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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dining Delights

Dining

Authentic Argentinian Food in Old Town Pasadena: 1810

By Brianna Chu Gustavo Landgrebe’s restaurant, 1810, is celebrating its tenth year, and heralded in that milestone with some updates to both its interior and its menu. The restaurant is a rustic, warm, cozy space with beautiful exposed brick. One of the new features post-remodel...

Institute of Culinary Education Opens its West Coast Campus in Pasadena

By Brianna Chu Students of all ages, background, and experience are moving in and out of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)’s fairly new Los Angeles campus from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm most weekdays. There are three shifts of classes: 7:30-11:30 am, 12:00-4:00 pm,...

Sweets from the Heart: Mignon Chocolate

By Brianna Chu When you walk into Mignon Chocolate, you don’t just walk into a chocolate store: you walk into a business with a rich, multi-generational, and cosmopolitan history. The Ter Poghossian family business starts with Mignon Chocolate owner Joe Ter Poghossian’s grandfather, Hovsep Ter...

Generations of Southern Hospitality at Gus’s BBQ

By Brianna Chu John Bicos shares ownership of Gus's BBQ with his brother, Chris. He had been coming to Gus's since he was a kid, as his best friend (and indeed, the best man at his wedding!) was the great-grandson of the eponymous Gus, who...

A Pasadenan Seafood Cornerstone: Cameron’s Seafood

By Brianna Chu Owner Pete Gallanis, as you might guess, is not the first owner of Cameron’s Seafood. The eponymous John Cameron was an attorney who, when inspired by his friend Fred Duckett - owner of The Fish Market - opened his own restaurant in...

Affordable, Chic, and Delicious: Oseyo Shabu Shabu

By Brianna Chu After a decade of owning Ichima Sushi, owner James Park and his brother opened Oseyo Shabu Shabu in 2014. They transitioned into Oseyo and sold Ichima the next year. Park wanted to run a smaller restaurant so he could spend more time...

Masters of Taste: A Luxury Food Event for a Humanitarian Cause

By Brianna Chu Coming into its fourth year running, Masters of Taste is an exclusive dining event that brings together an incredible array of culinary masters, restaurants, pastry chefs, alcohol specialists, breweries, and mixologists from all over Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The purpose?...

Meat District Co. Unveils New Brunch Menu

By Brianna Chu Some readers may already recognize Meat District Co. from last November’s feature on the restaurant in the Business Spotlight. If not, well… (*cough* You should go read it before you read my review. *cough*) If you’ve never been to the restaurant, it’s got...

A Local Landmark: Making History at The Derby

By Brianna Chu The current owner of the local Arcadian landmark and restaurant, the Derby, doesn’t really put his name out there. Dustin Nicholarsen prefers to be behind-the-scenes, half curating a museum and half running a restaurant that he actually loves to eat at, as...

Sierra Fusion: Innovative, Family-Friendly Fusion Cuisine

By Brianna Chu Located on Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, Sierra Fusion lets you know what it’s all about right in its name. It’s a cozy but not stuffy spot, with large windows and an accent brick wall on the far end with handpainted,...
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