cooked at Dickinson West and Halie, for instance, and Farwell helped created the Red Carpet Wine Bar and Vertical Wine Bistro. Now the two have joined forces, and the early evidence is that they’ll be staying [...]

Restaurant Week Returns

Restaurant Week Returns

After a run last spring that was so wildly successful it stretched from a week into a month, Dine L.A. Restaurant Week returned starting October 4th, this time for two weeks instead of one. Here’s how it works: The participating restaurants offer special three-course, fixed-price menus for lunch and dinner. They choose one of three [...]

Figueroa Produce

Figueroa Produce

The buzz is building for a great newish neighborhood market in Highland Park, at the corner of York and Figueroa, just west of South Pas and south of Eagle Rock. With its clean graphics and open feel, Figueroa Produce stands out from its declassé neighbors (including an AutoZone and 99 Cent Store). The owners are [...]

Ka-San Restaurant

Ka-San Restaurant

Delicious Korean barbecue and other specials (hot pots, stews and tang), served by a friendly staff who will help you cook at your gas-fired tabletop grill. Classic marinated beef (kalbi and bulgogi) is tender; kim chi and other side dishes are abundant, delicious and not too spicy for the uninitiated; and the grilled mackerel is [...]

Café Alibi

Café Alibi

Cafe Alibi has free wi-fi and a cute little patio southside. Also, one of the first places several years ago to routinely ask if you prefer soymilk in your espresso drink. Great, big picture window in front for people-watching. Friendly service with comfy chairs for laptop lads and lassies. 84 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, [...]

New Organic Produce Delivery Hits Town

New Organic Produce Delivery Hits Town

No time to shop the farmers’ markets? Can’t pay Whole Foods prices? Then check out the remarkably affordable organic-produce service that’s recently added our region to its delivery route. Abundant Harvest Organics is now delivering weekly to two local spots: Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and Sunland Park in Sunland, both on Saturday mornings. Here’s how [...]

$5 Meal: Viva Tacos La Estrella

$5 Meal: Viva Tacos La Estrella

Avoiding the drab mini-mall at Foothill and Altadena? Your sad loss, pobrecito. This sun-bleached corner is home to the splendid Tacos La Estrella, a cousin to La Estrella at 502 N. Fair Oaks (outdoor dining only) and La Estrella Tacos #3 in Highland Park (liquor license), both good distractions when further west. Open 24 hours, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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