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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SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Returns

For 2014, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail returns August 15th for six weeks, culminating in the Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Finale on September 25th at the Rose Bowl. Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during SIP-tember, with some of our favorite Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails. Trattoria ...


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, ...


New Chef, New Manager, New Lunch Sandwich Choices for Trattoria Neapolis Patrons

Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant & Bar comes with a new chef, a new general manager, and of course, a new and better set of lunch sandwiches to choose from. Pork lovers can now enjoy the Slow Roasted Pork “Porchetta,” filled with grilled red onions, arugula and roasted apple mostarda, as well as the House Made ...


Win $100 to Real Food Daily!

Sure, April has arrived and with it, has brought blooming flowers, and bright fields of green everywhere, but that’s not what has the populace excited these days. April, friends, is “Grilled Cheese Month.” And Real Food Daily has lots of ‘em. Vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, that is. Their “Little Dippers” sandwiches feature tempeh bacon, avocado, ...


Taste ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’s’ Au Chocolat at Pasadena’s Little Flower Candy

The three-layered courtesans au chocolat dessert featured in the 2014 film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” comes to life with its own version at Pasadena-based Little Flower Candy Co. Little Flower pastry chef Cecilia Leung recreated the colorful dessert which will be available to the store’s customers in the coming weeks, the LA Weekly reported. The ...


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    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 | 11:08 am

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  • Thanksgiving is Past… Christmas and New Year are Coming… And So is Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena

    During Cheeseburger Week from January 12 to January 17, 2014, Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger’s genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924. Dozens of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offer their signature burgers, some special creations and deals during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week. Again ...


    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 ...


    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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