Diners from throughout the region descended on Pasadena for Pasadena Restaurant Week in April.
Restaurant Week may be over, but you can get all the restaurant, menu, pricing and cuisine information on your iPhone or Android smart phone. Download the Pasadena Restaurant Week mobile application at the App Store or Google Play. You can find them here, as well:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pasadena-restaurant-week/id633662632?mt=8 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pasadenarestaurantweek.PRW.
Here is what Los Angeles Magazine had to say in their April issue: The third Pasadena Restaurant Week celebrates the city’s cuisine—which has been getting better and better lately—with discounted lunch and dinner options at participating restaurants. Sample an over-the-top burger at Slater’s 50/50, a Neapolitan pizza at Trattoria Neapolis, a market-fresh lunch at the Market on Holly, and of course, a slice of something sweet at Pie ’N Burger.
And this from NBC-4 in LA: How do you know when you’re a true-blue dining destination?
Throwing a Restaurant Week is one good sign, but those deal-laden events are fairly common now in many cities (and thank goodness, too; saving money is rather great).
It’s when you keep your Restaurant Week and you add onto it. You add on Cheeseburger Week in the winter and SIP-tember in the late summer and other special to-dos that highlight specific dishes, drinks, and yes, even the memory and spirt of the wonderful Julia Child.
And with that we just gave a hint as to the city we’re about to salute. It’s the hometown of Ms. Child, Pasadena, which is gearing up for its annual Restaurant Week. That kicks off on Sunday, April 21 and ends on Friday, April 26.
And a favorite from IsItAnyGood.com: In case I haven’t said it (and Lord knows I ain’t getting paid to say it either), Pasadena Restaurant Week is a damn good deal.
Many thanks to everyone who came out to support Pasadena Restaurants during our annual event. Thanks also to our sponsors. Presenting sponsor is the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce which puts it all together. Gold sponsors were: Southern California Gas Company Advanced Meter project and Trusted Choice Agents of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena. Silver sponsors were City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Thanks also to Open Table which helped publicize the event for their participating restaurants and DineLA, as well as Visit California and everyone else who helped get the word out.
Thanks especially to our participating restaurants:
- 1810 Argentinean Restaurant
- a / k / a An American Bistro
- All India Cafe
- Arroyo Chop House
- Bistro 45
- BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
- Brookside Golf Club Restaurant (lunch only)
- Cafe 140 South
- Cafe Bizou
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Celestino Ristorante and Bar
- Central Park Restaurant
- Cheval Bistro
- Clearman’s Northwoods Inn
- Cousins Maine Lobster
- El Cholo
- El Portal
- Green Street Restaurant
- Haven Gastropub+Brewery
- Japon Bistro
- Kathleen’s Restaurant
- M Local Mediterranean Grill
- Market on Holly
- Melt It! A Grilled Cheese Co.
- Melting Pot
- Mijares Mexican Restaurant
- Noir Food and Wine
- Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi
- Parkway Grill
- Pie ‘n Burger
- Pita Jungle
- POP Champagne and Dessert Bar
- The Raymond Restaurant
- Real Food Daily
- The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham Huntington Pasadena
- Roy’s Restaurant – Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House
- Slater’s 50/50
- Smitty’s Grill
- Stonefire Grill
- Sushi Roku Pasadena
- The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena
- Tokyo Shabu Shabu
- Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant and Bar
- Umami Burger
- Ventanas at the Westin Pasadena
- Vertical Wine Bistro
Restaurant Week may be over for this year, but these great places are happy to serve you any time of the year. Check their websites for ongoing specials, wine dinners, unique celebrations and fabulous dining experiences.
SIP-tember: a celebration of the cocktail arrives for the second time this year on August 15th as we celebrate the anniversary of Pasadena’s own Julia Child with a citywide cocktail party. The Julia Child Cocktail Party kicks off the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, a six week head-to-head competition that pits Pasadena’s finest cocktails against each other. SIP-tember culminates in a live final taste-off on September 26th an a soon-to-be-disclosed special site.
Details will be strategically leaked as SIP-tember approaches at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com