Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘wine bar’


Monopole Not So Hot

Monopole Not So Hot
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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 […]

Bodega Wine Bar

Bodega Wine Bar

This sleek, modern Paseo bôite (hiding behind P.F. Chang’s) is bright by day and dark by night, with flickering candles providing not quite enough light to read the appealing menu. It’s a fine spot for a drink and a bite before a movie, and it’s a fun place to try lesser-known wines from around the […]

Heritage Wine Company

Heritage Wine Company

Pasadena lacks a few kinds of essential food-and-drink establishments (like a proper deli and a really good gastropub à la the York), but it’s doing great in the wine bar department. There’s been a fair amount of hoopla around such places as Noir, Vertical, Bodega and the Wine Detective, but somehow we hadn’t noticed what […]

Scoping Out the Wine Detective

Scoping Out the Wine Detective

South Lake Avenue is going through some tough times, with empty storefronts abounding, but things are looking up on the block between Green and Cordova. The Counter‘s customized burgers are proving a hit, Crocodile Cafe has been reborn as Café 140, and now there’s a new spot in the Commons that people are talking about: […]

Changes at Vertical

Changes at Vertical

After three years, the San Gabriel Valley’s most elegant wine bar, Vertical, has changed things up. Gone are chef Sara Levine and her small-plates tasting menu; now settled  in are new chef Doug Weston and a more traditionally structured menu of modern American bistro food. Also new is operations manager David Haskell, a self-described “wine […]

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