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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) [CLOSED]

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...