Dining | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:49:22 +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 Delicioso is the word of the day every day at Alhambra’s Spanglish Kitchen https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/delicioso-is-the-word-of-the-day-every-day-at-alhambras-spanglish-kitchen/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/delicioso-is-the-word-of-the-day-every-day-at-alhambras-spanglish-kitchen/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105475 When Alberto Prado, founder and owner of Spanglish Kitchen, boasted that the items on his menu are better than my mom’s home cooking, I was skeptical. Not because the menu was unappealing, but because my mother’s cooking—like many Hispanic mothers — is her pride and joy, most likely ranking right up there with her two […]

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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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Yahaira’s Café puts a unique spin on all things breakfast and lunch https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/yahairas-cafe-puts-a-unique-spin-on-all-things-breakfast-and-lunch/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/yahairas-cafe-puts-a-unique-spin-on-all-things-breakfast-and-lunch/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:30 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105193 Breakfast and brunch have been off the trend-meter charts lately, with far too many restaurants throwing bottomless mimosas and French toast plates on their morning menus. It’s this oversaturation that leads me on a perpetual search for restaurants that can do something surprising and exceptional with the concept. Last week, I found it: Yahaira’s Cafe, […]

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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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Foothill pays homage to its American diner roots https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/12/foothill-pays-homage-to-its-american-diner-roots/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/12/foothill-pays-homage-to-its-american-diner-roots/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104863 The team behind one of San Gabriel Valley’s most iconic diners, Twohey’s, has brought their elevated food stylings to Pasadena at Foothill restaurant. Originally opened as Twohey’s Tavern, it closed and reopened as Foothill, undergoing a complete rebrand to avoid confusion with their 70-year-old sister store and retro diner. While most of the physical references […]

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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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HomeState is everything you want in a Texas Kitchen, and more https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/28/homestate-is-everything-you-want-in-a-texas-kitchen-and-more/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/28/homestate-is-everything-you-want-in-a-texas-kitchen-and-more/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:12 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104422 There are few places better for a summer dining experience than HomeState: A Texas Kitchen. The Highland Park location, which opened in March, hosts an eclectic range of Tex-Mex options, a patio dining area, and a cocktail menu that won’t raise eyebrows if you order from it at 9 a.m. The moment you walk in […]

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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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Eagle Rock’s Piencone Pizzeria brings together different dining experiences that are hard to imagine mixing https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/eagle-rocks-piencone-pizzeria-brings-together-different-dining-experiences-that-are-hard-to-imagine-mixing/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/eagle-rocks-piencone-pizzeria-brings-together-different-dining-experiences-that-are-hard-to-imagine-mixing/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104004 Featuring wood-fired pizzas, ice cream made in-house and a full bar, Piencone Pizzeria, Creamery & Pub in Eagle Rock has proven itself to be a place for everyone. Piencone (pronounced Pie N’ Cone), which opened in April, is the newest project from the husband and wife team of Corey and Michelle Wilton. The couple also […]

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