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YOUR 2018 GUIDE TO PASADENA

AREA DINING, DRINKING AND FUN

FROM

A TO Z

The ABCs of where to

Eat, Drink & Play in

Greater Pasadena

NAMES OF

THE GAME

Where you are and how

you feel determines

what a favorite drink

comes to be called

IDEA

GUIDE

Good suggestions

for a great time


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THE ABCS OF WHERE TO EAT, DRINK & PLAY IN GREATER PASADENA

BY KEVIN UHRICH AND SIMONE DUPUY

13 NAMES OF THE GAME

WHERE YOU ARE AND HOW YOU FEEL DETERMINES WHAT A FAVORITE DRINK

COMES TO BE CALLED

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

27 IDEA GUIDE

GOOD SUGGESTIONS FOR A GREAT TIME

ON THE COVER: PHOTO BY DANNY LIAO

EDITOR Kevin Uhrich

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BY KEVIN UHRICH AND SIMONE DUPUY

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Kabuki Japanese

35er Bar

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A — ASSORTMENT

Just as there are more restaurants in Pasadena than in cities

many times its size, there is just about every type of food imaginable

available to the average diner. Try sushi at Kabuki Japanese

Restaurant one day and dim sum at Lunasia the next. Or

try hot pot at Little Sheep in Old Pas, Thai food at City Thai, or

Vietnamese treats at Saigon Noodle. Of course, there are plenty

of places for pizza, French fries, and cheeseburgers, which were

actually invented here.

B — BEER

The last time we put together this alphabetized list, Bread

was the subject for “B.” But, as beer lovers well know, every loaf

of bread is just another tragic story of a group of grains that

could have been turned into beer but wasn’t. Yes, beer, though

pretty pricy by the glass in these parts, remains the life blood,

the mother’s milk of Old Pasadena and beyond. Perhaps this

explains why there are so many purveyors of the ancient elixir,

with Lucky Baldwins now at three different locations, and other

great places like Congregation Ale House and Yard House serving

up the yummy suds.

C — CHEAP EATS

As one might guess in a city filled with world-class restaurants,

the cheap eats joints in town would be fabulous — and

they’d be correct. At Tops On Walnut, winner of this category in

last year’s Best of Pasadena contest, customers can have highquality

low-cost salads, sandwiches, Mexican food and side

dishes for ridiculously agreeable prices. Other Reader Recommended

places were: Blaze Pizza, with two locations in Pasadena

and one in Glendale; In-N-Out Burger, located in Pasadena,

Equator

Alhambra and Glendale; and Lucky Boy on Arroyo Parkway and

East Walnut Street in Pasadena.

D — DIVES

The Colorado in East Pas and Freddy’s 35er bar in the heart

Old Pasadena usually come in either first or second place in the

dive bar category of each year’s Best of Pasadena voting. Last

year, it was the Colorado’s turn, boasting a great jukebox, a pool

table and a dart board. Same goes for the 35er, only it has a patio

facing Colorado Boulevard, offering visitors something of a

glassless window to the world going by. The Rancho in Altadena

received a Reader Recommended nod in the balloting.

E — EQUATOR

From 4 p.m. to closing Tuesdays and Thursdays, well drinks,

martinis, appetizers and a decent beer selection at Edwin Mills

by Equator are $3, with house wines just $1 more. There’s also

live music Tuesday and Friday nights. And we love Edwin Mills

because the owner, Teddy Bedjakian, on top of his generous

happy hours, is sure to be out chatting with customers and getting

his hands dirty bussing tables.

F — FUN(NY)

Bob Fisher’s Ice House Comedy Club is not just a Best of Pasadena

winner; it’s a national entertainment institution. Opened

in 1960, the Ice House has become one of the top comedy dinner

clubs in the country, over the years featuring shows starring

such industry giants as George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, David

Letterman, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Arsenio Hall, Steve Martin,

Jerry Seinfeld, Lily Tomlin and Robin Williams. Local and

touring comics leave audiences laughing during the week.

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Kabuki

Japanese

Restaurant

- BEST OF PASADENA

WINNER FOR 21 YEARS!

Chilean Sea Bass

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant first introduced the tradition

and artistry of sushi to Pasadena in 1991 at its original Foothill

Blvd. location. Now, as an almost 27-year veteran in the culinary

scene, the full-service, casual dining chain has made incredible

strides in the brand’s expansion, and continues to serve

high-quality sushi and other Japanese specialties at 17 locations

throughout Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.

To stay true to their mission of serving Japanese cuisine to “all

mankind,” Kabuki’s diverse menu offers more than 150 traditional

and Izakaya dishes, an awesome Happy Hour menu, an

award-winning Kid’s Menu (Restaurant Hospitality Magazine)

and a dedicated vegetarian and gluten-free menu. Kabuki is also

proud to hold the “Best Of Pasadena” title for three categories

- Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant, Best Happy Hour and Best

Family Restaurant- consecutively for the last 21 years. Eat,

Drink, Play - Look For The Red Mask!

Most Popular Signature Roll:

Cilantro Albacore Roll- An all-time guest favorite. Shrimp

tempura, cream cheese and krab meat rolled in soy paper, with

albacore on top. Served with red onions and cilantro vinaigrette

sauce.

Happy Hour

Monday – Friday | 3 - 6 PM

Late Nite Happy Hour (Only at Kabuki Old Town Pasadena)

Monday – Thursday | 9 PM – Close

Sunday | 8 PM – Close

www.kabukirestaurants.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kabukijapaneserestaurants

Instagram: @kabukirestaurants

Kabuki Old Town Pasadena

88 W. Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91105

626.568.9310

Kabuki Pasadena

3539 E. Foothill Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107

626.351.8963

Most Popular Signature Dish:

Chilean Sea Bass – This long-time signature dish features

Chilean Sea Bass marinated in sake and soy sauce, served with

sautéed asparagus and chili sesame oil.

Tastiest Vegetarian Roll:

Asparagus & Avocado Garlic Crunch – This vegetarian roll is

a spin-off of one of our more photogenic rolls, the Asparagus &

Salmon Garlic Crunch roll. Originally served with salmon, the

Asparagus & Avocado Garlic Crunch substitutes the salmon for

avocado on top.

Most Popular Happy Hour Drink:

Sake Sangria – Sake Sangria is the go-to sake cocktail at all

Kabuki locations. This fruity libation, made with a delicious

mixture of sake, soju, lychee liquor and real fruits, is light and

refreshing. You’ll be ordering your seconds even before you

finish your first glass.

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Neon Retro Arcade

Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

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G — GAMES

It was somewhat surprising to see so many video arcades

in the area. Here in Pasadena there’s Bowlmor Lanes on East

Foothill Boulevard and Neon Retro Arcade on South Raymond

Avenue. Other popular arcades include Level Gaming Lan Center

and Dreamland Gaming, both in Arcadia. And there’s Vintage

Arcade Superstore on San Fernando Road in Glendale. Older

gamesters can occupy themselves Tuesday nights with trivia

at Craft Beer Cellar in Eagle Rock, or they can pick up a board

game inside Dog Haus and spiel ein bisschen out in the biergarten,

or they can head over to T Boyle’s, behind the Ice House, for

Action Trivia on Sundays and Tuesdays.

H — HUNTINGTON

Not the hospital. We’re talking about the Huntington Library,

Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens, a national treasure started

by railroad baron and art connoisseur Henry Huntington in his

home in San Marino. Here visitors are able to view Huntington’s

personal collection of 18th- and 19th-century paintings, and

literature amassed in the Huntington family mansion, located on

120 acres near the Pasadena city line. This is a research library,

but now includes several new structures and exhibits, as well as

numerous specialized gardens.

I — INDIVIDUALITY

In today’s culture, chefs have come to be regarded as celebrities,

each with unique styles and personalities. Some of the

chefs who live and work here in the Pasadena area include Hideo

Yamashiro (Shiro), James Graham (Ba), Bruce Kalman (Union),

Kings Row Gastropub

Claud Beltran (Claud Beltran & Co. catering, Bacchus’ Kitchen,

The Eatery and Perry’s by Claud Beltran), Sean Lowenthal (Little

Beast), Andre Guerrero (Maximiliano, The Oinkster, Little Bear)

and Paul Ragan (Altaeats).

J — JUKEBOX

Not as ubiquitous before, jukeboxes are still popular at a

handful of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The

Colorado in East Pasadena and Freddie’s 35er in Old Pasadena

come to mind, but there are a few others. There’s one at R Place,

also in East Pas, another is at the Buccaneer in Sierra Madre,

and another is at the Hall of Fame bar in Arcadia, near Santa

Anita Park.

K — KITCHEN

Unlike most other Los Angeles County communities, the city,

not the county, issues grades to restaurants doing business in

Pasadena. And these inspectors mean business. Many a promising

restaurant has been closed for such things as roaches,

vermin and unclean utensils. That’s why it would be rare for customers

here to see anything but squeaky clean and well-managed

establishments when they are out on the town in the Crown City.

L — LIVE (MUSIC)

Along with three symphony orchestras — Pasadena Symphony,

California Philharmonic and MUSE/IQUE — Pasadena is

also home to Kings Row Gastropub, voted Best Live Music Bar/

Club in last year’s Pasadena Weekly’s Best of Pasadena readers’

poll, Edwin Mills by Equator, and the venerable and virtually

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underground Old Towne Pub. For the Best Live Music Venue,

hands down it’s The Rose music and dinner club at The Paseo on

East Green Street.

M — MOVIES

Pasadena is not only well known for movie stars and filmmakers;

it’s also noted for its movie theaters, starting with

Laemmle Playhouse 7 in the Playhouse District, and continuing

with ArcLight Theatre in The Paseo, iPic Theatres at One Colorado

in Miller Alley, and the Academy Theatre on East Colorado

Boulevard.

N — NORTON SIMON

Following a delightful lunch or coffee break in Old Pasadena,

drive a few blocks west on Colorado and further treat yourself

to viewing one of the world’s premier art collections at the Norton

Simon Museum.

O — OCCASIONS

There are times in life that truly require a unique place to

celebrate. For weddings, births, anniversaries, graduations,

promotions, raises and any other good fortune, host a ball, a

reception or a banquet at Noor in The Paseo. Or visit Parkway

Grill on South Arroyo Parkway, Alexander’s Steakhouse and

The Raymond 1886, all honored in last year’s Best of Pasadena

voting.

P — PASTRY

Perhaps the best known bakery in Pasadena is Euro Pane,

which is famous for its macarons. Now at two locations, Euro

Pane also features as its only entree an egg salad sandwich to

die for, served open-face on a slice of rosemary bread. Other

terrific local bakeries are 85 C Bakery Café, now in Glendale

as well, and Seed Bakery on East Washington Boulevard, both

Reader Recommended winners in last year’s Best of Pasadena

polling.

Q — QUIRKY

For the most part, restaurants typically do what they do

best — serve delicious, healthful food — without much glitz and

hoopla. But a few break the mold. One is Old Pasadena favorite

A’Float Sushi, with its food offerings sitting atop little boats

floating on a mini-moat in front of the counter. Another is the

Austin Powers-themed Electric Pussycat in Glendale.

R — RESTRICTIONS

It is a great time to be alive for the lactose-intolerant, the

celiac-ailing, the allergy-ridden, the plant-based populous. Gone

are the days of gluten-free and vegan being synonymous with

“crappy version of what you wanted.” Food science has caught

up with the 21st century. Banana chocolate chip ice cream

sounds incredible! Oh, wait … it’s vegan. Have you found yourself

thinking this? Well get with the times, pal. If it sounds good,

it probably is.

S — STAFF

For an idea of just how important taking care of customers is

in the restaurant world, four top-notch eateries tied for the Best

Restaurant Staff award in last year’s Best of Pasadena readers’

poll: They were Gale’s on South Fair Oaks Avenue, Green Street

Restaurant on Shoppers Lane, Mijares Mexican Restaurant on

Palmetto Drive, and Smitty’s Grill on South Lake Avenue. At

these places, you’ll agree the service is worthy of a generous tip.

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T — THEATER

Just as it is rich in restaurants, Pasadena also has a wealth

of live theaters, all featuring performances of stories that

tackle tough issues and ask provocative questions. Of course,

there’s the 100-year-old Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre

of California, but there is also A Noise Within on East Foothill

Boulevard and Boston Court Performing Arts Center on Mentor

Avenue, to name but a few terrific venues in the area.

V — VALUE

It’s been said before, and we’ll say it again: Value is an integral

component to the success of any business, especially those

facing lots of competition. In this demanding world, a commitment

is required to set the right price for what customers expect

to be the perfect mix of quantity and quality. As former PW

Restaurant Critic Erica once explained, “A restaurant doesn’t

have to be expensive to be good. And the converse applies.”

W — WORD

Especially in a place like Pasadena, where major chefs live

and work and the world occasionally visits to see what’s on the

menu, word of mouth was and remains an important component

to the success of any business, particularly restaurants.

X — ROMANTIX

Back in the late 1980s, when once rough-around-the edges

Old Pasadena was being redeveloped into a destination dining

and shopping spot, property owners complained about the Pub

(the 35er, perennial PW Best Dive Bar), the Pawn (Crown City

Loan & Jewelry) and the Porn (Romatix, formerly known as Le

Sex Shoppe). It’s been nearly 30 years since then, and the Three

Ps are still up and running.

Y — YELP!

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Or so it seems to the

millions of people who can’t wait to hit the keyboard with their

opinions on a fine, or terrible, dining experience.

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Z — ZANKOU

Simply delicious Zankou Chicken traces its origins to 1962,

when Vartkes and Margarite Iskenderian opened a restaurant in

Beirut featuring chicken in garlic sauce. Twenty years later the

couple opened their first US restaurant in Hollywood, eventually

expanding their locations and their menu, which now

includes kebabs, falafel, shawarma and other Mediterranean

dishes.■


Names of the

Game

WHERE YOU ARE AND HOW YOU FEEL DETERMINES

WHAT A FAVORITE DRINK COMES TO BE CALLED

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

THE SOUTH PASADENA

As July temps heat up, you

need a tippler to help you

cool down. The Langham

Huntington, Pasadena’s

Tap Room offers seasonal

cocktails as well as

standard offerings, live jazz

on Thursdays nights and a

Top 40 band on Friday and

Saturday evenings. Relax on

a triangular sofa or couches

grouped around a fireplace,

or perch at freestanding

tables with views of the

patio. It’s all designed to lull

you into the waiting embrace

of one of their signature

cocktails, such as The South

Pasadena. This gin-based

concoction offers up noticeable lemon with soft honey and resin

notes, thanks to a wisp of citrus from fresh lemon. Add mint, which

offers a cool contrast to the herbal, savory gin. The South Pasadena is

crisp and clean, slightly viscous and will ensure a satisfying beforedinner

drink, well suited to appetizers. “The South Pasadena cocktail

fits with our mission of melding old and new generations,” says Susan

Williger, the hotel’s director of communications, and this cocktail hits

a middle stride, not pretentious and overbearing, nor a wallflower — it

is a classic cocktail that will suit most everyone.

INGREDIENTS

2 ounces gin

¾ ounce lemon juice

¾ ounce simple syrup

2 loose mint leaves

METHOD

Place the loose mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. Add gin, lemon juice and

simple syrup, and crush leaves with a muddler. Shake and strain. Garnish with

a lemon wheel and mint sprig, and serve.

THE ORANGE GROVE

The Raymond 1886 has

long been one of Pasadena’s

most beloved

restaurants (but not

for 130 years — 1886

actually marked the

opening of the former

Raymond Hotel). The

restaurant’s Bar 1886

is dark and moody,

illuminated mainly by

the bar’s soft amber

backlight. Inside,

there are two small

communal tables, four

two-tops, original

hardwood floors and

brown pressed-tin ceilings,

and there’s also

outdoor seating: two outdoor patios with fireplaces and Edison

lights twinkling against the night sky. Bar 1886 was established

only in 2010 — 38 years after the restaurant — to focus on high-end

spirits and craft cocktails. It offers monthly spirits-paired dinners

as well. New cocktails appear twice annually: for spring-summer

and fall-winter. Not listed on the menu but a longtime staple is The

Orange Grove — a simple but effective drink with a nod to Arroyoland’s

agricultural heritage. “This is a sit-out-on-the-patio-andeat-brunch

kind of cocktail,” says bartender Casey Levantal. It’s

cool and clean, with the acidity of the citrus mitigated by the gin.

The addition of tonic water provides a subtle effervescence. Indeed,

this drinks so easily you might forget it’s a cocktail. Levantal suggests

pairing it with something hearty like The Raymond’s Veracruz

steak salad or pork belly tacos.

INGREDIENTS

2 ounces London dry gin

½ ounce lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup

2 to 4 orange wedges

Splash of tonic water

METHOD

Using a muddler, smash orange slices with lime juice and simple syrup.

Shake and pour mixture into glass with crushed ice. Add gin, top with tonic

floater (without mixing) and serve.

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At Maestro, a modern Mexican restaurant

in Old Pasadena, over 70 iterations

of mezcal are lined up behind the

bar. With 20-foot-high ceilings, the

small space feels voluminous. A few

stand-alone tables dot the center and

a long couch lines one wall. The bar is

located in the back with only a handful

of stools.

Nowhere else in Arroyoland will

you find this number and diversity of

mezcals, including many that are hard

to find and in limited production. “We

don’t care about brands, we care about

flavor,” says manager Marco Ramos, who, along with his staff, can

explain the origins of each mezcal. Maestro also offers flights of mezcal

and tequila, even rare ones like sotol and tahona, ranging from $15 to

$65.

Mezcal offers a unique smokiness to The Campfire cocktail, and the

slight char the rosemary undergoes after lighting it on fire works well

with the lime’s acidity, offering a more rounded mouthfeel in the midpalate

that ultimately comes off as less sweet and more savory. Ramos

suggests pairing The Campfire with Maestro’s duck carnitas or lamb

barbacoa and pickled cabbage.

INGREDIENTS

THE CAMPFIRE

Sprig of rosemary

¾ ounce green Chartreuse

liqueur

¾ ounce Mezcal Los Javis (or

other brand)

¾ ounce fresh lime juice

¾ ounce Luxardo Maraschino

liqueur

METHOD

1. Rim glass with rosemary and then place it in glass. Pour Chartreuse over

rosemary and let soak. In shaker, combine Luxardo, lime and mezcal.

2. Light rosemary-Chartreuse mixture in glass for 10 seconds. Using tongs, remove

rosemary and add Chartreuse to shaker, leaving extinguished rosemary

in glass. Fill glass with cubed ice. Shake ingredients and pour over ice.

CAMPING AT THE RIDGE

Built over 100 years ago, Magnolia

House on South Lake Avenue was

originally a private residence, then

became a post-Prohibition liquor store,

an antique coin shop and a number of

other businesses. Today this restaurant

and bar keeps things lively with an

quickly rotating cocktail menu. “We

have to keep up with Los Angeles,”

says lead bartender Jorge Figueroa,

referencing the trendy cocktail scene

in downtown L.A. To keep Arroyolanders

happy closer to home, Figueroa

and his team are constantly crafting

stimulating new cocktails. With indoor and outdoor seating areas, the

bar itself sits behind the restaurant, a long red-brick wall guiding you

straight to it.

Figueroa created this cocktail as an homage to the fall season here.

He calls it a riff on the Ramos Fizz. “Fall in Pasadena is still warm,

but these traditional fall flavors are mitigated by summer notes of

apple.” This is a refreshing and light cocktail, heavier on the palate, but

nonetheless a balance between spice and heat, viscosity and comfortable,

familiar flavors. Try it with their fried chicken sandwich or the

mushroom and roasted garlic flatbread.

INGREDIENTS

1½ ounces Thai chili and ginger–

infused Scotch

½ ounce lemon juice

¾ ounce pure maple syrup

½ ounce cinnamon Green

Chartreuse cream

Dash of chocolate chili bitters

Dash of aquafaba (liquid in can

of beans)

METHOD

Mix ingredients in shaker, add ice, shake again, strain and pour into glass.

Top with sparkling apple cider floater, grated nutmeg and cinnamon graham

crackers.

After World War II, drinking and dining

establishments began popping up around

Arroyoland, creating new diversions for a

war-weary public. A pocket-size bar opened

its doors here in 1947, and a succession

of imitators followed. So when The San

Fernando opened its doors in Glendale in

July, the new bar paid homage to times past.

There is definitely a retro theme there, although the 1940s wallpaper,

lighting fixtures and booths are relatively subtle touches, not cartoony.

The venue offers live music and DJs, comedy nights and movie nights.

“We’re getting people from Los Feliz and Silver Lake, and locals tell

us they used to have to go to Hollywood for this kind of experience,”

says owner Uwe Korak. He offers a limited but carefully curated menu

of cocktails and food, leaning toward more traditional tastes without

the hyperbole. “We simply want structurally sound cocktails that taste

PENGUIN ON HOLIDAY

good,” Korak says.

The San Fernando’s signature drink Penguin on Holiday references

a 1940s cocktail shaker in the form of a penguin, which is also the bar’s

logo. The rum is balanced by citrus, and an earthy quality is aided by

cardamom and a pleasant viscosity from egg whites. Cut the sweetness

with something savory, like the pork belly Cuban sandwich or chicken

wings with Parmesan-garlic sauce.

INGREDIENTS

1 ounce Bacardi 8-Year-Old Rum

1 ounce Casa Magdalena Rum

¾ ounce chai syrup (spiced

powdered tea, 1:1 ratio with

simple syrup)

¾ ounce raw egg whites

¾ ounce lemon juice

2 dashes The Bitter Truth’s Nut

Drops & Dashes bitters

Cardamom bitters to taste

METHOD

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Add ice and shake again. Strain

into a glass goblet, garnish with cardamom bitters and serve.

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THE COLORADO BUCK

When the Pasadena Hilton was built in

1971, no one could have foreseen the

craft cocktail movement that headed

this way four decades later. Good thing

the hotel’s September remodel, which

included the new Corner Craft Cocktail

+ Bar, kept pace with this welcome

development. Located to the left of the

expansive lobby as you enter, the bar

has a cool, clean and sleek look; a retro

Italian vibe with gray and beige tones

is accented by walnut trim, and large

windows overlook Los Robles Avenue.

The bar offers a number of original

cocktails, including the Colorado Buck. It’s so named not only for the

whiskey in the drink, but also for Colorado Boulevard’s location in

the heart of Pasadena. This is the whiskey cocktail for non-whiskey

drinkers as it is mild and subtle. The addition of fresh strawberry and

mildly effervescent ginger beer brings lightness to the drink, lending a

playful accent to this very adult cocktail. The fresh mint, not meant to

be submerged, offers a refreshing olfactory burst, resulting in a drink

that’s easygoing and easily consumed. Beverage Manager Marcos Villanueva

suggests pairing it with the duck egg fettuccine with shiitake

mushrooms, or hoisin-glazed lamb ribs.

INGREDIENTS

Two fresh strawberries

1 teaspoon agave nectar

Juice of half a lemon

1¾ ounces Tincup Whiskey

Dash Angostura bitters

1 ounce Fever Tree Ginger Beer

METHOD

Muddle strawberry, lemon juice and agave. Double strain into shaker. Add ice,

bitters and whiskey, and lightly shake. Pour into a highball glass, add ginger

beer and serve with mint-sprig garnish.

THE ROSE BOWL

When Twohey’s opened its second location

in Pasadena last October, creating

a brother to its 75-year-old Alhambra

location, the new eatery was designed as

an upscale tavern — a classic American

diner for the 21st century. Located

just off the 210 Freeway, the vibe of the

place, now called Foothill, is decidedly

different from Twohey’s burger joint,

exuding a postmodern feel. There are

communal tables, semi-private two- and

four-tops and tables with comfy chairs.

The palette is decidedly beige and silver,

the white marble bar a counterpoint to

the earth tones dominating the interior.

The food and cocktail menus rotate often, but The Rose Bowl, an

Arroyo riff on a pisco sour, remains steadfastly on the menu. Light,

bright and viscous, this cocktail offers simplicity and depth while, with

the aid of the fresh fruit, avoiding the sourness and stringent acidic

notes of a traditional pisco. The egg whites create a creamy texture,

as well as a light frothiness. The pink hue, reminiscent of the roses at

the Rose Parade, is appealing; however, this is not a sweet cocktail.

Bartender Albaro Olguin suggests sipping it with either the Channel

Islands rockfish with charred fennel, or the Dutch-style burger with

Napa cabbage and dill aioli.

INGREDIENTS

1 strawberry

2 dashes Fee Brothers Peach

Bitters

¾ ounce egg whites

3/8 ounce lime juice

3/8 ounce lemon juice

¾ ounce rose syrup

½ ounce Uncle Val’s Restorative

Gin

1½ ounces Campo de Encanto

Moscatel Pisco

METHOD

Muddle strawberry in a shaker, then add the rest of the ingredients. Dry shake,

add ice and shake another 10 seconds. Strain into a glass coupe and garnish

with an edible rosebud.

PIRATE’S GOLD

Ombra is an open-air wine and cocktail bar,

which opened in mid-2016 at the Americana

at Brand in Glendale. Seeking to set their

cocktail program apart from the mainstream,

proprietor Andrea Scuto scoured

bars in Los Angeles and New Orleans. “I

searched and searched for what was different

and unique,” he says. “Cocktails spark

people’s imagination.” Scuto’s cocktail

menu changes quarterly, to keep it fresh

and interesting, but unique drinks like

Pirate’s Gold will always remain. And as

this cocktail suggests, Ombra is pursuing less traditional cocktails with

a bit of theatrical flare.

A mélange of rum, tamarind and ginger beer, accented with fresh

citrus, it seems like this should taste bold. “This is a big boy,” says Andrea.

But it’s really not a heavy drink, just a robust cocktail, with citrus

that lightens the dark notes of the tamarind and brings out the brown

spice and sweetness of the rum. Sample this with Ombra’s flatbread

topped with blue-cheese spinach, caramelized onions and provolone

cheese, or their jalapeño and whole-grain-mustard deviled eggs.

INGREDIENTS

1¾ ounce Sailor Jerry’s Spiced

Rum

½ ounce lime juice

½ ounce housemade tamarind

syrup(1-to-1 ratio tamarind

paste, sugar and water)

½ ounce True Roots Ginger Beer

METHOD

1. Shake all ingredients together. Pour over ice cubes in a tumbler.

2. Spray edible gold spray around lip of glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick

and lime wedge.

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THE DEVIL’S GATE

When The Flintridge Proper

opened five years ago in La

Cañada Flintridge, everyone

wondered how this restaurant

and bar could boast the world’s

largest selection of gin served

in a bar. Because that’s what

owner Brady Caverly wanted,

that’s how. The bar is ideal for

quiet conversation — with its

comfortable armchairs and

couches, it feels and looks more

a library than a neighborhood

tavern. The custom wooden bar

with carved horse heads recalls

the area’s equestrian past.

Devil’s Gate Dam inspired

this drink, a nod to a time when

boats could float languidly on the Pasadena reservoir. “It’s designed to

capture the flavor of the Arroyo — berries and wild herbs and serrano

peppers — to scare the devil out of you,” says Caverly. It combines

sweet and spicy, tempered by citrus and fruit, with a potent heat from

both the ginger and pepper. The soda’s slight fizz brightens the palate.

Pair this with their fresh oysters on the half shell or short-rib pot roast.

INGREDIENTS

1 slice serrano pepper wheel

3 blackberries

2 leaves basil

½ ounce fresh lemon juice

½ ounce fresh lime juice

3/4 oz. lemongrass syrup

3/4 oz. ginger syrup

2 oz. Tanqueray Gin

METHOD

Muddle ingredients together. Shake, strain into glass with ice. Top with 2 ounces

club soda.

PIG IN A BARREL

If one were to update a Prohibition

speakeasy for 21st-century customers,

it would look a lot like Room 31 --- an

intimate space with limited seating,

tucked away virtually unseen in the

back of another business. Located inside

5 Line Tavern in Eagle Rock, Room 31

was opened two years ago by owner

Marcos Menendez, who creates a variety

of mixed drinks. “People love a cozy

speakeasy, and we wanted to create

an elevated experience, a love letter to

Eagle Rock,” he says.

There are just seven vintage-style

stools at the bar and additional seating at five white marble two-top

tables. The ambient music is vintage too --- soul, R&B and jazz. The Pig

in a Barrel cocktail offers not only visual interest, with smoke wafting

around it like a ghost, but a multilayered and complex taste. It offers a

combination of woody and spicy notes, a potent bourbon kick with a

hint of sweetness and herbs as well as subtle notes of smoke, mandarin,

honeysuckle and vanilla.

INGREDIENTS

Two dashes Fee Brothers

Whiskey Barrel-aged bitters

1½ ounces James E. Pepper

1776 Bourbon

½ ounce Amaro Nonino

Quintessentia

½ ounce Zaya Gran Reserva

12-year-old Rum

Small bar spoon (2½ ml) Blank

Slate Vanilla Syrup

Smoke infuser

4 slices smoked bacon

METHOD

1. Cook bacon in a large skillet, and pour off fat (about 1 ounce) into a small bowl.

In a large glass bowl, combine bourbon, bacon fat and 1 bacon slice. Cover with

plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 5 hours, then freeze for 8 hours. Remove

solidified fat and bacon slice and discard. Pour bourbon through fine-mesh

strainer, coffee filters or cheesecloth.

2. Combine bacon bourbon with the other ingredients in shaker and shake vigorously.

Place large ice cube in tumbler, pour in liquid. Place covering over tumbler

(preferably clear glass), use smoke infuser to blow in smoke. Let sit covered for

a few minutes. Serve. (Note: Pipe smoke can be used in place of smoke infuser.)

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Everyone wants to replicate the camaraderie

and conviviality of TV’s “Cheers” in their

own local bar. The John Sparr Tavern in

Glendale comes close.

“We are a comfortable place that doesn’t

offer theatrical drinks, just old school

cocktails,” says co-owner David Fink. The

traditional approach to cocktails mirrors

the ambience — small, intimate, quiet,

confident. Green marble lines the walls,

mahogany tables and chairs occupy the

interior, along with a few booths, with more

seating in an outdoor patio. It’s pretty much

what you’d expect from a throwback tavern.

Even the live music they offer is merely acoustic guitar, meant as background

to your conversations over cocktails — this is a place to talk.

This cocktail reflects their orthodox approach — the smoothness

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of the rye and bourbon is touched by the slight sweetness of the cherry,

while the scent from the lemon peel’s oil fills your nose, adding a zesty

citrus element. Neither too heavy nor too sweet, it balances multiple

ingredients with aplomb. Pair this with their crab cakes with garlic aioli

appetizer or their prime rib of pork with Cognac sauce.

INGREDIENTS

¾ ounce Old Grand-Dad Bonded

Bourbon

¾ ounce Old Overholt Straight

Rye Whiskey

¼ ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur

¼ ounce Benedictine D.O.M.

Two dashes Angostura Bitters

Lemon peel

Black maraschino cherry

METHOD

Pour liquor and bitters into ice-filled shaker. Stir, strain into tumbler. Rim and

garnish with freshly cut lemon peel. Top with black maraschino cherry.


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626 NIGHT MARKET

626nightmarket.com

Come enjoy the summer and bring your friends to 626 Night Market for the

biggest party of the summer with food, games, art, shopping, and performances

at Santa Anita Park! Bring out the squad to our SEVENTH SEASON

to take pics of food for Instagram, find the perfect gift from merchandise and

crafts vendors or commission a special piece by a local artist at our Art Walk.

There’s plenty of things to see and do for all ages. Admission is $5. Free for

kids ages 3 and under. Parking is free.

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

111 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

(626) 486-1111

alexanderssteakhouse.com

Alexander’s Steakhouse welcomes you to experience American steakhouse

cuisine with an innovative and elegant global inspiration. Our menu features

Certified Angus Beef from the Mid-West, corn-fed and dry-aged for 28 days

for unparalleled flavor. We take pride in serving the finest and most luxurious

ingredients available including authentic Japanese wagyu beef. The expansive

wine selection at Alexander’s Steakhouse is designed to perfectly compliment

this modern twist on an American classic.

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

(626) 440-0309

316 N. Brand, Glendale

(818) 937-9966

allindia.cafe

An unassuming Indian restaurant that fans call the best in Pasadena, All

India Café specializes in a fascinating and extensive menu of authentic Indian

home-style cooking. We use only natural spices and ingredients. We do not

add artificial colorings or preservatives. We offer many sumptuous dishes

that are lean, healthful and low in fat. Many vegan and vegetarian dishes are

also available. We offer daily specials, which include a chicken curry of the

day, a vegetable special, a lentil and rice of the day.

BAY POKÉ FISH HOUSE

2345 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 219-6380

What is a poké bowl? It’s like sushi in a bowl, but with more flavors and

toppings. Bay Poké boasts the non-compromising premium quality fresh

ingredients to make its delicious poké bowls. The choices of proteins include

ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus, scallop, tofu, and more. They can also be

fully cooked with the oven-baking option. The bowls are fully customizeable

with different sauces and toppings, as you’d like. Eat well and stay healthy.

BONNIE B’S SMOKIN

1280 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena

(626) 794-0132

bonniebssmokin.com

From Tulsa Oklahoma to Southern California with a touch of New Orleans soul

comes Bonnie B’s Bar B Que Heaven. Our 45-year-old traditional recipes are

made with love. Try our new Sweet Pea’s double-fried burger made with our

own sauces, soul bowl and homemade peach cobbler. Voted best BBQ & Soul

Food in Pasadena for our ribs, collard greens and Slim”s Mac & Cheese. We

are thankful and appreciate Pasadena.

BURRITO EXPRESS

1597 E Washington Blvd.Pasadena

(626) 798-0844

burritoexpresspasadena.com

If you are looking for a quick meal that is made fresh and tastes delicious,

stop on by. We’ve been serving up delicious food since 1978. We still use

the same tried and true recipes since the beginning. We have been fortunate

to win Pasadena Weekly’s Best Of in the Burrito category many times. In the

summertime we sell Shave Ice after 5:00 to keep you cool during those hot

summer evenings.

CABRERA’S MEXICAN CUISINE

655 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena

(626) 795-0230

cabreras.com

Cabrera’s Family Restaurant first opened their doors in 1985 in Arcadia.

Today, Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine operates and owns 3 localities with a

professional enterprise that specializes in Mexican-American food and other

dishes that are served with a very Mexican style. Our Focus provides delicious

and fresh food resulting in a significant publicity by word of mouth and of

recurrence and in such a manner are able to say proudly that our experience

makes the difference. Gift cards available for the holiday!

CAFÉ LUMAR

136 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia

(626) 357-2184

cafelumar.com

Cafe LuMar invites you to come and experience the true flavors of Croatia.

The owner took her love for cooking and entertaining to create this unique

little family restaurant. We strive to serve the best possible European foods

using only the freshest ingredients, all made from scratch. Come and try

something different, we serve: Goulash, Beef Stroganoff, Breaded Pork

Loin, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Lamb Shank (Dinner). Ours are the best crepes

around, savory and sweet.

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CAL PHIL

Calphil.com

Don’t miss the remaining concerts of the California Philharmonic Orchestra’s

spectacular summer season at the Walt Disney Concert Hall! On July

29th “Symphonic Dances” features legendary saxophonist Harvey Pittel and

ground-breaking hip hop choreography to the “Rite of Spring” by Alyson

Stoner.

August 12th brings acclaimed opera stars, full choir and orchestra in the

monumental “Beethoven Celebrates Bernstein’s 100th Birthday”! To close the

season, on August 19th, music of John Williams and Cal Phil’s soloists!

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS DURING OUR SUMMER

CONCERT SERIES.

CHAMO VENEZUELAN CUISINE

950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 639-3339 I Chamovenezuelancuisine.com

Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine is a casual, family-operated, restaurant that offers

the most representative staple food from Venezuela: The World Famous

arepas. We bring flavors to life in that very spirit of warmth, family, and informality

that characterizes the Venezulan treatment.

We offer arepas, empanadas and platanos con queso and more!

EL PORTAL

625 E. Green St., Pasadena

(626)795-8553 I Elportalrestaurant.com

Pasadena Weekly readers have been rewarding El Portal with the title of Best

Mexican Food in the city for years. This charming little hacienda with brick

walls, festive colors, fine art and a California elegant courtyard brings the

authentic cuisine of Mexico and the Yucatan region to your table.

FAUBOURG

74 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre

(626) 836-5700 I dinefaubourg.com

FAUBOURG, a new restaurant by third-generation French chef Anthony Bar,

features modern French cuisine. Chef Bar moved to the US four years ago and

incorporates ingredients from both countries. Everything is made in-house,

from the ketchup to the lobster ravioli. The new fare can be paired with a wide

selection of wines and beers. In addition to dinner, FAUBOURG also offers

brunch (Sat-Mon, 9-4:30 p.m.) and Happy Hour is every day from 4-6 p.m.

FOX’S

2352 Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

(626) 797-9430

foxsaltadena.com

Paul and Monique currently own Cindy’s in Eagle Rock, and now Fox’s in

Altadena, maintaining it’s 62 year legacy. It is another historical restaurant,

opened in 1955 whose roots they wanted to preserve, while introducing their

own particular culinary flair. Open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday – Friday

and brunch Saturday & Sunday.

ICE HOUSE

24 N. Mentor Ave in Pasadena.

Icehousecomedy.com for tickets and show times.

The Ice House….legendary! If there’s a business that is entitled to use that

word, it is the Ice House. Over 50+ years, over 4 million people have shared

thousands of hours of laughter and song at the Ice House. It’s diffi cult to

name a major comedian that hasn’t performed at the Ice House! Robin Williams,

George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Bob Newhart, Billy Crystal,

Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, George Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres,

Tim Allen, Bill Maher and others too numerous to mention have all wowed audiences

in the intimate 200 seat showroom. Every month, over 7,000 people

share good times and laughter. So, get in your car and make the drive to the

legendary Ice House and become a part of legendary history!

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

88 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 568-9310

3539 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 351-8963

kabukirestaurants.com

Kabuki is a full-service, casual Japanese restaurant chain with 18 locations in

Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. The restaurants showcase traditional

and innovative Japanese cuisine, creative cocktails and contemporary interior

designs. The menu is led by R&D Director and Executive Corporate Chef Masa

Kurihara and offers dishes for the adventurous sushi-lover to the vegetarian

diner. The beverage program features classic cocktails, wine and beer, as well

as inventive sake libations. The perfect spot for Happy Hour, date night and

your next family meal. Look for the Red Mask.

KITCHEN UNITED

55 S. Madison Ave, Pasadena

kitchenunited.com/eat.

Pasadena locals can now enjoy delicious bites to go from Mama Musubi,

Canter’s Deli, The Pizza Plant, The Lost Cuban, Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers

and Famous Dave’s Barbecue. Kitchen United is an exciting new concept in

restaurant convenience with to go, delivery and catering menus available from

all of its restaurants. Pick-up or order from Commissary (55 S Madison Ave)

or have food delivered through your favorite app.

LUCKY BALDWINS PUB

Old Pasadena 17 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

(626) 795-0652

Pasadena 1770 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 844-0447

Sierra Madre 21 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre

(626) 355-1140

Luckybaldwins.com.

Lucky Baldwins is known for the best fish & chips in town and our wide

selection of beers on tap and bottles. We offer traditional English fare for

lunch and dinner daily and weekend breakfast and brunch with three locations

to serve you! Dog-friendly patio dining is available at all three locations. Our

pubs specialize in over 65 Belgian, English & American Craft beers. We are

widely known for our Belgian Beer Festival, Sweet and Sour Festival and our

IPA Festival. We are also THE place to watch English Premiere League Soccer.

Family friendly, free wifi .

MARGARITA’S

155 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-4224

margaritaspasadena.com

The name may say Margaritas, but this is a full-service Mexican restaurant.

Tortillas are made by hand daily, and the weekday Buffet Brunch allows you to

quickly and inexpensively eat to your heart’s content. Yes, the margaritas are

to die for. Also open for Sunday brunch.

MUSE/IQUE

muse-ique.com

Celebrate the summer in a three-part festival titled MUSE/IQUE’s Inaugural

Summer at The Huntington. MUSE/IQUE’s Summer continues Saturdays, July

28 with MOVEMENT/ALOUD! and Aug. 25 with U.S./ROUTES. Each event

will showcase a different facet of our country’s rich cultural heritage – from

a veritable block party of composers celebrating freedom and individuality

to a musical road trip ignited by the regional sounds that come together to

make our sonic landscape. Programs feature internationally acclaimed artists

Catalina Cuervo, Lara Downes, American Ballet Theatre, and many more.

Join Rachael Worby and the orchestra for unforgettable performances and

breathtaking surprises live at The Huntington.

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PASADENA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET

(626) 449-0179

pasadenafarmersmarket.org.

Tuesdays-Villa Parke Community Center

Saturdays -Victory Park

Enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables and farm products! If you have never

been to a farmers’ market, you are in for a real treat. You’ll love the experience

of buying directly from the farmer that grows the food. What you’ll love

even more is the fresh, delicious taste of locally grown, nutritious fruits,

vegetables and farm products. Our certified vendors only sell what they

grow. Or, to put it another way, they won’t sell you anything that they did not

grow. You know where your food came from and who grew it for you! ATM

for market’s tokens on site and EBT accepted. Open rain or shine.

THE PIZZA PRESS

1655 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 818-7335

Thepizzapress.com

The Pizza Press is a unique concept dedicated to elevating the build-yourown

pizza and salad model to an experiential level, by creating an immersive

1920s Americana newspaper theme in which great food, craft beer, ambiance,

and service are combined. Publish you newsworthy pizza and drink

craft beer. Open daily 11:00am to 11:00pm and to midnight on Friday and

Saturday!

RUTH’S CHRIS

369 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 583-8122

RuthsChris.com

Ruth had a certain way of doing things. How to run a restaurant. How to

treat people. How to prepare the best steak of your life. When people would

ask Ruth why her food was so good and she’d simply say, “Just follow the

recipe.” Come in tonight and experience how Ruth’s timeless recipe is alive

and well to this day.

SCHREINER’S SAUSAGES

3417 Ocean View Blvd., Glendale

(818) 244-4735

schreinersfinesausages.com

Family owned for 3 generations, Schreiner’s Fine Sausages has been located

in Glendale since 1952. All meats are handmade & smoked on the premises

daily. Though known for our Black Forest ham, we also offer many varieties

of sausages, fresh cut meats, dried beefs, meat loafs, deli meats and Imported

German specialties & Goods. Stop in for lunch, enjoy our old world

charm & let Schreiner’s cater your next event.

SOH GRILL HOUSE

27 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

(626) 714-7760

sohgrillhouse.com

Soh Grill House has joined the ever growing dining experiences at Pasadena

Old Town. Designed by renowned architect Anthony Poon and equipped with

state of the art smoke-free grill technology. SOH is a new modern take on

Korean BBQ and the first of its kind in the area. Proudly serving USDA prime

beef.

STONEY POINT

1460 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-9715

stoneypointrestaurant.com

Take a drive west across the Colorado Street Bridge and nestled in the San

Rafael neighborhood you’ll find a hidden treasure. Stoney Point Restaurant

specializes in continental cuisine and is a marvelous place to come and enjoy

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amazing food, outstanding service and live piano entertainment.

LUNCH is served Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DINNER is served Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 5 p.m

THE COUNTER BURGER

140 Shoppers Lane, Pasadena

(626) 440-1008

thecounterburger.com

We want to challenge the way people think about burgers. We’re about

creative construction. We think life is about experiences. Trying stuff. Learning.

Stretching. Being inventive. So we’ve searched for ingredients, chosen

meats, created sauces, baked buns, melted cheeses and crafted shakes that

shout flavor. Take them and create something special.

TOM’S FAMOUS FAMILY RESTAURANT

1130 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 577-7717

tomsfamous.com

Please come and enjoy homemade breakfast lunch and dinner all made from

scratch and FRESH. Nothing is ever served or made from a can. We pride

ourselves as being the cleanest store with the best quality food and BEST

service in town. Thank you PASADENA!!!!!

TOPS WALNUT

1792 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 584-0244 I topsburger.com

You can’t leave here hungry. Not with 14 burgers, 13 Mexican dishes, 17

sandwiches, three types of hot dogs, seven salads and 12 types of breakfasts

on the menu — all at great value prices. Charbroiled chicken plates,

rib-eye steak plates, fish and chips and chicken strips add hearty heft at

dinner for those hungry for just a little bit more. Nothing is pre-cooked. The

portions of fresh onion rings and fries, sweet potato fries and zucchini are

legendary, as are the best pastrami sandwiches in town. Try our new menu

item California 3 Way: Spaghetti, Tops Secret Chili and Cheese.

VANILLA BAKERY

88 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (Old Town)

www.VanillaBakeShop.com

Visit the bakery that Martha Stewart Magazine calls a “Top Pastry Pro and

Cake Maker in the Country”. Vanilla Bake Shop is located in Old Town Pasadena

on Colorado Blvd. and Raymond. The charming neighborhood bakery

specializes in cakes, cupcakes, freshly baked cookies and Stumptown coffee.

Family run, Vanilla has been in business for 11 years with Pasadena as the

newest addition. Customer favorites include the Fleur de Sel cake, Everything

Cookie, delicate French Macarons and Meyer Lemon Raspberry

Cupcakes. Online Ordering, Catering & Delivery Available

ZELO PIZZERIA

328 E. Foothill Blvd., Arcadia

(626) 358-8298

myzelopizza.info

It’s the cornmeal crust that makes this pizzeria stand out from the rest.

Zelo Pizzeria in Arcadia is a truly unique place to fill your pizza craving. This

locally owned establishment’s signature dish is the fresh, corn, balsamicmarinated,

oven-roasted red onion pie. Don’t be intimidated and don’t make

substitutions! The dish is truly unique and a worthy competitor for the area’s

best pizza. Zelo Pizzeria has expanded the dining room to better serve you,

so come in and give Zelo Pizzeria a try. ■

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— IDEA GUIDE —

The following list (including select “Best of Pasadena” awardees) should be helpful

in generating ideas of where best to Eat, Drink and Play in the Pasadena area!

BEST RESTAURANT

2017 WINNER

DOG HAUS

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-4287 DOGHAUS.COM

93 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (626) 683-0808

410 E. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA I(626) 282-4287

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

HOUSTON’S

320 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 577-6001 I HILLSTONE.COM/HOUSTONS

UNION

37 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-5841 | UNIONPASADENA.COM

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

2017 WINNER

FAUBOURG

74 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 836-5700 | DINEFAUBOURG.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MAESTRO RESTAURANT

110 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 787-1512 I MAESTROPASADENA.COM

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

168 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-6818 | TRUEFOODKITCHEN.COM

BEST CHEF

2017 WINNER

CLAUD BELTRAN

PERRY’S BY CLAUD BELTRAN

928 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA I (626)

898-7900

DUSIT.COM/DUSITD2/PASADENA/DINING

BACCHUS’ KITCHEN

1384 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 594-6377 | BACCHUSKITCHEN.COM

THE EATERY ON ALLEN

488 N. ALLEN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 688-7256 | EATERYONALLEN.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BRUCE KALMAN

UNION

37 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-5841 | UNIONPASADENA.COM

ANTHONY BAR

FAUBOURG

74 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 836-5700 | DINEFAUBOURG.COM

BEST RESTAURANT STAFF

2017 WINNER

GALE’S

452 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 432-6705 | GALESRESTAURANT.COM

GREEN STREET RESTAURANT

146 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA I (626) 577-7170

GREENSTREETRESTAURANT.COM

MIJARES MEXICAN RESTAURANT

145 PALMETTO DR., PASADENA

(626) 792-2763 I MIJARESRESTAURANT.COM

1806 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 794-6674

SMITTY’S GRILL

110 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-9999 | SMITTYSGRILL.COM

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH

2017 WINNER

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 440-0309 | ALLINDIACAFE.CA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

HOUSTON’S

320 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 577-6001 I HILLSTONE.COM/HOUSTONS

SMITTY’S GRILL

110 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-9999 | SMITTYSGRILL.COM

BEST CHEAP EATS

2017 WINNER

TOPS ON WALNUT

1792 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 584-0244 | TOPSBURGER.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BLAZE PIZZA

667 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 802-5352 | BLAZEPIZZA.COM

643 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA I (626) 238-6026

101 W. BROADWAY, GLENDALE I (818) 495-0573

IN-N-OUT BURGER

2114 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

1210 N. ATLANTIC BLVD., ALHAMBRA

(800) 786-1000 | WWW.IN-N-OUT.COM

LUCKY BOY

640 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 793-0120 I LUCKYBOYBURGERS.COM

531 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA I (626) 793-7079

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

2017 WINNER

CAFÉ SANTORINI

64 W UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 564-4200 | CAFESANTORINI.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LA GRANDE ORANGE CAFÉ

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4444 | LGOSTATIONCAFE.COM

THE RAYMOND 1886

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 I THERAYMOND.COM

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

168 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-6818 I TRUEFOODKITCHEN.COM

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

2017 WINNER

THE RAYMOND 1886

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CAFE SANTORINI

64 W UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 564-4200 | CAFESANTORINI.COM

PARKWAY GRILL

510 S ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 795-1001 | THEPARKWAYGRILL.COM

BEST SPECIAL OCCASION DINING

2017 WINNER

PARKWAY GRILL

510 S ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 795-1001 | THEPARKWAYGRILL.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE

111 N. LOS ROBLES AVE., PASADENA

(626) 486-1111 I ALEXANDERSSTEAKHOUSE.COM

THE RAYMOND 1886

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

2017 WINNER

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

88 W. COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA I (626)

568-9310

KABUKIRESTAURANTS.COM

3539 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA I (626)

351-8963

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CONRAD’S RESTAURANT

861 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA I (6267) 577-7603

820 N. CENTRAL AVE., GLENDALE I (818) 246-6547

TOPS ON WALNUT

1792 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 584-0244 | TOPSBURGER.COM

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK

2017 WINNER

TOPS ON WALNUT

1792 WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 584-0244 | TOPSBURGER.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CONRAD’S RESTAURANT PASADENA

861 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA I (626) 577-7603

KING TACO

45 N. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 792-0405 | KINGTACO.COM

117 E. BROADWAY AVE., GLENDALE I (818) 409-0172

PLATE 38

2361 E. COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA

(626) 793-7100 | PLATE38.COM

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH

2017 WINNER

THE TERRACE RESTAURANT AT THE LANGHAM

HUNTINGTON

1401 S. OAK KNOLL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 568-3900 I LANGHAMHOTELS.COM/PASA-

DENA

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MARSTON’S RESTAURANT

151 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 796-2549 I MARSTONRESTAURANT.COM

BEST ARMENIAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

ZANKOU CHICKEN

1296 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 405-1502 | ZANKOUCHICKEN.COM

1415 E. COLORADO ST., GLENDALE

(818) 244-2237

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

RAFFI’S CATERING AND BANQUET

3887 E. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 351-0900

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN

RESTAURANT

2226 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-6900 I SAHARAPASADENA.COM

BEST ASIAN FUSION

2017 WINNER

ABRICOTT

238 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 796-1613 | ABRICOTT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

DAISY MINT

1218 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 792-2999 | DAISYMINT.COM

SIERRA FUSION

120 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 355-3030

SIERRAFUSION.COM

BEST BAKERY

2017 WINNER

EURO PANE BAKERY

345 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA (WEST)

(626) 844-8804

950 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA (EAST)

(626) 577-1828

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2017 READER RECOMMENDED

85°C BAKERY CAFE

61 S. FAIR OAKS AVE. NO. 120, PASADENA

(626) 792-8585 | 85CBAKERYCAFE.COM

201 N. BRAND BLVD. NO. 100, GLENDALE

(818) 550-0885

SEED BAKERY

942 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 486-2115 I SEEDBAKERYPASADENA.COM

BEST BBQ

2017 WINNER

BONNIE B’S SMOKIN’ BBQ HEAVEN

1280 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-0132 | BONNIEBSSMOKIN.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

GUS’S BBQ

808 FAIR OAKS AVE., SOUTH PASADENA

(626) 799-3251 | GUSSBBQ.COM

ROBIN’S WOODFIRE BBQ

395 N. ROSEMEAD AVE., PASADENA

(626) 351-8885 | ROBINSBBQ.COM

BEST BREAKFAST

2017 WINNER

MARSTON’S RESTAURANT

151 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 796-2549 I MARSTONRESTAURANT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LINCOLN CAFÉ & STORE

1992 LINCOLN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 765-6746 I LINCOLNPASADENA.COM

RUSSELL’S

30 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA I (626) 578-1404

ALSO RECOMMENDED

TOM’S

1130 E. WALNUT ST. PASADENA

626-577-7717 I TOMSFAMOUS.COM1

BEST BURGER

2017 WINNER

DOG HAUS

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-4287 | DOGHAUS.COM

93 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (626) 683-0808

410 E. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA I (626) 282-4287

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

IN-N-OUT BURGER

2114 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

1210 N. ATLANTIC BLVD., ALHAMBRA

(800) 786-1000 I IN-N-OUT.COM

PIE ‘N BURGER

913 E. CALIFORNIA BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-1123 | PIENBURGER.COM

BEST BURRITO

2017 WINNER

BURRITO EXPRESS

1597 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 798-0844 I BURRITOEXPRESSPASADENA.

COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

KING TACO

45 N. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 792-0405 | KINGTACO.COM

115-117 E. BROADWAY AVE., GLENDALE

(818) 409-0172

LUCKY BOY

640 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 793-0120 | LUCKYBOYBURGERS.COM

531 E. WALNUT ST., PASADENA I (626) 793-7079

BEST CALIFORNIA CUISINE

2017 WINNER

GREEN STREET RESTAURANT

146 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA

(626) 577-7170 I GREENSTREETRESTAURANT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BISTRO 45

45 S. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-2478 | BISTRO45.COM

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

99 N. LOS ROBLES AVE., PASADENA

EAT • DRINK • PLAY PASADENA WEEKLY

(626) 585-9020 | CPK.COM

101 N. BRAND BLVD., GLENDALE I (818) 507-1588

LA GRANDE ORANGE CAFÉ

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4444 | LGOSTATIONCAFE.COM

BEST CENTRAL AMERICAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

LA CARAVANA RESTAURANT

1306 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA I (626) 791-7378

BEST CHINESE FOOD

2017 WINNER

PANDA INN

3488 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-7300 | PANDAINN.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

GRANDVIEW PALACE

60 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-2888 I GRANDVIEW-PALACE.COM

YANG CHOW

3777 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 432-6868 | YANGCHOW.COM

BEST CUPCAKES

2017 WINNER

DOTS CUPCAKES

400 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 568-36787 | DOTSCUPCAKES.COM

ONE COLORADO, 21 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-7719

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

POLKATOTS CUPCAKES

720 N. LAKE AVE., NO. 3, PASADENA

(626) 798-3932 I POLKATOTSCUPCAKES.COM

VANILLA BAKE SHOP

88 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(323) 204-4075 | VANILLABAKESHOP.COM

BEST DELI/SANDWICHES

2017 WINNER

UNION STREET SANDWICH CO.

109 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 639-3575 | UNIONSANDWICH.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

PASADENA SANDWICH COMPANY

259 SIERRA MADRE VILLA AVE. NO. 102,

PASADENA I (626) 578-1616

PASADENASANDWICHCOMPANY.COM

ROMA MARKET

918 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 797-7748 | ROMAMARKETS.COM

BEST DESSERT

2017 WINNER

AMARA CHOCOLATE & COFFEE

55 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-1765 | AMARACHOCOLATE.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CHEESECAKE FACTORY

2 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 584-0600 I CHEESECAKEFACTORY.COM

400 S. BALDWIN AVE. NO. 903-L, ARCADIA

(626) 447-2800

511 AMERICANA WAY, GLENDALE I (818) 550-7505

DOTS CUPCAKES

400 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 568-36787 | DOTSCUPCAKES.COM

ONE COLORADO, 21 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-7719

EUROPANE

345 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA (WEST)

(626) 844-8804

950 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA (EAST)

(626) 577-1828

JULIENNE FINE FOODS

& CELEBRATIONS

2651 MISSION ST., SAN MARINO

(626) 441-2290 | JULIENNETOGO.COM

BEST DIM SUM

2017 WINNER

LUNASIA DIM SUM HOUSE

239 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-8822 I |UNASIADIMSUMHOUSE.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

DIN TAI FUNG

THE AMERICANA AT BRAND

177 CARUSO AVE., GLENDALE

(818) 551-5561 | DINTAIFUNGUSA.COM

1108 S. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA I (626) 446-8555

400 S. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA I (626) 446-8555

BEST DUMPLINGS

2017 WINNER

DIN TAI FUNG

THE AMERICANA AT BRAND

177 CARUSO AVE., GLENDALE

(818) 551-5561 | DINTAIFUNGUSA.COM

1108 S. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA I (626) 446-8555

400 S. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA I (626) 446-8555

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LUNASIA DIM SUM HOUSE

239 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-8822 I LUNASIADIMSUMHOUSE.COM

SHADONG DUMPLINGS

80 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA I (626) 578-9777

BEST FRENCH FOOD

2017 WINNER

FAUBOURG

74 W. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., SIERRA MADRE

(626) 836-5700 | DINEFAUBOURG.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BISTRO 45

45 S. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-2478 | BISTRO45.COM

CAFÉ BIZOU

91 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-9923 | CAFEBIZOU.COM

MAISON AKIRA

713 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 796-9501 I MAISONAKIRA.NET

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

2017 WINNER

ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

830 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA I (626) 791-4890

ROSCOESCHICKENANDWAFFLES.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BRAISE & CRUMBLE

40 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 460-8600 I BRAISEANDCRUMBLE.COM

CHURCH’S CHICKEN

710 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 793-7845 I CHURCHS.COM

KFC

820 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-1159 | KFC.COM

2050 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA I

(626) 797-1127

2986 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-7739

1318 HUNTINGTON DRIVE, SOUTH PASADENA

(323) 255-1800

849 S. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA I (626) 445-4700

1425 NEW AVE., ALHAMBRA I (626) 282-3177

200 N. VERDUGO ROAD, GLENDALE (818) 243-3171

BEST FROZEN YOGURT

2017 WINNER

21 CHOICES

85 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 304-9521 | 21CHOICES.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CHERRY ON TOP

1299 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 440-1299 | CHERRYONTOP.NET

YOGURTLAND

30 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 304-0808 | YOGURT-LAND.COM

415 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA I (626) 356-4868

5045 EAGLE ROCK BLVD., EAGLE ROCK

(323) 550-1490

1 E. VALLEY BLVD., ALHAMBRA I (626) 289-3420

633 W. DUARTE ROAD, ARCADIA I (626) 821-8723

BEST GELATO

2017 WINNER

BULGARINI GELATO

749 E. ALTADENA DRIVE, ALTADENA

(626) 791-6174 | BULGARINIGELATO.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

HELLO GELATO

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., SUITE 101,

PASADENA I (626) 744-1788

ALSO RECOMMENDED

SWEDISH SCOOPS

26 N. RAYMOND AVE.

PASADENA I 626-365-1565

BEST GRILLED CHEESE

2017 WINNER

MELT IT!

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 793-7002 | AGRILLEDCHEESECO.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

THE BEA’S KNEES

120 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-9308

THEBEASKNEESPASADENA.COM

TWOHEY’S RESTAURANT

1224 N. ATLANTIC BLVD., ALHAMBRA

(626) 284-7387 | TOWHEYS.COM

BEST HEALTH/ORGANIC FOOD

2017 WINNER

THE JUICE LAB 360

277 W. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 755-5054 I THEJUICELAB360.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

168 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 639-6818

TRUEFOODKITCHEN.COM/PASADENA

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

465 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 204-2266 I WHOLEFOODSMARKET.COM

3751 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA (626) 351-599

331 N. GLENDALE AVE., GLENDALE I (818) 548-3695

BEST HOT DOG

2017 WINNER

DOG HAUS

105 N. HILL AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-4287 | DOGHAUS.COM

93 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (626) 683-0808

410 E. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA I (626) 282-4287

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

PERRY’S JOINT

2051 LINCOLN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 798-4700 I PERRYSJOINT.COM

SLAW DOGS

720 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 808-9777 I SLAWDOGSPASADENA.COM

BEST ICE CREAM

2017 WINNER

CARMELA ICE CREAM

2495 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 797-1405 | CARMELAICECREAM.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

AFTER’S ICE CREAM

1265 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

AFTERSICECREAM.COM

36 W. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA

FOSSELMAN’S ICE CREAM CO.

1824 W. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA

(626) 282-6533 | FOSSELMANS.COM

BEST INDEPENDENT COFFEE HOUSE

2017 WINNER

AMARA CHOCOLATE & COFFEE

55 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-1765 I AMARACHOCOLATE.COM

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2017 READER RECOMMENDED

JONES COFFEE ROASTERS

693 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 564-9291 I THEBESTCOFFEE.COM

LAVENDER & HONEY ESPRESSO BAR

1383 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 529-5571

LAVENDERANDHONEYESPRESSO.COM

BEST INDIAN FOOD

2017 WINNER (TIE)

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 440-0309 | ALLINDIACAFE.CA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MINT LEAF INDIAN CUISINE

2535 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 460-8776 I MINTLEAFPASADENA.COM

NEW DELHI PALACE

950 E. COLORADO BLVD. NO. 250, PASADENA

(626) 405-0666

NEWDELHIPALACEPASADENA.COM

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

CELESTINO RISTORANTE & BAR

141 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-4006 I CELESTINOPASADENA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

DOMENICO’S

2411 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 797-6459 I ORIGINALDOMENICOS.COM

GALE’S RESTAURANT

452 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 432-6705 | GALESRESTAURANT.COM

BEST JAPANESE FOOD/SUSHI

2017 WINNER

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

88 W. COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA

(626) 568-9310 I KABUKIRESTAURANTS.COM

3539 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 351-8963

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

OBA SUSHI IZAKAYA

181 E. GLENARM ST., PASADENA

(626) 799-8543 | OBASUSHI.COM

SUGARFISH BY SUSHI NOZAWA

146 S. LAKE AVE., NO. 108, PASADENA

(626) 298-8386 | SUGARFISHSUSHI.COM

ALSO RECOMMENDED

HIKARI SUSHI

2064 VERDUGO BLVD

MONTROSE

818-957-1800 I HIKARISUSHIGLENDALE.COM

BEST KOREAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

CHRIS’ KOREAN BBQ

2063 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 796-9604KOREANBBQPASADENA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

SEOUL KOREAN BARBECUE

122 N. SAN FERNANDO BLVD., BURBANK

(818) 559-5578 | SEOULKOREANBBQ.NET

SOH GRILL HOUSE

27 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 714-7760 I SOHGRILLHOUSE.COM

BEST LOCAL BREWERY

2017 WINNER

CRAFTSMAN BREWING CO.

1260 LINCOLN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 296-2537

CRAFTSMANBREWING.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

EAGLE ROCK BREWERY

3056 ROSWELL ST., LOS ANGELES

(323) 257-7866

EAGLEROCKBREWERY.COM

GOLDEN ROAD BREWING

5410 W. SAN FERNANDO ROAD, LOS ANGELES

(213) 373-4677 | GOLDENROAD.LA

EAT • DRINK • PLAY PASADENA WEEKLY

BEST LOCAL JUICE BAR

2017 WINNER

JUICE LAB 360

277 W. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 755-5054 | THEJUICELAB360.COM

BEST LOCAL PIZZA

2017 WINNER

THE LUGGAGE ROOM PIZZERIA

260 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-4440 | THELUGGAGEROOM.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BLAZE PIZZA

667 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 440-7358 I BLAZEPIZZA.COM

990 TOWN CENTER DRIVE, LA CAÑADA

FLINTRIDGE I (818) 790-8900

GLENDALE GALLERIA

100 W. BROADWAY, GLENDALE I (818) 662-8777

SETTEBELLO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA

625 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 765-9550 I SETTEBELLO.NET

BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

CAFÉ SANTORINI

64 W UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 564-4200 I AFESANTORINI.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ

273 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA I (626) 793-8844

KOKOSMEDITERRANEANCAFÉ.COM

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN

RESTAURANT

2226 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-6900 | SAHARAPASADENA.COM

BEST MEXICAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

MIJARES MEXICAN RESTAURANT

145 PALMETTO DRIVE, PASADENA

(626) 792-2763 I MIJARESRESTAURANT.COM

1806 E. WASHINGTON BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 794-6674

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

EL PATRON

2555 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 296-2818 | ELPATRONONLINE.COM

EL PORTAL RESTAURANT

695 E. GREEN ST, PASADENA

(626) 795-8553 I ELPORTALRESTAURANT.COM

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD

2017 WINNER

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

2226 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-6900 | SAHARAPASADENA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

RAFFI’S CATERING AND BANQUET

3887 E. SIERRA MADRE BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 351-0900

WAHIB’S MIDDLE EAST RESTAURANT

910 E. MAIN ST., ALHAMBRA

(626) 281-1006 I WAHIBMIDDLEEAST.COM

BEST RAMEN

2017 WINNER

RAMEN TATSUNOYA

16 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 432-1768

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MODAN ARTISANAL RAMEN

700 FAIR OAKS AVE., SUITE G, SOUTH PASADENA

(626) 799-2878

NOODLE WORLD

24 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 585-5885 | NOODLEWORLD.COM

932 HUNTINGTON DRIVE, SAN MARINO

(626) 300-1010

700 W. VALLEY BLVD, ALHAMBRA I (626) 293-8800

BEST SALAD

2017 WINNER

GREEN STREET RESTAURANT

146 SHOPPERS LANE, PASADENA I (626) 577-7170

GREENSTREETRESTAURANT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

TENDER GREENS

621 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 405-1511 | TENDERGREENS.COM

145 N. BRAND BLVD., GLENDALE

(818) 459-4850

URBAN PLATES

269 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 800-4448 I URBANPLATES.COM

BEST SEAFOOD

2017 WINNER

CAMERON’S SEAFOOD

1978 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3474 I CAMERONS4FISH.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LOST AT SEA

57 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 385-7644 | LOSTATSEAPAS.COM

ROY’S RESTAURANT

641 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-4066 | ROYSRESTAURANT.COM

BEST SOUL FOOD

2017 WINNER

BONNIE B’S SMOKIN’ BBQ HEAVEN

1280 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-0132 I BONNIEBSSMOKIN.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BIG MAMA’S RIB SHACK

1453 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 797-1792 I BIGMAMASPASADENA.COM

ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

830 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 791-4890

ROSCOESCHICKENANDWAFFLES.COM

BEST SOUTH AMERICAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

AMARA CHOCOLATE & COFFEE

55 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 744-1765 I AMARACHOCOLATE.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

1810 ARGENTINEAN RESTAURANT

121 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 795-5658 | 1810RESTAURANT.COM

MALBEC1001 E. GREEN ST.,

PASADENA

(626) 683-0550 | MALBECCUISINE.COM

BEST SPANISH FOOD

2017 WINNER

RACION

119 W. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 396-3090 | RACIONRESTAURANT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BAR CELONA

38 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 405-1000 I BARCELONAPASADENA.COM

MALBEC1001 E. GREEN ST.,

PASADENA

(626) 683-0550 | MALBECCUISINE.COM

BEST STEAKHOUSE

2017 WINNER

ARROYO CHOP HOUSE

536 S. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 577-7463 I ARROYOCHOPHOUSE.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE -

PASADENA

111 N. LOS ROBLES AVE., PASADENA

(626) 486-1111 I ALEXANDERSSTEAKHOUSE.COM

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

369 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 583-8122 I RUTHSCHRIS.COM

BEST TACO

2017 WINNER

KING TACO

45 N. ARROYO PARKWAY, PASADENA

(626) 792-0405

KINGTACO.COM

117 E. BROADWAY, GLENDALE I (818) 409-0172

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LA ESTRELLA

502 N. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 792-8559

330 E. ORANGE GROVE BLVD., PASADENA

LOS TACOS

1 W. CALIFORNIA BLVD., SUITE 211, PASADENA

(626) 795-9291 I LOSTACOSPASADENA.COM

2122 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 293-8995

BEST TEA ROOM

2017 WINNER

CHADO TEA ROOM

79 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 431-2832 I CHADOTEA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BIRD PICK TEA & HERB

10 S. DELACEY AVE., PASADENA

(626) 773-4372 I BIRDPICK.COM

THE HUNTINGTON ROSE

GARDEN TEA ROOM

1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO

(626) 405-2236 I HUNTINGTON.ORG/DINING

BEST THAI FOOD

2017 WINNER

DAISY MINT

1218 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 792-2999 | DAISYMINT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

NINE & NINE THAI KITCHEN

738 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-1899

SALADANG

363 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 793-8123 | SALADANG-THAI.COM

BEST VEGETARIAN FOOD

2017 WINNER

ALL INDIA CAFÉ

39 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 440-0309 | ALLINDIACAFE.CA.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MY VEGAN

633 S. ARROYO PKWY., PASADENA

(626) 578-9017 I MYVEGANRESTAURANT.COM

VEGGIE GRILL

200 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 535-9561 | VEGGIEGRILL.COM

BEST VIETNAMESE

2017 WINNER

SAIGON NOODLE RESTAURANT

28 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 796-9378

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

PASADENA NOODLE & GRILL

2335 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 792-1893 I PASADENANOODLE.COM

BEST WINGS

2017 WINNER

WINGSTOP

1279 N. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 798-2800 I WINGSTOP.COM

1709 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 578-9464

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

NINE & NINE THAI KITCHEN

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

1000 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 993-6400

BUFFALOWILDWINGS.COM

HOT WINGS CAFÉ

89 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-9055

HOTWINGSCAFE.NET

314 N. BRAND BLVD., GLENDALE I (818) 247-4455

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BEST BAR

2017 WINNER

THE BLIND DONKEY

53 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 792-1833

THEBLINDDONKEY.COM/PASADENA

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

ALTADENA ALE & WINE HOUSE

2329 FAIR OAKS AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 794-4577

ALTADENAALEHOUSE.COM

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 | KINGSROWPUB.COM

LUCKY BALDWINS

17 S. RAYMOND AVE.

(626) 795-0652 | LUCKYBALDWINS.COM

LUCKY BALDWINS TRAPPISTE

1770 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-0447

LUCKY BALDWINS DELIRIUM CAFÉ

21 KERSTING COURT, SIERRA MADRE

(626) 355-1440

BEST BARTENDER

2017 WINNER

STEPHANIE DELGADO, NOOR

260 E. COLORADO BLVD. A209, PASADENA

(626) 793-4518

NOOREVENTS.COM

BEST BEER SELECTION

2017 WINNER

LUCKY BALDWINS

17 S. RAYMOND AVE.

(626) 795-0652 | LUCKYBALDWINS.COM

LUCKY BALDWINS TRAPPISTE

1770 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-0447

LUCKY BALDWINS DELIRIUM CAFÉ

21 KERSTING COURT, SIERRA MADRE

(626) 355-1440

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CONGREGATION ALE HOUSE

300 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-2337

CONGREGATIONALEHOUSE.COM

YARD HOUSE

330 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 577-9273

YARDHOUSE.COM/LOCATIONS/CA/PASA-

DENA/PASADENA-PASEO-COLORADO/8307

BEST COCKTAILS

2017 WINNER

1886 BAR AT THE RAYMOND

1250 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 441-3136 | THERAYMOND.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MAGNOLIA HOUSE

492 S. LAKE AVE., PASADENA

(626) 584-1126 I THEMAGHOUSE.COM

PARKWAY GRILL

510 S. ARROYO PKWY., PASADENA

(626) 795-1001

THEPARKWAYGRILL.COM

WHITE HORSE LOUNGE

41 S. DE LACEY AVE., PASADENA

(626) 583-9013

WHITEHORSEPASADENA.COM

BEST COMEDY CLUB

2017 WINNER

ICE HOUSE

24 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-1894 I ICEHOUSECOMEDY.COM

BEST DIVE BAR

2017 WINNER

THE COLORADO BAR

2640 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-3485

FACEBOOK.COM/THECOLORADOBAR

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

FREDDIE’S 35ER BAR

12 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-931535 | 35ERBAR.COM

THE RANCHO BAR

2485 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 798-7634

RANCHOBARALTADENA.COM

BEST HAPPY HOUR

2017 WINNER

KABUKI JAPANESE

RESTAURANT

88 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 568-9310

3539 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 351-8963

KABUKIRESTAURANT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

PAUL MARTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL

455 S. LAKE AVE., SUITE 102,

PASADENA

(626) 773-7600

ROY’S RESTAURANT

641 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-4066

ROYSRESTAURANT.COM/LOCATIONS/CA/

PASADENA

WE OLIVE AND WINE BAR

32 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 787-1000 I WEOLIVE.COM/PASADENA/

YARD HOUSE

330 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 577-9273

YARDHOUSE.COM/LOCATIONS/CA/PASA-

DENA/PASADENA-PASEO-COLORADO/8307

BEST MARGARITAS

2017 WINNER

MIJARES

145 PALMETTO DRIVE, PASADENA

(626) 792-2763

MIJARESRESTAURANT.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

EL CHOLO

PASEO COLORADO, 300 E. COLORADO BLVD.,

PASADENA

(626) 795-5800

EL PORTAL

695 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-8553

ELPORTALRESTAURANT.COM

BEST PUB GRUB

2017 WINNER

LUCKY BALDWINS

17 S. RAYMOND AVE.

(626) 795-0652 | LUCKYBALDWINS.COM

LUCKY BALDWINS TRAPPISTE

1770 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-0447

LUCKY BALDWINS DELIRIUM CAFÉ

21 KERSTING COURT, SIERRA MADRE

(626) 355-1440

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

CONGREGATION ALE HOUSE

300 S. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 403-2337

CONGREGATIONALEHOUSE.COM

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 | KINGSROWPUB.COM

BEST SPORTS BAR

2017 WINNER

ROCCO’S TAVERN

44 W. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(626) 765-6810

ROCCOSTAVERN.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

1000 S. FAIR OAKS AVE., PASADENA

(626) 993-6400

BUFFALOWILDWINGS.COM

T. BOYLE’S TAVERN

37 N. CATALINA AVE., PASADENA

(626) 578-0957

TBOYLESTAVERN.COM

BEST WINE SELECTION

2017 WINNER

EVERSON ROYCE

155 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 765-9334

EVERSONROYCE.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

MONOPOLE

21 S. EL MOLINO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-9463

MONOPOLEWINE.COM

VERTICAL WINE BAR

70 N. RAYMOND AVE., PASADENA

(626) 795-3999

VERTICALWINEBISTRO.COM

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BEST ART GALLERY

2017 WINNER

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS,

AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO

(626) 405.2100

HUNTINGTON.ORG

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

FLOWER PEPPER GALLERY

121 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 795-1895

FLOWER-PEPPER.COM

MCGINTY’S GALLERY

869 E. MARIPOSA ST., ALTADENA

(626) 794-4477

BEST CULTURAL FESTIVAL

ARTNIGHT PASADENA

ARTNIGHTPASADENA.ORG

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LATINO HERITAGE PARADE

PASADENALATINOHERITAGEPARADE.ORG

PASADENA ART WALK

PLAYHOUSEDISTRICT.ORG/CALENDAR-OF-

EVENTS/ARTWALK |

BEST COMEDY CLUB

2017 WINNER

ICE HOUSE

24 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 577-1894

ICEHOUSECOMEDY.COM

BEST KIDS/FAMILY FUN SPOT

2017 WINNER

KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

480 N. ARROYO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-9144

KIDSPACEMUSEUM.ORG

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

BROOKSIDE PARK

360 N. ARROYO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 744-7311 | CI.PASADENA.CA.US/PUBLIC-

WORKS/BROOKSIDE_PARK

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS,

AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO

(626) 405.2100

HUNTINGTON.ORG

BEST LIVE MUSIC BAR/CLUB

2017 WINNER

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010

KINGSROWPUB.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

EDWIN MILLS

22 MILLS PLACE, PASADENA

(626) 564-8656

EDWINMILLS.COM

OLD TOWNE PUB

22 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-6583

THEOLDTOWNEPUB.COM

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

2017 WINNER

THE ROSE AT PASEO

COLORADO

245 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA

(888) 645-5006

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM

131 S. ST. JOHN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-1199

THEAMBASSADORAUDITORIUM.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6801 | BOSTONCOURT.COM

COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE

2029 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 798-6236

COFFEEGALLERY.COM

LEVITT PAVILION

85 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 683-3230

LEVITTPAVILIONPASADENA.ORG

BEST MUSEUM

2017 WINNER

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

411 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 449-6840

NORTONSIMON.ORG

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

PASADENA MUSEUM OF

CALIFORNIA ART

490 E. UNION ST., PASADENA

(626) 568-3665

PMCAONLINE.ORG

PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

470 W. WALNUT ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-1660

PASADENAHISTORY.ORG

BEST LIVE THEATER VENUE

2017 WINNER

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

39 S. EL MOLINO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-7529

PASADENAPLAYHOUSE.ORG

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

A NOISE WITHIN

3352 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-3100 | ANOISEWITHIN.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6883

BOSTONCOURT.COM

BEST LOCAL MUSICIAN

EMIKO

BEST MOVIE THEATER

2017 WINNER

LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE 7

673 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 844-6500

LAEMMLE.COM/THEATERS/6

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

ARCLIGHT

300 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 568-9651 | ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

IPIC

42 MILLER ALLEY, PASADENA

(626) 639-2260 | IPICTHEATERS.COM

BEST PLACE TO DANCE

2017 WINNER

IXTAPA

119 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 304-1000

CANTINAIXTAPA.COM/THE-LOUNGE.HTM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

LINDY GROOVE AT PASADENA MASONIC HALL

200 S EUCLID AVE, PASADENA

DANCE@LINDYGROOVE.COM

LINDYGROOVE.COM

CLUB 54

54 E COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA

(626) 793-0608

CLUB54LOUNGE.COM

BEST PARK OUTDOOR RECREATION SPOT

2017 WINNER

BROOKSIDE PARK

360 N. ARROYO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 744-7311 | CI.PASADENA.CA.US

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

EATON CANYON

ECNCA.ORG

VICTORY PARK

2575 PALOMA ST., PASADENA

(626) 744-7500 | CI.PASADENA.CA.US

BEST LIVE MUSIC BAR/CLUB

2017 WINNER

KINGS ROW GASTROPUB

20 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 793-3010 | KINGSROWPUB.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

EDWIN MILLS

22 MILLS PLACE, PASADENA

(626) 564-8656 | EDWINMILLS.COM

OLD TOWNE PUB

22 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 577-6583

THEOLDTOWNEPUB.COM

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

2017 WINNER

THE ROSE AT PASEO

COLORADO

245 E. GREEN ST., PASADENA I (888) 645-5006

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

AMBASSADOR AUDITORIUM

131 S. ST. JOHN AVE., PASADENA

(626) 794-1199

THEAMBASSADORAUDITORIUM.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6801 I BOSTONCOURT.COM

COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE

2029 N. LAKE AVE., ALTADENA

(626) 798-6236 I COFFEEGALLERY.COM

LEVITT PAVILION

85 E. HOLLY ST., PASADENA

(626) 683-3230

LEVITTPAVILIONPASADENA.ORG

BEST LIVE THEATER VENUE

2017 WINNER

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

39 S. EL MOLINO AVE., PASADENA

(626) 356-7529 I PASADENAPLAYHOUSE.ORG

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

A NOISE WITHIN

3352 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 356-3100

ANOISEWITHIN.ORG

BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

70 N. MENTOR AVE., PASADENA

(626) 683-6883

BOSTONCOURT.COM

BEST MOVIE THEATER

2017 WINNER

ARCLIGHT

300 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 568-9651 I ARCLIGHTCINEMAS.COM

2017 READER RECOMMENDED

IPIC

42 MILLER ALLEY, PASADENA

(626) 639-2260 I IPICTHEATERS.COM

LAEMMLE’S PLAYHOUSE 7

673 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(310) 478-3836 I LAEMMLE.COM/THEATERS/6

ALSO RECOMMENDED

PACIFIC THEATRES GLENDALE 18

THE AMERICANA AT BRAND

322 AMERICANA WAY, GLENDALE

(818) 551-0218

PACIFICTHEATRES.COM/GLENDALE

REGENCY ACADEMY CINEMAS 6

1003 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA

(626) 229-9400

REGENCYMOVIES.COM

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