Simone Dupuy | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:56:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Simone Dupuy | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Glendale’s Better Fresh Burger lives up to its name https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/glendales-better-fresh-burger-lives-up-to-its-name/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/glendales-better-fresh-burger-lives-up-to-its-name/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105361 Folks of the greater Glendale area know the feeling of accidentally spending too much time wandering around the Americana and working up an appetite that hits unexpectedly. But where to eat? Everything’s a little pricey, and there’s a 20-minute wait for a table anyway. There’s the food court in the Galleria, but, come on, we […]

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Once lured in you’ll never leave Trap Fried Chicken https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/19/once-lured-in-youll-never-leave-trap-fried-chicken/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/19/once-lured-in-youll-never-leave-trap-fried-chicken/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:00:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104941 Pop art and street-style typography adorn walls encased by iron grating and some sprouting vegetation. Out on the sidewalk, people walk dogs and jog by beneath strings of naked bulbs marking what would otherwise be an anonymous chicken spot. The order-at-the-window situation and outdoor-only seating here give a sense of greasy spoon authenticity, but the […]

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The Pizza Plant puts down roots in Pasadena https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/05/the-pizza-plant-puts-down-roots-in-pasadena/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/05/the-pizza-plant-puts-down-roots-in-pasadena/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104593 The Pizza Plant may be the one pizza joint in which not a single patron will be found dabbing at the surface of their slice with a napkin. Completely vegan and organic, this brainchild of co-founders Marvin Acuna and Ravi Choudhry was born of the idea of clean and healthy living just last December, coming […]

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Find pleasure in each sip and nibble at Café Montrose https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/find-pleasure-in-each-sip-and-nibble-at-cafe-montrose/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/find-pleasure-in-each-sip-and-nibble-at-cafe-montrose/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:51 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104310 In this era of “big moods” and “vibes,” the atmosphere cultivated by a cafe is more imperative than ever. The ebb and flow of customers and noise must become part of a shop’s personality. Morning rush and lunch crowds must marry just right. At Café Montrose (recently rebranded from C’est La Vie to encompass their […]

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Great food, incredible staff and fair prices will have you returning again and again to Cafe Chimichurri https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/great-food-incredible-staff-and-fair-prices-will-have-you-returning-again-and-again-to-cafe-chimichurri/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/great-food-incredible-staff-and-fair-prices-will-have-you-returning-again-and-again-to-cafe-chimichurri/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104212 “The Girl from Ipanema” plays softly over the PA as I look through a green, yellow and blue rhombus in the entryway into the elevated dining room. There is no question we are about to indulge in some excellent Brazilian food here at Pasadena’s new Cafe Chimichurri.. Owner John Yoo is no stranger to Brazilian […]

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Thee Elbow Room in Montrose is the perfect place to stake a space https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/thee-elbow-room-in-montrose-is-the-perfect-place-to-stake-a-space/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/thee-elbow-room-in-montrose-is-the-perfect-place-to-stake-a-space/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103876 A taproom to accommodate the beer nerd and the traditional nerd, Thee Elbow Room came into existence on notoriously adorable Honolulu Avenue in Montrose in 2013. The beer selection is surprisingly extensive and diverse for such a small venue, and the food is both scrumptious and utilitarian (your run-of-the-mill carb-based tavern fare). But these aspects are […]

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Plant-based diner food is on the menu at The Vegan Hooligans https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/plant-based-diner-food-is-on-the-menu-at-the-vegan-hooligans/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/plant-based-diner-food-is-on-the-menu-at-the-vegan-hooligans/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103706 Down on Eagle Rock Boulevard lives Abby’s Diner. It’s classic: a little grimy with minimal seating and maximal soul. As charming as Abby’s is, however, everyone gets a little more excited for the funky, stylish, vegan pop-up Friday through Sunday evenings: The Vegan Hooligans. While the style of the staff says ’50s meets grunge, the […]

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Smashing new Austin Powers-themed Electric Pussycat makes Glendale extra groovy, baby! https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/smashing-new-austin-powers-themed-electric-pussycat-makes-glendale-extra-groovy-baby/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/smashing-new-austin-powers-themed-electric-pussycat-makes-glendale-extra-groovy-baby/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103420 From the laser-wielding sharks glow-painted on the wall and the abundant bead curtains to the giant lava lamps and the fur-laden pillars transcending floors, Electric Pussycat is hilariously, beautifully terrible. I mean this as a compliment, like when someone says your new grandpa sweater from Goodwill is ugly. As with any self-respecting themed bar or […]

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Get down and dirty at Hawaiian-Cajun Crackin’ Kitchen seafood restaurant https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/12/get-down-and-dirty-at-hawaiian-cajun-crackin-kitchen-seafood-restaurant/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/12/get-down-and-dirty-at-hawaiian-cajun-crackin-kitchen-seafood-restaurant/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:47 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102827 It’s not a fine dining seafood establishment, but it’s not solely gimmicky. Yes, you don a plastic bib and eat with gloved hands, but the flavors come from the brain of a Michelin-starred chef. What occasion would bring one to Crackin’ Kitchen? I’m not fully sure. That said, I visited purely out of curiosity and […]

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Dérive offers a reprieve from culinary hum-drum – 03.29.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/29/derive-offers-a-reprieve-from-culinary-hum-drum-03-29-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/29/derive-offers-a-reprieve-from-culinary-hum-drum-03-29-18/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:10:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102390 When it comes to going out for a special occasion, most people think “steakhouse.” You order a choice slab of meat and glass of house red. It’s an expensive, delicious luxury. And it’s good — great, even. But it’s not an adventure. Dérive is that missing shot of culture. Ethical, thoughtful, creative, classic, refreshing, indulgent. […]

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