Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘restaurant’


Abricott: A Stylish Fusion Cafè on South Lake

Abricott: A Stylish Fusion Cafè on South Lake
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Abricott doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter where you come from, whom you’re with, or what you like to eat—this Pasadena meeting and eating spot is all about good food and good service at an affordable price. Owned by John and Jo Wee, the same design-savvy couple who brought you Daisy Mint, Abricott showcases another fusion-heavy […]

Wowza! Take a Look at Trattoria Neapolis

Wowza! Take a Look at Trattoria Neapolis

Thanks to LA Eater for this report on Trattoria Neapolis, a dazzling new restaurant coming to South Lake. Will this be the game-changer South Lake so desperately needs? Discuss. Here’s the scoop from LA Eater: Perry Vidalakis spent 10 years conceptualizing Trattoria Neapolis, traveling around the country and to Italy for inspiration. On July 10 his vision becomes a reality and […]

Fatty’s Lives!

Fatty’s Lives!

Eagle Rock’s venerable vestal of vegan cuisine, Fatty’s, has recently reopened after the owners took a long sabbatical. The intermission seemed endless—I would slowly drive by on my way down Colorado Boulevard, hoping that the strings of twinkly lights would be back on, glowing cheerfully through the big glass garage doors, illuminating happy diners noshing […]

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a clever bit of restaurant-as-theater. The room’s high ceilings are shrouded in dark-painted timbers; it looks like there is an intriguing story—in both senses of the word—above the heads of diners. Large, cheesy paintings are offset by tasteful flowers and sensuous china. The menu is an actual scroll, and you get custom-made […]

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 […]

New Chong Qing

New Chong Qing

WHY A place for chileheads to give their palate a thrill ride.

WHAT Light years beyond kung pao, the Sichuan fare at this nicely designed little storefront is the winning contender for capsicum artistry in a city filled with peppery stir fries and incendiary noodles. The fresh fish hot pot has a fan club, but don’t let it obscure the other mouth-tingling goodies, like fried chicken cubelets—as crunchy as chicharones and spicier than jalapeño kettle chips, buried under an inch-deep blanket of dry-fried chiles.

Chef LQ & More at Vertical

Chef LQ & More at Vertical

Quietly, with few people noticing, one of L.A.’s most exciting and innovative chefs has taken residence in Pasadena. His name is Laurent Quenioux, and some of you no doubt tried his food back when he ran the on-the-edge (for Pasadena) Bistro K in South Pasadena. Next came the chic Bistro LQ in L.A., which didn’t […]

Dip’s Grill

Dip’s Grill

Dip’s Grill is the kind of convivial place that attracts lingerers who like to schmooze the night away over dinner. The long room a couple of doors down from Alhambra Bowling Center hums with bright light and activity: a couple courting, two friends catching up, a table full of women watching a vacation slide show […]

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 […]

King’s Row Gastropub: What’s in a Name?

King’s Row Gastropub: What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? That depends. A buzzword is a buzzword is a buzzword, as Gertrude might say (but probably not). Gastropub is such a word. King’s Row Gastropub, now open in Old Town in the space formerly occupied by Neomeze (and run by the same people), is fair evidence of this: it has the […]

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