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Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly
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If you look askance at those people who are walking into Ixtapa on Sunday at 9:30 in the morning in order to catch their team’s 10 a.m. kickoff—we’re talking American football here—then maybe a visit to Old Pasadena’s new farmers’ market followed by brunch at The Market on Holly is more your cup of tea on […]

Copa Vida

Copa Vida

Cup of life. Living like a cup? Fill you life’s cup up with coffee, tea, and something called a shakerato at Pasadena’s newest coffee and tea spot, Copa Vida. We ordered a latte for a whopping $4.50, though to be fair the cafe covers a lot of real estate that must cost a pretty penny […]

Hen’s Teeth & the Sidewalk Cafe

Hen’s Teeth & the Sidewalk Cafe

They started with a coffee cart and small business events. Kip had experience in the food and beverage industry. Bernard was a bartender. The third in the group, Ayo, was a photographer. But there weren’t a lot of coffeehouses in the area, so they opened Sidewalk Cafe at Woodbury and Los Robles, “where Pasadena and […]

Lemonade: Not Your Granny’s Cafeteria

Lemonade: Not Your Granny’s Cafeteria

Lemonade is the hipster Clifton’s—a spiffy, cheery cafeteria that presents healthy salads, comfort food and sinful desserts in a long, sinuous lineup. Fusion cuisine, world cuisine, and seasonal cuisine inform a rotating list of salads, sandwiches, soups and hot dishes, and share the bill with mac and cheese and red velvet cake. Lemonade doesn’t pander […]

Make Mine Lemonade

Make Mine Lemonade

Dare I cite the old bromide, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Now I actually love lemons in their every form. So naturally, the other night I chose to visit Lemonade, a restaurant which opened on South Lake two months ago. The occasion? A delayed birthday meal for one of my valiant friends who […]

The Market on Holly

The Market on Holly

A little bit of San Francisco and Portland in Old Pasadena, the Market on Holly is the creation of two longtime locals, composer Marty Davich (whose wife, Carrie Davich, owns the neighboring Maude Woods) and caterer Mary Pat Brandmeyer. There’s a small market (fancy pastas, oils, local organic milk), a swell bar with Portland’s famed […]

Market on Holly Opening Shindig

Market on Holly Opening Shindig

On Thursday night, it became official: The Market on Holly is now open for business. The  joint venture by composer Marty Davich (our neighbor in Prospect Park) and caterer Mary Pat Brandmeyer (a longtime Altadenan) drew a big crowd to its grand opening party, which spilled onto the sidewalk (where a jazz band played) and into […]

KindKreme

KindKreme

KindKreme is not something you slather on your dinosaur-skin elbows or use to whiten your teeth. Neither is it a concoction from Harry Potter that turns bullies into sweethearts. Rather, it’s a vegan, organic, sustainable café that has a rocking ice cream counter, a smoothie/juice bar, coffee and some damn decent lunch choices. If you’re […]

Fiore Market Café

Fiore Market Café

I have a couple of new addictions that you should know about: the roast chicken sandwich and the piccolo cappuccino at South Pasadena’s sweet new spot, Fiore Market Café. That’s not to say the other offerings aren’t good—they are. It’s just hard to not keep getting that same sandwich. Made with bread baked daily by […]

Monopole Not So Hot

Monopole Not So Hot

A few nights ago, a friend and I were debating whether to go to Elements Kitchen (and its swanky bar) or drop in to Monopole Wine before a movie. We were more in the mood for wine and reasoned that newcomer Monopole would be a better choice. Wrong. But it looked okay at first. I […]

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