Dining | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 25 May 2018 22:19:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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 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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Exploring Old Pas for weekend brunch and dinner fun – 05.17.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/exploring-old-pas-for-weekend-brunch-and-dinner-fun-05-17-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/exploring-old-pas-for-weekend-brunch-and-dinner-fun-05-17-18/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103601 While LA is saturated with hipster brunch spots offering bottomless mimosas and “artisanal” food options, Edwin Mills by Equator (22 Mills Place, Pasadena; (626) 564-8656, edwinmills.com) truly stands above the others, not only with their “New American” dining stylings, but also in their humorous take on today’s restaurant culture. The menu states its options reflect […]

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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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Confluence of Pasadena Restaurant Week and Masters of Taste continues https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/03/confluence-of-pasadena-restaurant-week-and-masters-of-taste-continues/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/03/confluence-of-pasadena-restaurant-week-and-masters-of-taste-continues/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103253 Well, fellow Pasadenans, the moon doesn’t appear to be in the seventh house and Jupiter hasn’t shown any sign of aligning with Mars. I don’t think peace is guiding the planets right now (although when I awoke this morning North and South Korea had just pledged to end the 68-year-old war this year). So it’s […]

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Reflections on nearly 35 years as PW’s restaurant critic https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/26/reflections-on-nearly-35-years-as-pws-restaurant-critic/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/26/reflections-on-nearly-35-years-as-pws-restaurant-critic/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103142 After months of making it clear that I was thinking of resigning, my editor Kevin Uhrich finally acquiesced and suggested I write a column announcing my retirement after nearly 35 years at the Pasadena Weekly. And he suggested that I do it in the Senior Living issue. Highly appropriate since, while I’ve been in denial […]

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Popular cupcake purveyors open East Pas Café – 04.19.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/19/popular-cupcake-purveyors-open-east-pas-cafe-04-19-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/19/popular-cupcake-purveyors-open-east-pas-cafe-04-19-18/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102985 As 2017 came to an end, Dots Café began. Yup, the adored cupcake purveyor with a pair of successful storefronts on the west side of town (Dots Arroyo and Dots One Colorado) expanded their sites to Pasadena’s east side and their sights to include the kinds of food you used to need to eat elsewhere […]

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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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Mercado on South Lake offers riveting décor and fabulous food and drinks https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/05/mercado-on-south-lake-offers-riveting-decor-and-fabulous-food-and-drinks/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/05/mercado-on-south-lake-offers-riveting-decor-and-fabulous-food-and-drinks/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102551 Just over a year ago I was thrilled when renowned Orange County chef Danny Godinez opened a new restaurant, Maestro on East Union Street in Pasadena, featuring his modern Mexican cuisine. Six months later I was delighted when Danny Trejo took over the jinxed venue adjacent to the Pasadena Playhouse to debut the latest of […]

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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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Yes Sushi on East Colorado is now all you can eat https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/22/yes-sushi-on-east-colorado-is-now-all-you-can-eat/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/22/yes-sushi-on-east-colorado-is-now-all-you-can-eat/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:52 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102191 yes sushi

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