Monthly Archives: May 2017
May 31 2017
Wheat Shop Bakery Coming Soon to Old Pasadena #wheatshop @626food

The long vacant location of the Honda Design space in Old Pasadena, appears to have a new tenant in progress.

Signs are up in the window for Wheat Shop.  Details are scarce but we expect to see more info on Wheat Shop soon. Bakeries have been opening around Pasadena, with several new locations recently opened or coming soon.  Consumers wants freshly baked goods.

There is no site for Wheat Shops online, but there is an email where you can send your resume if you are interested in the positions open.

The address appears to be 43 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA, located next to Chutney Tandoori Kitchen.





May 31 2017
8th Annual LA Food Fest June 10, 2017 @LAFoodFest #Stretchypants @lacoliseum

8th Annual LA Food Fest


The first, the original, the 8th Annual LA Food Fest is back!

Saturday, June 10 
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 

VIP Doors at 2pm
GA Doors at 3:30pm




Dust off those stretchy pants.
We’ll see you there!

Event Details

Date & Time:
June 10, 2017 2:00 PM
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037 





We’re bringing LA’s favorite tasting event back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite trucks, street stands and carts and more, all in one place for summer fun.

All of our vendors are hand picked to bring you the best of the best and help you discover new favorites. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!) food vendors from hot list restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, the iced coffee lounge and everyone’s favorite – our ice cream social.

Early Bird Tickets + Giveaways!

Biy an Early Bird ticket and be automatically entered to win! As a thank you to our loyal fans, Early Bird tickets are priced at just $50 GA and $80 VIP – a $15 discount! All early bird ticket buyers will be automatically entered into our sweepstakes to win! Early Bird ticket sales and automatic entries to the sweepstakes continue through Monday, May 1st.

Grand Prize: A trip for two to Tequila, Mexico sponsored by Mundo Cuervo, Delta and Aeromexico. Includes:

* 3 nights stay for two at the five star Hotel Solar de las Animas in a superior room. The Hotel Solar de las Ánimas is set alongside the church of “Santiago Apostol” right in the heart of the town of Tequila, nested at the foot of the great volcano. It’s a perfect location for guests to explore and enjoy all the attractions and tours of the area, as well as to experience day-to-day life in this “Pueblo Mágico” one of Mexico’s famed “magical towns”. Breakfast included at Restaurante La Antigua Casona during the stay. * Tour to “La Rojeña Distillery.” A private visit to discover the tequila way of life: “Jimadores”, “Horneros” and professional tequila blenders. We invite you to visit the oldest distillery in Latin America, La Rojeña. Immerse yourself in more than 250 years of tradition; learn first-hand the process of tequila making. * Jima demonstration at Jose Cuervo fields. A visit to discover the tequila as a lifestyle with the “jimadores” and tequila masters. * Tequilero Gourmet at Restaurante La Antigua Casona. Learn how to combine food with different types of Tequila. Such a unique experience is intense. * Round trip flights from LAX to GDL courtesy of Delta and Aeromexico. VIP ground transportation GDL – Tequila -GDL courtesy of Mundo Cuervo. Taxes and gratuities not included.

First Prize: One lucky winner will win a fully loaded URB-E! URB-E is the global leader in lightweight foldable electric vehicles and mobile power sources. Check ’em out here.

Second Prize: Three lucky winners will win signed copies of Nguyen Tran’s new cookbook “Adventures in Starry Kitchen.” One of those lucky winners will also receive a private cooking class with the banana clad master of balls himself.

Runners Up: Let us upgrade you. Ten lucky Early Bird GA ticket buyers will have their pair of tickets upgraded to VIP on us.



* Signature Sampling from a curated selection of 100+ of Los Angeles, So Cal, Baja and Mexico City’s best award winning chefs, restaurants, trucks, street carts and stands

* Cervezeria Nueva Gastro Pub ft Mexico’s Top Chefs + Craft Micro Brews + Tequila Tasting with Paul Bentley, Olivier Debois, Diego Hernández, Benito Molina, Paco Ruano, Pablo Salas and Mateo Salas

* Grab a cold one at FIVE craft beer gardens ft Golden Road, Cabotella, the LA Brewer’s Guild and more

* Keep going with caffeinated treats from our Iced Coffee Lounge ft a DOZEN top roasters and Califia Farms

* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our SIX BARS ft top LA mixologists

* Find your inner foodie child at our Ice Cream Social featuring the city’s best frozen and sweet treats

* Kick off your shoes, grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the famed Coliseum field

* Strike a pose at the photo booth, get a shot with your favorite chef or print your own Instagram pics

* Rub elbows with some of the city’s top food writers and critics and cast a vote for your favorite bite with the People’s Choice Award

* Enjoy entertainment and tunes from our DJs

* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners

* All included in one ticket price!!!


* All of the above plus…

* Separate entrance

* Access to the VIP Lounge

* Hour Plus early admission

Only 1000 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available!





LA Kitchen

L.A. Kitchen is a food recovery, job training, volunteer engagement, social enterprise, open source, healthy meal making machine of change, justice and opportunity. Located in NE L.A., the 20,000 sq ft L.A. Kitchen hosts daily cooking / volunteer events that celebrate L.A.’s diverse food cultures, while producing thousands of meals designed to nourish and uplift. L.A. Kitchen provides nutritional support for numerous nonprofit partners throughout the city, but emphasizes support to programs serving older citizens, or those that include inter-generational activities.

Imperfect Produce

A home produce delivery service focused on providing affordable fruits and vegetables to consumers. They do this by sourcing “ugly” fruits and vegetables that usually go to waste on farms. These fruits and veggies taste the same on the inside but look a little “wonky” on the outside. Reducing food waste one box at a time!


No extra charges for food, drink or adult beverages inside the event.

The event is All You’d Like to Eat / Drink.

Children age 7 and under free with a paying adult.

Tickets do not need to be printed. Tickets can be scanned from your smart phone.

21+ wristband required for all Craft Beer, Cocktail Bars, Tequila Tasting and Wine.

ID is required for a 21+wristband. Don’t forget yours!

Due to health regulations, only service dogs are allowed. Sorry, Fido!

Tickets are NOT refundable and cannot be exchanged.

Discounts can NOT be applied after purchase.

Tickets ARE transferrable.

No tickets are sold at the door when the event is sold out.

Get your tickets online to guarantee admission.

No readmission or “In-Outs”.

No lawn chairs, coolers, containers (including boxes, tupperware, etc), bota bags, or outside food and drink.

Food and drink MAY NOT be taken outside of the event.

For the pleasure of all attendees, please, no smoking or vaping.

Participating vendors and sponsors are subject to change.

Attendance is strictly capped to ensure optimal attendee experience.

Event is rain or shine.

Please drink responsibly.

Stretchy pants highly recommended.


Winners of the Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize must be present at announcement at the event (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) on Saturday, June 10 at 5:30p on the Main Stage. Winners must be 21+. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. Entrants may submit an email to with their first and last name, address, phone number, date of birth and a note about whether or not they’ve attended a previous event to be entered into the random drawing. All entrants must be 21+. Taxes and gratuities not included.

May 31 2017
Rockit Beer Fest – Beer – Tech – Food – Rose Bowl Pasadena Sept 23, 2017 – Discount Tickets


SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

This fall, Oktoberfest gets a makeover courtesy of the team at Rockit Beer Fest 2017. Gone are the greasy brats, lederhosen, and Bavarian folderol; in their place, you’ll find more than 50 craft beers from some of California’s most notable breweries, as well as inventive food (think ramen burgers and mac and cheese waffles) from greater Los Angeles’s exciting culinary teams. Festgoers will also have the opportunity to catch sets of live music, and check out the latest in high-tech gadgets, games, and virtual reality systems from brands including Samsung, Playstation, and more.

Discount Tickets:

May 31 2017
Altadena Community Garden Annual Picnic July 29, 2017

May 31 2017
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May 30 2017
Burbank Fire Department: Sidewalk CPR Day #SidewalkCPRLA

Burbank Fire Department: Sidewalk CPR Day

The Burbank Fire Department will provide free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard. Learn how to save a life with a quick lesson from Firefighters and staff from Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can triple a victim’s chance of survival. The Burbank Fire Department is glad to team up with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency and American Heart Association to bring Sidewalk CPR to our community.

Once trained, citizens are encouraged to download the PulsePoint app to receive notifications that someone nearby needs CPR. For more information, visit

Don’t be a bystander in a cardiac emergency – be a lifesaver! #SidewalkCPRLA

May 30 2017
Pasadena Community Police Academy Program Starts August 3, 2017 @PasadenaPD @PasadenaGov

The Pasadena Police Department wants to invite you to the 45th Community Police Academy(CPA). It starts August 3rd at the Pasadena Police Department and runs through September 21, 2017. It will be every Thursday night from 5:30pm to 9:00pm with the exception of one day class to be determined. If you are interested and would like an application please email Karla Kauhola at or Sarah Presley at

You can also call 626 744-4550 for more information. Class size is limited. We are looking forward to this class and can not wait to get started.

Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is an informative, eight-week classroom series that gives an inside look at Pasadena Police operations while discussing the principles of community policing. The purpose of the class is to promote a greater awareness and better understanding of local law enforcement’s continuously changing role in the community.

Presented in a friendly, casual environment, the class covers a wide variety of subject areas including police communications, criminal law and procedures (laws of arrest), street crime enforcement / investigations, field identification, weaponless defense training, youth programs and more. The course concludes with a graduation dinner, where students receive a certificate of completion.


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Live, work or, own property in Pasadena
  • No felony convictions
  • No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application

Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 pm at the Pasadena Police Department. If you would like to apply for an upcoming class, please contact the Community Services Section at (626) 744-4551 for more information.

*Citizen Police Academy is not intended to make the participant a police officer nor does the acceptance of an application guarantee a placement in the class.

May 28 2017
Total Wine & More Coming to Pasadena @totalwine @626food Pasadena

A conditional use permit of the OfficeMax in Pasadena is now scheduled for hearing with Total Wine & More applying for sale of alcohol at this location.

The nearest Total Wine locations are Long Beach, Brea, Northridge among others. The Pasadena location makes geographical sense and would place it between two BevMo locations one in East Pasadena near Rosemead Blvd, and the other on Arroyo Parkway, near Glenarm.

Total Wine & More is America‘s Wine Superstore® –

Total Wine & More is America‘s Wine Superstore® — the country‘s largest independent retailer of fine wine. We started in 1991 when brothers David and Robert Trone opened a small store in Delaware. Today, we operate 158 superstores across 20 states and continue to grow.

See signs posted on windows of OfficeMax Pasadena. Although we don’t know 100% that the permit will be issued, there’s a good chance it will, and the OfficeMax closing is eminent.


May 28 2017
Pasadena Vons Store at Allen & Washington 2017 – May Close @vons

Some sad news for residents of Pasadena and Altadena who would shop at the Vons grocery store on Allen and Washington Blvd in Pasadena. This Vons location is currently in negotiations with the landlord and is in danger of closing.

This store has been here for many years, and is personally one of the best Vons locations.

There are many shopping options, but recently another Vons closed on Fair Oaks and Orange Grove. This location was vacated by Vons and is being occupied by Vallarta Markets. The Vallarta location is set to open in the coming months.

“1390 N Allen Ave is a parcel of land located in Pasadena, CA and has a legal description provided by the local assessor of LAX:5852004054. This parcel is owned by Alton Plaza Dev Co and can be described as a Shopping Centers.”…

The Vons store at Allen and Washington;

Apparently employees of the Vons location have been notified.
“The employees at Von’s today were told that the store will so be closing soon. A representative from HR was there to tell them that they will be transferred to other stores. This store is the number one store in it’s district and their lease is about to be renewed. The company that owns Von’s seems to be shutting down stores that are leased to the company and not owned by them. ”

Another story is starting to circulate that the Vons on California across from the Huntington Hospital is also in negotiations with the landlord and that if no deal it could be another Vons that closes.

How is it that Vallarta Market is able to negotiate terms and Vons is not?  Does Vons really just want to close unfavorable or markets not performing? Most likely yes. Is Vons parent company Albertsons considering buying Whole Foods?

This from Vons/Albertsons Public Affairs:

From VONS Director of Public Relations:
Thank you for reaching out.
While we are currently having discussions with the landlord to continue leasing our Vons store on N. Allen Avenue in Pasadena, there is a possibility we will be forced to leave the store in the near future. We are disappointed by this situation and sincerely hope we can come to an amicable agreement so we may continue to proudly serve the Pasadena community in this location as we have since 1976.
Jenna Watkinson
Director, Public Affairs

This story is receiving more attention, and we will see how the story develops. Maybe Vons would considering opening at the vacated Ralphs location on Lake in Altadena.

May 21 2017
FrenchiFornia French American Bakery Coming to Pasadena @626food #labakery #pasadenabakery #frenchbakery

Coming soon to Pasadena.


Artisanal French Bakery – Pastry
Traditional American Pastry
High Quality Coffee
Here is our history: we are two French guys who fell in love with California, that’s why we want to bring you a touch of real French taste. Let’s introduce us: Guillaume, a graduate in French artisanal pastry and bakery. Thomas who has talent in the cooking. We propose you French traditional high qualities pastries and breads making by hand daily with natural and fresh ingredients mainly organic.
We also make American recipies and certainly fusions surprises.
We are looking forward to welcome you. Thomas – Guillaume

This is posted on the window, as the windows are blocked and construction is being completed on the Colorado Blvd location.

The location previously occupied by Yummy Cupcakes, which closed several months ago.

247 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

The property was for lease in Jan 2017.

Bakery goods and dessert items, namely, cakes, cookies, pastries, candies, and frozen confections for retail and wholesale distribution and consumption on or off the premises

A google search results to their trademark of a logo:

I am sure we will see more of FRENCHIFORNIA in the coming months, it sounds very promising.


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