Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



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Tasting Kitchen

Tasting Kitchen

WHY An elegant Lucques-meets-Portland gem with an ever-changing selection of inspired, intensely flavored but not at all fussy creations, ranging from delicate market greens tossed with walnut ancho•ade to pork cheek ravioli nestled among balsamic-laced radicchio. The $40 set menu has got to be one of the best fine-dining deals in town. WHAT A crew [...]

Better Than Your Regular Lemonade Stand

Better Than Your Regular Lemonade Stand

When I was 7, my cousin and I were featured in the Redding Record Searchlight for “keeping lemonade stands alive.” We claimed we had worked very hard all morning squeezing lemons for our fresh juice, when, in fact, as we spoke to the journalist, my mom was mixing water with Crystal Light packets in the kitchen. Regardless, [...]

Torafuku

Torafuku

WHY Very good, close-to-the-earth country-style meals you might expect at a ryokan, or Japanese country inn. WHAT Locavores will love the ingredients-organic vegetables, local free-range chicken and eggs, Santa Barbara prawns, grass-fed beef-that chef Tetsuya Harikawa sources for his simply cooked meals. For rice connoisseurs, the star of the show is the early-crop rice cooked [...]

Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk

WHY Beef salad makes a light summer supper, and curries are also satisfying. WHAT One of the best Thai options on the westside, with clean, updated versions of favorite Thai dishes, served in a pleasant Asian-style décor. 8875 W. Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson, 310.860.1872, tuktukla.com. L & D daily. MC, V, AE. Type: Restaurant Region: Westside: [...]

Gjelina

Gjelina

WHY The kitchen knows when to take a fish off the grill and how to bring out the best in each dish-without overcomplicating it. The It spot of the moment in Venice. WHAT This lively (i.e. noisy) Abbot Kinney hot spot has a ’70s Big Sur vibe but a decidedly more modern menu and a [...]

Domenico

Domenico

WHY Elegant Italian dishes in a relaxed Silver Lake sidewalk café with excellent service. WHAT Tiny and white inside, with a spacious front patio, this neighborhood restaurant is culinarily ambitious for the neighborhood. Handmade pastas-think lasagne with oxtails, beet tortelli or Peruvian blue-potato ravioli-and hearty, creative mains like braised rabbit make it a sophisticated alternative [...]

Pitfire Pizza Company

Pitfire Pizza Company

WHY Neopolitan-style pizzas (try the burrata), well-filled panini and good salads, plus delivery in the Downtown zone bounded by Alameda, Figueroa, Temple and Olympic. WHAT Although it’s a sit-down café, and a perfectly fine one, this is a handier place to know about for takeout and delivery, especially because it can get mobbed at lunchtime. [...]

Craft

Craft

WHY Servers who make you feel like Trump, special-occasion food (veal sweetbreads with kumquats, rabbit saddle with wild cherries) and a Wall Street atmosphere for those times when laid back L.A. just won’t do. WHAT Part of Tom Colicchio’s New York-based mini-empire, this elegant place has a design-your-own menu where everything is a la carte-at [...]

Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics

WHY We know Angelenos who used to plan weekends in San Francisco around a trip to Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. Now the shrine has come to us. WHAT A partnership between Heath and longtime L.A. architect and potter Adam Silverman, proprietor of Atwater Pottery, the airy store includes gallery space for ceramic artists as well [...]

Library Alehouse

Library Alehouse

WHY For dozens of beers on tap, mainly Californian, Belgian and German brews, which you can try in four-ounce, five-shot sample flights. WHAT This aptly named bar has a polished professor vibe with better-than-average bar food: chipotle shrimp quesadillas, a solid build-your-own beef, turkey, veggie or salmon burger, and salmon fish ‘n chips that tastes [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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