Smitty’s Grill – Pasadena 

Smitty's Grill Pasadena

Although I grew up in the Pasadena area, and have dinned at many of its steak houses, I had yet to experience one of the city’s classics—Smitty’s Grill. And boy, should I have visited sooner. Because not only is the…

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Brunch – Yes, Please!

brunch in pasadena

Can we say brunch, please? It’s one of my favorite meals, brunch. The idea of a lazy breakfast meets the long lunch, where sweets are expected, coffee is bottomless, and atmosphere is important. Some of my favorite brunches have taken…

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Paseo Colorado Gets Its Makeover

Paseo Colorado

Finally. Finally, the Paseo Colorado is getting a makeover. While it ain’t cheap, it is expected to be beautiful. The $70 million project will include demolition of the 150,000-square-foot Macy’s department store and an erection of a six-story, 179-room Hyatt…

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Pasadena History Museum

Pasadena History

Readers, did you know you can explore old photos of Pasadena at the Pasadena History Museum? That’s right, downstairs in their basement, you can sort through (while wearing gloves, mind you) archives of what Old Pasadena once looked like. Maps,…

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