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Deck the Halls with Popcorn Trees
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Deck the Halls with Popcorn Trees

Tis the season of decking halls and trimming trees, and we’ve got a delicious way to do both—in the kitchen. There’s no chance of breaking heirloom ornaments when you’re decorating miniature Festive Popcorn Trees from the Popcorn Board. Roll up your sleeves, gather the kids, and pull out your prettiest decorating sugars and sprinkles. Then…

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Debuts Sip & Savor
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Debuts Sip & Savor

Showcasing SoCal’s food scene, fine wines, craft brews, and entertainment A new end-of-year celebration debuts with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Sip & Savor. On the event menu is an impressive array of offerings for all ages from many of Southern California’s favorite eateries and culinary brands, along with wines and craft brews from throughout…

The Pie Hole Offers Fare From Original Recipes
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The Pie Hole Offers Fare From Original Recipes

By Brianna Chu and May S. Ruiz The Pie Hole, located at the Indiana Colony in  Old Pasadena, serves up the kinds of pies that are not found at regular cafés, diners, or restaurants. That’s because the items on its menu were created by Becky Grasley who comes from a long line of bakers and…

Celestino: Creating Memorable Sicilian Dining Experiences
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Celestino: Creating Memorable Sicilian Dining Experiences

By Brianna Chu and May S. Ruiz Celestino, at the South Lake Avenue District, has been a celebrated restaurant among diners looking for authentic Italian cuisine. For over 20 years, it has attracted locals and visitors to Pasadena with its seasonal fares made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Owner Calogero Drago, one of the…

Why Do I Go to a Poke Restaurant for Smoothies?
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Why Do I Go to a Poke Restaurant for Smoothies?

By Hansol Hwang Most people would go to a burger joint to munch on their famous cheeseburger, loaded with onion rings, a special sauce and a 100 percent wagyu beef patty. And most people would go to a poke restaurant to devour diced raw fish covered in ponzu and spicy mayo sauce, surrounded by freshly…

Have a Poppin’ October With a Twist on Popcorn
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Have a Poppin’ October With a Twist on Popcorn

Popcorn lovers rejoice: October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, a seasonal celebration of one of America’s oldest and most beloved snack foods. As farmers head into the fields to harvest crops, families and friends gather to honor this ever-popular treat. Whether stovetop, microwave or ready-to-eat, we consume 13 billion quarts each year of this wholesome, whole…

Calling All Foodies to Tastes & Sounds on South Lake
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Calling All Foodies to Tastes & Sounds on South Lake

San Gabriel Valley’s largest culinary and music festival Thousands are expected to attend the special 10 year anniversary celebration of Taste of South Lake in Pasadena on Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union the popular culinary and music festival is back as Tastes & Sounds on South Lake and…

Celestino Ristorante Celebrates Summer Sicilian Style
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Celestino Ristorante Celebrates Summer Sicilian Style

Over twenty years ago, the Drago Brothers set out to show Los Angeles what true Italian and Sicilian food consists of and have since made a name for themselves as powerhouses of fine Italian cuisine in Los Angeles. For over two decades, Celestino Ristorante has been Pasadena’s mainstay for fans of authentic Italian cuisine, changing…

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