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Cheeseburger Week is the second week of January.

Pasadena Restaurant Week is in May.

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge are August and September. The four finalist cocktails meet to determine Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail at the Taste of Pasadena in mid-September at the Rose Bowl. For tickets visit www.pasadena-chamber.org and click on EVENTS.

If you want your restaurant to be included in Pasadena Restaurant Week 2018, click here for Register My Restaurant to sign up or email paul@pasadena-chamber.org for details.

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SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during SIP-tember, with some of our favorite Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails.

Who will put forth the 2018 Cocktail of the Year.

Voting begins online August 1st. To vote for your favorite, click here.

Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.

Look for great interpretations of traditional cocktails. Try drinks created especially for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Previous drinks named Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail include the Broad Street Hurricane and Julio's Passion from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Cucumber Skinny-tini from Toro Sushi, the Vin de Pomplemousse from Green Street Restaurant, White Horse Lounge’s Forbidden or Sushi Roku's The Ish.

Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on September 13th. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.

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Happy dining in Pasadena

Bistro 45
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Eclectic
  • French
  • Full Bar

Welcome to Bistro 45 and welcome to a place where you are the most important person in

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our world.

Pleasing your palate and providing you with a memorable, personalized dining experience is our only objective.

In the Bistro's 22nd year we'd like to say an extra "thank you" to you and the readers, writers and editors of the Zagat Survey and Wine Spectator.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Bistro 45 offers:

  • Toes in the Sand" Rancha Allegre Reposado infused with japapeno, pineapple agave and fresh pressed lime, stirred and strained over ice.
  • Jalapeno infused Vieux Carre: Old Overholt Rye, sweet vermouth, VS Cognac and Peychauds bitters, stirred and served in an etched coupe.

 

Del Frisco's Grille
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Full Bar
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Local flavor fit to be shared. Our diverse and delicious menu has something for everyone.

Industrial and lush elements will create an atmosphere that is stylish, social and relaxed. The energetic bar will create a buzz throughout the restaurant and set the stage for an exciting dining experience that is unlike any other American grill. It’ll be your place to eat with a friend and catch up on the latest or make new friends at the bar. Our food and drinks are built to share, so share the experience with your neighbors – they are just friends you haven't met yet.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Del Frisco's offers:

  • Vodka Infused Pineapple Martini, we take sweet golden pineapples and soak them in Clementine Vodka for two weeks, and hand squeeze it to be served in a chilled martini glass garnished with an orange twist. 
  • Hibiscus Margarita with Casa Dragones Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Monin Hibiscus Syrup, and Club Soda, garnished with a lime wheel. 
El Cholo Cafe
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Mexican

It was a landmark year in 1927. Babe Ruth hit sixty home runs, Charles Lindbergh made his

historic flight across the Atlantic and a young couple named George and Aurelia Salisbury opened up a little Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of a small town named Los Angeles. That was the historic beginning to the rich tradition that is El Cholo®.

All of the El Cholo® restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923.  Our distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous green corn tamales, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas.  Our combination plates along with newer comidas especiales and fresh grilled chicken tostadita and tostada compuesta salads have made El Cholo famous along with our irresistible nachos, which were introduced back in the 50’s by a young server named Carmen Rocha. But there is one thing that El Cholo® is especially known for and that is our famous El Cholo® Margaritas!  El Cholo® pioneered the now renown Cuervo 1800 into their secret El Cholo® Margarita Recipe and it has become a "must taste” for visitors to Southern California.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, El Cholo offers:

  • The Little Devil: our Patron Barrel Select Reposado, raspberries, agave and a little bit of habanero juice.

 El Cholo is at 260 East Colorado Boulevard (in The Paseo) in Pasadena

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • American
  • Steak House
  • Full Bar

Conveniently located on the corner of Marengo and Colorado Boulevard, you’ll find a place for Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Barlocals and visitors to enjoy an exceptional selection of premium steaks and an expertly curated list of 100 wines by the glass. Stop by after work for a signature cocktail or glass of wine, then stay and indulge in our classic Filet or try something new like our Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye.

For thwe SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Flemings offers: 

  • Blueberry Lemon Drop: Tito's Vodka, fresh blueberries and lemon juice
  • Old Town Belle: Plymouth Gin, fresh basil and bell pepper

 

  • 179 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • 626-639-0490
 
  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Thursday
  • Friday – Saturday
  • Sunday
Foothill
East Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

Located on the historic Route 66, Foothill embraces its historical origins, creating an eatery that brings the

past to the present. Our seasonal menu is sourced from local farms and our bar list pays homage to cocktails of days gone by. Whether you’re passing through or a Pasadena native, we invite you to sit back, relax, swap tales and enjoy all the Foothill has to offer.

Foothill is the new destination foodies are talking up — a bit off the beaten path, on Foothill Boulevard along a low-key stretch between San Gabriel Boulevard and Madre Street, and believe us, it’s worth going.

This strikingly handsome contemporary eatery is not your Grandparent’s diner — it’s nothing like its namesake, the 74-year- old diner in North Alhambra made, famous by its iconic original Stinko burger.

 

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Foothill offers:

  • SIP-tember is Here!!!: Vodka, pineapple juice, Orgeat, lemon, Foothill bitters (xocolate mole bitters and Angostura bitters
  • The Rose Bowl: Singani 63, Uncle Val's Restorative Gin, rose syrup, citrus, egg white, peach bitters, strawberry, rose water and rose petals for garnish

If you’re not salivating yet, let’s look at his beef stew.

2835 E. FOOTHILL BLVD | PASADENA, CA 91107

Ichi Gyo Ichi Et
Downtown Pasadena
  • Japanese

Traditional Sushi Restaurant in Pasadena 

Try our Sake Pairing Flights, specially curated for your meal. We offer Seared Aburi Sushi Sets, Omakase at the sushi bar, and a four course Tasting Menu. 

 

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Ichi Gyo Ichi Et offers:

  • Yuzu Margarita: Kinmiya Sugar Cane Shochu, fresh Yuzu, Orange Syrup rimmed with Sansho Pepper
  • Plum Margarita: Kinmiya Sugar Cane Shochu, Umeshu Plum Wine, Orange Syrup rimmed with Red Shiso Pepper

 

61 South Fair Oaks Avenue Ste. 110
Pasadena, CA 91105
United States
Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena, East Pasadena, Pasadena Adjacent, Sierra Madre
  • American
  • Full Bar

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Lucky Baldwins British Pub & Cafe was opened in July 1996 by English owners David Farnworth and Peggy Simonian, who turned a run down business into the beer haven it is today.  it is located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, in one of the oldest buildings in town. Lucky Baldwins Delirium Pub was opened in 2005, in the quaint village-like town of Sierra Madre up in the foothills.

Like any authentic British pub, Lucky Baldwins offers a friendly family environment and is frequented by many locals. A full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner makes Lucky Baldwins a perfect place to have a traditional British meal for the whole family. 

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Lucky Bladwin's Trappiste Pub offers: 

  • Shandena: Stark Rum, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange bitters, Craftsman Heavenly Hef, lemon zest, in an 8oz beer glass

With 63 beers on tap in Pasadena Old Town and 46 beers on tap in Sierra Madre, the pub offers an array of unique beers, both bottled and tap. Throughout the year Lucky Baldwins also celebrates European drinking festivals, such as our renowned Belgian Beer Festival, IPA festivals, Octoberfest and the list goes on, placing Lucky Baldwins in the top five Belgian beer bars in the US.

Lucky Baldwin's Pub

  • 17 South Raymond Avenue in Old Pasadena
  • Tel: 626-795-0652

Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste

  • 1770 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
  • 626-844-0447

Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe

  • 21 Kersting Court in Sierra Madre, CA
  • 626-355-1440

Website: www.luckybaldwins.com

For Cheeseburger Week, Lucky Baldwin's has specials and much more. Download the discount coupon here: Lucky Baldwin's Cheeseburger Week 2015 special

Mi Piace
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Italian

Mi Piace is widly popular offering fresh, light Italian cooking embellished with New York flavors as well as a variety of exotic cusine to meet guest's diverse pallet.

A wide selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, seafood, pizzas and exotic weekly specials put Mi PIace on the culinary map. Whether it is Vitello alla Milanese, Chilean Sea Bass or luscious homemade baked lasagna, the choice is excellent. Mi Piace's food is addictive.

The decor is trendy and upbeat with a sleek, jazzy, urban-chic touch of Manhattan: stylish martini lounge with stainless steel bar, red leather couches, illumniated tables and fabulous conga shaped dark brown leather barstools.

Glow of the open kitchen, angled overhead mirrors, soft colors and textures are warming and soothing.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Mi Piace offers:

  • The Best Ever Mi Piace Gin and Tonic: Martin Miller Westbourne Strength Gin, Fever Tree tonic, lemon verbena and juniper berries
  • Blackberry Press: Leopold Bros. Rocky Mountain blackberry liqueur, Limoncello, lemon juice, fresh blackberries and mint leaves
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The Best Gin and Tonic at Mi Piace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • MI PIACE
    25 E. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • 626 795 3131
  • www.mipiace.com

HOURS:

  • Open for lunch every day from 11am-4pm 

  • Dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 4pm-11pm

  • Dinner service Friday and Saturday 4pm-midnight 

  • Happy hour 4pm-closing Monday, Tuesday -Friday 4pm-7pm

  • Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm. 

Otis Bar at La Grande Orange Cafe
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • American

Housed in Pasadena’s historic 1935 Del Mar station, La Grande Orange Café is a LGOCafe_logotestament to American cooking done really well. The menu is created each day with fresh and honest ingredients. La Grande Orange has always emphasized, fresh, organic and seasonal even before it became cool to talk about.

The menu showcases La Grande Orange Café’s ability to bring together big flavors with the most organic and fresh ingredients. The cooking takes accessible and commonly loved classics and brings them to a new level with a modern point of view. The cooking is fairly simple with a clear direction and done from the heart. Culturally, Bob’s philosophy is to just help great ingredients reach their full potential.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Otis Bar offers:

  • Money of your Life: Bourbon, benedictine, combier, orange bitters
  • Grande dame: Vodka, fresh lime, pomegranate, ginger beer, wineter spice
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The Grande Dame at La Grande Orange's Otis Bar
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The Otis Bar at la Grande Orange's Your Money or Your Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HOUR in the Otis Bar Monday - Friday: 3:00-7:00pm

Roy's Restaurant - Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • Asian
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
  • Seafood

In Hawaii, there are two things of equal importance—food and the "aloha" spirit. The Roy's logoblending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine was born. European techniques and Asian cuisine meet Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience unlike any other. Where the "aloha" style of service comes straight from the heart, and where any occasion becomes an unforgettable evening.

In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy's in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today there are 31 Roy's locations around the world—23 in the continental U.S., six in Hawaii, one in Japan and one in Guam. The restaurant was designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view.

Nestled in the heart of picturesque and historic Pasadena, we are perfectly placed amid the tree-lined streets of the Playhouse district filled with eclectic antique shops and bookstores. We are conveniently located near the Rose Bowl, Pasadena Convention Center, Huntington Library, Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman's Bookstore. Our decadent menu is ever-changing and our award-winning wine list and cocktails will be sure to delight your guests.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Roy's offers:

  • Roy's Island Mai Tai: 1940’s classic that uses our own recipe floated with Cruzan Black Strap Rum
  • Hawaiian Martini: Maui Pineapple drenched in SKYY Vodka - Stoli Vanilla - Malibu Coconut Rum
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The Hawaiian Martini at Roy's
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    The Mai Tai from Roy's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • Steak House
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From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2010, we celebrated our 45th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.

Visit Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pasadena, California. Whether it's a romantic steak

dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Our Pasadena steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Ruth's Chris offers:

  • Cherry Lime-Aid: Smirnoff cherry vodka, triple sec, fresh squeezed lime juice and house made sour over crushed ice, finished with a grenadine sugar rim
  • Gin & Juiced: Bombay Sapphire, Monin pomegranate syrup, fresh squeezed orange juices, plum bitters finished with an orange peel.

Ruth's Chris is at 369 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena

The Mixx Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • Full Bar
  • Seafood
  • California

Chef Jeremy Zimmerman has created a playful menu inspired by New

American cuisine utilizing the freshest of seasonal ingredients. The Mixx takes you on a invigorating sensory adventure, blending Old World with New World taste in a bold, multifaceted atmosphere. The result: a vibrant MIXX of sophisticated and playful dining and lounge spaces that transcend an ordinary event into a remarkable one.

Guests may choose to enjoy a unique culinary experience or a lively bar setting with hand crafted drinks. The Mixx is proud to be considered among the best restaurants in Pasadena, CA.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Mixx offers: 

  • The Black Rose
  • The Mixx Mule

The Mixx is at 443 East Colorado Boulevard in the Playhouse District.

The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American
  • French
  • Full Bar
  • Regional

The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena is one of our most

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enticing lounges. With views from the bar's patio out across the expansive grounds and San Marino to the south,you can enjoy the finest cocktails in an unmatched setting.

For the SIP-tember cocktail Bracket Challenge, the Tap Room has entered:

  • Japanese Blossom: Kikori Japanese Whiskey, Yuzuri Liqueur, Lemon and Orange Garnish,  Lavender Syrup

  • Ume Fashioned: Iwai Japanese Whiskey, Meridian Chai Tea Simple, Ume Bitters with a Plum garnish

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Taproom Japanese Blossom
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Trejo's Cantina
Playhouse District, Downtown Pasadena
  • Mexican
  • Full Bar

Actor Danny Trejo's restaurant features Mexican favorites in a hip, colorful space filled with large tables, a patio and artwork by local artists.

The menu has a decidedly Los Angeles slant, with vegan specialties served alongside

steak asada, fried chicken, beef brisket and washed down with 10 taps of California Craft Beer and Wine, Frozen Margaritas and Aquas Frescas.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Trejo's Cantina offers:

  • The Machete (Twist on a Mangonada): 1 oz Vida Mezcal , 1 oz Ocho Reposado,  1 1/2 oz Fresh Mango Juice, 1/2 oz Fresh Orange Juice, 1/2 oz Lime Juice, 1/2 oz Agave , Garnish - Chile Paleta, Chamoy Rim and Fresh Cubed Mango 
  • Watermelon Rosé Margarita: 1 1/2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila, 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier , 2 oz Rose Syrup , 2 oz Fresh Watermelon Juice , 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice , Topped with Rosé, Garnished with a Watermelon Wedge, Sugared Rim 

37 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, Ca 91101

626-792-4441

True Food Kitchen
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • Healthy
  • American
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full Bar

You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire toTrue Food Kitchen give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.

With a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options we offer something for

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everyone. Try the kale and quinoa, you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better. At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process. It's honest food that tastes really good.

For Pasadena Restaurant Week, True Food Kitchen offers:

  • Citrus Skinny Margarita: muddle cucumbers, mint and orange, shaken with Ixa organic silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup served over ice with a splash of soda.
  • Wild Orchid: Lemon infused new Amsterdam Vodka, lemon juice, muddled blueberries and lavender simple syrup served over ice in a bucket with orchid flower garnish.
Vertical Wine Bistro
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
  • Regional

 

Set above the streets of Old Town Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro offers a warm, inviting

dining experience with an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Using inspiration from a vast culinary background, our Chefs utilize only the freshest ingredients when crafting our menu. Owners Rick and Colleen Liss' mission is to provide a culinary experience focused on service and satisfaction while delivering fresh and delicious fare. Every meal is a journey that we value and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of. Vertical offers dining in the "Library" and Lounge as well as private dining and special events in the "Cellar". Whether you are on a night out with friends or celebrating an anniversary. We are here to help make it memorable for all.

Vertical Wine Bistro is only open for dinner.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Vertical offers:

  • Margarita Piquant: cucumber, jalopeno, margarita
  • Vertical Flame: Bourbon, mint blueberries, canton liquor, simple syrup

Reservations call 626-795-3999

White Horse Lounge
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
White Horse Lounge

 

AN EXPERIENCE

That’s all we hope you get when you spend some time with us. Bring a group of friends or just pop in and we’ll be your company.  We’re here for the great conversation, complemented by the food and drink that it pairs best with.  Throughout history the “White Horse” has always represented something unique, exciting…and at times even majestic. We’re here to follow that lead. With a bar program developed by some of LA’s most exciting mixologists, a kitchen run by a fearless team of chefs, and entertainment that makes every night a new experience – we hope to provide every one of you a place where you can truly appreciate how great life can be.

For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, White Horse Lounge offers:
 

  • Come Around Sundown: Hendrick’s Gin, House Made Strawberry Basil Shrub, Falernum Bitters, Lemon Juice, Egg White
  • S.O.S: Glenfiddich 12 Yr, House Made Nectarine Purée, Velvet Falernum, Green Chartreuse, Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Tajin, Nectarine Vapor
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Come Around Sunset from White Horse Lounge
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OUR FOOD: Take the joy of comfort, mix in the freshness of local sourcing, and sit back to enjoy our menu of deliciousness. Small plates, steaks, salads, truffle fries…check the full menu here.

 

OUR LIBATIONS

Made from fresh ingredients, no refined sugars, with an ode to the craft of true cocktail making. Our whiskey selection is strong, and so are the drinks! Cheers!

 

OUR RESTAURANTS

White Horse is part of a family of great Los Angeles restaurants managed by The PRGRM, including Craft Hill in South Pasadena, Monrovia, and West Covina.

    Pasadena Restaurant Week pricing:
    ($) = $15 lunch and/or $27 dinner
    ($$) = $20 lunch and/or $36 dinner
    ($$$) = $25 lunch and/or $45 dinner
    Price excludes tax, tip and alcoholic beverages. Some prices may vary.

    Open for Lunch
    Open for Dinner