Tag Archive: old town pasadena

Pasadena: Chirashi & Bento at Osawa

  Osawa Japanese Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena has been serving excellent fare for years. Known for shabu shabu, it’s also a great place to stop for a casual meal izakaya style. But… Continue reading

Pasadena: All the Pastas and More at Union Restaurant

  Union┬árestaurant in Pasadena sits on Union, a quiet street behind the all the going ons of Old Town Pasadena. Chef Bruce Kalman is a partner in the restaurant and his menu is… Continue reading

Pasadena: Drinks at Punch

  A party happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Pasadena. Located around the back and upstairs from the new Picnik is Punch.┬áThe not-so-secret but reservations-recommended bar features boozy punches. Robin and Darwin… Continue reading

Pasadena: Fried Chicken at Picnik

  Picnik in Pasadena is quite interesting. It shares space with KTCHEN on one side. Zona Rosa and gelato carts can also be found there. Plus, there’s a Punch bar on Thursdays and… Continue reading

Pasadena: Beer Dinners at Kings Row Pub

Recently I attended a beer dinner for Smog City Brewing at Kings Row Gastropub in Old Town Pasadena. The $30 beer dinner includes 6 courses which is an outstanding deal. The next one… Continue reading

Pasadena: Tasting Menu at Osek Korean Cuisine

I didn’t want to stray too far from Pasadena one night and ended up checking out the new Osek, a Korean restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. They claim to be the only Korean… Continue reading

LQ Foodings at Vertical Wine Bistro in May and June

One of my favorite chefs is Chef Laurent Quenioux. I’m always up for trying his latest pop-up. And interestingly enough, he’s been doing them on his home turf. He’s the Executive Chef at… Continue reading

Pasadena: Checking out Small Plates at Racion

Racion has been very well received in Pasadena. I checked it out a few weeks ago, intrigued by their small plates menu which was billed as Spanish and Basque. The intimate restaurant on… Continue reading

Pasadena: Musha for Home-style Japanese Food

I’ve always wanted to try Musha though I’ve always heard the Torrance location was better and I never seem to make it out that way. I would have had a better chance of… Continue reading

Pasadena: Vertical Bistro

  After the Motopony concert last Saturday at One Colorado, we popped around the corner to Vertical Wine Bistro. I’ve gone in before for wine flights but have never tried the food. I… Continue reading