Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘San Gabriel’

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New Chong Qing

New Chong Qing
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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.

Nurseries for Springtime

Nurseries for Springtime

It’s time to get those tomatoes going, not to mention your spring flowers and water-frugal native plants. Here are our favorite destinations for this time of year. Burkard’s 690 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 626.796.4355, burkardnurseries.com Third-generation plantsman Frank Burkard Jr. runs this fine, if not downright posh, nursery. Besides a crack staff, Mr. B […]

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

5 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternate: Inspiration Point Named for one of the great trail volunteers of local history, this route is popular with hikers seeking a good workout and a great view. It starts at the gates of the long-gone Cobb Estate, crosses over Las Flores Canyon and then climbs up a sunny, two-mile […]

San Gabriel

San Gabriel

Where It All Started The Facts What It Is: A 4.1-square-mile city bordered by San Marino, Temple City, El Monte, Alhambra and South Pasadena Population: 40,987 Sister City: Celaya, Mexico Ethnic Diversity: Predominantly Asian, with a 31% Hispanic minority Family Matters: 76% of residences are family (nonsingle), giving the city a high concentration of family […]

San Gabriel Cemetery

San Gabriel Cemetery

This historic cemetery shares a common driveway with the Church of Our Saviour, home to a life-size bronze statue of Gen. George S. Patton in the church courtyard and a stained-glass window inside the church of a tank (yes, this was Patton’s family’s church). Take a left at the caretaker’s cottage, past the lollipop- sculpted […]

Mission San Gabriel Cemetery

Mission San Gabriel Cemetery

On the north side of the mission, you can’t miss the large wrought-iron cemetery gates framed by tiles painted with welcoming skulls. Aside from tombstones and a few elevated monuments, this large, flat, walled block of land isn’t very inviting; benches for reflecting are as few as shade trees. The prettier burial grounds are inside […]

Little Farm Fresh

Little Farm Fresh

Thanks to our friend Allison King for tipping us off to her new produce source, Little Farm Fresh. Owner Jennifer Little, who some locals know from her time working at Camille Frances de Pedrini in South Pasadena, has long “farmed” her home property near the San Gabriel Mission, and she’s started a produce delivery business. […]

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Don’t worry, we’re not passing judgement on the “best” cemeteries in which to spend eternity—we just want to share with you our favorite cemeteries for strolling, exploring, pondering and exploring history… in this life. Forest Lawn Memorial Park The first in this swank chain of memorial parks (these guys thought up the term “memorial park,” […]

Golden Deli

Golden Deli

Spring rolls are the golden ticket here—fabulously crisp spring rolls that you can eat as is or roll up in a lettuce leaf with basil, mint and/or cilantro, marinated vegetables and chile paste. There’s a reason every single table gets at least one order. That’s just the beginning of the good eating: rich, oniony pho […]

Babita Mexicuisine

Babita Mexicuisine

It looks like a dive from the outside, but inside Babita is inviting, with crisp white linens and romantic charm. But no one comes for the setting—they come for owner/chef Roberto Berrelleza’s regional Mexican cooking with a Oaxacan focus. He is a serious chef who makes seriously good Yucatecan cochinita pibil, filet mignon with a […]

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