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  1. Etiquette
    The Game Denied Service at Houston’s Because of His TattoosIs this racial profiling or just a dress-code enforcement?
  2. Foodievents
    What’s New For The Fourth Annual L.A. Street Food Fest, Returning June 29 To TheNew additions include Badmaash, Corazon y Miel, and the return of live music.
  3. Leftovers
    Boiling Crab Coming To Westwood; Dinner Taking Off At Early Bird In FullertonElsewhere, Thierry Perez closes his French market and cafe L’Epicerie.
  4. Leftovers
    Ocean Prime Opening in Beverly Hills; Connie & Ted’s Coming in Late MayMichael Cimarusti’s contemporary clam shack will have 140 seats in West Hollywood.
  5. Openings
    What to Eat at Osawa, Opening Tomorrow in PasadenaKatsuya vet Norio Yoshikawa is offering a pricey plate of shabu shabu featuring Saga Wagyu.
  6. Leftovers
    Casey Lane Brings Pastas to The Parish; Cheese Cave and Valerie ConfectionsPopularized at Tasting Kitchen, the chef’s handmade noodles will now be at his Downtown restaurant too.
  7. Coming Soon
    Sayuri Tachibe Opening Osawa in PasadenaThe wife of Chaya executive chef, Shigeumi Tachibe, she plans a shabu shabu and sushi-focused menu.
  8. Farmers Markets
    Rare Whirlwind Tears Through Pasadena Farmers MarketSeveral farmers suffered minor injuries, but multiple stands were trashed for good.
  9. Temporary Closings
    1886 Bar And The Raymond Closed For RenovationAfter 35 years, Tim Guiltinan’s kitchen will be expanded in time for Pasadena Restaurant Week.
  10. Empire Building
    Urth Caffe Going Bigger in PasadenaThe two-story version of the popular cafe will open sometime this summer.
  11. Oeno-File
    Salt’s Cure and Heirloom L.A. Both Begin Tuesday Wine TastingsFor everyone who wonders what to pair with lasagna cupcakes.
  12. Sweet Stuff
    Trattoria Neapolis Fancifies Girl Scout CookiesThe Pasadena Italian is infusing its desserts with Tagalongs and Samoas.
  13. Reopenings
    Craft Vet Anthony Zappola Leading The Revival of The Royce at The LanghamThe hotel is keeping the restaurant’s elegant look but embracing a new steakhouse concept.
  14. Burger Time
    Dog Haus Dominates Pasadena Cheeseburger ChallengeThe Counter and new Slater’s are also big winners, stealing the sunshine of Umami and iconic Pie ‘n Burger.
  15. Temporary Closings
    Plate 38 Closing For Remodel in PasadenaThe Pasadena restaurant plans a going-away party this Saturday with touring musician Ben Mauro.
  16. Closings
    Pasadena Losing The RoyceChef David Feau won’t hang around while the concept changes to an American steakhouse.
  17. Openings
    La Monarca Flutters Over to PasadenaThe fourth location of the premium panaderia is also selling savory sandwiches.
  18. Pasadena
    What Pasadena’s Culinary Rise Means For All of UsChef-driven concepts are increasingly being attracted to less traditional neighborhoods, filling in the dead zones.
  19. Burger Time
    Slater’s Reveals ‘The Armageddon’ BurgerBacon-wrapped bacon and beef meatloaf with shaved prosciutto almost guarantees December will be the end of days.
  20. Openings
    Slater’s 50/50 Saturates Pasadena in Bacon, This FridayThe San Diego burger chain crams bacon into every conceivable crevice.
  21. Sweet Things
    Danielle Keene Opening Bittersweet Treats, December 4 in PasadenaExpect an assemblage of vintage baking pans and custom milkshakes.
  22. Openings
    Blind Donkey Opening Tomorrow in Pasadena; Donkey Punch Brewery Opens inTwo new offerings are turning The City of Angels into a proverbial donkey show.
  23. Burger Time
    Slater’s 50/50 Opens November 23 in PasadenaDefibrillator not included at this home of the 100% bacon burger.
  24. Going All Night
    Trattoria Neapolis Puts Lamb Corn Dogs and Luxury Manwiches On a New Late-NightOther intriguing dishes served only after 11:00 P.M. include duck and cherry sopes and a lamb sausage corn dog.
  25. Openings
    Umami Burger Teams Up With Cordon Bleu At New Pasadena LocationCurrently, the new location is selling a cordon bleu burger with bechamel.
  26. Deals
    60-Cent Burgers at Pasadena’s TopsPastrami burgers are discounted for two days to honor the restaurant’s 60th birthday.
  27. School Lunches
    Flamin’ Hot Cheetoes Declared Public Enemy #1 at Pasadena SchoolsBags are being confiscated by the school system’s food police.
  28. Openings
    Blaze Pizza Opens in Pasadena, Tries to Drink 800 Degrees’ MilkshakeOwned by the same couple behind Wetzel’s Pretzels, several more flash-fired pizza shops are planned in the coming months.
  29. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Bittersweet Pastry’s Opening DelayedDanielle Keene preparing to open new bakery in Pasadena
  30. Gone Green
    Carrotmob Plans to Veg Out at Fresh ‘n Easy in Pasadena TomorrowActivists will send the store business as a reward, while giving you free ice cream to get you there.
  31. Beer Me
    Stone Weighing Its Own Local BrewpubCo-founder Steve Wagner says the company would like to have some sort of brewing operation in our area, raising hopes for our own World Bistro Gardens.
  32. Openings
    Cousins Maine Lobster Opens Brick-and-Mortar, Friday in Old Town PasadenaThe business flies Maine lobster into L.A. daily for lobster rolls and split, skewered tail.
  33. Leftovers
    First Look At Spago’s Facelift; Party Tonight at Fonuts;Puck’s place looks rather austere in comparison to its old Mediterranean digs.
  34. Ubiquitous Umami
    Pasadena Awaiting Umami BurgerSo, what will be Old Towne’s proprietary burger?
  35. Video Feed
    Two Julia Child Lookalike Contests in Pasadena Tonight, Plus Two of Our FavoriteToro Sushi and 300 Pasadena are both hosting impression contests.
  36. Burger Time
    Burger Haven Opening August 20 in Pasadena, First 100 FreeThe opening date of this burger-joint-wihtin-a-gastropub was pushed back from earlier this month.
  37. Closings
    Yujean Kang’s Closed in Pasadena, Mapo Jip Replaced by Isa Ramen in KTownAfter 20 years in business, the chef’s eponymous restaurant is closing to ponder the future.
  38. Openings
    Burger Haven Opening Within Haven Gastropub, August 1The restaurant-within-a-restaurant will serve burgers and shakes over lunchtime.
  39. Pizza Pizza
    Pasadena Pizza Place Goes All NightTrue to its name, Late Night Pizza doesn’t even open until eleven every night.
  40. Foodievents
    What to Expect at The L.A. Street Food Fest, July 21 at The Rose BowlThe event finds chefs from Baja added to the solid lineup of over 100 vendors.
  41. Openings
    Trattoria Neapolis Soft-Opens Tonight in PasadenaThe experimental Italian has a beverage program dream team that includes Vincenzo Marianella, Christina Perozzi, and Dominic Ta.
  42. Freebies
    80-Foot Smoker Hitting The Rose Bowl Flea Market This SundayFree samples of barbecue to follow.
  43. Let Them Eat Foie
    The Royce Plans 30 Courses of Foie, June 28-30The chef has a blunt laundry list of ingredients he’ll pair with the taboo liver, plus five surprises for the chef’s table.
  44. Oeno-File
    Say Hello to Bodega Wine Bar’s Little FriendsThe wine bar’s “boxed wine” comes in decommissioned Army ammunition cases that fit four bottles each.
  45. Ubiquitous Umami
    Umami Burger Coming to Pasadena, Opening Wednesday in Laguna BeachThe forthcoming Old Town location takes its minimalist inspiration from the nearby Apple Store.
  46. Happy Birthday!
    Pasadena Holding 100th Birthday Party for Julia Child in AugustRestaurants city-wide will prepare drinks and dishes in her honor, culminating in a simultaneous toast to the legendary celebrity chef.
  47. Foodievents
    626 Night Market Not Afraid to Rear Its Head and TryTry AgainThe Asian street food event is quadrupling the size of its venue to lure back repulsed foodies.
  48. The Other Critics
    Breaking Basque: Jonathan Gold Raves About Ración’s PintxosThe critic praises a new forward-leaning menu of San Sebastian-style cuisine in Pasadena.
  49. Beer Me
    The Beer Chicks Join Wigger and Marianella at Trattoria NeapolisAn Italian-Californian dream-team is assembling in Pasadena.
  50. Crowd Control
    (626) Night Market Proves Too Popular for Pasadena StreetBut maybe there’s a positive lesson in this for the city at large?
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