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 ...


That’s a Wrap!

In Southern California, Christmas means tamales. Local restaurants are cranking out thousands and thousands of them. At Mijares, however, tamales rock year-round. But it’s at Christmas time when the molino stone grinder really sees some action. Special flavors dominate the holidays. This year there’s a chicken mole tamale, with the complex, savory flavor of chocolate ...


Breakfast All Day: As Life Should Be

The Flintridge Proper is known for its farm-to-table approach to food, and its “neighborly” ambience. But let’s just up the excellent factor a notch, shall we? Beginning at 7:00 a.m., the Proper is now serving its gourmet coffee, squeezed-to-order juices, and freshly baked pastries all day long. If you stop and introduce yourself to barista ...


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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 ...


Real Food Daily Brings Back Old Favorites, Offers New Specials This Spring

Real Food Daily will be offering new seasonal specials, and will bring back some fan favorites this spring beginning today, March 17. Highlighting the Spring Specials is the gluten-free, kelp noodle-based Rainbow Bowl composed of spinach, purple cabbage, mango, cilantro and more. The other plant-based Seasonal Specials are Little Dippers, Banh Mi, Burrito Bowl, Caribbean ...


A Land of Love

It’s the land of Romeo and Juliet, the home of the romantic Spanish Steps, as well as the Bridge of Sighs. Say what you will about the French, the Italians have their love thing down. And they have their carnivore diet down. In fact, most Italians would be puzzled by the idea of a special ...


Cheeseburger Week Winners Announced

Results of Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week contest were announced today after 1,308 people took the Cheeseburger Challenge and voted for their favorite cheeseburger. Voting was open from Sunday, January 17th through Sunday, January 20th. The results list the top vote four getters in each category (unless there were fewer than four entries). Total votes received by ...


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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 ...


    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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    Feel the Love

    For so many in the world, Italy is the land of romance. From delicate works of art and literature that celebrate love, to more than 100 ways to say “I love you,” to food and wine that will make you swoon with happiness, Italy has earned its reputation. Trattoria Neapolis will take all that Italy ...

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    A History of Love

    Valentine’s Day rears its lovely head soon, and Pasadena is chock full of romantic spots for lovers to meet and celebrate. So maybe a place with history, with handsome gentlemen strolling through the place, serenading you and yours, and special dishes made just for the day, would fit the bill? That would describe El Portal ...

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    Roasting Up Some Fun

    As if roasting a pig wasn’t enough adventure, King’s Row Gastropub is chock full of special promotions, specials and cool events, throughout the month of January and beyond. In fact, this Thursday, it’s the Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra Release Party, celebrating the release of the new Pugachev’s Cobra beer. King’s Row will have as many ...

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