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Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

It’s easy to get stuck in a food-shopping rut — all you Trader Joe’s habitués know what we’re talking about. But now that spring’s in full swing, and Earth Day is upon us, we’re ready to inspire you (and us — we’re stuck in the Trader Joe’s rut, too) to make the most of the [...]

Off the Beaten Track in Old Town

Off the Beaten Track in Old Town

Everyone loves to bash Old Town Pasadena, especially those of us who have lived here a long time and seen Colorado Boulevard turn into the Santa Anita mall with more charming architecture. On Chowhounds, it seems like a new thread appears weekly with dozens and dozens of complaints about how the restaurants in Old Town stink.  [...]

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre

Churrascarias are the fad du jour, which isn’t hard to understand—handsome men carving unlimited quantities of sizzling meat tableside is a powerful American fantasy. This place, little-noticed on the second floor of the Paseo, is actually one of the best around, more subdued than the wacky Gaucho’s Village in Glendale and with better food than [...]

The Novel Café

The Novel Café

I love that everyone has an opinion about coffeehouses. It seems to always be a way to get people riled up. In my recent post on coffeehouses, a commenter pointed in the direction of the Novel Café, a new joint on Colorado near PCC. My boss said there’s a branch in Venice that’s delightful, so [...]

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Train-to-Drink Bar Bargain

Attention current or would-be Metro riders: To help inspire light-rail use and get us out of our cars, La Grande Orange (located inside Pasadena’s historic Del Mar Station) is offering $1 cocktails for Gold Line riders. Just bring in your ticket stub and your first cocktail, glass of wine, sangria or beer is just a [...]

South Pasadena for Food Lovers

South Pasadena for Food Lovers

Every month, our sister site Eat-la.com posts a profile of one of L.A.’s Good Food Neighborhoods, drawn from the book EAT: Los Angeles. This month’s good-eatin’ neighborhood is our own South Pasadena. Click here to read all about it.

Polkatots: A Hidden Gem

Polkatots: A Hidden Gem

I’ve been largely immune to the cupcake mania that has swept the city (and the nation); I’m more of a flourless-chocolate-cake kind of girl than a gooey-frosting kind of girl. But my daughter’s 16th birthday demanded a treat that could be served to the entire cast and crew of the play she’s in the middle [...]

Red White + Bluezz Delivers the Goods

Red White + Bluezz Delivers the Goods

We were remiss in not including Red White + Bluezz in the last edition of Hometown Pasadena the book, so we’ll make up for it here. Our colleague Jean Barrett over at sister site eat-la.com gave it a rave review. Check out what she has to say here. And note that the roster of musicians [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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