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Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home: November 4, 2008 (Written November 8, 2008) By Gale Cohen The TV screen was very small and encased in a furniture cabinet. The news segment showed a crowd of African Americans in their Sunday best church clothes. Men were holding their hats, clutching the hands of their children and wives, arm and arm [...]

Greek Avgolemeno Soup

Greek Avgolemeno Soup

This traditional Greek Avgolemeno soup is more like an appetizer. In this recipe, I have swapped orzo with brown rice and added some other nutritious goodies to make it a delicious meal, while still remaining true to its homeland. Michelle’s Avgolemeno Soup 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 chopped medium white or yellow onion 2 large [...]

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

  From oversized photographic cut-outs of a woman sticking out her tongue whose skin is actually cat hair to a sketch by Rembrandt, this is the L.A. Arts Show. Last Wednesday night was the gala opening and thanks to Victoria Wilson Roberts and Vicki Laidig, yours truly was able to experience the evening. Also in [...]

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

The Spot Gourmet in Glendale is offering to take you out of the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with their Love Potion #99 menu: Teaser: Bacon-wrapped dates with chevre and almonds Passion Plate: Radicchio, red leaf lettuce, red endive, pomegranate seeds, red apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a raspberry champagne vinaigrette Satisfy: Beef tenderloin served [...]

Haven Gastropub’s Head-to-Tail

Haven Gastropub’s Head-to-Tail

Say you have a group of 8 friends. Say you’re planning on being really, really hungry in maybe, oh, two weeks from now. Then perhaps you want to opt in to Haven Gastropub‘s new Head-to-Tail Dinners. You even get to pick the animal—pig or lamb. If you choose Wilbur, you could be dining on dishes [...]

Westridge Summer Fair

Westridge Summer Fair

Have a teenager? Are the upcoming summer months already haunting you, taunting you with “What to do?” One idea: wake said teenager before noon (what a concept!) and attend Westridge School’s free Summer Opportunity Fair. Representatives from over 100 camps are on-hand to answer questions. Local, national, and international programs range from day camps to [...]

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

What exactly is a lunar year? A lunar year or lunar calendar is one that is based on the cycles of the moon phases. The problem with a lunar calendar is that it drifts away from the seasons. Each year, the start and end dates of each month drift by 11 days. In order to [...]

Downsizing with Mrs. Fenyes

Downsizing with Mrs. Fenyes

The newly renovated and recently reopened Fenyes Mansion at the corner of Walnut St. and North Orange Grove Blvd. was not Eva Scott Fenyes’s (1849-1930) first Pasadena project. Before this Beaux Arts mansion, Eva lived with her second husband Adalbert Fenyes (1863-1937) and her daughter Leonora Muse (1879-1972) in an Algerian-styled masterpiece she had built [...]

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

It’s an interesting combo: jazz and jokes. Performances à la carte hosts an evening of music and comedy on Tuesday, February 5th, featuring singers Carla Jaime Perez and Afton Hefley, plus vibes man Nick Mancini and comedian Nick Omana. “A blue plate special is generally comfort food,” says Perez. “Perfect for tougher, more challenging times like [...]

Showcase House 2013

Showcase House 2013

It all started with a shipwreck party and a cup of tea. In 1948, a Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee was formed at a tea in the home of Mrs. John Callery, Jr. To raise money for the Continuance Fund—later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association—they put on the aforementioned shipwreck party, as well a casino night, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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