Monthly Archives: September 2018
Sep 16 2018
Community Kitchen Pasadena Closed Sold @626food #eatckp

Last week when Community Kitchen appeared to be closed during what was posted open hours, we learned that the business was sold. No word on what the future holds, but hopefully the new owner will keep it going and grow the business.

Reports by some not having the best experience.  With wait times for food being the most common complaint.     The food was good.

No word on the new owner or if there are plans for a name change.

Here’s the instgram post from the original owners.


Sep 12 2018
Verizon 5G Coming Oct 1 to Los Angeles

Starting Sept 13, 2018 you can see if Verizon’s new 5G service is available at your home.

5G Home is based on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband Network.  Which according to reports is not true 5G.

I appears that Verizon is trying to beat AT&T wiith the launch. Service will be available for $50 per month.  Speeds claims are 300Mpbs to 1Gig and there are no data caps.

Verizon is clearly going after cable companies like Spectrum and Cox, but also AT&T in the ongoing quest by consumer to get faster services.  AT&T is slow to roll out its fiber network to the home.  Apparently stalling in neighborhoods.  Watching crews come and go and sidewalks being torn up and services still not available months later.

It will be interesting to see where in Los Angeles the service will be available, most likely the actually City of Los Angeles will be primarily served.  Not surrounding cities and suburbs.

Verizon is betting a lot on this first generation of 5G services.

Starting Sept 13, you can go online to

Learn more about Verizon 5G here

With Apple announcements coming on Sept 12, there could be something announced to coincide.  Perhaps making Verizon and Apple closer.

Sep 8 2018
Spectrum Mobile Cell Service Review

Spectrum Mobile Cell Service Review

Spectrum has started to market heavily their mobile services, Spectrum Mobile. Priced at $45 per line unlimited and $14 per Gig.

Requirements are that you are paying for Spectrum internet.

You can only stream 480 video. No HD.

The service runs on Verizon LTE.  With speed restrictions.

Sep 8 2018
THE ORIGINAL – LA FOOD FEST™ @lafoodfest #stretchypands @626food #626food


Sat, September 8, 2018   2:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT





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We’re bringing LA’s favorite tasting event to the grassy Santa Anita Park infield with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more, all in one place for big fun.
All of our vendors are hand picked to bring you the best of the best and help you discover new favorites you won’t find anywhere else. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!) exhibitors from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, the iced coffee lounge and everyone’s favorite – our ice cream social.


* 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

* Grab a cold one at our craft beer gardens and NEW Oktoberfest Beer Garden

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

* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our SIX BARS ft LA’s top 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 grass

* 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

* Everything included in one ticket price!!!


* All of the above plus…

* Special Parking

* 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.

Sep 8 2018
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake – San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Music + Culinary Festival #Pasadena #DTLA @SouthLakeAvenue

San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Music + Culinary Festival

Tastes & Sounds on South Lake, a free culinary and music celebration Saturday, September 29th from 12pm-5pm.
Tastes & Sounds on South Lake
Special 10 Year Celebration of San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Culinary and Music Festival

Pasadena, CA, September, 2018: Thousands are expected to attend the special 10 year anniversary celebration of Taste of South Lake in Pasadena, Saturday, September 29th from 12pm to 5pm!  Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union the popular culinary and music festival is back as Tastes & Sounds on South Lake and features mouth-watering offerings from over 20 South Lake Avenuerestaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands and family friendly activities around the district.  The event is free, outdoors and open to the public.

Tastes & Sounds on South Lake offers guests an opportunity to sample a diverse selection of culinary delights from popular South Lake Avenue restaurants located along Pasadena’s Restaurant Row. From Urbane Café, to Mercado Restaurant Pasadena and SunLife Organics, the free celebration offers a variety of delicious and diverse options for any palate.  A highlight of the festival is the live cooking demonstration stage with chefs such as Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Foods, Ronald Russell, the renowned vegan and raw food chef, as well as Jose Acevedo Mercado Pasadena’s Executive Chef and Partner cooking classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine.  RG Enriquez, the renowned chef and popular host of Astig Vegan cooking show will also be joining us, with demonstrations of her healthy Filipino cuisine.

Festival-goers are invited to enjoy live music performances from local emerging bands and internationally known artists throughout the day. The stage begins with infectious feel-good indie rock musical four-piece Arms Akimbo who has been dubbed “a band on the rise” by many high -profile media outlets including Billboard.  Southern California’s roots and Americana musical collective The Sound of Ghosts bring their explosive performance to Pasadena followed by acclaimed punk indie rock band The Regrettes.  Indie pop songstress VERITE brings her rich and ethereal vocals to the stage while acclaimed roots rock’n’roll sister duo Larkin Poe headline the festival at 4pm.  DJ William Reed is spinning throughout the day between sets, making sure to keep the crowd moving.

Tastes & Sounds on South Lake is a South Lake Business Association culinary celebration presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Allied Universal, Barrister Executive Suites, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Logix Federal Credit Union, KCRW 89.9, LA Weekly, Pasadena Outlook, Pasadena Star News, and Pasadena Weekly.

Tastes & Sounds celebrates and showcases the South Lake Avenue District while providing the ideal community building experience. The event is also our way of welcoming guests and thanking them for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.”– Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.

Participating restaurants & businesses include Barrister Executive Suites, Breakthru Fitness, Contessa Collections, Corner Bakery Café, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Facile Dermatology & Boutique, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Jersey Mike’s, LA Fitness, Logix Federal Credit Union, Macy’s, Mendocino Farms, Mercado Pasadena, Nekter Juice Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Salad Farm, San Sai Japanese Grill, Sanrio Pasadena, SunLife Organics, Ten Thousand Villages, The Counter Custom Built Burgers, The Vitamin Shoppe, Urbane Cafe, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Woore Alternative Medical Group, Yogurtland and more.

Date: Saturday September 29th, 12pm – 5pm
Location Live Cooking Demos: The Commons, 140 S. Lake Avenue
Location Music Stage: The Shops on Lake, 345 S. Lake Avenue
Admission: FREE

o    Arms Akimbo – Named by Billboard as a band to watch, Arms Akimbo create infectious feel-good indie rock.
o    The Sound of Ghosts – The LA based, Americana roots musical collective delivers an engaging, explosive yet intimate live performance.
o    The Regrettes – The LA based four-piece create infectious, punk driven tracks with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly.
o    VÉRITÉ  Indie pop artist praised by TIME for her ‘rich and ethereal vocals’
o    Larkin Poe – Acclaimed roots rock n’ roll sister duo praised by Rolling Stone among other high profile outlets.
o    *DJ William Reed spinning between sets

o     12:00pm: Luisa Fabbri – Owner of Contessa Foods.  Join Luisa for an olive oil tasting the way professionals do it!
o      1:00pm:  Jose Acevedo – Mercado Pasadena’s Executive Chef/Partner. Classic and contemporary cuisine inspired by fresh, local ingredients and Chef Jose’s Mexican roots.
o    2:00pm: Ronald Russell – Renowned vegan and raw food chef, co-owner of celeb hangout Sun Café in Studio City.
o    3:00pm: RG Enriquez – Host of Astig Vegan Cooking Show, making healthy Filipino cuisine.

General Public: For more information, please visit or call 626.792.1259.


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