Pasadena Gobbler event seeks to feed 300 local families for Thanksgiving

The 38th annual Operation Gobbler fundraiser and food drive is being held by the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and Friends in Deed on Sunday November 20, offering free thanksgiving themed meals to Pasadena locals. Students can contact Friends in Deed for information on signing up and on whether or not they qualify for the thanksgiving meal, according to the executive vice president and secretary of the Jaycees Justine Gray. The food that will be distributed by the group will consist of turkeys, pies …

The Courier’s guide to eating in PCC’s food wasteland

At Pasadena City College there are many different ways students can stay focused on their classes while eating a delicious snack or meal. When trying to balance school, work, and life, maintaining healthy eating habits can become difficult. Finding time before class to pack a lunch is not always an option for students. Thankfully, PCC provides different resources for students to satisfy their hunger on campus and off campus with the help of local businesses. “My friends and I like to eat at Teddy’s Tacos …

Best places to eat around PCC

As a student, you’re probably running late and food is low on your priority list. Being hungry on campus can be distracting to say the least. Student’s with low funds and short on time have a few options to satisfy their hunger. Most of the time, the body craves the nutrients provided by a well balanced meal, but for someone short on time and on a small budget this can be an almost impossible feat to accomplish. Here are a few recommendations for food that …

Bun Bun Bao: New bun spot provides good bang for your buck

Across the street from campus on the corner of Colorado Blvd. and Bonnie Ave., a new Chinese restaurant Bun Bun Bao has recently opened its doors to the public. This restaurant has plans to bring authentic Asian culture into our community with their dishes and drinks. Students have anticipated trying the new food since their “opening soon” sign first appeared. With limited food options in the area and on campus, there has been a sort of need for diversity amongst the lunch and dinner options nearby. …

Pasadena restaurants fight for their place at the table

Pie and Burger is a charming small restaurant in Pasadena that has been serving since 1963. The restaurant specializes in its classic California hamburgers and top-rated pies, and has received various awards in the past years. Due to the pandemic, however, the restaurant has been having to deal with constant changes in regulations. Local restaurants are facing uncertainty and anguish during COVID times and have been impacted dramatically.

How to prepare an ooey gooey 5 cheese mac

As we settle into the holiday season, after what has felt like 10 years wrapped into 1, it’s mind-boggling to imagine cooking delicious full-course meals for family members you don’t want to see every second anymore. Luckily, this Thanksgiving is only going to consist of me eating a buttload of unhealthy, mouth-watering, creamy, and of course, deliciously baked 5 cheese macaroni and cheese. My family came across this beautiful recipe on Pinterest in 2011 and ever since then we’ve been making it every year. The …

The Crack Shack packs a lot in a little

In a space that once housed a recording studio, the Crack Shack is now open for business in bustling Old Town. The name alone prompts double-takes from passerby unfamiliar with the franchise, as they prowl the streets in search of Black Friday deals. If they’re hungry and curious, they stop to check it out, greeted by a giant chicken statue once they step into the restaurant. The Crack Shack offers a small but creative selection of sandwiches, bowls, half fried birds and full fried birds, …