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Valentine’s Day Guide 2020

Valentine’s Day can be a struggle to plan for (or maybe that’s just me, and my indecision in choosing where to eat, talking), so for anyone else still strategizing their Valentine’s Day plans, I’ve put together some suggestions on places to grab...

Chew on the Cheeseburger Challenge this January

You can end your January with a week of cheeseburger goodness from the 26th to the 31st, as many restaurants in and around Pasadena are celebrating the week with special menu items and/or deals for patrons. For those unfamiliar with Pasadena’s cheeseburger...

Dining Delights for the Holidays

By Brianna Chu In the spirit of reminiscing as 2019, and the 2010 decade, comes to a close, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite restaurants. But for fun, we’re gonna do this award-season style! First...

The Flavors of Venezuela at Amara Chocolate and Coffee

By Brianna Chu Tucked in amongst the shops and restaurants south of bustling Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena, Amara Chocolate and Coffee is a cozy little cafe serving up a slice of Venezuela’s unique flavors. The eponymous owner,...

Small-Town Cozy in Old Monrovia: Copper Still Grill

By Brianna Chu and Tom Williams Copper Still Grill’s charming pub-esque exterior houses a warm and open space on the interior. The first thing likely to catch your eye is the distinctive and eye-catching copper bar top clearly showcasing...

Community Table: Ditch the Canned Cranberry Sauce

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I grew up with canned cranberry jellied sauce so I know how easy it was to sit at the table and wait for someone to pop open the can, give it a few taps, and wait for that long, slow plop, as...

Imagining the Future of Donuts at Lêberry Bakery

By Brianna Chu Lêberry Bakery opened earlier this year across the way from Paseo Colorado. It’s a fun and modern donut-centric bakery (and bar!) themed around the color blue, with fun pops of green, pink, and purple. Its co-owners,...

Fun in the Sun at Tacocita

By Brianna Chu Tacocita’s bright teal umbrellas and gorgeous succulent graffiti art brought an eye-catching new feature to the corner of Rosemead and Del Mar in East Pasadena when they opened early this October. The colorful aesthetic and playlist...

Community Table: Hooray for Pumpkin Walnut Cookies!

By Silentia Slaboch Around this time of year, when I ran my bakery I would bake up batches of pumpkin cookies. I tried various recipes throughout the years, but the one that was most adaptable was this one. With...

Flavors from Around the Globe at Wanderlust Creamery

By Brianna Chu This phenomenal ice cream shop began...as a New Year’s Resolution. Back in 2015, Adrienne Borlongan and partner Jon-Patrick (JP) Lopez made a resolution, at the behest of his parents, to start their own business. Borlongan had...
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