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We Check Out the World's Largest Gin Bar at The Flintridge Proper in Southern California

Drinks Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

"Gin is having a renaissance right now," says Brady Caverly, owner of The Flintridge Proper, which recently opened in La Cañada Flintridge, just north of Pasadena, CA. The bar offers over two hundred different gins—a selection they claim is the largest in the world. We chatted with the Flintridge team about their favorite gins for mixing and sipping straight. More

Bar 1886 in Pasadena, CA: Out of the Way, but Worth the Journey

Drinks Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Near the head of a residential street, half-hidden by trees, you'll find a hundred year old house that could easily be mistaken for just another quaint little Pasadena residence—but this is, in fact, the home of some very serious cocktail craft. More

Sugar Rush: Honey Lavender Scone at Little Flower Candy Co., Pasadena, CA

Sweets Kelly Bone 3 comments

At Little Flower Candy Co. Cafe, Christine Moore proves she can make more than just her popular caramels. For example, this honey and lavender scone. More

Pasadena, CA: Classic Burger Joint Greatness at Jake's of Pasadena

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 6 comments

A classic burger joint is still serving excellent burgers 66 years after it first opened. More

Pasadena, CA: The El Cholo Café Burger is Something To Be Missed

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 6 comments

A classic Mexican restaurant serves a burger that isn't worthy of the restaurant's fine reputation. More

Celebrate Pasadena Cheeseburger Week, January 13 to 18

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

Next week from January 13 to 18, Pasadena is celebrating their second annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week during which over 40 restaurants in the city will offer special deals and creative burger interpretations. When you've eaten your fill of burgers, vote for your favorite restaurants in this online survey for the chance to win a cheeseburger meal at a participating restaurant. More

Los Angeles: A Fine Fusion Burger at Abricott

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 4 comments

A new fusion restaurant in Pasadena puts their culinary mash-up aesthetic to work on their burger with excellent results. More

Pasadena, CA: Greatness Pops Up at Burger Haven

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 4 comments

A burger only pop-up in the back of a Pasadena gastropub makes some seriously good burgers. More

Top This: Pollo (à la Trattoria Neapolis)

Slice Kelly Bone 6 comments

At first glance, it's clear that Trattoria Neapolis takes its pizza seriously. A walk through the kitchen proves it. For this edition of Top This, we learn how to make their nouveau smoked chicken, Asiago cheese, fresh orange, pickled red onion, balsamic and basil topped Pollo. More

Happy Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

This week Pasadena, California, is celebrating its claim as the birthplace of the cheeseburger—specifically at the Rite Spot Cafe around 1924—with Cheeseburger Week running until January 20. Pasadena Restaurant Week has a listing of restaurants in Pasadena serving cheeseburgers and cheeseburger-inspired dishes, along with some special deals for the week. More

Top This: Rocket Man (à la The Luggage Room)

Slice Kelly Bone 5 comments

You'd hardly recognize the soaring burgundy walls and crystal chandlers of the The Luggage Room Pizzeria as the actual former luggage room of Historic Del Mar Train Station. Manning the black clad olive wood burning oven, Executive Chef Jordan Lynn turns out one of the best 'sourdough' crusts in the area. The popular Rocket Man pizza, topped with roasted Fresno chilies, broccolini, roasted garlic, and oven-dried tomatoes is not your run-of-the-mill vegetable pizza. More

Los Angeles: Head to Vertical Wine Bistro on Thursdays for Burger Night

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 3 comments

The normally upscale and French-inspired menu at Vertical Wine Bistro gets a burger makeover every Thursday night that's worth a closer look. More

A Sandwich a Day: Euro Pane Bakery's Egg Salad Sandwich in Pasadena, CA

A Sandwich a Day Kathy YL Chan 6 comments

A toasted slice of housemade rosemary and currant toast is the base for Euro Pane's famed Egg Salad Sandwich. There's a slather of tomato pesto to bind the handful of fresh arugula. Then comes the star of the show: egg salad. There's a reason this sandwich has inspired a mini cult of loyal devotees. More

The Epic Excess of the Pastrami Burger at The Hat in Pasadena, CA

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 17 comments

Los Angeles is famous for its In-N-Out style burgers, but could just as well be known for its pastrami burgers. The Hat has been serving them up for almost 60 years. More

A Burger Tradition Continues at Connal's in Pasadena, CA

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 7 comments

A classic Pasadena sandwich shop is still making quality, tasty burgers that keep the regulars coming back. More

Coffee News in Pasadena, NYC, and Seattle

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These times represent a national acceptance of quality, handmade coffee. Cafes all over are rethinking the "faster is better" mentality and refusing to compromise quality for volume. From Intelligentsia's grand view of what a cafe can be, New York's Chelsea Market getting a visit from an espresso machine manufacturer, and a passionate barista in Seattle putting his foot down, things are heating up this summer for coffee nationwide. More

Photo of the Day: Cheeseburger from Pie 'N Burger in Pasadena, California

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

[Photograph: Los Angeles Foodie] From Los Angeles Foodie comes this bulging cheeseburger topped with everything from the over 40-year-old Pie 'N Burger in Pasadena. Too pretty to eat? Almost. Related: Pie 'N Burger a Purely Californian Experience... More

The Origin of Fast Food at Wolfe Burgers in Pasadena, California

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 8 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Wolfe Burgers 46 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena CA‎ 91101 (map); 323-254-9138; wolfeburgers.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: An old-school burger joint that hearkens back to a time when "fast food" wasn't a pejorative. Want Fries with... More

Remembering The Original Tops in Pasadena

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 12 comments

The Original Tops 3838 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena CA 91107 (); 626-449-4412‎; theoriginaltops.com Cooking Method: Charbroiled Short Order: A classic burger spot is remade as a very good fast food spot Want Fries with That?Yes, please. These are a... More

Season's Greetings From Lucky Boy In Pasadena, California

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 10 comments

Lucky Boy Drive-In 640 South Arroyo Parkway Pasadena, CA 91105 (map); 626-793-0120 Cooking Method: Char-broiled Short Order: An old school greasy spoon delivers on the grease Want Fries with That? No, no, no. Please, no Prices: 1/4-pound hamburger, $2.90;... More

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