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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Available in Pasadena: Cook Like Martha Stewart with Martha and Marley Spoon Meal Kits

I’ve been looking at meal kits for some time now. There are so many to choose from, but when I received an offer to try a meal kit that included cooking maven, Martha Stewart’s recipes combined with small, local Californian producers, I was sold. My first step was to choose from the many weekly dishes ...


Famous West Side Deli Canter’s Fairfax will Serve Up its Signature Pastrami Sandwiches in Pasadena

  Famous west-side Canter’s Deli will soon be creating its delicious and renowned pastrami sandwiches right here in Pasadena, available for take away or delivery. The deli offers an authentic deli-style food unparalleled anywhere on the West Coast. The iconic deli, which opened on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles in 1931, is one of 15 ...


Thirsty? Try Bubble Tea, and Enjoy the Taste of Asia

  What you’ve always wanted to know about Boba tea, or bubble tea, the delicious drink from Taiwan that will surprise and delight those who drink it, and why you should consider getting your Boba Fix too.   I am sure, if you live in Pasadena, that you have seen someone walking down the street ...


5 Times It Is Definitely OK To Think Only About Yourself

  Everyone will tell you that being selfish is a big no no. Starting from childhood, you will have been taught to put others before yourself in any and all circumstances.   But that’s just not true. It’s perfectly fine to be selfish every once in a while. After all, we all need a little ...


How To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Ways That Will Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is coming. (Surely you haven’t forgotten?) If you’re still thinking of how to make your mom’s day, you’re in luck.   Every mom loves a good hearty meal – especially when they haven’t had to cook it themselves. Along with a trip to a top-rated restaurant, there are a number of other ways ...


  • -When You Just Need to Have it All
    Monday, May 7th, 2018 | 2:11 pm

  • -Hawaiian-Cajun Crossover Crackin’ Kitchen Opens in Old Pasadena Friday
    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 | 4:20 pm

  • -Food Network Chef Duff Goldman Wants You to Get Baked at His Second Do-It-Yourself Cake Studio in Pasadena
    Monday, February 26th, 2018 | 8:39 pm

  • -Pinot’s Palette Announces Grand Opening in Old Town Pasadena
    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 | 2:09 pm

  • -Del Frisco’s Grille Raises Money for Hurricane Relief this Labor Day Weekend
    Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | 4:29 pm

  • -Bring Out The Happy at Bourbon Steak
    Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 | 4:51 pm

  • -Mijares Restaurant Anniversary ‘Fiesta’ Marks Restaurant’s 97th Year in Pasadena
    Monday, August 21st, 2017 | 3:47 pm

  • -Celebrate Summer Italian Style: Celestino Ristorante Introduces New Summer Menu
    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 | 2:59 pm

  • -Stark Spirits Honored by LA Scotch Club at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub
    Friday, June 30th, 2017 | 3:46 pm

  • -The Raymond 1886 x Woodford Reserve
    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 12:29 pm

  • 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, ...


    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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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