Tag Archives: Pasadena

In a Bittersweet Reprieve, the ‘Stinko’ Gets a New Home in Neighboring South Pasadena

After announcing the close of their Alhambra restaurant last month, the original Twohey’s Restaurant will now be moving to South Pasadena in the Spring of 2018. With recent negotiations to renew their lease in Alhambra unsuccessful, the original Twohey’s Restaurant … Continue reading

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One Door Opens but Another Closes: Original Twohey’s in Alhambra to Close in February 2018

UPDATED 12-16-2017: Legendary Twohey’s of Alhambra will permanently close its doors at the beginning of the year as the restaurant’s lease was not renewed. The restaurant and its mid-century modern styled building and interior ceiling lamp decor, cozy beige circular booths, … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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Twohey’s Take-2: the Route 66 Landmark Makes Landfall in Pasadena

Alhambra’s original historic Route 66 local favorite, Twohey’s restaurant, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, has opened an extension of its fare to Pasadena with a re-imagining of classic American food at their new Twohey’s Tavern. Now open in the … Continue reading

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The 2016 Occasional Doo Dah Parade: What Did That Look Like?!

Over the last few years the Occasional Doo Dah Parade has migrated from winterish, to springish and has currently settled in the fall. Doo Dah is always the carnival of the absurd where anything that can be imagined can manifest … Continue reading

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Occasionally, (A Photo Gallery of) The 2015 Doo Dah Parade!

Occasionally, the Doo Dah Parade occurs in Pasadena to thrill the throngs of iconoclasts and enthusiasts of camp! This year was no different as the parade officially brought festive mayhem on Colorado Boulevard, starting around 11am. A barrage of corn tortillas … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Highway to Hell- The Mysterious Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena

“When I was sweet sixteen I was the juke box queen Down in Devil Gate Drive I led the angel pack on the road to sin… Down in Devil Gate Drive” – 1974 Suzi Quatro song It is highly unlikely … Continue reading

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The Meat District Co: This ain’t the Outback, Mate

The Australians are invading! First Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop opened up in Westwood, and now Meat District Co. is bringing giant hunks of beef to Old Town Pasadena. Platinum Restaurant Group, which has already colonized Australia with North African and Moroccan cuisine, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Stop and Smell the Roses- The Floats of the Pasadena Rose Parade

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the technicolor luminosity of our city. The colors so saturated that it sometimes feels as if this place is a surreal universe. Are we in Oz? Wonderland? Or is this just the fortunate backyard of … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Bunny Museum… A Strange Collection in Pasadena

One of the most amazing things about living in Los Angeles is the sheer number of eclectic and eccentric people. Outsiders may view our city as a place of wealth, glamour and glitz, but just a slight scratch of the surface, … Continue reading

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