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Wine & Song, Beer & Blues

Wine & Song, Beer & Blues

Hometown Pasadena: The San Gabriel Valley Book (Prospect Park Books, 2010) says that South Pasadena’s Firefly Bistro is “bright by day and romantic by night” and that they “turn out an always-interesting and usually wonderful menu with multiethnic offerings” and that “the lunchtime salads are excellent, the desserts comforting, and the wine list creative and [...]

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger: Thanks, Lionel!

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger:  Thanks, Lionel!

From January 12th to 17th, Pasadena salutes Lionel Sternberger for his mastery, insight, pioneering innovation and daring in placing a piece of cheese atop a hamburger for the first time in recorded culinary history at his father’s roadside stand, the Rite Spot at 1500 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Legend has it that the teenaged [...]

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

It appears that cake is a draw. All the way back to the 14th century, galette des rois was made to “draw the kings” or the three Magi to the baby Jesus, an event considered one aspect of the Epiphany, and marking the end of Christmastide and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Parisians traditionally serve [...]

Bea’s Knees

Bea’s Knees

It’s in honor of Beatrice Laura Stathatos, wife of Dan Stathatos (founder of Broadway Flowers and STATS Floral Supply), and mother of Dan, Philip, Michael, and Damon, that another new shop has opened: the Bea’s Knees. Besides the renowned Dean & DeLuca out of New York City, Lisa Grabow of Themis Foods intends Bea’s Knees [...]

Tamale Lunch

Tamale Lunch

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen in South Pasadena is having its annual Tamale Lunch on Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st. Chicken, pork, vegan jackfruit, green chile cheese, and sweet corn cheese tamales will have been made, filled, steamed, and ready to consume. Along with a tamale or two, hungry diners may choose from [...]

Pure Vegan

Pure Vegan

“Pure Vegan seems to have developed a following with the vegetable-curious, eaters interested in integrating more plants into their diet without going cold-turkey (sorry for the meat pun). If the book can inspire existing vegans as well as vegan-curious, I’ve done my job.” So says Joseph Shuldiner, author of Pure Vegan:  70 Recipes for Beautiful [...]

Phoenix Food Boutique in South Pas

Phoenix Food Boutique in South Pas

“Food” and “boutique” are not generally words that we expect to find in the same sentence unless we’re thinking of artisan jams or pickled homegrown cukes. Yet, Phoenix Food Boutique in South Pasadena aims to fit the definition—”a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele.” Chrysanthemum tea, a barley and lime drink, osmanthus with [...]

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

If you look askance at those people who are walking into Ixtapa on Sunday at 9:30 in the morning in order to catch their team’s 10 a.m. kickoff—we’re talking American football here—then maybe a visit to Old Pasadena’s new farmers’ market followed by brunch at The Market on Holly is more your cup of tea on [...]

The Peg & Sue Show

The Peg & Sue Show

Peg Rahn and Sue Kranwinkle are back for their 12th FRESH: Creating the Table cooking class. “Jump start your holidays with a fun afternoon with delicious recipes to boost your repertoire.” Of course there will be their current favorite fabulous recipes, and their “Insiders” Best Restaurant list that includes favorite restaurants in Southern California, San [...]

From Grassroots, Descanso, & the Senior Center to Julienne

From Grassroots, Descanso, & the Senior Center to Julienne

Are we really 17 days away from Thanksgiving? If this fact stops you in your tracks, elevates your blood pressure, and makes your heart skip a few beats because, “How in the heck am I going to arrange a feast for family and friends in such a short period of time while juggling my boss, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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