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 ...


Two More Great Choices

Here’s the great thing about Valentine’s Day in Pasadena: you have hundreds of great choices. Here’s the bad thing: you have hundreds of great choices. Add Mijares Restaurant to the list of great places to be with the one you love on Valentine’s Day—actually, two more, since Mijares has two locations in Pasadena. Chef Campos ...


Smarter and Healthier

Everyone wants to eat a healthy lunch. And that includes the staff of The Flintridge Proper, where they’ve recently expanded their Farm-to-Table Lunch Offerings with lots of new quick and healthy choices including new market salads, new sandwiches and a new burger menu featuring their house-ground, grass-fed beef. The Farmer’s Market Chopped, for example, is ...


Fifteen and Counting…

It’s been 15 years of laughter, great food and beer for Matt Denny’s in Arcadia. When they first opened their doors on January 17, 1999, neither Dennis Hartman nor Matt McSweeny had any idea whether the business would go anywhere. But they built the place up, made up a backstory (about a legendary guy named ...


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Beef Up the Holiday’s with Meat District Co. New Special Event Menus and Catering Options

Meat District Co., the much buzzed about new restaurant that has Pasadena hooked on its fresh ‘paddock to the plate’ fare, featuring 100% natural ‘Never Ever’ (hormone, steroid and antibiotic free) beef that is dry aged in-house for a minimum of 21 days, and its one-of-a-kind dining experience, is spicing things up this holiday season ...


Bicos Hospitality Opens Magnolia House

John and Chris Bicos, of Bicos Hospitality, have expanded their reign over the Pasadena hospitality scene with their newest venture and first craft cocktail establishment, Magnolia House. Located within a 1912 craftsman bungalow on historic South Lake Avenue, Magnolia House’s cocktail program was developed by critically acclaimed mixologist and certified sommelier, Evan Zimmerman, formerly of ...


Chefs to Prepare Courses with Wine for Feast of Baldwin Ranch

Chefs from different restaurants and eateries will prepare a variety of unique courses paired with wine during the LA County Arboretum’s Feast of Baldwin Ranch on Sunday, September 28, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Chef Paul Ragan of Alta Eats, Pasadena; Teresa Montano, Racion; Sean Lowenthal, Little Beast, Eagle Rock; and Ota-San, Japon Bistro, will present the courses, ...


Shopping for Fruits and Veggies Accompanied by Music at South Pasadena Farmers’ Market

Shop for fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers, while enjoying music and a variety of ready-to-eat foods at the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market near the Gold Line South Pasadena Station on Thursday, September 4, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. More than a dozen farmers and vendors will be selling their own products, which include jams, jellies, ...


The Original Domenico’s: Don’t Settle for a Substitute

It was a Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. and Domenico’s was jumping with families and couples out for an Italian dinner. Pizza, pasta, meat and fish dishes all done with flair from old family recipes by co-owner and chef Don Bitoni Jr. While you might not want a heavy plate of pasta in the summer, ...


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  • 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, ...


    Jay-Z and Beyoncé Get Fresher

      Only the most powerful couple in the world outside of Pennsylvania Avenue have gone vegan! At least for now. Rapper/Mogul Jay-Z recently announced the beginning of a 22-day vegan challenge on his blog, Life+times. He also announced that pop and soul queen/wife Beyoncé would be joining him. And where did they go to start ...


    Spice Up Your Holiday Palate With Mijares Tamales

    This is Southern California. With the warmer-than-the-rest-of-the-country sunshiny holiday weather, let’s keep up our local frontier traditions and do fresh and spicy Mexican cuisine this season. So what are the newest ideas coming out the kitchen at Pasadena’s oldest Mexican restaurant, Mijares? After being voted once again the Best Mexican Food and Best Margaritas winner ...


    The Mexican Revolution and its Culinary Legacy

    The Mexican Revolution spawned one of the most famous figures in Mexican history in Pancho Villa. Taking place from 1910 to 1920, the Mexican Revolution was virtually a war between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’ While the rich got richer, the poor were poorer than ever. Incensed by this disparity, Pancho Villa led his men down ...


    Football and Good Food at El Portal

    The NFL has started and game nights won’t be the same at El Portal, where games are paired with fine Mexican food. El Portal has another reason for you to bring your family and friends for a meal with its NFL nights every Sunday and Monday. From appetizers such as nachos, la fuente, quesadilla or ...


    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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    A Sweet Summer

    Real Food Daily is getting into the spirit of summer with some unique new menu items as well as new desserts. The new summer menu includes Ceviche, a perennial summer favorite with coconut meat, king oyster mushroom, heirloom cherry tomato, orange bell pepper, avocado, cilantro, citrus marinade, and blue corn chips. Go “Under the Tahitian ...

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    New Chef, New Menu Items and Lots of Sake: Osawa Turns 1

    In a city filled with culinary outposts that honor cuisines from all across the world, one stands out for offering a unique, authentic and heartfelt representation of Japanese food from taste to presentation. Osawa has been delighting guests with their outstanding approach to hospitality, and mouthwatering menu offerings, ever since their launch one year ago. ...

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    Treat Yourself to Something Different: Zilin Restaurant

    Zilin offers a menu that’s familiar, yet not. Chef Kyle and Jon’s dishes are a fusion of Asian Pacific Islands with notes of Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and an emphasis on the Philippine Islands. Many of the dishes are piquant instead of sweet with the traditional Philippines’ emphasis on vinegar. I was looking forward to tasting ...

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    Today: A Better Reward

    Give your blood for a cookie and a cap of watery punch? We know you don’t donate for the food, but now Real Food Daily wants to really reward donors for this very special donation. In the spirit of giving, RFD will support blood donors with rejuvenating snacks and a free entrée. The Huntington Hospital ...

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