Nearly a decade ago, about an impressive then-new restaurant called Crossings, which was located at 1010 Mission St. in South Pasadena, I wrote this: “Situated in an historic South Pas red brick building adjacent to a Metro Gold Line Station, this spacious New American has chef Lalo Sanchez (from nearby Parkway Grill) in the kitchen turning out ups...

The popular Federico’s Italian Bakery on the corner of South Allen Avenue and East Colorado Boulevard is closing its doors in May. In a short email statement, owner Farshad Rastegar told Pasadena Now Friday, “We are closing that location after 62 years. The rent doubled over the last 5 years and was raised 45% as of January. Not sustainable. No ret...

Pasta brought together Thomas Tilaka Kalb and Vanessa Tilaka. They worked side-by-side on the pasta station at Flour + Water, a noted dough-fueled San Francisco destination. The accomplished culinary duo married and moved to L.A. to open Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery. He’s Executive Chef and she’s “Head Cheese” at their multifaceted Pasadena business...

Liquid water is a necessary condition to sustain life as we know it. This very simple concept, inspired by observing life on our planet, has led scientists from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (commonly known as JPL) to explore the so-called “Ocean Worlds.” Ocean Worlds are bodies in our Solar System where large amounts of liquid water are expected...

National Spaghetti Day is on Monday, January 4, and to celebrate (and help the local economy) we’ve decided to find some of the best places in Pasadena to get spaghetti. Check out some of these options, which are available for either curbside pickup and delivery. Located at 37 Union Street in Pasadena, Union Restaurant is a lively neighborhood Ital...

Vincent "Vinny" Fortunato has a knack for opening restaurants. Fortunato moved to the U.S. from Italy in 1974 at age 17. Two years later, after saving up $10,000, he launched his first Italian eatery near Aberdeen Proving Ground, an Army post outside of Baltimore. In four decades, he's opened (and sold) a total of 63 restaurants in both Maryland an...

Call it the Great Bruno Family Tomato Escapade. Victor and Kathy Bruno of Pasadena found an old DVD showing a home movie shot in the 1980s of Victor and his family making tomato sauce. The snippet got their six children asking one question: “How do we make this sauce?” But the story really begins with the eldest Victor Bruno, an enterprising young...

“Our 44th season ‘Travelogue: Musical Postcards from Around the World’ is an exciting one that celebrates music from all around the globe. The repertoire is sure to please all musical tastes and audiences of all ages,” says Executive Director Laura Mason. The Angeles Chorale’s concert season will take you on a musical journey through Italy, France...

The Concorso Ferrari 2018 was held Sunday, April 22 in Old Town Pasadena, California. This marked the 11th year that the Ferrari Club of America — Southwest Region organized and hosted their annual signature event. Also known as Ferraris on Colorado, the event showcased over 140 of the finest vintage and contemporary Ferraris — which lined three bl...

S00o let’s start with this premise: there’s plenty of good, maybe great pizza in Pasadena, and there’s absolutely no need to travel outside the city limits to get anything better. Well, maybe. But to paraphrase Hamlet: There are more things in heaven and earth, Pasadenans, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. He was speaking of ghosts. I am speak...