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 ...


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 ...


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Bringing Some Green to the City of Roses

  “This is a great city. I think people are more savvy about eating organic and having a healthier lifestyle,” starts Jil Cam, owner and head chef of Green Zone. With their first location in San Gabriel attracting customers from all over the valley, Cam started to eye locations that could accommodate more of her ...


Dive In to Deliciousness

  There’s nothing like driving up the coast and stopping into one of the many cliff-side seafood shacks for some delicious fish and chips or crab cakes. But if you don’t have time to drive all the way to Malibu, then look no further than Pasadena’s own Nikka Fish & Grill for all of your ...


Juice Juice Baby

  I scream, you scream, we all scream for…juice?   You will scream for juice when you walk into Juice It Up! on August 4th between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. because they are giving every visitor a free smoothie!   There are two choices of smoothie available for your delight. You can choose between ...


A Crepe For All Kinds

  If you’ve ever had good, freshly made crepe, you’ll agree: it’s hard to say no. Whether you like yours savory or sweet, the light pancake makes a perfect canvas for homemade sauces and fresh ingredients.   You can find a variety of delightful and delicious crepes at the Crepe Studio in Old Town Pasadena. ...


Fresh from the Oven, Nothing Bundt Cakes Opens in Pasadena

One-of-a-kind Nothing Bundt Cakes – a bakery specializing in nostalgic yet refreshingly modern bundt cakes ? is spreading its wholesome goodness to Pasadena. The bakery is located at 548 S. Lake Avenue just north of California Blvd. The bakery will celebrate grand opening festivities with a day benefitting Door of Hope as well as fun ...


  • -Celestino Ristorante Unveils New Menu
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015 | 11:15 am

  • -Seasonal and Rare: Celestino’s Offers Truffle Menu
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015 | 11:14 am

  • -Have a Properly Romantic Valentine’s Day
    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 | 12:44 pm

  • -Beef Up the Holiday’s with Meat District Co. New Special Event Menus and Catering Options
    Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 | 12:29 pm

  • -Bicos Hospitality Opens Magnolia House
    Monday, October 20th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

  • 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, ...


    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 ...


    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: ...

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    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 ...

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    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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