Nestled in an inconspicuous plaza on Las Tunas Drive, Labobatory constantly aims to experiment with uncommon pairings of ingredients that shape its menu every month.
I walked into the spacious Bird Pick Tea and Herb and wondered how I had never been here before. Bird Pick has a casual vibe, celebrating internationality and tea, and the easygoing ambiance sets it apart from other tea shops.
In the “626” area, especially when there’s a diverse amount of culture instilled in Southern California, the selection of cuisines is endless for the food partisans. The never-ending pop-ups of boba cafes, to restaurants offering various ethnic dishes, defines the sunny state to be memorable for its fair share of Asian food. And that’s what QQ Kopitiam, an Asian fusion restaurant, strives to do.
Among the many shops and restaurants on Lake Blvd. in Pasadena, Tpumps is well known for their many flavorful combinations — and their enormous lines.
Growing up in the 626, you see boba shops on every corner. It’s become natural for people to say “let’s go get a drink” at 10pm and go to a cafe. So when Cafe Roule opened up in Temple City, I went to see if it was just like every other boba place or a hidden gem unlike any other.
A variety of different boba establishments catering to students and neighboring people are located on the north side of campus in between Hill and Bonnie Ave.; each respective store has attracted its own following.