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

"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

Celebrate Pasadena Cheeseburger Week, January 13 to 18

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

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

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

Coffee News in Pasadena, NYC, and Seattle

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

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