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D2 for Happy Hour

D2 for Happy Hour
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Rather than meet for our monthly late morning coffee, our small band of (mostly) women decide to do an early evening, gathering for Happy Hour at DusitD2 Constance Hotel Pasadena. Though the name is laborious and clunky, this historic site, formerly known as the Constance Hotel and built in 1926 by Perry Constance, has been […]

SIP-tember Cocktails: The Final Judgment

SIP-tember Cocktails: The Final Judgment

After four rounds of voting and 4,962 votes cast, SIP-tember‘s celebration of the cocktail has been narrowed to four: The Taproom at the Langham Pasadena – CC Crush Green Street Restaurant – Bourbon Blackberry Collins Kal’s Mediterranean Bistro – Arugula Rocket Toro Sushi Bar Lounge – Cucumber Skini-Tini The final voting for top prize takes […]

Frozen Beah Heah!

Frozen Beah Heah!

Want to celebrate that “breathtaking” throw by Yasiel Puig from the far right foul line all the way to 3rd base taking out Turner of the N.Y. Mets as he tried to slide in head first? Or, how about another home run by Andre Ethier, or a walk off winning hit by Adrian Gonzalez? Will […]

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s SIP-tember kicks off on August 15th to honor the birthday of “culinary pioneer” Julia Child. Just as with the inaugural Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party last year, this year’s event will take place at restaurants all over the city with a citywide happy birthday toast at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged […]

1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Cramming hot dogs into your mouth when it’s 110 degrees may not sound all that appetizing, but with the temps lowering to an almost cool 84 degrees on Saturday, how about trying to be top dog at Dog Haus Biergaten‘s First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. For a mere $20, anyone can enter the contest, […]

Hello, Happy Hour!

Hello, Happy Hour!

“Happy Hour Week” sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District is actually 14 days long (maybe they’ve indulged in one too many; fuzzy math). Actually, we’re already behind as it started March 1st, so we gotta kick it into high gear; there’s some catchin’ up to do! Twenty-seven participating restaurants and bars are offering food […]

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

If Umami Burger, Intelligentsia and Pinkberry weren’t a big enough indicator that Pasadena is switching from Blue Blood to Young Blood, The Blind Donkey will help set you straight. Sandwiched between Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar and Slater’s 50/50, this brown liquor bar showcases the continued urban trend into Rose Bowl territory. John Bower, a […]

The Votes Are In

The Votes Are In

The results of Pasadena’s Restaurant Week unscientific poll—in which 1,120 diners voted for their favorites in a variety of categories—have arrived. Favorite American Food Ruth’s Chris Steak House Green Street Restaurant a/k/a American Bistro Favorite Gastropub Kings Row Gastropub Haven Gastropub Favorite Romantic Dining The Raymond Parkway Grill Celestino Ristorante Favorite Burger The Counter Pie […]

Best Drinks in Town

Best Drinks in Town

Some of us around Hometown Pasadena like a proper drink every now and then, so we talked amongst ourselves and came up with a short list of personal favorites. We’re saving wine bars for another post. If we’ve missed your favorite cocktail, please let us know! Aviation. Palate bartender Antoine makes this historic, gin-based cocktail […]

T. Boyle’s Tavern

T. Boyle’s Tavern

The first things you will notice are the televisions: thirteen flat screens hung well above the bar, airing all the flavors of ESPN. You will immediately think to yourself sports bar, and perhaps, unable to suppress those sordid memories of Barney’s, beat a hasty retreat. This would be a shame, because T. Boyle’s Tavern is […]

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