Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘local cafes’


Granada

Granada
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For months and months we looked through the storefront window and saw the renovation in progress. Then for weeks we were shut out by columns of brown paper taped to the inside. Suddenly last week, we saw tables and chairs being brought out onto the sidewalk and umbrellas being opened, and the door to Granada […]

Colors of Water

Colors of Water

(Official text) “Colors of Water,” a group show exploring the many impressions that water has on a person’s imaginations. Join us in the Closing Reception to celebrate artistic diversity, friendship and a cozy corner coffee shop that many locals call their daily haunt. “Colors of Water” has ceramics from Ginko Ching Lee and paintings from […]

Fiore Market Café Roast Beef

Fiore Market Café Roast Beef

Sincere thanks to Bill Disselhorst for contributing this week’s recipe. He and Ann have just released their first cookbook—Fresh—and will have a signing on Saturday, December 20th. Only thirty dollars, Fresh makes for a great holiday gift and supports our local independent entrepreneurs! Thank you, Fiore Market Café, and congratulations…(We’ll be seeing you in a […]

Crepes de Paris

Crepes de Paris

Hometown Pasadena’s teenage consultant “DW” had a yen for crêpes this past weekend, so naturally she Googled, finding Crepes de Paris on Fair Oaks Avenue, just south of Green Street. We drive by it twice and almost settle for Amara,(which anyone knows is not settling), but we do succeed…by literally stumbling into it. Aside: We blame our inability to quickly […]

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

They had a theme and a full menu before they had a name, explains Honey & Lavender Espresso Bar co-owner Melanie Porter. When she was a teenager and worked at a small, family-owned café outside of Napa, a seed was sown. A seed that germinated over the years as she worked as an auditor for Fox Studios and traveled […]

Bittersweet Treats

Bittersweet Treats

Tucked in between a stretch of eateries (that includes an ever-present Starbucks), a block or so east of PCC, and across the side street from Samy’s Camera is Bittersweet Treats. We stumbled upon it about a year ago, looked at the treats presented on the counter and thought, these are different. We introduced ourselves and […]

Tamale Lunch

Tamale Lunch

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen in South Pasadena is having its annual Tamale Lunch on Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st. Chicken, pork, vegan jackfruit, green chile cheese, and sweet corn cheese tamales will have been made, filled, steamed, and ready to consume. Along with a tamale or two, hungry diners may choose from […]

Cheese Entertaining 101

Cheese Entertaining 101

Imagine an hour immersed in the world—actually, the smell and taste—of St. André, cave-aged Emmenthal, or “D. Bernardo” Manchego. Domestically, the names might include Cypress Grove’s Marble Mountain, Best N West Jack, or Italcheese’s Bufala Mozzarella. Nicole’s Market & Café is offering an early evening class on “the basics of entertaining with cheese,” helping hosts […]

Baking Bread at Fiore

Baking Bread at Fiore

Interested in creating your own sigh in perfect satisfaction, melt in your mouth bread? Fiore Market Cafe in South Pasadena is offering another in their series of Bread Making Classes on October 22nd. We reviewed Fiore just last month (read it here) and we gushed about their roasted chicken sandwich. We were delighted when Bill […]

Chocolate de Venezuela

Chocolate de Venezuela

Little Tokyo. Strawberry Mojito. Acropolis. What have these to do with Venezuelan chocolate, you may ask. One evening not too long ago, Amara Chocolate & Coffee‘s co-owner Amara Barroeta was eating at a sushi restaurant and became absorbed and intrigued by the many flavors. She then began to consider how these tastes could blend with her 100% […]

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