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Is Europane relocating?

Please open up soon, I live across in the Paseo...can't wait!

Mar 21, 2010
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Wedding Reception/Restaurant in Pasadena for $30-$45/pp

Le Grande Orange Cafe has a patio and their food is incredible.
You should check them out!

Jan 19, 2010
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

7 adults, 4 small kids & Pasadena

We really enjoy Le Grande Orange!
Food is wonderful and the staff is amazing.
Not sure about a private room, but they do have a patio area if you want a semi-private area.
Check them out!

Jan 19, 2010
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Help me find a wedding reception restaurant! (Pasadena & surrounding areas)

My brother did use them, but he customized it. From what I can remember it was good (people are still talking about the food - so I guess it was good), but my brother and his wife added to the menu and they hired bartenders and they designed several drinks in honor of the bride and groom. We are Filipino and he had a traditional Filipinana wedding, with the strolling rondollia's ( I think that's how you spell it, but anyway...) he also added traditional food from 2 whole roasted pigs and other foods/desserts...he had the traditional dancers as well to entertain his guests and a live 9 piece Latin band... we were all in traditional dress as well - it was great. The space is very beautiful - I hope you get a chance to see it...

Aug 12, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Good Lamb Chops in Old Town Pasadena?

Thanks for the heads up!

Aug 11, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Help me find a wedding reception restaurant! (Pasadena & surrounding areas)

Check it out during their sunday brunch, since that will be the time of day that you'll have your reception. You can add draping and everything else to it, they really are very flexible.
You can also check out Villa del Sol d'Oro in Sierra Madre, my brother had his wedding there. It's an old Italian villa in the heart of Sierra Madre. It was beautiful the way my brother and his fiance decorated it on their wedding day! Any other questions just ask...

Aug 11, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Good Lamb Chops in Old Town Pasadena?

Thanks will check out Shiro ~ looks yummy! Too bad closed today...

Aug 11, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Good Lamb Chops in Old Town Pasadena?

Does anyone know of a good restaurant in Old Town that makes GREAT Lamb chops? Thanks in advance!

Aug 11, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Help me find a wedding reception restaurant! (Pasadena & surrounding areas)

I had mine at Twin Palms back in March 2007. I had about 130 guests with plenty of room to add more guests.
They closed down the restaurant and we had the place from 11am-4pm. We brought in a band and Twin Palms really worked with our theme!
We were coffee and chocolate addicts, so we had barrista's come in and use one of their bars and had a "coffee" bar - which served different types of coffee, espresso, smoothies, etc...and we had a chocolate bar, which had several glass jars filled with chocolate and a 25 pound brick of belgium milk chocolate and we called that the "pick a piece of chocolate bar" - with an actual mini pick axe to pick at the chocolate. Little cellophane bags by the side for guests to grab some goodies...there was also a host bar...
The food was yummy, but we did not follow their suggested menu, we were able to customize it to our needs...
It was a great reception...

Aug 11, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Just moved back to Pasadena

Wow!
Thanks for the list!
Will try all these places!

Jul 24, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Just moved back to Pasadena

Looks like I need to hit Europane, I've heard stellar reviews about their egg salad sandwich..
Thanks for your recommendations and for the welcome back to Pasadena!
I love Pasadena!

Jul 23, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Just moved back to Pasadena

Will try this place as well...
Thanks!

Jul 23, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Just moved back to Pasadena

Hi Kotatsu!
Thanks for all the information, wouldn't mind the info regarding the other cities.
Kind of you to say that I must have graduated from college, but actually I'm much older and I moved back due to a divorce. A much needed one....
Take care!

Jul 22, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Just moved back to Pasadena

Thanks! for the recommendations, will start tonight and try one of those places!

Jul 22, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Just moved back to Pasadena

I've just moved back to Pasadena; - in fact 1 block from Old Town Pasadena. I want to hear from all of you what places you think I should have a meal at and what should I order from there. Would love to hear your recommendations.

Thanks in advance!

Jul 22, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

date night restaurant in glendale/pasadena area

How about Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena.
Wide selection of food and wine.
Patio seating great, especially with the warm weather now...
Not very intimate if you are trying to be romantic...but it is a nice place to sit at dusk and have a great glass of wine out on the patio...

http://www.mikeandannes.com/index.html

May 08, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

Hi there Will!
Thanks for the suggestions - didn't even think about Pasadena's Mccormick & Schmick's because it is a chain...will have to check it out.
I've never been to Stoney Point, will check that one out as well - how's the food there?

May 06, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

Thanks jlrobe - will definitely try out your suggestions as well...just trying to find the time...

May 06, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

GREAT suggestion "mollyomormon" of The Daily Pint!
Happen to be out on the Westside for some other business last Sunday and decided to hit up "The Daily Pint" - you are right it's nothing fancy - it's a dive bar - but the scotch selection was well worth the trip! MY SO and I shared 3 different types and had a wonderful afternoon of reading all the brands of Scotch....Thanks again - we'll definitely be back there!

May 05, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

Thanks "peppermonkey"!
Will definitely try all the recommendations!

Apr 30, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

Thanks for the suggestion Servorg...may have to try it out this weekend.

Apr 30, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

I've got to agree with you "Das Ubergeek" we didn't have the food when we were there, we sat at the bar and sipped the Tequila, that's the most I'll do there. Didn't even look at the menu so couldn't tell you if the green corn tamales are available...sorry....

Apr 30, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

Thanks "AquaW" for the information!
Will report on all the places that we try....

Apr 30, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

Thanks for the added suggestions...will check them all out! Went to El Cholo's and found a great selection of Tequila...will head out for the other places for Scotch and Rum!
Please feel free to give us further guidance on other bars that provide the higher end of Spirits....we love trying out places...
We'll be waiting for your suggestions...

Apr 25, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

More suggestions please. We are mostly interested in areas surrounding the 210 freeway, possibly into Burbank, Silver Lake, La Canada, even downtown LA. We are fans of single malt Scotch (sick of only being able to find Jameson and Johnny Walker), Venezuelan Rums, High End Tequila's (sick of finding Patron as only the top shelf Tequila), Port, as well as a good wine list. We don't expect to find it all in one place, but we would like to know a selection of places that we can frequent that carry these fine spirits. Is there a website that can tell us where to go?

Apr 23, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

It doesn't matter what part of town, it would be nice though if it were close to the Pasadena area since we live very close to there...We are willing to drive, but I guess not too far, since we don't want to drink and drive...Thanks for the help....

Apr 23, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Are there any outstanding bars in SO CAL?

I am hoping that you fellow chowhounds can help me with this answer. My SO and I are looking for a good bar. When we mean a good bar we mean a bar with a high range of Scotch, Tequila, Rum, etc. We have been spoiled by going to several Scotch, Tequila and Rum tastings at private events and now we would like to try more without having to purchase an entire bottle and realizing we don't like it. We also would like to have a nice place to take "out of towners" for a drink and munchies. It does not have to be a restaurant/bar it can be just a bar. Any suggestions?

Apr 23, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find good ceviche in LA county?

Thanks WSB, I went on the link and saw the photos! Wow, I can't wait to go to this truck!
Thanks for letting me know about this place!

Apr 09, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find good ceviche in LA county?

Thanks for the suggestions! I will give it a try...let me know what else you find!

Apr 09, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find good ceviche in LA county?

What's in the Peruvian-Style ceviche?

Apr 08, 2009
truetraveler in Los Angeles Area