Bone Kettle

Downtown Pasadena has been seeing a lot of turnover in recent months. A bunch of new shops and restaurants have been springing up. It seems like every time we go there, there’s a new dive or eatery that we haven’t noticed before. Such change brings about mixed feelings, but thankfully none of our favorite downtown…

Horse’s Mouth

Saturday, October 29th. Dinner. 528 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90020 We kept driving past this place on our way to dance practice. It looked super nice from the outside, all modern decor and clean lines. Plus, the building had the words “Oyster Bar” in big letters. So when we were free one night…

Brü Grill & Bar

Thursday, October 13th, dinner 336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena CA Here in our little corner of Pasadena, Lake Avenue stands as the main thoroughfare through this part of town. People who come from out of town most likely think of Colorado Street, where the fancier businesses and restaurants are located, but for us, Lake is…

Burger Royale

Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out – it’s the classic conundrum. It’s also totally overused as an article topic. So of course, we had to get in on the action. We recognize that we’re not burger experts by any means. (Have you even read our other posts? They’re pretty much all about Japanese food.) On top of…

Float

Often for lunch 380 S Lake Ave, Ste 106 Pasadena, CA 91101 Sean: A review of Float has been long overdue on the blog. It’s a joint we frequent at least once a week for their sandwiches, root beer floats (which can pretty much be enjoyed all year round here in SoCal), and aesthetically pleasing…

Quality Seafood

Saturday, July 2nd, lunch 130 S International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach CA Part 2 in a two-part series on seafood markets For the beginner sushi connoisseur, sea urchin roe still in the shell, along with items like octopus tentacles that try to crawl down your throat and Chinese “drunken shrimp”, seem like holy grails of fresh…

O’seyo Shabu Shabu

Thursday, June 23rd, Lunch 2879 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 Warning: snobbery ahead. Sean and I headed to O’seyo Shabu Shabu after a friend of ours mentioned the place to us. It has the same rating on Yelp as Osawa. As such, we went with high expectations, only to find that we had actually eaten here…

Tsujita Ramen

June 10th, Dinner 2057 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles Sean: Since I started my new job, life has become more hectic and stressful. This job puts me under a lot more pressure than my last one did, though to be honest, it has more to do with the fact that my last job was actually just…

République

March 14th, Dinner 624 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 Sean: We first found out about République while we were waiting for our table at Genwa. Walking around the streets bordering Koreatown, we wandered down La Brea Ave. and stopped when we reached République’s facade. Curious, we entered and asked how long the…

Matsuri

  Often, for dinner Pasadena has a plethora of sushi options. Downtown Pasadena alone has Osawa, O2 Sushi, SushiStop, A’Float Sushi, as well as various poke houses. Lake Street boasts Sugarfish and Noda Sushi. As you head east along Green Street, you’ll run into Sushi of Naples, Maison Akira and the subject of today’s post:…

El Metate

February 29th, Dinner 12 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena CA 91101 Sean: Recently we’ve been super busy with moving into a new apartment. In my case I’m also preparing to start a new job in less than two weeks’ time. As a consequence, we ended up breaking the one cardinal rule we laid down for ourselves…

Copa Vida

Quite often for lunch 70 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 Sean: Sometimes I decide to work from home somewhere other than home. When that feeling strikes, I always head to Copa Vida. Located at the corner of Green and Raymond, just off to the side of Downtown Pasadena’s main street, Copa Vida is my…