Pasadena restaurants – Holly Street Bar And Grill http://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 16:58:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2.png Pasadena restaurants – Holly Street Bar And Grill http://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/ 32 32 Pasadena restaurants celebrate the local invention of the cheeseburger – Pasadena Weekendr https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-celebrate-the-local-invention-of-the-cheeseburger-pasadena-weekendr/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-celebrate-the-local-invention-of-the-cheeseburger-pasadena-weekendr/ Restaurants in Pasadena will be celebrating all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week Jan. 23-28. Every January, Pasadena honors the inspiring genius of Lionel Sternberger when he became the first known person to put cheese on a burger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena. According to legend, in 1924 the teenager burned the […]]]>

Restaurants in Pasadena will be celebrating all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week Jan. 23-28.

Every January, Pasadena honors the inspiring genius of Lionel Sternberger when he became the first known person to put cheese on a burger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena.

According to legend, in 1924 the teenager burned the side of a hamburger patty at The Rite Spot, his father’s roadside stand along Colorado Boulevard (then Colorado Street) west of Pasadena. Rather than throw away the spoiled burger, he masked his mistake with a piece of cheese and served it to a very grateful customer.

Word spread quickly and customers flocked to The Rite Spot for The Aristocratic Burger, A Hamburger with Cheese.

Sternberger’s achievement is the first verified example of someone serving a hamburger with cheese to a customer.

Over the years, Sternberger has perfected its Aristocratic Burger, much to the delight of The Rite Spot customers.

Sternberger’s culinary success in 1924 was documented by Hamburger America, the Los Angeles Times and even Time magazine in his Sternberger obituary.

To celebrate Sternberger’s burger masterpiece, restaurants in Pasadena offer specialties, unique creations and tried-and-tested products. From the nationally acclaimed cheeseburger at Pie ‘n Burger to the Zacatecas Burger at El Portal and Yahaira’s, Pasadena’s burger purveyors go all out with special dishes and pricing. Dog Haus offers its famous Haus Burger for $6.99 at both Pasadena locations.

Customers can find a great burger experience, from high-end dining experiences to burger stands and lounges. Those who want a variety of experiences can organize a cheeseburger tour or take one of the pre-planned themed tours.

Information on venues, specials, cheeseburger tours and more can be found at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com.

Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week is sponsored by Wells Fargo.



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Pasadena restaurants to celebrate the local invention of the cheeseburger – Pasadena Now https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-to-celebrate-the-local-invention-of-the-cheeseburger-pasadena-now/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 19:53:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-to-celebrate-the-local-invention-of-the-cheeseburger-pasadena-now/ Pasadena restaurants will be celebrating all things cheeseburger-related during Cheeseburger Week January 23-28. Every January, Pasadena pays homage to the inspiring genius of Lionel Sternberger when he became the first known person to put cheese on a burger and serve it at Pasadena’s Rite Spot. According to legend, in 1924, the teenager burned one side […]]]>


Pasadena restaurants will be celebrating all things cheeseburger-related during Cheeseburger Week January 23-28.

Every January, Pasadena pays homage to the inspiring genius of Lionel Sternberger when he became the first known person to put cheese on a burger and serve it at Pasadena’s Rite Spot.

According to legend, in 1924, the teenager burned one side of a burger patty at the Rite Spot, his father’s roadside stand along Colorado Boulevard (then Colorado Street) west of Pasadena. . Rather than throw away the spoiled burger, he covered up his mistake with a piece of cheese and served it to a very grateful customer.

Word quickly spread and customers flocked to The Rite Spot for The Aristocratic Burger, A Hamburger with Cheese.

Sternberger’s success is the first verified case of someone serving a hamburger with cheese to a customer.

Over the years, Sternberger has perfected their Aristocratic Burger, to the delight of The Rite Spot customers.

Sternberger’s culinary feat in 1924 was documented by Hamburger America, the Los Angeles Times and even Time magazine in his Sternberger obituary.

To celebrate Sternberger’s hamburger masterpiece, Pasadena restaurants offer unique and proven specialties, creations. From the nationally renowned cheeseburger at Pie ‘n Burger to the Zacatecas Burger at El Portal and Yahaira’s, Pasadena’s burger vendors go all out with special dishes and prices. Dog Haus offers its acclaimed Haus Burger for $ 6.99 at both Pasadena stores.

Customers can find a terrific burger experience, from high-end dining experiences to burger stands and lounges. Those who want a variety of experiences can organize a cheeseburgers tour or take one of the pre-planned themed tours.

Find information on locations, specials, cheeseburgers tours and more at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com.

Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

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Pasadena restaurants lose alfresco dining to Rose Parade https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-lose-alfresco-dining-to-rose-parade/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 00:06:34 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-lose-alfresco-dining-to-rose-parade/ PASADENA (CBSLA) – For months, restaurants along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena have battled the adverse monetary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with al fresco dining. Al fresco dining on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. (Photo credit: KCAL9 News) READ MORE: Mater Dei alumnus Bryce Young wins Heisman Trophy Many of those restaurants will lose those alfresco […]]]>


PASADENA (CBSLA) – For months, restaurants along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena have battled the adverse monetary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with al fresco dining.

Al fresco dining on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. (Photo credit: KCAL9 News)

READ MORE: Mater Dei alumnus Bryce Young wins Heisman Trophy

Many of those restaurants will lose those alfresco dining for nearly three weeks on Tuesday, due to the return of Pasadena’s biggest event – The Rose Parade.

City teams will remove traffic barriers from Wednesday as they begin to prepare for the parade, which is due to take place on New Years Day for the 133rd time.

While these movements may have an effect on the immediate day-to-day life of Pasadena restaurateurs, they understand that it comes with the land.

“It’s going to hurt the business, but you know what, it’s something they do every year. Last year we didn’t have a Rose Parade, ”said Juan Anaya, owner of Restaurant Anaya. “We have to support all the decisions they make, especially the city of Pasadena. They help us a lot with that… thanks to this patio, we survived the worst part of the year – last year and this year too.

READ MORE: Authorities arrest Brea Man and Nick Papin for vandalism

Nikos Baltas, director of Mi Piace, echoed this statement: “Like I said, this parade is very crucial for the city and they need space. So we’ll do what needs to be done and move on and everyone will be happy I think. “

(Photo credit: KCAL9 News)

Business is expected to return to what has become normal for these owners as early as January 6, when city crews replace traffic barriers, giving restaurants a chance to bounce back from the temporary setback – something they’ve gotten used to. over the past two years. year.

Sidewalk meals are expected to resume even earlier on January 2, once the Rose Parade is officially over.

NO MORE NEWS: Man injured in Highland Park shooting on Saturday

The Rose Parade has only been forced to cancel for the fourth time since its inception in 1890 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s parade, with the new safety rules, will be very different from previous years.


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Pasadena restaurants to lose outdoor meals due to Rose Parade – KCAL9 and CBS2 News, Sports and Weather https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-to-lose-outdoor-meals-due-to-rose-parade-kcal9-and-cbs2-news-sports-and-weather/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-to-lose-outdoor-meals-due-to-rose-parade-kcal9-and-cbs2-news-sports-and-weather/ Several UC schools will go remotely during the first 2 weeks of the winter termAmid the alarming increase in coronavirus cases following the emergence of the Omicron variant, UCLA joined several other University of California schools on Tuesday in announcing it would return to e-learning for at least the first two weeks of the winter […]]]>


Several UC schools will go remotely during the first 2 weeks of the winter termAmid the alarming increase in coronavirus cases following the emergence of the Omicron variant, UCLA joined several other University of California schools on Tuesday in announcing it would return to e-learning for at least the first two weeks of the winter term. Kara Finnstrom reports.

The Rose Parade will continue amid the winter waveThe city of Pasadena is moving forward with its biggest events of the year amid the latest wave of COVID-19.

Watch this: a festive display of lights by the residents of Culver CityCheck it out! Desmond Shaw of KCAL 9 hovers over a festive light show in a Culver City neighborhood. If you’d like Desmond to take a look at something interesting, email us at lookatthis@cbs.com.

Fans cheer on Rams after match postponedSeats at SoFi Stadium were filled with the masked masses for the rescheduled Los Angeles Rams game as the NFL and the world pivoted with increasing cases of COVID.

Local small business owners see high turnout this Christmas seasonNicole Comstock reports from Montrose where the seven-block stretch of mom and pop-centric retail stores and restaurants sees a constant stream of customers wanting to shop in person.

5 smoke and vape shops in 4 cities stolen at gunpoint on Monday nightRick Montanez reports from Lakewood where three gunmen, believed to be in their 20s, robbed Cora’s Market, likely their fourth stop in a wave of robberies at five stores.

California to require healthcare workers to receive COVID-19 booster injectionGov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced on Tuesday that the state will soon require all healthcare workers to receive the COVID-19 recall, as concerns about a sharp increase in the number of cases continue to rise.

Rescued baby sea otter moves to new home at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long BeachA baby sea otter who was found orphaned off Pismo Beach has a new home at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

1 person taken to hospital after filming in Baldwin HillsDesmond Shaw of Sky2 reports from Baldwin Hills where Los Angeles Police Department officers were investigating a shooting that resulted in a victim being taken to hospital in an unknown condition.

Judge rejects preliminary injunction for firefightersThis is the third recent decision involving unsuccessful challenges to the vaccination order for city workers taken by firefighters and the LAPD union.

Both PCH branches closed in Big Rock after fatal collisionOne person has died after a collision between a cyclist and a vehicle on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Voices of Veterans: No one is left behindWhile our soldiers receive the best training in the world for what they might encounter while on the job, it’s impossible to predict every situation. Our troops often rely on the locals who support our mission for assistance in terms of language and information and they are often invaluable. Today, Veterans’ Voices takes a look at a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who have helped us even after the mission has ended.

Testing the key to a safe holiday celebrationDr Suman Radhakrihna, director of infectious diseases at Dignity Health, advocates that people do testing before and after holiday gatherings.

COVID-19 boosters in high demand with holidays and increasing casesKristine Lazar reports from Studio City where pharmacies are seeing an increase in business from people lining up to get their COVID-19 booster shots.

Man in critical condition, injured after being hit by SUV in downtownTwo men were injured Tuesday after being struck by an SUV in Los Angeles’s Mid-City neighborhood before the vehicle crashed into a retaining wall.

CBSNLA: The Rundown (December 21 edition)Here are the latest headlines from local news and weather. Updated twice a day.

Dr Kimberly Petrick gives tips for staying safe during holiday gatheringsKaiser Permanente family doctor Dr. Kimberly Petrick joins the show and helps us understand the current COVID-19 situation and how to protect yourself while on vacation.

Residents of Monrovia in burn scar areas on high alert with incoming storm systemKandiss Crone reports from Monrovia where concerned residents said they were monitoring changing weather conditions and possible mudslides and debris, with another storm occurring just after the previous weeks.

Nearly 20 people detained after Homeland Security raids on contraband boatDepartment of Homeland Security agents on Tuesday arrested 18 people in Newport Beach on suspicion of entering the country illegally on a boat.

CHiPs For Kids Toy DriveHelp make a difference in the lives of a child or teen in need this holiday season!

UC system makes changes to start next quarterEligible students and staff returning to University of California campuses will need to be given a COVID-19 booster shot when class resumes, University of California President Michael V. Drake said on Tuesday. in a letter.

Garcetti informs residents about COVID-19 and OmicronMayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference asking residents to be careful this holiday season.

LAX Holiday Travel Season Heats UpLos Angeles International Airport welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors a day as vacation season travel intensifies. Kara Finnstrom reports.

Olga Ospina weather forecast (December 21)A maximum of 63 for the beaches and 70 for the valleys on Tuesday.


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Pasadena restaurants lose alfresco dining to Rose Parade – CBS Los Angeles https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-lose-alfresco-dining-to-rose-parade-cbs-los-angeles/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 06:58:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-lose-alfresco-dining-to-rose-parade-cbs-los-angeles/ PASADENA (CBSLA) – For months, restaurants along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena have battled the adverse monetary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with al fresco dining. Al fresco dining on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. (Photo credit: KCAL9 News) READ MORE: Authorities identify shot dead man on Los Angeles River bike path at South Gate as Sammy […]]]>


PASADENA (CBSLA) – For months, restaurants along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena have battled the adverse monetary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with al fresco dining.

Al fresco dining on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. (Photo credit: KCAL9 News)

READ MORE: Authorities identify shot dead man on Los Angeles River bike path at South Gate as Sammy Adbon

Many of those restaurants will lose those alfresco dining for almost three weeks on Tuesday, due to the return of Pasadena’s biggest event – The Rose Parade.

City teams will remove traffic barriers from Wednesday as they begin to prepare for the parade, which is due to take place on New Years Day for the 133rd time.

While these movements may have an effect on the immediate day-to-day life of Pasadena restaurateurs, they understand that it comes with the land.

“It’s going to hurt the business, but you know what, it’s something they do every year. Last year we didn’t have a Rose Parade, ”said Juan Anaya, owner of Restaurant Anaya. “We have to support all the decisions they make, especially the city of Pasadena. They help us a lot with that… thanks to this patio we survived the worst part of the year – last year and this year too.

READ MORE: Stars share condolences on the death of beloved singer Vicente Fernández

Nikos Baltas, director of Mi Piace, echoed this statement: “Like I said, this parade is very crucial for the city and they need space. So we’ll do what needs to be done and move on and everyone will be happy I think. “

(Photo credit: KCAL9 News)

Business is expected to return to what has become normal for these owners as early as January 6, when city crews replace traffic barriers, giving restaurants a chance to bounce back from the temporary setback – something they’ve gotten used to. over the past two years. year.

Sidewalk meals are expected to resume even earlier on January 2, once the Rose Parade is officially over.

NO MORE NEWS: Rain spurs forecast “important” evacuation warning for parts of San Bernardino

La Rose Parade has only been forced to cancel for the fourth time since its inception in 1890 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s parade, as well as the new safety rules, will be very different from previous years.


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Pasadena Restaurants and Retailers Establish Nation’s First Face-Up Payment Network – Pasadena Now https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-and-retailers-establish-nations-first-face-up-payment-network-pasadena-now/ https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-and-retailers-establish-nations-first-face-up-payment-network-pasadena-now/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-and-retailers-establish-nations-first-face-up-payment-network-pasadena-now/ Part of Pasadena-based Cali Group, PopID Deploys Its PopPay Face-Pay Service to Local Businesses After Successful Deployment of Its PopEntry Facial Recognition Device That Enables Workers and Students to Safely “Scan” to their workplace. and college campuses, company officials said. A number of restaurant and retail store owners in the city have quietly established the […]]]>


Part of Pasadena-based Cali Group, PopID Deploys Its PopPay Face-Pay Service to Local Businesses After Successful Deployment of Its PopEntry Facial Recognition Device That Enables Workers and Students to Safely “Scan” to their workplace. and college campuses, company officials said.

A number of restaurant and retail store owners in the city have quietly established the nation’s first dense ‘face payment’ network, with California imposing strict restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, a statement said. of the company released Tuesday.

Advanced facial recognition technology allows customers using PopID to add a credit or debit card to their accounts for a more secure and truly hands-free alternative to cash, credit cards or Apple Pay.

The launch kicks off the city-by-city rollout of the contactless payment service, the statement said.

“In every new city we enter, our initial focus is on installing PopEntry systems in the workplace and on local college campuses,” said John Miller, president of Cali Group and CEO of PopID.

“While these communities feel comfortable using PopID to register, we are reaching out to restaurants and retailers in the area to offer PopPay for transactions,” Miller said.

A list of Pasadena restaurants and retailers now accepting PopPay includes Again Café, Arroyo Chop House, BAN SUP refill, Barcelona, ​​Bubble Puff and Tea, CaliBurger, Contessa Italian Foods, Daddy’s Chicken Shack, DogHaus, Fair Oaks Burger, The Fit Superfood Cafe Bar, and Food Bar.

The list also includes Lêberry Bakery, Limonade, Mediterranean Grill, Milkcow Café, Monopole Wine, Parkway Grill, Pho Banh Mi Che Cali, Real Food Cafe, Space Bar Wellness Center, Smitty’s, Sorriso, Taste of Pace, Tortas Mexico and others. companies.

Customers can use PopID’s facial recognition payment service at the drive-thru, at an on-site kiosk, via a display screen affixed to the sneeze guard at the counter, or next to the table with a waiter scanning the customer’s face using a portable android device. Once recognized, the business simply taps into the customer’s PopID account before sending an SMS confirming payment.

PopID accounts are also linked to loyalty programs for automatic credit with every purchase. Users retain full control of their accounts and can opt out of the secure service at any time, the company said.

To orient customers on how PopPay works, PopID has released a number of instructional videos on YouTube, such as this one:
https://youtu.be/fEMtvi-QsZk, and that: https://youtu.be/0QEOPEnK4E0.

PopID has been tested and adapted for payment and loyalty programs at regional and national restaurant chains across the country for the past three years, the statement continued.

PopPay follows the nationwide rollout of PopEntry +, the combined facial recognition and thermal temperature control device now used in private and government offices, factories, restaurants, assisted living facilities, sports venues and on college campuses .

To learn more about PopID and its platforms, visit www.PopID.com.

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5 Pasadena restaurants win the 2021 Wine Spectator Awards https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/5-pasadena-restaurants-win-the-2021-wine-spectator-awards/ https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/5-pasadena-restaurants-win-the-2021-wine-spectator-awards/#respond Tue, 10 Aug 2021 20:27:04 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/5-pasadena-restaurants-win-the-2021-wine-spectator-awards/ PASADENA, CA – The coronavirus has posed unique and unprecedented challenges to restaurants in Pasadena. Despite the challenges, several still managed to shine last year, winning a 2021 Restaurant Award from Wine Spectator magazine. The annual Restaurant Awards honor excellence in restaurant wine lists, as well as those who have demonstrated passion and devoted vast […]]]>


PASADENA, CA – The coronavirus has posed unique and unprecedented challenges to restaurants in Pasadena. Despite the challenges, several still managed to shine last year, winning a 2021 Restaurant Award from Wine Spectator magazine.

The annual Restaurant Awards honor excellence in restaurant wine lists, as well as those who have demonstrated passion and devoted vast resources to creating exceptional wine programs. This year’s awards are featured in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator.

The list generally gives us a generous overview of the best places in Pasadena. This year, five restaurants in our city were recognized by the Wine Spectator.

More than 2,900 restaurants in 50 states and 72 countries and territories were recognized this year. The awards are presented in three categories: Award of Excellence, Best Award of Excellence and Grand Prize.

The Grand Award is Wine Spectator’s most prestigious honor, given to the most prestigious wine programs in the world. Read everyone’s profiles 100 current Grand Prix winners,

Typically, Grand Prize recipients offer at least 1,000 or more wine selections, showcasing “immense depth and breadth of regions, producers, vintages and bottle sizes.” All Grand Prix winners must also pass a rigorous inspection of their restaurants, including wine cellars.

Three new restaurants won the Grand Award this year: Brennan’s in New Orleans, Le Bernardin in New York and SingleThread Farms in Healdsburg, California.

Discover the Pasadena restaurants that have been recognized for their excellence this year:

See all this year’s winners Wine Spectator Award.


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French cuisine is cutting edge at these Pasadena restaurants – Pasadena Star News https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/french-cuisine-is-cutting-edge-at-these-pasadena-restaurants-pasadena-star-news/ https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/french-cuisine-is-cutting-edge-at-these-pasadena-restaurants-pasadena-star-news/#respond Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/french-cuisine-is-cutting-edge-at-these-pasadena-restaurants-pasadena-star-news/ I grew up in New York City, with a Midtown that often felt like a Parisian neighborhood as there were French restaurants on every block. French was the destination cuisine of choice, the food you ate on special occasions (if you were a Bronx kid) or every day (if you were a mover and a […]]]>


I grew up in New York City, with a Midtown that often felt like a Parisian neighborhood as there were French restaurants on every block. French was the destination cuisine of choice, the food you ate on special occasions (if you were a Bronx kid) or every day (if you were a mover and a shaker on an expense account).

And then, I moved to Los Angeles, where French cuisine was respected (remember L’Orangerie, Le Restaurant, La Toque?), But never a dominant force. Our main culinary influences were, and still are, Asian, Latino and Italian – more casual cuisine, for a more laid back city. A place where a tie and jacket was no longer needed for dinner, although long pants were certainly appreciated.

L’Orangerie, Le Restaurant and La Toque disappeared several years ago. And if we are not without Gallic options – République and Petit Trois are great pleasures – the cuisine is not what it used to be.

But by hovering on the edges, I detect a bit of a revival. Certainly a small renewal, but it is there. And it’s in old Pasadena, where two French options have remained alive during Our Year of the Plague – and seem to become the mainstays of rediscovering joys lost with time and the tide.

The extremely pleasant French Bistro Entre Nous (119 W. Green St., Old Pasadena; 626-844-4500, www.entrenousfrenchbistro.com) sits in a slightly secluded space that has hosted a colorful assortment of restaurants over the years – remember Catavinos, Trattoria Tre Venezie and more recently Racion? They fed us all well. It is a tradition perpetuated by Entre Nous, under the baton of “The Boys” – Jean-Christophe Febbrari and Mathias Wakrat, who have a loyal clientele at Eagle Rock nearby with their affable Café Beaujolais.

Entre Nous translates to “Between us”. And between us, this has been a great place to dine a bit away from the hubbub of Colorado Boulevard, at a plethora of outdoor tables that sit on an adjacent patio and stretch out a bit down the block. . When the warm weather returns, it will not be difficult to imagine that you are dining in the Marais.

The menu here is as classic as anything on the Left Bank. The starters are a choice of cheese or cold cuts. The appetizers are available in Gratinated Onion Soup, Escargots de Bourgogne (snails in garlic butter), Caesar salad, Brie en Croute au Beurre Blanc (brie in puff pastry), Salmon Tartare – dishes like classics as they are prepared in the classic way.

And the starters follow one another obediently, from Entrecote with Pepper to Provençal Mussels. From Sea Bass and Lentiles to Rack of Lamb with Lavender Flower. From Tarte Tatin with Chocolate Mousse, Creme Brulee, Profiteroles.

The food is delicious, tastes that have been missing from Los Angeles for so long, it’s like discovering them for the first time. It is a return to classic French cuisine, going back to the roots of cooking. This is what I ate in New York many years ago. And what they eat all over France, every day.

A few blocks away, Pearl (43 Union Street, Old Pasadena; 626-460-8819, www.perlerestaurant.com) sits on crazy Union Street, surrounded by a United Nations of Cuisines, many of which are take out. But like Entre Nous, Perle is a true sit-down bistro, with owner Dead Yasharian doing classic wonders in the kitchen.

Yasharian has worked with Daniel Boulud and Gordon Ramsay in some of their best restaurants. He was the chef here in Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont. He won the Food Network show “Chopped”. That he has decided to feed us the laid back Gallic cuisine here in old Pasadena is a great honor.

And once again, on the charcuterie and cheese menu, onion and snail soup, sole meunière, mussels and fries and coq au vin. There’s the black truffle pasta (handmade, of course). The potatoes are mashed with truffles. The fries are flavored with truffle and parmesan. There is caviar, for those who live big. There is also a crème brûlée and a chocolate soufflé.

Between Entre Nous and Perle, Pasadena is at the forefront of a cuisine that has almost disappeared from Southern California. There are no gimmicks in this food – the cooking is just as well done here as it is in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. I will have more to say when I return to take a closer look. But in the meantime long live France! It’s good to find you!

Merrill Shindler is an independent Los Angeles-based food critic. Send an email to mreats@aol.com.


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Customers will have to ask Pasadena restaurants for plastic cutlery in take out orders – Pasadena Star News https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/customers-will-have-to-ask-pasadena-restaurants-for-plastic-cutlery-in-take-out-orders-pasadena-star-news/ https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/customers-will-have-to-ask-pasadena-restaurants-for-plastic-cutlery-in-take-out-orders-pasadena-star-news/#respond Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/customers-will-have-to-ask-pasadena-restaurants-for-plastic-cutlery-in-take-out-orders-pasadena-star-news/ If you’re ordering from a Pasadena restaurant in a few months, don’t expect to see plastic forks and knives in your bag unless you ask. This is the result of a decision by the city council on Monday, April 12. It will take a few weeks for city staff to draft an ordinance, and then […]]]>


If you’re ordering from a Pasadena restaurant in a few months, don’t expect to see plastic forks and knives in your bag unless you ask.

This is the result of a decision by the city council on Monday, April 12. It will take a few weeks for city staff to draft an ordinance, and then a few more weeks before it is passed by city council for final approval. Restaurants will then have 30 days to comply.

The topic was hardly controversial to officials or members of the public who spoke at the meeting. Many have argued that the move will reduce plastic waste and save restaurants money.

City council unanimously approved a directive for city staff to write the ordinance within 60 days, although two council members were absent: Tyron Hampton and John Kennedy.

Once this becomes law, restaurants will only be able to provide utensils, straws, napkins and condiments on request in take-out orders. It will not apply to emergency supplies and services, according to a staff report.

Pasadena’s future ordinance mimics similar movements in the city and county of Los Angeles. The latter adopted his law in February after developing it with the California Restaurant Association.

The law will require apps like Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, and others to add an option for customers to request utensils.


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Pasadena restaurants reopen to a few diners, but some hope for owners – Pasadena Star News https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-reopen-to-a-few-diners-but-some-hope-for-owners-pasadena-star-news/ https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-reopen-to-a-few-diners-but-some-hope-for-owners-pasadena-star-news/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://hollystreetbarandgrill.com/pasadena-restaurants-reopen-to-a-few-diners-but-some-hope-for-owners-pasadena-star-news/ Residents of the San Gabriel Valley returned to restaurant terraces along Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, January 26, the first full day of alfresco dining in the city since early December. . Although there weren’t many diners on the day of the reopening, it still marked a beacon of hope for […]]]>


Residents of the San Gabriel Valley returned to restaurant terraces along Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, January 26, the first full day of alfresco dining in the city since early December. .

Although there weren’t many diners on the day of the reopening, it still marked a beacon of hope for restaurateurs who are only reaching a foot of profitability after more than 10 months of sluggish sales and a ever-changing regulatory landscape has threatened to bankrupt them.

Some clients were masked as they chatted with their lunch partners, others kept their masks on, eating in the hot sun a day after Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted a statewide stay-at-home order that prevented the city from allowing restaurants to operate outside.

This is not the first time that Pasadena restaurants have found themselves in this situation. This time around, however, some Pasadena restaurateurs are hoping they can just stay outside and keep their doors open.

Jannie McKinney, of Glendale, and her 27-year-old daughter Jasmine Thomas, of Pasadena, have lunch at Mi Piace on Colorado Boulevard as Pasadena reopens its alfresco dining on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 after Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the stay to- home orders. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

“We hope this will bring back business,” said Abel Ramirez, owner of El Portal, a beloved local Mexican restaurant. “Our customers love to eat in the backyard. It’s California, you have to eat out.

Outside of El Portal, Ramirez and his team have set up a large courtyard with benches, tables, and shade for alfresco dining. Around noon, only two groups of customers were having lunch outside.

Ramirez says business has fluctuated up and down, but especially since last March.

Indeed, business is better when the city allows al fresco dining, but the situation is not even close to normal. In the three restaurants he owns in the old town, he had to lay off 60 employees in total. Still, he says he has enough repeat customers at El Portal to help make ends meet.

“Those who can’t stand isolation will go crazy,” said Rachel Chang, 54, one of Ramirez’s regulars who was having lunch to go. “The exterior is better than the interior. “

Ramirez certainly thinks COVID-19 is a dangerous virus – he and his wife were recently vaccinated – but for small businesses, he thinks government policies and mandates have been inconsistent and unnecessary. For now, it will continue to follow these policies and stay open for outdoor dining, and hope for the best.

Like many business owners, Ramirez is still frustrated with the way businesses have been handled, and he is not alone.

Staff at Mi Piace restaurant serve patrons al fresco along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan.26, 2021 after Governor Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

Jack Huang, owner of Sorriso-Bar Celona and ix Tapa Cantina in Pasadena, says the continual closings and reopens seem arbitrary to him.

“I have always agreed with the mandate of the authorities,” Huang said. “But with Newsom saying, ‘you can open tomorrow’, have all of the intensive care beds suddenly improved?”

He added that policies seemed hit and miss and government officials at the county and state levels had not done enough to support local businesses.

“We took advantage of government assistance,” he said, referring to federal loans months ago. “It helped retain employees. But overall, for the company itself, it was barely enough. There was a long stretch of sink or swim.

When restaurants were only open for take out in March, he said Sorriso-Bar Celona only generated 5% of the previous year’s revenue.

Huang was forced to close his other restaurant, ix Tapa Cantina, mainly a bar and nightclub, because he said it made no sense to stay open. But now he said he plans to reopen it to sell Sorriso-Bar Celona’s food after an electrical fire damaged the building.

He hopes the alfresco dining helps his business and the others around him, but he can’t throw big events on days like the Super Bowl or Valentine’s Day because of the pandemic, so he tries to skate with it. as much help as he can get.

Some Colorado Boulevard restaurants are yet to reopen alfresco dining on Tuesday, Jan.26, 2021 after Governor Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)

“It was a crazy 2020 year and it didn’t get much better in 2021,” he said.

Some restaurants will not benefit much from al fresco dining.

Hummus Labs sell Lebanese dishes like kebabs, falafels, and shawarma nachos, all foods that owner Joseph Badaro says keeps well on the go. So he said he did not expect a dramatic improvement in business.

He said his business is doing well with take out. Yet with most people working from home these days, they miss the large lunch crowd from local offices and businesses. And without government help, reopening for alfresco dining won’t do much for Hummus Labs.

“It’s too little, too late,” he said. “How are we supposed to get out of these holes?” “

Workforce and profitability

Jerry Nickelsburg, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast research institute, said the open-air restaurant openings last time around had led to an increase in hiring, “So we expected that this time around.”

“The wild card is how safe people will feel going to restaurants to eat al fresco,” he said.

The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, Nickelsburg said.

A global economic recovery, he said, will not fully begin until the pandemic is mitigated “either by vaccines or by some other means”.

“The first step is recovery (from the virus), the end of the pandemic,” Nickelsburg said.

From there, he said, it will be a process where people decide “how safe it is” to resume their regular activities which include close contact with other people.

“Once we’re on our backs we’ll start this process and the recovery could be relatively quick.”

The other question looming, what exactly new protocols will Los Angeles County officials require from restaurateurs in order to open outdoor decks or platforms?

The answers to that question are expected to arrive when the county issues its health ordinance on Friday, January 29.

While restaurants in Pasadena are allowed to open now, Los Angeles County as a whole doesn’t expect its restaurants to reopen until the end of the week.

Long Beach, which runs its own public health department alongside Pasadena, has also allowed its restaurants to open.

The city, which has generally aligned with Los Angeles County throughout the pandemic, was due to issue its updated health ordinance on Tuesday evening.

But Long Beach health officials, in a briefing Tuesday afternoon, said the new health order included a requirement for restaurants to space tables at least 8 feet apart from each other to allow the recommended 6 feet of social distancing when people remove their chairs.

The settlement could offer a clue as to what Los Angeles County officials are considering for their Friday order.

City’s Coronavirus Outlook

Pasadena’s restaurants were open for alfresco dining for much of the fall, but their run was halted when Newsom and state officials released the stay-at-home in early December.

Just about a week before Newsom’s order, Los Angeles County shut down alfresco dining for its restaurants, but Pasadena – in its first major break with the county over a coronavirus-related restriction – chose to keep its restaurants open.

At the time, the city was reporting around 300 new cases every week. By the time Newsom’s order arrived a week later, the city’s new county weekly was over 600 cases.

It increased almost every week thereafter, peaking at more than 1,200 cases in early January.

The weekly growth in the number of cases slowly declined over the next two weeks. The city still reported 617 new cases of coronavirus last week, up from 905 a week earlier.

This week, it looks set to decline further. Even so, the latest numbers are still far higher than Pasadena’s drop figures, which have rarely exceeded triple digits in the weekly tally of new cases.

“We are all happy to see case rates and hospitalizations going down,” Pasadena health officer Dr Ying-Ying Goh said on Monday in a statement. “But, even though the state has lifted the regional stay-at-home order, we cannot afford to let our guard down. We all need to continue to follow safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

“These include wearing a mask every time we leave the house, avoiding crowds, staying at least six feet from people we don’t live with, and washing our hands often. “

This story has been updated to include comments from Jerry Nickelsburg and more information on the reopening of Long Beach.


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