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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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

Celestino Ristorante, has been around for the past two decades, continually surprising guests with their authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. Over the years, it has changed and updated menus to keep the regulars excited. Last March 3, owner and executive chef Calogero Drago launched a new menu to continue its tradition of surprising and delighting ...


Seasonal and Rare: Celestino’s Offers Truffle Menu

If you’ve been watching cooking reality shows, you might have caught episodes where chefs and contestants profess their great love for one of the most indulgent ingredients around: truffles. While truffles don’t look so fancy (black and lumpy like coal!), they are the farthest from bland. Calogero Drago, owner and executive chef of Celestino Ristorante, ...


Have a Properly Romantic Valentine’s Day

What’s your ideal Valentine’s day? A special dinner for two in a cozy dining room with soft piano music drifting through the air? That’s what The Proper is offering you this Valentine’s Day: a farm-to-table Valentine’s Dinner with a live pianist to make the evening more romantic. Their specially designed menu features a four-course menu ...


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
    Monday, October 20th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

  • -Chefs to Prepare Courses with Wine for Feast of Baldwin Ranch
    Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 | 6:52 am

  • -Shopping for Fruits and Veggies Accompanied by Music at South Pasadena Farmers’ Market
    Friday, August 29th, 2014 | 12:13 am

  • -The Original Domenico’s: Don’t Settle for a Substitute
    Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | 5:02 pm

  • -New Chef, New Manager, New Lunch Sandwich Choices for Trattoria Neapolis Patrons
    Monday, April 28th, 2014 | 4:40 am

  • 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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