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 …
Pandemic dining: Thanksgiving options in Pasadena
Due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, many Americans may choose to opt-out of large family gatherings for Thanksgiving this year. If you find yourself seeking to dine out instead, here is a look at some of Pasadena’s restaurants that are open for the holiday and how they will keep you safe.
Top 5 local Pasadena eateries to try during COVID-19
Quarantine has made plenty of people feel bored of the same home cooked meals and basic fast food deals. These five local gems will break that boring cycle, with an array of exciting dishes and ambiance that engages the interest of their customers, while following social distancing guidelines.
PCC trustees fight against food insecurity on campus
The board of trustees delegation recently opened a dialogue to expanding the subsidized lunch program to community colleges with federal legislators in Washington, D.C. this February.
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, …
Mediocre ramen spot replaces popular Mexican restaurant
It was the perfect day for ramen when I took a visit to Akira Ramen, which happens to be located right across the street from PCC on Colorado Boulevard. The weather was gloomy, a bit chilly and I had the appetite to devour a big bowl of delicious ramen. However, in all honesty it was not all that.
Sustainability committee tackles food insecurity on campus
The Associated Students’ sustainability committee hosted a food drive Thursday afternoon in the quad to collect supplies for the Lancer Pantry, a food bank on campus. The committee is a subsection of the Associated Students (AS) and their most recent focus has been addressing food insecurity amongst the student community. “In a typical meeting, we plan events, figure out the logistics and brainstorm,” said Ilianna Talamentes, a member of the committee. AS vice president for sustainability Tara Agahi explained how food insecurity is more common …
Food and Wine Fest: A bouquet of savory delights
The Food and Wine Festival kicked off at Disney California Adventures (DCA) on March 2nd and had all the foodies and wine lovers rejoicing, myself included.
Green Earth Vegan Cuisine: veggie mediocrity
While Green Earth Vegan Cuisine is a vegan restaurant, this place makes the perceived veggie diet somewhat palatable to the omnivore, offering a variety of dishes like salads and smoothies along with burgers and pasta – just veganized.