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Pity the late John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, whose snack during a card game gave name to the English culinary craze that followed. No, he didn't invent putting a filling between two pieces of bread. That had been done since ancient times....
La Monarca bakery has opened a corner shop in South Pasadena. The location, a sunny corner by the Metro train track and a metal sculpture that looks like the figure on Walk/Don't Walk signs, sits alongside the tracks and cries out for customers to...
Porta Via. Is it Italian for “by way of the door”? Or is it the verb/adverb combo “to carry out”? Either way, you'll want to take everything home from the Italian food emporium bearing this moniker. You may already recognize the...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Salads, Breads, Restaurants, Sandwiches
So how are those New Year's resolutions going? Are you getting to work a little earlier? Hitting the gym more than once a month? Writing that novel? Eating more healthily? Maybe trying out a vegetarian diet? We can't help with the first few, but if you'...
Tags: Animals, Diets and Dieting, Lasagna, Hummus, Pies and Tarts
Get out the ketchup and mustard — and the pickles and onions, too. It's Pasadena Cheeseburger Week from today through Friday, with a whole slate of local eateries participating and offering special deals in a culinary challenge. Participants can...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Hamburgers
There's a new burger and sports TV joint in Pasadena. We're calling it the Testosterone province of Cholesterolistan. The owners call it Slater's 50/50. The 50/50 stands for the makeup of their burger patties — 50% ground beef, 50% ground bacon....
Tags: Jack Cheese, Salt, Sandwiches, Los Angeles Times, Bacon
Hey, kids. How about a little world-class art with your ABCs? Just in time for the holidays, the Norton Simon Museum has published its first-ever children's book: “Picturing the ABCs at the Norton Simon Museum,” featuring an eclectic and...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Sculpture, Artists, Ice Cream, Museums
Umami Burger has made its way to Pasadena. The modernist burger joint was bound to arrive sooner or later. Lucky for us, it was sooner. The first Umami Burger opened in L.A. on La Brea in 2009. Since then, the locations and the following have exploded....
Tags: Onion Rings, Los Angeles Times, Ice Cream, Ketchup, Bacon
At the newly opened Melt it! in Pasadena, they're only concerned with serving one thing: grilled cheese. The casual spot, located near Pasadena City College, serves versions of the classic sandwich, which come in kitschy silver tin buckets. For the...
The buzz around Trattoria Neapolis, the new fine-dining establishment on South Lake Avenue, is almost deafening. But there's a lot to buzz about. The venue is spectacular, the service is impeccable, the cocktails are exhilarating, the wine and beer...
The slogan that Big Daddy's Fire Grill plasters on its menu doesn't offer much hope. “We put excitement between your buns,” the words blare over a photograph of a silver-eyeshadowed woman getting ready to bite into a massive burger. The man in...
Tags: Garlic, Onion Rings, Restaurants, Sandwiches, Bacon
There are cuisines that most Americans don't know enough about to even have misconceptions. Consider Ukraine, which shares a border, religion and alphabet with Russia. People who know only those facts might assume that the culture and cuisine are the...
Tags: Trout, Potato Pancakes, Restaurants, Pancakes, Bacon
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