Is it Thursday? Already? Again?
Then I must be at Musso and Frank ~
Went to our fave 24-hour taco shop, Casa de Tacos, hidden in a small strip mall at the corner of Topanga Canyon and Wyandotte in Canoga Park. It is SO GOOD to enjoy real Latino-style tacos after three years of Georgia tacos. Got me some lengua and some tripas, for the ultimate in all I had missed.
It’s here the final 626 Night Market, the thing to do in the SGV, is this weekend. Friday night it starts at 4PM and runs Saturday into Sunday too. Food, stuff, music and special guest appearances market this weekend.
Theres still no transit way to make it there. From the 210 Exit Santa Anita and drive south to Huntington. Make a right and follow Huntington to the Santa Anita Park.
Parking is free and admission is a measly $3 per person.
Deets. Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia. MAP HERE Hours Friday/Saturday 4PM-1AM, Sunday 4PM-10PM
Sierra Madre Playhouse and California Pizza Kitchen in Pasadena have teamed up for a fund raiser to benefit the Playhouse and its coming production of “4,000 Miles” The fund raiser is only at the Pasadena CPK on Los Robles, all day on Thursday September 4, 2014. When you give your wait person THIS FLYER, 20% of your purchase will go to Sierra Madre Playhouse to fund this production.
Sierra Madre Playhouse was chosen over many other theaters in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles premiere of “4,000 Miles” That play from what I’ve heard is an interesting look at transgenerational values and the exchange between a young man and his estranged grandmother. The play opens September 26 and runs through November 8. More details here.
I’ve been waiting for what seems an eternity for this to get here, but the 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park is this weekend. Great food, great people, fun chotskies and awesome food. Yes, I was redundant, but the food is really the star at this event.
As a local I’d suggest skipping the Baldwin exist off the 210 as its been sketchy due to Gold Line rail connstruction the last several days. Exit Santa Anita Ave and head south, make a right at Huntingon Drive and follow it to the main entrance for Santa Anita Park. Next year, the Gold Line will be a fait accomplait and will give you instructions on how to get there from the Arcadia Gold Line Station, until then its freeway baby.
Parking is free, Admission is $3 per person. Such a deal.
Deets: 626 Night Market 4PM-1AM Friday July 18 and July 19. 285 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia CA91007 MAP HERE
I popped in for lunch today with the lovely Mrs, and imagine my surprise to find a line some 35 deep and growing at noon. Turns out this Pizza Rev is in the ideal spot for a lunch crowd. Surrounded by shopping malls and offices in its East Pasadena location.
I absolutely love the pies from Pizza Rev. You can build your own custom or chose one of their specials or recipe-down-pat varieties. I can’t help but get creative and my pie was a custom, baked to order and really tasty. The combos are pretty endless. The addition of gluten free for those of you who watch that is a nice option. Ditto the inclusion of vegetarian options. Menu here. Regardless of how you build it, you get a super thin crispy crust Roman style pizza in minutes.
As I posted the other day yesterday was their grand opening with proceeds going to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. I talked with Dave Olson, the general manager for Pizza Rev Pasadena, and he said the turn out was unbelievable. Easily ONE THOUSAND folks crossed their threshold for a made to order pizza yesterday. He said they were beyond pleased with the response from the community. Today wasn’t much different, big crowds and pretty much standing room only inside by noon. Read the rest of this entry →
I like the local start ups that become a “chain” and PizzaRev is one of those. Even better, I love local businesses that support the community when they open up in town. I wrote about them a while back and am totally jazzed they are coming to my corner of L.A. But whats not to love, thin crispy crust Roman style pie custom built to order.
Pasadena is getting their own with the grand opening is set for Thursday May 1st.. And its a twist with this opening…all of the proceeds from pizza sales will go to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. And even better…its a pay-what-you-want for your pie so if you really feel generous about supporting the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA you can pay more than the $8 suggested donation. They open at 11AM and will remain open until 11PM.
To further celebrate their opening in Pasadena, they are giving away 5 winners “Free Pizza for a Year”. Contest HERE.
Continuing the party into the weekend Sunday May 5 from 5-10PM is “Social Media Fan Appreciation Night”. Show on your phone, or a print out you “liked” or “followed” them on facebook, twitter or instagram and you get a free pizza. Yes…free.
Deets: PizzaRev, 3455 Foothill Blvd (At Halstead) Pasadena CA MAP HERE.
I’m a fan of the Fung Bro Comedy, these guys are fun. They adopted the 626 as their home, as did I. Great place to be, worth the trip past East LA on the 10 or 210. Actually their entire YouTube channel is fun…peruse their entries and learn a little more about my corner of L.A.
I have no reason to doubt the veracity of the claim the CHEESEburger was invented in Pasadena. Several reputable media sources have documented it taking place at the Rite Spot in 1924 by Chef Lionel Sternberger. To celebrate the entire week, starting today 1/12/ through1/17/2014 is dedicated to the cheeseburger with Pasadena declaring it “Cheeseburger Week”.
Its such a big deal in Pasadena that not only did they declare it a special honorary week, but some 18 restaurants including my fave in Old Town Pasadena, Slaters 50/50 are celebrating the week with all sorts of specials.