When You Just Need to Have it All

  If you want a great meal for you and your guests, but don’t want to be bothered with the rest of the crowd – then it’s time for a buyout!   Smitty’s Grill in Pasadena offers a private dining experience for those looking for a more intimate dinner. There are several rooms to hire ...

Calvin Banks Brings that Reggae Sound, and Some Serious Dreads, to Pasadena Every Wednesday Night with His Band: The Tellers

  When was the last time you sat down and listened to some really great music? Music that made you want to relax and dance at the same time?   Reggae band Calvin Banks and The Tellers are livening up Pasadena every Wednesday night at the 1881 Club. The Grammy-nominated six-piece are renowned for their ...

Now Arriving: Quenelle

When dessert shop Quenelle opened in Burbank last 2013, ice cream lovers and dessert junkies went crazy. With 300 rotating ice cream flavors to choose from and a variety of creative, yummy pastries and sweet treats to snack on, Quenelle became an instant favorite with locals. Fast forward to 2015: Quenelle is finally closer to ...

Happy Healthy Mother’s Day

There’s always a lot of healthy and happy things happening at Real Food Daily. Take Mother’s Day, for example. RFD is a great place every day, but there is something special there for mom on her special day. The Cheese & Wine Special Deal features raw aged cashew cheese, black pepper crackers, truffle mustard, fresh ...

Celebrate the Springtime

Springtime means the rebirth of everything we love. The Italian word for “spring” is “Primavera,” but linguists and linguini lovers alike can check out the real definition by visiting family-owned Domenico’s, one of Pasadena’s oldest restaurants. Their spring menu features not only pizzas (with 20 different toppings to choose from) and pastas, their vast array ...

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Enjoy a Fat Tuesday Feast at Bacchus’ Kitchen

  Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Chef Claud Beltran will channel his New Orleans side when he creates a feast for Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday, February 25, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dine on gumbo, oysters, crawfish etouffee, barbecue shrimp and table-side bananas foster.   Beltran transitioned from being an engineer in the Aerospace industry ...

Gourmet Hot Dog Purveyor Grabs Top Scores in Pasadena Cheeseburger Challenge

A national gourmet hot dog chain conceived and launched in Pasadena got top rankings during Cheeseburger Week, Pasadena’s annual event which pays tribute to the city as home of the cheeseburger — itself conceived and first served in Pasadena at a burger stand in 1934. Pasadena’s Dog Haus and Dog Haus Biergarten bested no fewer than five ...

Dine Week LA: Pasadena’s Second-Favorite Holiday Season is Here

  Pasadena has long been revered by Foodies as a restaurant paradise. Everything from designer burgers, to down-home burgers, and world-class ramen to steakhouses. They’re all here.   Now they’re also part of LA Dine Week, with a host of local deals. Nearly two dozen of Pasadena’s best eateries are on the Dine Week menu. ...

Cucumber Press from Ruth’s Chris Named 2019 Cocktail of the Year at Taste of Pasadena

  400 people attended the Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl on Thursday evening, October 10, 2019. Of those, more than 200 tasted the four finalist cocktails in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Voters determined that the Cucumber Press created by Ruth’s Chris Steak House would be the 2019 Cocktail of the Year.   ...

Fall Favorite Oktoberwurst Returns to Dog Haus

Oktoberwurst; 1/3lb. cajun spiced emmentaler cheese stuffed bierwurst, caramelized onions, sauerkraut, mustard aioli & scallions, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls (click on image to enlarge)   Dog Haus, the craft casual concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, is celebrating Oktoberfest with the return of its festive sausage – ...

  • -SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Round Two Drinks Announced
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 11:24 am

  • -WinePas: Old Town Pasadena’s New Fall Food & Wine Crawl
    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | 2:41 pm

  • -Celestino Ristorante Introduces New Three-Course Summer Power Lunch Menu!
    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | 1:49 pm

  • -Dog Haus Introduces Chris Oh’s Korean Fried Chicken Wings in August for its Chef Collaboration Series
    Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 11:16 am

  • -Moving On, Roy’s Global Menu Stops in Korea
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 1:02 pm

  • -May We Please Introduce You to The Langham School for Tea and Gallantry?
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 12:30 pm

  • -Treat Yourself for Making it Through the Week with a Lunch at Edwin Mills
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 2:08 pm

  • -Delicious Dining with Fleming’s Chef Mo Saho’s Creations
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | 11:44 am

  • -Sushi Roku Offers a New Take on Taco Tuesday
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 2:51 pm

  • -Clearman’s North Woods Inn, San Gabriel, Participates in Pasadena Restaurant Week, May 6 to 10
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 11:09 am

  • Cabrera’s Serving Pasadena Authentic Mexican Cuisine for 33 Years

      Since 1985, the good folks at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine has been serving authentic Mexican food to Pasadena residents and surrounding areas.   Today,Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine operates and owns three locations that specializes in Mexican-American food and other dishes.   Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine serves delicious and fresh food to various ranges of clients with different ...

    Gluten Free: A Smart Choice, And For Some, A Necessity

      You know the struggle of trying to eat healthily – especially if you have a food intolerance. Many products that appear to be safe do in fact contain things like gluten that can end up leaving you feeling sluggish and unmotivated.   Gluten-free diets have gained popularity over the past few years. Most people ...

    Sushi Roku Takes a Different Approach

    Take it from a longtime sushi fanatic: Don’t make it cute. Don’t make it different because you can. Go easy on mashing up things that were never meant to all mashed up and whatnot. That out of the way,  Sushi Roku is introducing a new menu! And it’s pretty great. Pasadena’s Sushi Roku, which, along ...

    A Healthier Way to Fly

    Off to follow your path, or just heading out of town on a business trip? Before you visit any one of the scores of fast-food burger bins at LAX, you might want to head over to Terminal Four. Real Food Daily, a unique organic plant-based restaurant with locations in Pasadena, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood, ...

    Delicious Dining with Fleming’s Chef Mo Saho’s Creations

        In addition to Fleming’s diverse menu of steaks, seafood and other proteins, there is also a menu of Chef Creations. About every 60 days or so, Chef Mo Saho of Pasadena Fleming’s adds his own personal flair to a menu of starters, main dishes and sides called Chef Mo’s Table.   Looking to ...


    Take a Mental Vacation and Revive Your Senses at the Castaway Restaurant

      It’s summer and the evenings are Southern California cool, what better place to wile away an hour or two but on the patio of the New Castaway restaurant? Did I say NEW Castaway? Yes, after a 10 million dollar renovation that took almost a year the Castaway has re-opened with a new look, new ...


    You Don’t Need to be a Steak Lover to Enjoy Bourbon Steak

      With a name like Bourbon Steak you would expect great Bourbon and Steak and that’s what they have, in spades. But what happens when your significant-other or someone in your party doesn’t particularly like or want steak? Bourbon Steak has a great assortment of non-steak entrees and their side dishes and appetizers are to ...


    Peter Dills Reviews The Arbour

      If it’s new it must be ready for a review. Well, I can pat myself on the back for waiting a few weeks. Actually, the credit goes to the owners of the new restaurant, “The Arbour,” the new kids on the block on South Lake Avenue. Before Smitty’s, Del Frisco’s, Crocodile Café and Paul ...


    Jump Into Spring with a New Menu at True Food Kitchen

      Spring means fresh vegetables in abundance. To reflect the season, True Food Kitchen has introduced their new spring menu with dishes that celebrate the bounty of spring. Also as a nod to Mother Earth and Earth Day, if you get a to-go order during the month of April, it will come in a reusable ...


    Review | Trejo’s Cantina: Pasadena-American Comfort Food

    Those who might be expecting free-range, gluten-free, hand-taught, agave-fed designer LA Mex dishes served by a man-bunned lumberjack hipster, at Trejo’s Cantina, will be disappointed. The actor’s latest effort is down-home Southern California Taqueria-style with a traditional menu. The space, the former location of Red, White and Bluez, is decorated simply and comfortably. The look ...


    Meat District Co’s Street Dog: A Hit on the Streets

    Are you a big fan of hotdogs? Avocadoes? Both? You’re in for a superb treat as Meat District Co. recently launched its Street Dog, a foot-long hotdog made with American Wagyu Beef and topped with avocadoes. Scott from Meat District Co. enumerates the other ingredients that make Street Dog the newest star in their menu: ...


    Foie Gras Is Back. Here’s One Local Culinary Director’s Take

    Foie gras is back. The duck liver pate, banned for years due to animal cruelty concerns but loved for its luxurious texture, is now available in California restaurants again. We spoke with Culinary Director of the Pasadena Dog Haus Michael Brown to find out his reactions to the lift and to hear if he has ...


    Hope Cafe and Catering: Delivering Delicious Food and Hope

    Not just your average catering company, Hope Cafe and Catering has the experience and staff to take on the biggest or the smallest of events Housed in an unassuming location off Foothill Boulevard, Hope Cafe and Catering makes its home. Utilizing a cavernous space, Hope Cafe has a kitchen worthy of Master Chef and is ...


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