Dining | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:58:26 +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 Dining | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Braise & Crumble exudes authenticity with confidence https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/braise-crumble-exudes-authenticity-with-confidence/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/braise-crumble-exudes-authenticity-with-confidence/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:21 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109044 A restaurateur friend once told me that the secret to a great dining experience is authenticity. It is authenticity that turned the Halal Guys from a small cart in Times Square into a cultural sensation. It is the authenticity of Twohey’s diner experience that has made them one of the area’s longest running eateries. It’s the […]

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Glendale Galleria’s Marugame Udon and Tempura turns a small space into a big hit https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/glendale-gallerias-marugame-udon-and-tempura-turns-a-small-space-into-a-big-hit/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/glendale-gallerias-marugame-udon-and-tempura-turns-a-small-space-into-a-big-hit/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:14 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108853 udon

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Ameci and Pitfire offer different interpretations of the classic pizza pie https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/ameci-and-pitfire-offer-different-interpretations-of-the-classic-pizza-pie/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/ameci-and-pitfire-offer-different-interpretations-of-the-classic-pizza-pie/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108750 Among the many reasons Southern California stands out as a culinary destination is the unfettered number of different cultural cuisines represented. Cultural cuisines, however, are not the only exhibition of range that is worth noting. The Los Angeles and Pasadena dining scenes span a gamut of bacon-wrapped hot dogs outside of the Rose Bowl to […]

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Brick & Flour offers traditional Mexican dishes with their own creative twist https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/brick-flour-offers-traditional-mexican-dishes-with-their-own-creative-twist/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/brick-flour-offers-traditional-mexican-dishes-with-their-own-creative-twist/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 19:25:50 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108664 E very part of my experience eating Mexican food growing up was as authentic as can be. Carne asada, tortas, tacos, even bean and cheese burritos before school were all made from scratch. Yet, somehow much to the dismay of my family, I love Chipotle; and dare I say, even enjoy Taco Bell every now […]

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Left Handed Cook and We’re Pouring offer refuge from the mundane https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/left-handed-cook-and-were-pouring-offer-refuge-from-the-mundane-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/left-handed-cook-and-were-pouring-offer-refuge-from-the-mundane-2/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:00:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108494 I n an effort to help guide readers through the difficult and hectic holiday season, I checked out two Glendale-area eateries. The Left Handed Cook, the perfect spot for a quick elevated lunch, and We’re Pouring, a good place to unwind and grab small bites and a drink after braving the crowds and chaos of […]

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Left Handed Cook and We’re Pouring offer refuge from the mundane https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/left-handed-cook-and-were-pouring-offer-refuge-from-the-mundane/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/left-handed-cook-and-were-pouring-offer-refuge-from-the-mundane/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:00:01 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108482 In an effort to help guide readers through the difficult and hectic holiday season, I checked out two Glendale-area eateries. The Left Handed Cook, the perfect spot for a quick elevated lunch, and We’re Pouring, a good place to unwind and grab small bites and a drink after braving the crowds and chaos of the […]

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Shawerma Masters and Me + Crepe create an adventurous dining experience https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/shawerma-masters-and-me-crepe-create-an-adventurous-dining-experience/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/shawerma-masters-and-me-crepe-create-an-adventurous-dining-experience/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:55:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108364 In the last couple of months, Pasadena and its surrounding cities have seen a surge in Asian fusion restaurants. But while Asian cuisine is always welcome with open arms, I was craving something different. With the company of my sister (I seem to have a pattern going with family meals here) we surprisingly and rather […]

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Maquina Taco wins fans by experimenting with traditional California dishes https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/maquina-taco-wins-fans-by-experimenting-with-traditional-california-dishes/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/maquina-taco-wins-fans-by-experimenting-with-traditional-california-dishes/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108211 If my tenure as dining columnist ever ends, if our editor in chief ever pries this role from my overly indulged fingers, the experience my time will be remembered for is introducing the greater Pasadena community to Maquina Taco. By every metric, Maquina has the best tacos and burritos in Pasadena. Maquina Taco caught my […]

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Millie’s Café’, an LA staple, finds a home in Pasadena https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/millies-cafe-an-la-staple-finds-a-home-in-pasadena/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/millies-cafe-an-la-staple-finds-a-home-in-pasadena/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:00:41 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108060 There is nothing quite like breakfast on a Sunday morning. The inevitable dread of Monday morning looming, the 20- to 40-minute wait times at every decent restaurant within a 15-mile radius, yet, here in SoCal it’s likely a beautiful day and much needed after an eventful weekend. It’s all bittersweet, really. Since I am very […]

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Old Pas welcomes Crack Shack and Daddy’s Chicken Shack https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/21/old-pas-welcomes-crack-shack-and-daddys-chicken-shack/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/21/old-pas-welcomes-crack-shack-and-daddys-chicken-shack/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:38:00 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107873 In a unique coincidence or a conspiracy to flood Pasadena with fried chicken-centric eateries perpetrated by fried chicken lobbyists, November saw the opening of two new fried chicken spots in Old Pasadena: Crack Shack and Daddy’s Chicken Shack.  The two spots sit closer than a block away from each other and feature fried chicken as […]

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