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Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash
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I first had Chicken Paprikash when a chef I was working for made it for the kitchen’s family meal. It was such an easy process and it becomes this really feel-good meal. I tend to forget about how simple and delicious this recipe is—this is my first time making it in over two years—but once […]

9th Annual Chocolate Salon

9th Annual Chocolate Salon

We believe Pasadena “does” chocolate pretty dang well. Mignon, Amara, Contessa, and Marco Paolo  (MP’s hand-painted chocolates pictured right). Now, take these four quality chocolate makers and square them to the nth degree, and welcome to The 9th Annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon. This is not just a show, a taste-testing, or an exhibit. A […]

Salon: Stewardship & Conservation of Culture with Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

Salon: Stewardship & Conservation of Culture with Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

She earned a MFA in drama at Yale, studied at Cambridge, and acquired a Doctorate of Philosophy from USC. Carol Soucek King resides in Pasadena, in a home called Arroyo del Rey, which was designed for her and her husband, Richard King, in 1979 and has been declared a Historic Monument by the City Council. […]

End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale

Figuratively, summer is at an end as the kids have reluctantly returned to school. As we all are aware, summer is literally making its present felt as the current 3-digit temperatures prove. One way to figuratively beat the heat is to enjoy the Lake Mariposa End of Summer Sale on September 12. The Altadena Chamber […]

The Lost Adult Theaters of Pasadena

The Lost Adult Theaters of Pasadena

They were called “dirty movie houses,” “adult cinemas,” or “girlie theaters.” From 1959 until about 1990, Pasadena had roughly ten of them, ranging from soft-core “nudie cutie” houses to hardcore venues. Some were former picture palaces fallen on hard times; others little more than dingy-looking storefronts – but before the Internet, DVDs and Blu-Ray cornered […]

Building Paradise in California

Building Paradise in California

Alex Vertikoff‘s books are titled Weird Rooms, Hidden L. A., and At Home in the Heartland. He’s been the architectural and promotional photographer for the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Villa and Center and for the Skirball Cultural Center. His biography states that he “was the first foreign artist to have a traveling exhibit of his […]

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

It’s all about virtual worlds, even as we look up into our night sky and revel in the site of thousands of stars—or as NASA would put it, balls of gas. (Tell that to a group of young boys and see if they don’t giggle and try to out-best each other with crude jokes, a […]

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman: The Changing Face of Ladies and Laughter (Official text below) The year 2015 has been a big one for women in comedy. Amy Schumer’s smash hit  Trainwreck upended the traditional rules of the rom-com. Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee’s been building excitement for her own late night show on TBS, while Unbreakable Kimmy […]

Kickoff to Demolition

Kickoff to Demolition

The public is invited to the kickoff event as the Desiderio Project gets into the swing of things—like demolishing. A 5.17-acre parcel is the location of a former U. S. Army Reserve Center. Just below the lovely Colorado Street Bridge and yards from the Arroyo Seco is a not-so-lovely paved area, a fence with barbed […]

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

A Call For Artists! Open Studios Tour, Alta/Pasa/Dena Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open Studios.gallery   Application Deadline: Sept. 25th, 2015 Find application here All visual artists 18 and older may apply to participate in this juried event. Open Studios welcomes artists who create any type of visual art, including crafts, installation art, video, […]

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