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Cuisine de l’Amour

Cuisine de l’Amour

If Valentine’s Day means—to you—an ambrosial dining experience, then here are several options from which to choose: Vertical Wine Bistro is offering a cozy cheese plate for two with a pairing of Prosecco for $30. Their Valentine’s Day dinner menu includes a first course of shrimp bisque, fresh crab cakes, pappardelle pasta with scallops or […]

Grist & Toll Pop Up

Grist & Toll Pop Up

Just kneaded and shaped a loaf of bread? Instead of baking it by its lonely self in your oven, take it down to Grist & Toll‘s community “pop up” on Sunday, February 9th. Michael O’Malley of Michael O’Malley’s Mobile Oven (MOMO) will be on hand to pop your creation into his oven with other home […]

Souffle, Hands-On

Souffle, Hands-On

The verb “souffler” means “to breathe, to blow, to whisper.”  The secrets of ethereal souffles will be revealed as you wield a whisk to achieve a glorious, light and luscious soufflé or two. (Chez Cherie) Tuesday, Cherie Twohy will lead a class in learning the ins and outs of making souffles. From our experience, these evenings […]

Bittersweet Treats

Bittersweet Treats

Tucked in between a stretch of eateries (that includes an ever-present Starbucks), a block or so east of PCC, and across the side street from Samy’s Camera is Bittersweet Treats. We stumbled upon it about a year ago, looked at the treats presented on the counter and thought, these are different. We introduced ourselves and […]

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 […]

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