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Coffee Los Angeles

Intelligentsia Coffee Limelight (Drink of the Week)

Intelligentsia Coffee has been a caffeinated force in Los Angeles since launching at Sunset Junction in 2007. At cafes in Silver Lake, Pasadena and Venice, Intelligentsia has become a trusted source for seasonal coffee,...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

Mercado Chile Verde Estilo Arco Iris (Dose of Vitamin P)

Cocinas y Calaveras founder Jesse Gomez and chef/partner Jose Acevedo opened a new Pasadena branch of Mercado at The Commons on South Lake in April 2018. The journey is full-circle for Gomez, who worked...
Coffee Los Angeles

Ambrose Cafe Ambrosia (Drink of the Week)

In Greek mythology, Ambrosia is the nectar of the gods. Doves would deliver this magical elixir to Mount Olympus for Zeus and his siblings to enjoy. Somehow, Midcentury Americans reinterpreted this concept as a...
Cocktail Los Angeles

The Raymond 1886 Plagues of Egypt (Drink of the Week)

In the Book of Exodus, God unleashes 10 Plagues of Egypt, including fiery hail and frogs, compelling the Pharaoh to free enslaved Israelites. This isn’t typical cocktail fodder, but bartenders Jesse Gomez and Adam...
Tea Los Angeles

Proleçe Tea Mango Kiss (Drink of the Week)

Cheese tea is trending, and Old Pasadena is now in on the poorly kept secret. Proleçe Tea is a new tea bar just south of Colorado Boulevard with a brown and white color scheme,...
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...