Cuisine

October 4, 2018

Farm-to-table Eatery, The Arbour, Joins Pasadena’s Fine Dining Scene

The Arbour's emphasis is on creative and inventive dishes made with local ingredients.
September 28, 2018

Pasadena’s New Twists On the Old Standby Boilermaker

When it comes to the classic boilermaker, we found some new twists on the old standby.
September 18, 2018

The Crack Shack is Opening In Pasadena And We Can’t Wait

Top Chef alum Richard Blais’ new chicken-and-egg concept is nothing to yoke about. By Sara Smola, Images: Courtesy of The Crack Shack Chef Richard Blais is […]
August 31, 2018

Pasadena’s Prawn Coastal is a Dream For Seafood-Lovers

Tucked away in Pasadena’s Miller Alley, chef Mark Peel’s seafood-concept outpost, Prawn, boasts a modern, accessible menu in a fast-casual environment. With this second Prawn location (the […]
August 28, 2018

5 Questions With Maestro Restaurant Founder, Sergio Martinez

Maestro might be a fairly recent addition to the Pasadena food scene, but its serious take on Mexican cuisine, and extensive list of artisinal agave spirits […]
August 16, 2018

Food Network Star’s Pasadena Cake Studio Lets You Decorate Your Own Cake

Food Network star Duff Goldman’s new culinary concept really takes the cake.
August 10, 2018

Crossings: Where the Food Is As Impressive As the Surroundings

By Cuyler Gibbons, Photos by Molly Torian Occupying the historic Edwards & Faw building (a dramatic two-story brick structure built in 1908), Crossings restaurant launched an […]
August 9, 2018

Sugarcane Juice From Pasadena’s Ko Juice: A Healthy Way to Cool Off From the Heat

With Pasadena’s summer heat wave around the corner, duck into Fair Oaks Avenue’s Ko Juice for a refreshing thirst quencher. Ko (which means “sugarcane” in Hawaiian) […]
August 8, 2018

“Biggest Loser” Chef Devin Alexander On New Cookbook With Indulgent Recipes That Don’t Sacrifice Taste

Chef Devin Alexander talks about her new cookbook, “You Can Have It!"
July 23, 2018

Our Picks For Pasadena’s Best Food & Drink

BEST CAKE FOR ANY OCCASION Nothing Bundt Cakes 548 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena Even if you’re only celebrating the upcoming weekend, Nothing Bundt Cakes is the […]
July 17, 2018

Six Places to Try On Up and Coming Washington Boulevard

North Pasadena’s Washington Boulevard is the ideal locale for a leisurely weekend of sipping, shopping and snacking.
July 11, 2018

Artisans of the Agave

By Cuyler Gibbons Artisanal liquors are popping up like grain all over America, with many claims such as handcrafting and multiple distillations being of dubious validity. […]
June 20, 2018

Refined American Comfort Food is Making Nick’s a Pasadena Favorite

Nick’s might be new to Pasadena, but its four existing locations already make it a seasoned veteran of fi ne dining and hospitality. Taking the place […]
June 14, 2018

Pasadena Cafe Serves Coffee and Helps At Risk Youth in the Community

At Rosebud Coffee, Pastor Davidson is brewing more than good coffee, he’s helping develop productive futures for at risk youth. By Peter Segall It grew out […]
May 29, 2018

Hot-n-hip Spots in the Hipster Enclave of Silver Lake

We take a peek at some of the hot-n-hip spots in the adjacent enclave of Silver Lake. By Cuyler Gibbons Photos by Agustin Cruz Just a […]
May 15, 2018

Our Version of Lemonade’s Irresistible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here's the recipe!
April 16, 2018

Here’s Why the Only Micro-Distillery in Pasadena is So Special

Its continued existence is a testament to its founders’ dedication to artisanal craftsmanship.
March 15, 2018

Spirits of the Past

Edwin Mills by Equator honors Pasadena’s storied past, and serves up some mean cocktails at the same time. By Mario Boucher Images by Paul Mowry Teddy […]
February 6, 2018

Immune Boosting Super Foods

Let’s face it, by the time we feel the first tickle in our throat, we know it’s too late to fight off what’s ahead. These simple […]
January 31, 2018

Block Party

When was the last time the neighbors got together? At Block Party, it’s every night. With an impressive 3,000 square foot patio, Block Party is serving […]
January 17, 2018

Great Maple

Paseo’s newest culinary addition packs a punch with modern American flavors and from scratch comfort foods. Although it only opened in mid-October, Great Maple’s fourth location […]
January 12, 2018

Bon Appetea!

Bon Appetea Café serves a delicious selection of both freshly made teas and treats in the evolving Downtown Alhambra neighborhood. BY: Sara Smola Despite his passion […]
December 13, 2017

Lost at Sea

Old Town’s Lost at Sea, a modern fine dining restaurant, offers Pasadenans a memorable dining experience. The seafood-centered restaurant began as a collaboration between locals and […]
December 4, 2017

Again Cafe x Chibiscus Ramen

Green Street’s newest café concept offers a caffeine fix by day, and by night transforms into a hip ramen joint that also features Asian-style cuisine like […]
October 9, 2017

The Right Cut

John Yoo, owner of Paseo Colorado’s Porto Alegre, shares his experience on moving to the US, getting involved in the hospitality industry and how he came […]
August 31, 2017

LA’s New Foodie Favorite Locale

The question “What do you feel like eating?” seems innocuous enough but has the potential to cause a full blown argument among finicky eaters. That’s where […]
June 28, 2017

Mrs. Jones

  Mireya Asturias Jones will be the first to tell you her cup runneth over. But that’s because, as the matriarch of Jones Coffee Roasters, she […]
June 5, 2017

The Stand

  Having opened its doors in March off El Molino Avenue, this family-friendly locale is quickly making itself at home. The tech savvy eatery features digital […]
April 25, 2017

Healthy AND Delicious, Truly!

Another jewel in the Fox Restaurant Group crown, Pasadena’s True Food Kitchen location serves abundantly healthy food with a focus on flavor and responsibility. BY: Cuyler […]
March 22, 2017

Braise & Crumble

Stepping into Braise & Crumble is like stepping into a warm, welcoming kitchen, made bright by the giant “B&C CAFÉ” sign hanging along a rustic brick wall that encloses the quaint café. Wood tables […]
December 1, 2016

Welcome to Eatside!

October 17, 2016

Café 86

    With all of the new coffee shops opening around Pasadena, it can be difficult for local cafés to stand out; but at the family-owned […]
October 17, 2016

Seed Bakery

    There’s nothing like the taste of freshly baked bread. But for most of us, our version of “fresh bread” is limited to what we […]
August 1, 2016

Healthy, Cool and Light

When things heat up and you’re looking for something light and healthy, here are two liquid concoctions and one cool salad that will beat the heat […]
August 1, 2016

The Stroopwafels Are Coming

The newest 200-year-old breakout sweet treat from Holland.     It’s been a long time since I was pleasantly surprised by anything associated with the experience […]
August 1, 2016

Frida Tacos

    At Frida Tacos, lights hang low from the ceiling, illuminating the colorful mural of luchadores and other components of central Mexican culture that transport […]
August 1, 2016

Café Santorini

    Escape to the Mediterranean without leaving Pasadena! This intimate, elegant cafe boasts a delicious menu specializing in classic seafood, pizza and small appetizer dishes […]
August 1, 2016

Home Brewed Bar

    Since it opened its doors two and a half years ago, Home Brewed Bar has been giving coffee and tea lovers a homegrown café […]
June 27, 2016

Cool Creams

Ice cream shops are popping up all over Pasadena but none of them are of the standard parlor variety. BY: Sara Smola PHOTOS: Fernando Cerda     Afters Ice Cream This […]
June 26, 2016

Alexander’s Steakhouse

  Blending together traces of Japanese influence and visions of a classic American steakhouse, Alexander’s Steakhouse brings innovative new flavors and steaks of exceptional quality to […]
June 26, 2016

Burger Karma

  Bachi Burger, a Las Vegas eatery famous for its Asian-inspired burgers, has touched down in Southern California with a new Pasadena location. A far cry […]
June 26, 2016

Le Muse Coffee & Wine Bar

  Le Muse Coffee & Wine Bar brings the romantic aura and elegance of Paris to the heart of Pasadena. This quaint, beautifully restored building with […]
May 23, 2016

Mijares

With all the delicious competition in this town, it’s difficult for an eatery to make it. Yet, this Pasadena favorite has been around for nearly 100 […]
May 23, 2016

Zugo’s Café

For over a decade, Zugo’s Café has served fresh Italian fare in a quaint, European style eatery tucked away in the picturesque community of Sierra Madre. […]
May 23, 2016

Seasonal & Delicious

The new Paul Martin’s on Lake Avenue brings its signature seasonal food styling to Pasadena.     “Chain” might be a dirty word to some, but […]
May 20, 2016

Must-Stop Sugar Shops

Pasadena is rightly famous for many things, and to that list we can now add artisanal confections. We looked at a slate of sugar shacks that […]
March 19, 2016

A Place to Call Home

Last year’s federal approval of the Malibu Coast AVA (American Viticultural Area) literally and figuratively puts Malibu wines “on the map.” BY: Cuyler Gibbons Photos: Courtesy […]
March 17, 2016

The Brew Master

The best coffee maker in the nation serves up cups of joe in Pasadena. BY: Sophia Kercher Photos: Sara Smola On a bright crystalline sky afternoon, […]
February 17, 2016

Stir Up A Little Romance

In honor of love, Mark Brown of Smith Bros. Parkway Grill, created a signature cocktail at our request. Evocative of romance and glamour, the Evening Jewel […]
February 5, 2016

Sugarfina: A Sweet Success

Once you set foot in this Pasadena sugar shop for adults, you’ll rediscover the joy of being “a kid in a candy store.” BY: Sara Smola […]
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