Nov 18 2017
Doo Dah Parade Hits the Streets November 19, 2017 @pasadenadoodah

Doo Dah Parade Hits the Streets Tomorrow

WHAT:  The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 40 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena this Sunday, November 19th. On Doo Dah day, over 90 unique entries will be joining in the fun from all over Southern California.
Dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats will accompany a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets with a memorable cast of eccentrics, disruptors, political pundits, lone wolves, and steam punks, comprising a legion of merrymakers.
WHEN: Doo Dah steps off at 11am. Immediately following the event, many after-parties will take place in the Parade vicinity.
WHERE: (Official address: 2627 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107)
The Parade loops along Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard, in East Pasadena.
COST: The event is always free-of-charge to the public!
MORE INFO: This year’s lineup includes The Billionaires, Danse Macabre, The Eye, Bildge Rat, Flying Baby Homerun Border Crossing, The Aloha Oy Vey Ukelele Marching Band, Radioactive Chickenheads, Dr. Steele’s Army of Toy Soldiers, Unicorns with Palace, L.A. Derby Dolls, Kilt Brigade, Cyclops, Free Thought Society, Let’s Paint and March TV!, Saucer from Bakersfield, Partying Parrotheads, Murrugun the Mystic Sword Swallower, Trashion Show, Kid Swap, Pony Baloney Express, Fish Tank Dress, Black Sabbitch, Count Smokula, Lady DJ Sparkle Pony, Howdy Krishna, The Butler, The World’s Tallest Girl Scout, Recumbent Revolution, DubRobot, Doo Dah’s 2017 Queen Imani and Grand Marshal Marty Coleman, among many others. Secret Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the North Pole icon, will close the conga line and ring in the holiday season. And… not a rose will be harmed in the making of this parade!
EVEN MORE INFO: Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was even highlighted in last year’s Wall Street Journal. It was also named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die.
PARKING: Plenty of easy street parking is available surrounding the area. Parade route is 1 mile west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station. Take a city bus directly to the area. Call Uber or take a Metro bike!
FOOD TRUCKS: (2636 E. Colorado Blvd.) Include Street Tamales, Rice Balls o’ Fire, Mr Softy’s Ice Cream and The Deli Doctor. They will be located next to Poo Bah Record Shop.
MERCHANDISE: Official 2017 Doo Dah T-Shirts will be for sale by vendors along the parade route, and vintage ones too! Support the Parade!
OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: (179 N. Vinedo St.) American Legion Post 280, just 2 blocks north of Parade, immediately following the event. New Astroturf, more live bands, Doo Dah Royalty, dancing, cheap food and drinks!! $3 cover.
PooBah Records, one of Pasadena’s favorite independent music stores, will feature live in-store DJ at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., on the parade route.
The famous Colorado Bar, located right next door at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will feature live bands, along with salty chips and drinks! 
Plate 38, hosts Queen Imani for lunch immediately following the parade at 2631 E. Colorado Blvd at Sierra Madre Blvd.
For more information go to:

Nov 17 2017
Xiem Fall Studio Sale

Pasadena’s Premier Contemporary Ceramics Event

Xiem Fall Studio Sale showcases the skill and passion of
53 studio artists associated with Xiem Clay Center.
Come meet the artists, discover new talent and browse hundreds of
unique hand-made ceramics, with a wide range of prices.
Shop local handmade ceramic art and design for the holidays…and leave inspired!

EVENT: Xiem Fall Studio Sale
ARTISTS: Xiem Studio Members and Students
DATES: November 17th & November 18th
HOURS: Friday 17th, 6pm – 9pm and Saturday 18th, 10:30am – 4.30pm

Nov 17 2017
Doo Dah Parade This Sunday at 11am Pasadena @pasadenadoodah

Doo Dah Uber!

NOV. 19th 11:00AM   

Nov 17 2017
FREE Culinary Event at New School of Cooking 11/18 @NewSchoolofCook

FREE Culinary Event at New School of Cooking

This Saturday Nov 18th from 2-4pm.

There will be Talks by makers, live butchering, oyster shucking, pastry demos, FREE eats and more!

Nov 17 2017
Altadena Triangle Park Reopening Ceremony 11/18

Altadena Triangle Park Reopening Ceremony 11/18

Sat, Nov 18, 9:30 AM
800 East Altadena Dr. (southwest corner of Lake and Altadena), Altadena, CA
C’mon out to Altadena’s Triangle Park at the southwest corner of Lake and Altadena Aves. on Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 a.m. for the park’s grand reopening ceremony! Plenty of folks have created a bit of their own sweat equity in the park by coming out to help in recent weeks to help plant a *huge* number of native plants. Extra park benches and tables will be in place, and new interpretive signage will be in place as well. There’ll be a few surprises, and a great time should be had by all! See you there then!
Nov 17 2017
One Arroyo Day – November 18, 2017 – Brookside Park @one_arroyo #arroyoseco #pasadena

Come explore the Arroyo Seco and discover its rich natural and cultural history at One Arroyo Day! Find out about the One Arroyo vision, kids can earn a One Arroyo Nature Explorer Badge, and be part of a citywide celebration of all things Arroyo.


Let us know you’re coming so we can buy enough hot dogs!

Planned activities include:

*Arroyo Seco Trail Clean-Up * Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids * Native Wildlife Reptile Station *

* Arroyo Exhibitor Booths * Lawn Games & Crafts * Raffles *

* Bring a picnic! Enjoy hot dogs grilled by The Pasadena Firefighters Association, Local 809. First come, first serve!

Confirmed Exhibitors & Participants: One Arroyo, Kidspace Children’s Museum, Tom Sawyer Camps , Rose Bowl Riders, MACH 1: Move a Child Higher, Oak Grove Disc Golf Course, The Pasadena Casting Club, Pasadena Roving Archers, Arroyo Seco Foundation, Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena Beautiful Foundation, Armory Center for the Arts, Dog Haus Running Club, Pasadena Pacers, Southwestern Herpetologists Society, Sierra Club – Pasadena Group, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Firefighters Local 809, and The Pasadena Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Thank you to our sponsors: Western Asset Management, Wells Fargo Private Bank, AEG, City of Pasadena – Public Agency, Trader Joe’s – Pasadena , CA, Pasadena Firefighters Association Local 809, SodexoMAGIC, and dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please visit or email for more information.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! All you need to do is RSVP here.

Will there be food at this event?

Yes! We will have hot dogs, refreshments, and snacks, while supplies last.

Is this event free and for all ages?

Yes, this is a free and family friendly event.

Nov 15 2017
World Remembrance Day, November 19, 2017 #wdr2017
World Remembrance Day 
November 19th 5pm
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year- to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. The special Remembrance Day is therefore intended to respond to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition of their loss and suffering. It has also become an important tool for governments and those who work to prevent crashes or respond to the aftermath since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road deaths and injuries and the urgent need for action. 

Of 57 cities with a population of 100-250,000 PASADENA RANKS:

  • 2nd in bicyclist killed or injured
  • 3rd in pedestrians killed or injured

During 2014 in Pasadena; 

  • 1,387 Traffic collisions
  • 109 bicyclist injured or killed
  • 78 pedestrians injured or killed
Nov 12 2017
Holidayfest South Lake Ave Dec 2, 2017 @SouthLakeAvenue

Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue kicks off its holiday celebration at 12:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd with family friendly activities around the district! Presented by the South Lake Business Association with fun for the whole family! Guests can enjoy:

  • Complimentary Parking, Admission & Holiday Activities
  • In-Store Specials and Promotions
  • Photos with Santa
  • Horse and Carriage Rides (additional rides also available on Saturday, December 9th.  Click here for details.)
  • Holiday Characters
  • Live Music and Carolers
  • A Scavenger Hunt
  • Holiday Crafts for the Kids


The Shops on Lake Stage: 345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena


  • Please call 626-792-1259
  • View pics of South Lake’s 2016 Holiday Celebration!
  • Follow South Lake on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram!
  • Details subject to change

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South Lake Avenue’s free Holidayfest! with live music, horse & carriage rides, kid’s craft, giveaways, holiday open house, scavenger hunt and more!  Inline image 1


South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, CA – Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Guests are invited to enjoy the splendor of the holiday season during South Lake Avenue’s annual family friendly Holidayfest in Pasadena. This year the festive event takes place on Saturday, December 2nd at The Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Avenue. Presented by the South Lake Business Association, visitors are invited to celebrate the holidays by taking advantage of in-store specials and promotions at over 50 South Lake Pasadena merchants. Additional festive activities include horse & carriage rides, live music, photos with Santa, holiday characters, carolers, holiday crafts for kids, a themed scavenger hunt, giveaways and much more!

This year’s musical guests include free live performances at Santa’s Village from some of the best local emerging talent.  The music begins at 1pm with soul pop songstress Jessica Childress who is known for her enormous voice and dynamic live show combining traditional R&B with rock n’ roll. Popular psych pop artist James Supercave graces the stage at 2:30pm while Los Angeles’ own Warbly Jets round out the lineup with their infectious blend of rock ‘n’ roll and energetic pop.

In addition, attendees can enjoy in-store sales and promotions offered at over 50 of South Lake Avenue’s restaurants, eateries and retailers listed below.  Traditional carolers and holiday characters will roam the district creating a festive atmosphere not to be missed.  Event goers can enjoy horse and carriage rides throughout the celebration, as well as participate in the popular scavenger hunt with an opportunity to win numerous prizes and giveaways valued at thousands of dollars.

“Our holiday celebration definitely gets event attendees in the holiday spirit and invites everyone to explore the district while sharing memories with friends and family. Guests can tackle their holiday shopping lists by taking advantage of special in-store promotions offered on the day of the event” – Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.

The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Corporate Center Pasadena, Logix Federal Credit Union, The Commons, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Outlook, Pasadena Weekly and The Shops on Lake Avenue.

Special thanks to businesses offering in-store promotions, festivities and/or prizes: Aaron Brothers, Alexandria II Bookstore, Arnold’s Fine Jewelry, Blind Color Nation, Bravo Salon Spa, Breakthru Fitness, Carnelian Salon, Celestino Ristorante & Bar, Coldwell Banker, Contessa Italian Foods, Corner Bakery Café, Craft Fair Gift Shop, Crystal Chalet, Culture Salon, Custom Comfort Mattress, Del Frisco’s Grille, Dunkin’, Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery, DusitD2 Hotel Constance, Einstein Bros Bagels, European Wax Center, Fantastic Sams on Lake, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting, Float, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, Folia Collective, FrameStore, Great Destinations, Little Kuts Family Hair Salon, Logix Federal Credit Union, Nick’s South Lake Avenue, Nothing Bundt Cakes, One West Bank, Orvis Sporting Traditions, Paul Mitchell the School – Pasadena, Pet Food Express, Pie ‘n Burger, Pottery Barn Kids, Real Food Daily, Salad Farm, Salon Yuriy, Sanrio, SanSai Japanese Grill, Soul Cycle, Talbots, Ten Thousand Villages, The Bloke, The Counter, Urban Plates, Veggie Grill, Vitamin Shoppe, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Williams-Sonoma, Winchell’s, Woody’s Home, Yogurtland, and ZO Skin Centre.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Event Location: 345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Free Admission plus Parking

General Public: for more information visit:

Nov 8 2017
Masters of Taste Announces 2018, Sunday, May 6th, 2018 @MastersofTaste @626food

Savor the Finer Things:

Masters of Taste Announces 2018 Date

Sunday, May 6th, 2018




(Los Angeles, CA), Wednesday, November 8th, 2017: Come savor the finer things and be part of Masters of Taste 2018, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Historic Pasadena Rose Bowl!


Masters of Taste 2017 attracted nearly 2,400 guests and garnered media attention throughout Southern California and beyond. Masters of Taste 2018 is expected to bring over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts together for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 40 Master Chefs including returning Culinary Masters Chef Neal Fraser (Redbird), Chef Tony Esnault (Church & State, Spring), Chef Calogero Drggo (Celestino Ristorante), Chef Tim Guilitinan (The Raymond 1886), Chef Paul Shoemaker (The FLATS), and Chef Erwin Tjahyadi (Bone Kettle, Komodo) to name a few. Also, participating in Masters of Taste 2018 will be L.A.’s top Sweet Masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from 25 spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line bar featuring four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations and their Master Mixologists curated by Marcos Tello of Template Consulting, select wineries, local craft breweries, live entertainment and much, much more.


100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2018 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community and offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. In the last two years Masters of Taste has raised nearly $1 Million in support of Union Station’s life-saving programs.


Mark your calendars and save-the-date to savor the finer things at Masters of Taste 2018!


Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2018 will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information on Masters of Taste 2018, please visit

Nov 8 2017
Lincoln Beer Company Burbank Taproom Grand Opening


Taproom Grand Opening



The beer brewing scene in Burbank and Glendale areas has been increasing, there is a new addition to Burbank as the first brewery with a tap room to open in Burbank, Lincoln Beer Company, a new tap room is being built and set to open this Spring(Spring of 2017). The location is near the Burbank Airport, or as the new name Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Patrick Dunn & Ryan Lipson are the owners and brewmasters. They moved into the 8,000 sq ft location in 2015 and a couple years later are now set to open a tap room.

We welcome more breweries into the area with increased consumption of beer we should see more microbreweries opening in the Burbank Glendale and surrounding areas. Pasadena would be a great location for breweries but apparently the city zoning code does not allow or makes it very difficult to open a brewery with tap rooms at this time, although there are moves to change that.

Lincoln Beer Company has six beers currently being brewed, but expect more to be added. The current offers are Muffin Grass (Pale), Honeysuckle (Session Ale), Something Simple (Cream Ale), Candy Fields (IPA), Winter Fiesta (Red Ale), and Triple C (Imperial Cream Stout). A great lineup of beers.

To check out Lincoln Beer Company:

lincoln beer company
3083 N Lima St, Burbank, CA, 91504
(818) 355-0326

Nov 7 2017
Introducing Twohey’s Tavern: A Taste of Nostalgia Combined with The Elevated Flavors of Today – Grand Opening November 7, 2017 @TwoheysTavern @626food

Introducing Twohey’s Tavern:

A Taste of Nostalgia Combined with The Elevated Flavors of Today

 (Pasadena, CA), Monday, November 6th, 2017: The restaurant of tomorrow is here today: Introducing Twohey’s Tavern, from Greg Mallis and Tanya and Jim Christos, the three family members that keep the original Twohey’s name alive at the iconic 75-year-old Twohey’s Restaurant in Alhambra, which is a piece of Los Angeles history from the era of the Historic Route 66. With a tantalizing menu that playfully calls back to the classic All-American diner, Twohey’s Tavern officially opens its doors in Pasadena on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017!

A lively new restaurant that pays tribute to the classic American diner, Twohey’s Tavern is no greasy spoon, but a cutting-edge hub of equally progressive and enduring flavors profiles. “The foodscape has changed dramatically,” explains Director of Operations Tom Anderson. “Chef Travis Limoge executes an elevated interpretation of nostalgic meals while honoring timeless and contemporary cooking techniques with a commitment to seasonality, bringing each guest a new experience in a modern tavern setting.

Born and raised in Vermont, Chef Travis Limoge grew up in the kitchen of his Grandfathers beloved restaurants, most notably Valley’s Steakhouse, where port wine cheese and broasted chicken were all the rage and weekend brunches were a showcase for his Grandmothers baking prowess, laying the inspiring groundwork for a future Chef. After working summers in the kitchen while pursuing a career in professional snowboarding, which allowed Limoge to experience new cultures and flavors, Limoge decided to finally pursue cooking full-time. This decision led him to Los Angeles where he became Chef de Cuisine at Fork in the Road in Santa Monica and Mardi at Palihouse in West Hollywood. Chef LImoge then subsequently took a pilgrimage to Mexico after his grandmother’s passing, exploring the flavors of the different regions and the restaurants of Alejandro Ruiz, father to modern Mexican cooking. A serendipitous meeting with Chef Ruiz at the airport led to a further five months in Oaxaca learning all about countryside cooking, in both taste and technique. Upon his return to the states, Limoge came full circle with familiar roots at a family-owned restaurant in Twohey’s Tavern, where he seized the opportunity to marry his passion for modern composition and the warmth of his grandmother’s table. “The nostalgia is in the taste, but the cuisine is now,“ Limoge says of his culinary philosophy at Twohey’s Tavern.

The new Twohey’s Tavern Dinner Menu reads just as the original 1943 Twohey’s Restaurant menu, its layout and terminology perhaps foreign to the modern-day foodie, but no less quaint, beginning with the original Twohey’s signature staple, the Burgers. Each burger features a robust patty made of a special custom Premium Angus Beef Blend, and no burger epitomizes the Twohey’s name at Twohey’s Tavern better than the Stinko 2.0, a grand incarnation on the legendary cornerstone Twohey’s burger, made with caramelized onions, house pickles, and garlic aioli. No need to pack your luggage to go Dutch Style, featuring Napa cabbage coleslaw, and dill aioli, or stick to the true red, white, and blue of the Americana, with American cheese, butter lettuce, onion, and ketchup. The Chili Dip, what we would now refer to as a chili burger, is comprised of house chili, Grafton cheddar, onion sprouts, and crème fraiche, and all burgers would be incomplete without their requisite accompaniment of House Fries.

The real meat and potatoes rests with the Dinners at Twohey’s Tavern where Chef Limoge’s talent is front and center, turning everything his guests think they know about American diner food on its head, like with the Prime Eight Ounce Spencer Steak, prepared with roasted turnips, crème fraiche, fresh horseradish, and orange. The pig de résistance is undoubtedly the Ham Steak, which begins with a bone-in ham leg that brines for fifteen days, and is subsequently smoked for ten hours before getting plated and dressed up with summer peach preserves, sprouting broccoli, buckwheat honey, and charred orange. This next dish may be an oldie but goodie, but this isn’t your Meemaw’s Beef Stew, which features short-rib, fennel, onion, burnt carrot, rye toast, and whole grain mustard. The Fried Chicken utilizes a half chicken without the bones and is accompanied by braised greens, cranberry beans, and Bill’s Bees wildflower honey. Limoge also partners with Dock to Dish for his Seasonal Channel Island Rock Fish, all line-caught from Santa Barbara, with carrot mash, mole verde, and charred fennel. While the story behind the name Irish American Tortellini might be forever lost in time, there is no mystery about the flavor of this dish, comprised of crème fraiche stuffed tortellini, with house chili, cured egg yolk, and onion sprouts. Limoge also pays homage to his love of vegetables with the Roasted Roots, a vegan dish comprised of seasonal roasted root vegetables, green farro and celeriac purée.

They may be called Sides, but these shareable bites can also double as starters, like the Port Wine Cheese, Chef Limoge’s tribute to his grandfather’s signature appetizer, or for something golden and crispy, there is no topping the beloved Twohey’s classic, the French Fried Onion Rings. Nothing is as deliciously retro as a Liver & Onions, and the reimagined Shrimp Cocktail, with pickled shrimp, house made coctel sauce, orange zest, and onion sprouts. For munchy carbs, nothing quite satisfies cravings like the House Fries, except for the House Pickles when one needs some crunchy tang. Lastly, the ultimate companion to the classic dining experience includes Creton, a pork based spread popularized in Quebec and New England, where Limoge keeps this paté-like starter fairly-traditional, but adds a unique spice blend.

Add a touch of green to dinner with an array of Salads such as the Wedge, comprised of Tonnato vin, lardon, red onion, blue cheese, hard egg, tarragon, and tomato vinaigrette, to the elevated Dinner Salad, with a foundation of Market greens, tossed with red onion, croutons, Grafton cheddar, and ranch. The Boston Bibb Salad is sure to win over guests, with fresh orange, almonds, scallions, sweet onion, soft herbs, and an orange vinaigrette. Crunchy, sweet, and tangy, the Coleslaw is on another level, featuring fennel, persimmon, Napa cabbage, red onion, goat cheese, candied almonds, and cider vin, while the Potato Salad is beyond picnic perfection, comprised of roast fingerlings, horseradish, orange, crème fraiche, whole grain mustard, sage, and cured egg yolk.

Twohey’s Tavern raises the candy bar with their sweet spin on their Desserts selections, with treats like the Citrus Pound Cake, made with peach preserves and homemade lavender ice cream, and the time-honored confectionery Jelly Roll, with seasonal preserves and Chantilly cream. The Caramel Chocolate Tart offers the ultimate indulgence, with a housemde almond crust, chocolate ganache, and caramel sauce, while guests will go bananas for the upscale Banana Split, featuring homemade banana ice cream, banana brûlée, Twohey’s bittersweet fudge, candied almonds, and whipped cream. Guests desiring an adventure in flavor will also enjoy the Seasonal Sundae, with house-made ice cream and seasonal toppings, while the Classic Sundae is for guests seeking the familiar, featuring the Original Twohey’s Bittersweet Fudge topping with whipped cream, roasted almonds and a cherry. Looking for a slice of nirvana to savor? Fear not, as Seasonal Pies will rotate on the menu all throughout the year.

Chef Limoge also reimagines the quintessential Fountain Drinks with familiar yet innovative flavor profiles, beginning with the peachy keen Peach Shake, comprised of peach preserves, brown butter, sage ice cream, and whipped cream, and the sweet and savory Malted Maple Bacon Shake, featuring bacon ice cream, malt powder, Vermont maple syrup, and whipped cream. Is that one straw or two for your Strawberry Shake, made with basil ice cream, fresh strawberries, balsamic, and whipped cream. Traditionalists will not miss out with choices like the Root Beer Float, featuring Twohey’s root beer and choice of ice cream, and the chocoholic fantasy of Chocolate Soda, is made with chocolate syrup generously drizzled over vanilla ice cream, soda water, and chocolate whipped cream, and the Chocolate Shake, comprised of chocolate ice cream, Twohey’s Bittersweet Fudge, and whipped cream.

Cocktail Consultant Patrick Tang is keeping things shaking and stirring for the Cocktail Menu. As the opening Bar Director at Otium in Downtown Los Angeles, Tang received first-rate tutelage from Julian Cox and Joshua Goldman. Today, Tang is mixing and pouring behind the bar at The Rose Cafe in Venice and he has also stepped behind the stick at Twohey’s Tavern to create a playful and delicious new cocktail list. “For Twohey’s Tavern, I have created fun and approachable cocktails while tipping my hat at Pasadena itself.”  The Crown City cocktails begin with the Old Town, comprised of rye, Averna amaro, Lustau Vermut, and bitters, and continues with Tang’s personal favorite, the Rose Bowl, featuring pisco, gin, rosé syrup, strawberry, egg whites, citrus, and peach bitters. “The Rose Bowl is a nice play on a pisco sour that has complimentary notes between the rose and strawberry.” The Twohey’s Old Fashioned, pays tribute to the OG Twohey’s with bourbon, Twohey’s Root Beer, and chocolate mole bitters. Time to howl at the moon over a smoky campfire with Into the Wild, featuring mezcal, blueberry-thyme shrub, and lime, or enjoy the spicy piquancy of El Pomelo, made with tequila, Aperol, ancho chile, grapefruit oleo saccharum, lime, and soda water. Just in time for the fall harvest is Bobbing For Apples, comprised of bourbon, Honeycrisp apple, cinnamon syrup, apple gomme, lemon, and sparkling wine, while beer lovers can enjoy the best of both worlds with the Vixen, featuring vodka, IPA reduction, cucumber, Hawaiian black sea salt, and lime. “This cocktail retains that earthy hoppy flavor,” says Tang. Rounding off the cocktail menu is a cocktail that will have you feeling like A Million Bucks, beginning with guest’s choice of spirit, ginger, lime, and soda water.


Combining the nostalgic flavors of the past with the elevated flavors of today is what makes Twohey’s Tavern the most exciting new addition to Pasadena!


Twohey’s Tavern is open for Dinner every Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and the Bar is open from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Twohey’s Tavern is open for Dinner every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and the Bar is open from 5:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight. For more information or reservations, please visit or call Twohey’s Tavern directly at 626.449.2337.


For photos of Twohey’s Tavern, please visit the Dropbox link below:


Photo Credit: acuna-hansen


Social Media:  Please follow Twohey’s Tavern on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @TwoheysTavern


Twohey’s Tavern

2835 East Foothill Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91107

T: 626.449.2337

Nov 3 2017
Pasadena Doo Dah Parade – Sunday, November 19th, 2017 @pasadenadoodah

The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will be held on Sunday, November 19th, stepping off at 11:00 a.m. on the streets of East Pasadena. To enter the parade simply go to the website and get the entry form. Call for more information on How to Enter at (626) 590-1134. Public Information Number: (626) 590-7596.

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 40 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. Join us by getting your FREE general audience tickets here or SIGN UP to be a marcher in the parade!

The 2017 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 19th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, the original Route 66.

On Doo Dah day, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats will accompany a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, pundits, mutant art cars, lone wolves, steam punks, makers and merrymakers.

Entries are open to everyone. This year’s lineups includes the Nut Camp, Bildge Rat, Code Blue DeFibs, The Addams Family, Flying Baby Homerun Border Crossing, Nordic Men, Radioactive Chickenheads, Toaster Car, Motorized Furniture, The Army of Toy Soldiers, Tortilla Target, The Billionaires, Free Thought Society, Unich Band, Car-Pool DeVille, Bearded Ladies, Yiddish Dracula, Drunk in the Garage Band, Partying Parrotheads, Murrugun the Mystic, Crimebo the Clown, Man as Giraffe, Heuristicus, The Butler, Recumbent Revolution, Circuit Benders, Zucchini Patrol, and Doo Dah’s 2017 Royals, among many others. Secret Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the North Pole icon, will close the conga line and ring in the holiday season. And… not a rose will be harmed in the making of this parade!

Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!

Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was even highlighted in last year’s Wall Street Journal. It was also named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page. Anyone wishing to participate, visit our website or call!

Entry Forms and further information to be found on the website: or visit

The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is owned and produced by Light Bringer Project, a nonprofit arts organization based in Pasadena.

2017 Doo Dah Shirts Are Here!

Available for Pre-Parade Purchase at our organization’s ONLINE STORE HERE.

Shirts are $20 each while supplies last!

The 2017 Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen is Imani Phoenix!
2nd Place: The 40 Ouncer, Veronica Andrade
3rd Place: Miss Ice Cream and Cake, Crystal Lightner
4th Place: The Official Weenie Slinger, Marnie Angel
Judges also chose a king this year: The Pied Piper of Pasadena

THE PARADE IS Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11:00AM

Doo Dah Hotline: 626-590-7596


Oct 31 2017
AARP Pasadena PD Fraud Experts Prevention Tips

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) recently reached out the Pasadena Police Department for assistance in developing and producing a video on ATM skimmers for their Fraud Watch Network on One of our resident experts, Cpl. Paul Granados, made a guest appearance and assisted the production company by contacting Secret Services who lent us actual ATM skimmers that were used for the video production!…

Oct 31 2017
Apple Releases iOS 11.1 70 new emoji, bug fixes, and improvements

iOS 11.1 introduces over 70 new emoji and includes bug fixes and improvements.


  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more


  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots


  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages

Other improvements and fixes

  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Oct 29 2017
2018 Nissan LEAF Test Drive @nissanusa

As an existing 2011 Nissan LEAF owner, and seeing the various upgrades that Nissan has implemented over the years since the first introduction, this is the most significant update Nissan has done to the Nissan LEAF.

Some highlights include, longer range, but still far short of the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3.  This will pose a significant problem for Nissan as they will be competing against the Bolt and Model 3 and others.

The redesign is nice, but did Nissan fix the battery issues of the past?  That remains to be seen.  Having heard of instances that Nissan dealers have done a disservice to buyers by not educating them


Oct 29 2017
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration 2017
Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

Free and open to the public

Join us for a frightfully good time for the whole family!

 On Saturday, October 28, from 10:00am-12:00pm One Colorado hosts their annual Pumpkin Decorating Extravaganza. Kids can get busy with glitter, glue sticks, markers, to decorate their own pumpkin to take home.

On Tuesday, October 31, from 5:00-8:00pm, bring your costumed ghosts and ghoulies to trick-or-treat store-to-store in Old Pasadena.  Look for our Ambassador Guides and friendly characters who will be handing out treats, greeting our visitors, and posing for photos.

One Colorado offers free “haunted photos” in their courtyard, and a screening of “ParaNorman” at 7:00pm.

One Colorado’s Pumpkin Decorating Extravaganza


Halloween at One Colorado


Growl-o-Ween at The Dog Bakery


Retro Halloween Celebration


Throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105

Oct 29 2017
Twohey’s Tavern New Restaurant Pasadena @626food @TwoheysTavern @Twoheys

Twohey’s Tavern Grand Opening

Update: Grand Opening is scheduled for November, 3 2017 at 5pm.


Twohey’s Tavern is a lively new restaurant that pays tribute to the classic American diner in an updated Tavern setting. Chef Travis Limoge utilizes timeless and contemporary culinary techniques with a commitment to seasonality, to bring each guest a modern experience and celebrate classic American dining.

Guests will also enjoy the exciting new beverage selections at Twohey’s Tavern which will include craft beers, special select wines, handcrafted cocktails and a special new menu featuring whimsical new twists on the classic Milkshake.

2835 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, California 91107

Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Phone Number:
(626) 449-2337



Twoheys-TavernPasadenaMenu by victorcab on Scribd


Chef Travis Limoge

Co-owners of the current Twohey’s, Greg Mallis and Jim and Tanya Christodoulelis,
Registered the company behind the new restaurant, Three Sisters Group LLC

Oct 29 2017
USPS Informed Delivery Signup Or Not?

Hi everyone! I just signed up for informed delivery yesterday and, so far, it has just said no mail is expected for today. It took me forever to get through the online verification portion of signing up so I’m really disappointed that this service doesn’t even seem to work for us!
It’s a great service once you set it up. Not sure why yours is doing that. My friend couldn’t verify himself online so he had to go into the post office to complete it. The security questions they asked me were actually about my mom (who has never lived here and lives in another state).

Are multiple people at the same address able to sign up? Maybe someone else is set up to receive your emails?

This is an interesting thread

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Oct 20 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers World Series 2017 Tickets @dodgers #worldseries #thisteam

The first game of the 2017 World Series has been set, the only thing missing is the time and the opposing team to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SeatGeek a site that has tickets for many events has tickets available started at $1300(before fees). You can see what is available by going to the SeatGeek 2017 World Series Game 1 page.

As a resident native of Los Angeles I am rooting for the Dodgers.

Traffic around Dodger Stadium on Tuesday will be thick, so avoid the area unless you are going to a game.


1. AceTicket: Tickets Available

2. Tickets Available

Oct 20 2017
Nissan LEAF Fail – Driver Left on Side of Road First Day #nissanfail #leaffail

True story.

Person goes into Nissan dealer, sees a Nissan LEAF 2013, used less than 30k miles, in great condition.
Buyer: How far can you I drive this car?
Salesperson 100 mile range no problem.
Buyer: Can I drive from Palmdale to Burbank which is 50 miles each way
Salesperson: no problem
Buyer drives off with Nissan LEAF. Drives to Burbank first day, makes it to office, no problem, even plugs in on a trickle charge, and gets close to 80 miles of range when he starts to head from Burbank to Palmdale, he gets maybe halfway and the car runs out of charge, drive is left stranded and has to call for roadside.
Where was the failure here? It sure seems like the dealer failed to adequately explain range, and all the various variables that affect range of electric cars.
The dealer was able to put the buyer into a Versa which was probably the best choice from the start.

Nissan has a problem with properly training sales people to prevent this sort of failure in the process. As it is a Nissan LEAF can be purchased for under $10,000, which situations like this will surely not help.

Disclosure – I am an original Nissan LEAF owner, purchased the 2011, got it in 2012, lost range to about 50% in less than 4 years. Nissan refused to replace the batteries which had engineering flaws, lost power in hot climate conditions, or repeat L3 charging. then there is speculation there was a software update to manipulate the battery levels. After having a car that was pretty much useless to drive from Burbank to Pasadena round-trip without charging, after a few repeated L3 charges, the battery capacity dropped to the “required” level and Nissan replaced the batteries with “new and improved” batteries, which are showing signs of degradation after less than a year.


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