Monthly Archives: July 2014
Jul 19 2014
Del Frisco’s Grille Coming to Pasadena @DFGrille

Del Frisco’s Grille is coming to Pasadena


We are hiring for various positions. To view available openings please visit

Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena is opening this December. Industrial and lush elements will create an atmosphere that is stylish, social and relaxed. The energetic bar will create a buzz throughout the restaurant and set the stage for an exciting dining experience that is unlike any other American grill. It’’’ll be your place to eat with a friend and catch up on the latest or make new friends at the bar. Our food and drinks are built to share, so share the experience with your neighbors – they are just friends you haven’’’t met yet.

Del Frisco's Grille

Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.

The 7,400 sq ft location at 55 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena is currently being renovated.


There had been rumors of a Flemings Steak House on South Lake, but perhaps Del Frisco took the opportunity to enter this market first. Del Frisco’s has California locations in Santa Monica and Irvine, and several others around the country at major metro locations, with four in Texas.

There have been a number of positions posted for the new Pasadena, CA location including Executive Chef and General Manager.

Here’s a story about the Del Frisco chain of restaurants that is estimated to be expanding, including mention of the Pasadena, CA location.  We are looking forward to the new location.

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There’s a Del Frisco’s Steak House and a Del Frisco’s Grille.

Locations of the Del Frisco’s Grille can be found here.

If you want to read the conditional use permit(CUP) you can find it here.

The applicant, Daniel Kramer has submitted a Conditional Use Permit to allow the on-site sale and consumption of full alcohol (Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits) in conjunction with the operation of a Bar or Tavern use that is proposed as part of a new sit-down Restaurant (Del Frisco’s Grille). The applicant is proposing to occupy an existing space measuring 7,947 square feet, of which 3,154 square feet will be designated as dining area.

This includes a bar area measuring 878 square feet as well as an outdoor dining area.
As part of the proposal, three entitlements are required are as follows:
1) A Conditional Use Permit to establish a “Bar or Tavern” use
in conjunction with a restaurant use. A restaurant with a bar area exceeding 500 square feet is considered a Bar or Tavern use
Conditional Use Permit: To allow the on-site sale and consumption of full alcohol (beer, wine and distilled spirits) as part of the
operation of  new ‘Bar or Tavern’ use in conjunction with a sit down restaurant ; and
Modification to a Conditional Use Permit: To modify the existing shared parking agreement (UP2446) to address the operation of a sit down restaurant within a tenant space previously
occupied by retail use




Jul 19 2014
Claud Beltran Opening Bacchus Kitchen Pasadena

Coming Soon –

Claud Beltran & Company

Bacchus Kitchen
1384 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

Bacchus Kitchen will be located in what was previously occupied by the Lebanese Kitchen restaurant near the corner of Hill and Washington.  This location with plenty of parking is located across the street from the newly opened Lavender and Honey.

The Labenese Kitchen is apparently looking for a new space, according to this picture posted on Yelp by Tempele S.


Other services/locations of Claud Beltran include:

Claud & Company Eatery –
488 N Allen Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

Claud & Company Catering –

Jul 19 2014
Movie Night Pasadena – Disney Frozen at Washington Park

Washington Park Movie Night! July 19th, 8PM “FROZEN!” Foodtrucks (Kogi BBQ and Rounds Burgers) will be there starting at 6:30PM!

Late breaking news – we have added a third food vendor: LA Italian Ice, a maker of natural (mostly fruit) ices. Perfect for a showing of Frozen!

More news – we have also added a face painter for the event!



Jul 16 2014
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Jul 16 2014
The Great Root Beer Taste Off – July 20, 2014 – Summer Soda Tasting 4

The Great Root Beer Taste Off – July 20, 2014 – Summer Soda Tasting 4

The Great Root Beer Taste Off will finally settle the question on everyone’s mind – what IS the best root beer? Tasters will have more than 75 types of root beers, birch beers and sarsaparillas to sample and make their own decision. In addition, guests can enjoy music and soda fun in the parking lot and stock up on all of Galco’s beverage offerings.

As always, Galco’s Summer Soda Tasting 4 is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition that is fighting to have Los Angeles’ first museum as well as the Casa de Adobe opened once again to the public full time.

The event is 5-8 p.m.

To buy all-inclusive $12 ticket ($5 for children ages 5-11) and more information visit

(Tickets are $15 day of event.) Advanced tickets are on sale at Galco’s (cash or check only).

Jul 15 2014
AbilityFirst 40th Annual Gourmet Tasting Event Sunday, October 5th, 2014

This extravagant occasion will be hosted at the home of Mary and Bill Urquhart in South Pasadena.

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40th Annual Gourmet Tasting Event

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 – 4 P.M. to 7 P.M.

It is a tradition of gourmet food, exquisite wine, and craft beer. Come relax and mingle with friends while sampling gourmet cuisine prepared by prominent local restaurants, and fine beverages by California vintners and brewers – all while supporting the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center and Pasadena Work Center.

Chef Sponsors

  • Jane Kaczmarek
  • Blake & Morgan Parrish
  • Walt & Nancy Poser

Barista Sponsors

  • Mark & Katie Brown
  • Mike & Ann Matthiessen

The event includes amazing live and silent auctions featuring items such as exclusive dining options, vacation packages, VIP Rose Parade tickets, gift certificates for local services and products, entertainment tickets, and a variety of unique items for the home.

AbilityFirst Annual Festival of Fall

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Enjoy a spectacular evening of culinary delights and fine beverages while mingling with friends at our annual gourmet tasting event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services at the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank and Pasadena Work Centers. The event draws over 400 supporters, civic and community leaders. The amazing live and silent auctions will feature vacation packages, VIP Rose Parade tickets, entertainment tickets, and a variety of unique items for the home. Come relax and mingle with friends and help support a great cause.
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40th Anniversary

This year we will be hosting an exclusive Ruby Reception for all ruby level sponsors and above, along with VIP ticket holders. The reception will be held at a private home in Bradbury, CA where Chef Claud Beltran of Claud & Co. Catering and The Eatery will provide gourmet seasonal hors d’oeuvres paired with samples of wine and beer from a local brewery.

Purchase tickets for AbilityFirst Festival of Fall
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1300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 91106

626-396-1010  |  |

Jul 15 2014
Mamey Fruit

Mamey is a sweet, creamy fruit that grows in Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, Mexico, and South America. It is exceptionally rich in fiber, antioxidants, and beta carotene and is high in vitamins C, A, & B and minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Mamey contains antiseptic properties and is often recommended to help calm the nervous system, soothe an upset stomach, and alleviate headaches. Mamey has been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer, improve immune function, and help to protect against heart disease and osteoporosis. It is also excellent for helping to alleviate hypertension and the symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Mamey is a great food for eye and skin health and can help to prevent age related macular degeneration, cataracts, and skin cancer. It is a wonderful food to help rebuild and nourish the body after a long illness as it is easy to digest and rich with healing properties. Mamey fruit can range from a softball size to a football size and are ripe when soft all the way around. They have a rough brown exterior but a deep orangey red flesh that is decadently sweet and satisfying. Mamey fruit is completely fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium free and makes an excellent addition to smoothies, puddings, pies, fruit salads, and ice creams. It is often said that mamey tastes just like pumpkin pie in terms of its flavor and texture. When in season, mamey can be found in the tropical fruit section of most supermarkets, as well as in speciality caribbean and mexican food stores. They can also be found online and through mail order or at farmer’s markets in southern Florida, Texas, California , & Hawaii. Mamey is a fruit treasure with wonderful health properties that should not be missed.

Jul 15 2014
626 Night Market Returns to Santa Anita Park on July 18 & 19, 2014 @626NightMarket

626 Night Market Returns to Santa Anita Park on July 18 & 19

ARCADIA, CA (July 15, 2014)—626 Night Market, the original and largest Asian themed night market in the US, returns to its flagship location at Santa Anita Park this July 18 & 19. Event hours are 4pm-1am on Friday & Saturday. Admission is $3 and parking is free. Children 6 and under are free.

The event will feature over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. 626 Night Market will continue to be a platform for showcasing local food entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers.

The following are the special events and highlights happening over the weekend at 626 Night Market in July:

Special Event: The Fashion Show @ 8:30PM on Saturday, July 19th at the main stage. Afterwards, there will be a fashion meet & greet at the Sirona’s Sports Bar at 10PM.

Friday Headliner: Alternative hip hop artist DANakaDAN will be performing @ 9:30PM alongside singer-songwriter Priska on Friday, July 18th.

Saturday Headliner: JAZMIN Sisters will be performing @ 10PM on Saturday, July 19th. The JAZMIN Sisters are four Chinese American sisters who are known for their R&B/Pop single “You” on POWER106 and as finalists on TV shows MTV Top Pop Group and America’s Got Talent.

Featured Artist: Super Emo Friends by JSalvador will be at the Art Walk on Saturday, July 19th.

The World’s Largest Boba Cup, Bobasaurus Rex, will return for one last time at 626 Night Market. More information about the giant boba cup’s future will be revealed at our event.

Download the 626 Night Market iPhone App for mobile access to our map, vendor directory, entertainment line up, and featured specials at the night market. The 626 Night Market team has also compiled this helpful post on Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Time at 626 Night Market.

View the full line-up for entertainment & attractions at 626 Night Market:

Event sponsors include Southern California Ford Dealers, Asahi, E-Z Up, and Beacon Media. Please for more information.  Follow 626 Night Market on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @626NightMarket

Jul 14 2014
Mi Elote! Roasted Corn on the Cob Tortilla Chips

Mi Elote! Roasted Corn on the Cob Tortilla Chips

Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Original Corn Tortilla Chips
Spicy BBQ Tortilla Chips

These chips are some of the best corn chips I have had.  The seasoned spicy BBQ flavor are excellent. Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher.

Made by Mi Elote! Heritage Street Foods, LLC, 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Suite 366, Sierra Madre, CA  91024

They also make a mild and medium salsa.

Mi Elote Heritage Street Foods was founded to bring authentic flavors from food trucks and stands around the globe to your snacking fingertips. A chip for the foodie traveler in all of us.


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Jul 14 2014
Pasadena Shooting Incident Information From Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez #pasadena

Here is a statement from Police Chief Sanchez with some information about the incident.

Dear Community Members and Department Personnel:
On Saturday, July 12, 2014, at about 4:20 p.m. the Pasadena Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls from residents reporting shots fired in the 1700 block of Summit Avenue. On arrival, the initial officer observed a victim down on the sidewalk and attempted to render aid when he came under heavy and sustained gunfire from the suspect. Following the killing of the victims and the brazen attack on the officer, the suspect barricaded himself in a home on Summit Avenue. Pasadena Police officers quickly contained the area.
During the standoff, the suspect, JOHN IZEAL SMITH, Black Male, 40’s, called the police department’s communication center and spoke with an Emergency Services Operator. The suspect later surrendered to Pasadena SWAT officers without further incident after an tense dialogue with the operator. Through the nearly hour-long ordeal, Pasadena Police officers never returned gunfire at the suspect. In the end, five victims were shot. Three were murdered and two received moderate injuries. SMITH was transported to the Pasadena jail and booked for several felony charges including murder.
Pasadena Police detectives responded to the incident and started their investigation. The Los Angeles county District Attorney’s Office, Crimes Against Police Officers (CAPO) also responded to assist with our investigation.
The shooting on Summit Avenue was an isolated, tragic and horrific incident. The suspect willfully murdered and injured innocent people without warning as he fired more than 40 rounds from a semi-automatic rifle. However, the courage of our dispatchers, police officers, fire fighters and community members who valiantly tried to help the victims is impressive and speaks to resolve of our community. Please take a moment to say a prayer for everyone impacted by this senseless crime.
Phillip L. Sanchez, Chief of Police
Pasadena Police Department
207 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Mission First, People Always

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