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Bialy Los Angeles

Lincoln Bialy (Dose of Vitamin P)

Lincoln is the more ambitious Pasadena bakery-cafe from chef Christine Moore and business partner Pam Perkins. Offerings overlap some with sister establishment Little Flower Candy Co. I typically prefer to order daily specials or...
Hainan Chicken Los Angeles

Cluck2Go Hainan Chicken (Food of the Week)

Hainan chicken, the poached birds that originated in China’s Hainan province and became synonymous with Singapore, have become increasingly popular in Los Angeles. Find my favorite version at Cluck2Go near Pasadena City College. Qui...
Coffee Los Angeles

Rosebud Coffee Cortado (Drink of the Week)

Rosebud Coffee isn’t a “Citizen Kane” style cafe decorated with sleds. This east Pasadena business shares a building with the Chirp children’s event space and benefits humanity in myriad ways, including homeless mentorship and...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Lost At Sea Albacore Tuna Melt (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

Lost At Sea made me forget what I know about the tuna melt, a typically humble teaming of canned tuna, bright yellow cheese, and bagged bread. The seafood restaurant from chef Tim Carey and...
Mexican Restaurant Pasadena

Trejo’s Cantina, Lune de Miel + Chapman Turns 1

Danny Trejo is fast on his way to becoming better known more for tacos (and donuts) than for his movie roles. If you head over to his newest Trejo’s Cantina in Pasadena’s Playhouse District,...
Juice Los Angeles

Ha’s Apple Farm Kyoho Grape Juice (Drink of the Week)

Summer calls to mind cherries, peaches, strawberries, and so many more beautiful fruits. At some of the best SoCal farmers markets, you’ll also find Ha’s Apple Farm, a revered Tehachapi farm from Kyung Ha...