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The Weekend Go Go: Many-sided Femme, Edwardian Ball, Virtual Cemetery + More

The Weekend Go Go:  Many-sided Femme, Edwardian Ball, Virtual Cemetery + More

A warning about the weekend: there’s too much fun to waste it on sleep. Just put on your high heel sneakers and go go. Hold Me Closer, Dralion Dancer Ever wish you could get up close and personal with a Cirque de Soleil performer?’ Here’s your chance but grab it quick, Go Go’ers. Thursday night, […]

Raymond, The

Raymond, The

WHY An elegantly conceived menu and a setting that oozes historic charm. WHAT This 1901 Craftsman bungalow is the epitome of Pasadena charm, with gleaming wood floors, leaded glass, flower-filled patios and an air of tranquility. The upscale California cooking isn’t always flawless—the roasted bruschetta was bitter on one visit—but it’s generally good. Try the […]

Raymond, The

Raymond, The

WHY An elegantly conceived menu and a setting that oozes historic charm. WHAT This 1901 Craftsman bungalow is the epitome of Pasadena charm, with gleaming wood floors, leaded glass, flower-filled patios and an air of tranquility. The upscale California cooking isn’t always flawless—the roasted bruschetta was bitter on one visit—but it’s generally good. Try the […]

Al Gelato

Al Gelato

WHY For red sauce-dishes like rigatoni, as well as pizza, prosciutto or meatball sandwiches and salads. The tuna sandwich and the chili have many admirers. WHAT Gelati (or the amazing coffee granita) are the endings, but the meals start with hearty pastas, soups and sandwiches. Behind the tempting, extensive gelato counter is a casual, no-frills […]

Yai’s on Vermont

Yai’s on Vermont

WHY Spicy papaya salad, minced chicken with red curry and fried trout are recommended; make sure to specify your desired spice level. WHAT On the easternmost end of Thai Town with ample free parking, this offshoot of the original offers a chance to try authentic Thai dishes without the grunge factor of the Yai on […]

Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil

Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil

WHY To sit at the counter and revel in a perfect pot pie and, to keep the theme going for dessert, a piece of brownie pie with vanilla ice cream. If you can’t stay, pick up some frozen pot pies to take home, and for your next summer party, make sure to order the French […]

Open Sesame

Open Sesame

WHY For one of the most convivial, food-celebrating places in Belmont Shore, with happy groups sharing fattoush (a chopped salad), schwarma, crisp-soft fried potatoes, vegetarian platters, Belmont Brewing beers on tap and, of course, baklava. But whatever you order, just make sure you include some of those potatoes. WHAT Ali Kobeissi’s Lebanese bistro is so […]

Wood Spoon

Wood Spoon

WHY For a short, delicious menu of Brazilian dishes, including a fabulous (and massive) chicken pot pie made with hearts of palm, corn, roasted potatoes and olives. WHAT The bright, minimalist space in the heart of the Fashion District is warmed with yellow flowers, the rich flavors of Brazil and the presence of the owner/chef, […]

New Orleans Cajun Café

New Orleans Cajun Café

WHY A New Orleans native, the owner/chef knows how to cook Cajun-Creole food to perfection. Sit at the counter to enjoy some easygoing repartee while the cooks make mounds of red beans and rice, jumping jambalaya and hush puppies. WHAT This busy, narrow, corner café reminiscent of Louisiana’s shotgun houses serves the finest catfish you’ll […]

Suehiro Café

Suehiro Café

WHY For good, inexpensive Japanese comfort food, especially udon, served late into the night. WHAT A Little Tokyo icon, Suehiro is a simple, affordable café that serves satisfying udon noodle soups, cold soba noodle dishes, bento-box meals and katsudon bowls. Extras include friendly service and a library of Japanese fashion magazines and manga. WHO City […]