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Celebrate 22 Years of Deliciousness at El Portal

Celebrate one of Pasadena’s oldest and tastiest restaurants this weekend! El Portal is 22 and it’s time to celebrate! “When I purchased El Portal 22 years ago, I thought that i would retire [by now] but I’m pleased and surprised to be going into [our]…

Stark Spirits Bottles Sunshine And Much More

What does California taste like? If I’d have to guess, I’d probably say warm nights, long sunsets and distilled sunshine. Thanks to…

Embrace Rhubarb This Season

Rhubarb might be a seasonal spring darling, but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows what it is exactly. Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, but is…

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Pasadena

Get in the Irish spirit this St. Patrick’s Day! March 17 conveniently falls on a Friday this year so make the most…

Where to Get Your Pizza in Pasadena

Pizza might just be the perfect food. Whether you like it deep dish, thin crust, piled high with toppings or with just a hint of…

Celebrates Pi Day with Pizzas and Pies

America’s nerdiest but, perhaps tastiest, holiday is right around the corner. Pi Day falls on March 14 and celebrates the ratio of…

Sip Some St. Patrick’s Day Spirits

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Tap Room on Friday, March 17 with three special drinks. Enjoy a 3 Irish Whiskey flight or two specially…

How to Pair Wine with Mexican Food

Beer tastes good with a lot of Mexican dishes. But authentic Mexican food is every bit as complex and nuanced as a…

The Sidewalk Cafe HTS Charms in Pasadena

The Sidewalk Cafe HTS, where the HTS stands for Hens Teeth Square, feels like home. From the art, by local artists on the walls, to…

12 Steps to Making Perfect Latte Art

Ever wanted to impress dinner guests by garnishing homemade lattes with a heart or rosette on top? It’s a bit more complicated than one might expect, but Andrew Willis, manager for Coffee by the Books on the corner of Walnut and Oakland, says “a home barista can learn to do a heart design pretty quickly.” We turned to Coffee by the Books for several reasons. First, they serve great coffee roasted right here in Pasadena by Copa Vida Coffee; second, they make amazing latte art; and third, they’re tucked inside Archives Bookstore, which makes the location brilliant. Also, they’ve had the same reliable…

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