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Cheeseburger Week is the last 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 2019, click here for Register My Restaurant to sign up or email paul@pasadena-chamber.org for details.

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Voting in the 2020 Cheeseburger Challenge opens January 26, 2020, and ends January 31, 2020.

 

Cheeseburger Week

During Cheeseburger Week from January 26th to January 31st,  Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger's genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.

Forty of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offered their signature burgers, some special creations and great deals  during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Complete Alphabetical List of Participants follows:

You can also sort by type of food, location, cost and more by swiping again.

Happy dining in Pasadena

Barney's Beanery
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

Barney’s Beanery is a full-service bar/restaurant with a history in LA going back almost 100

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years.  We’ve grown over the years, from a small chili-cafe in West Hollywood to a multi-unit staple of the Los Angeles restaurant scene.  We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from morning to midnight and offer a full bar with over 40 beers on draft.  The scene at Barney’s is casual and raucous, a rockin’ fun restaurant for groups small and large.

Barney’s is also a fantastic place to watch your favorite sporting event, play pub-style trivia with friends, or sing some karaoke late-nights.  No reservations necessary, come see us in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Burbank, Westwood Village, Redondo Beach, and of course, our original location in West Hollywood.

Barney’s Beanery opened in West Hollywood in 1920, and very quickly established itself as a fixture in Los Angeles with a history and a following that is unmatched.  The last decade has brought on new locations to serve all our great customers, while still keeping stride with the rich history and people that got us here.  Take a moment and read the article below to learn a little more about Barney’s Beanery.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Barney's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Sliders

Barney's Beanery is located at 99 East Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena.

Cameron's Seafood
Downtown Pasadena, East Pasadena
  • American
  • Seafood

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In 1984, Cameron's Seafood first opened its doors to seve the rose city its freshest seafood, and has since become a landmark in Pasadena.  Cameron's brings the ocean feeling to you with its San Francisco style fish house, surrounded by its photos of fishing history reminiscent of the old fishing days. Its exhibition style kitchen allows patrons to watch their fresh catch being cooked over its mesquite wood grills that burn all day long.  Cameron's Fish Market serves fresh fish from morning until night.  From shrimp platters to halibut filets, or Maine Lobster. Cameron's maintains the finest selection of fresh seafood from all parts of the globe.  Our friendly bar allows patrons to enjoy a good meal and even one of our famous martinis while watching your favorite sporting event.

For the past 27 years, Cameron's has won many awards for the best seafood in the Pasadena Weekly, The Arcadia Weekly, The Mountain Views, and recently "Best Seafood" from the Boulevard Magazine.  We have achieved our success because we base it on our commitment to offering our guests a great value without sacrificing quality, consistency and most of all, great service.

Cameron's Seafood has a Classic Angus Burger and a Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich. 

In the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Cameron's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite alternative cheeseburger
  • Favorite gourmet cheeseburger

Cameron's is at:

  • 1978 E. COLORADO BLVD.
  • PASADENA, CA
  • 626-793-3474
Cindy's
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American

Cindy’s Eagle Rock is a vintage American diner in Eagle Rock (LA, CA) dishing up the

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finest regional selections using locally sourced, organic ingredients.

For Cheeseburger Week, you can vote for Cindy's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger (My BBQ Burger)

Cindy's is located at  1500 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. Call them at 323-257-7375

Clearman's Galley
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American
  • Burgers
  • Full Bar

JOIN US FOR BREWS AND A GREAT TIME!

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Why grab a bite in a cookie-cutter restaurant when you can take a cruise on land at our historic San Gabriel landmark, Clearman's Galley?

"The Boat" was originally launched in 1913 as a mail-service vessel between San Francisco and Alaska. John Clearman brought it to San Gabriel in 1968, where it became a hamburger stand with patio seating.

Now, 40 years after serving its first hamburger, Clearman’s Galley is now open – a larger version of “The Boat” that seats almost 300 guests (and that patio is larger too, big enough for 90). And there’s a new full-service bar serving up to two dozen beers.

For Cheeseburger Week, the Boat offers a special menu item:

  • Flame Broiled Burger: Flame broiled burger with fresh lettuce, grilled onions and thousand island dressing.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Boat in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger

 

  • 7215 Rosemead Boulevard (just south of Huntington Drive) in San Gabriel
  • For information call: 626-286-1484
  • www.clearmansgalley.com
Clearman's Northwoods Inn
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American
  • Full Bar

Old historic inns of past centuries offered food and comfort to weary travelers. Today you and your family can enjoy the tradition and hospitality and fine food when you visit Northwoods Inn San Gabriel. Savor juicy steaks and large portions surrounded by the glow of Tiffany style lamps and warm lodge interiors. Yup, there's a little folks menu, too!

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Clearman's in these categories:.

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Burger
  • Favorite Beer with a Burger

 

  • Telephone: (626) 286-3579
  • 7247 Rosemead Boulevard (just south of Huntington Drive) in San Gabriel
Counter
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Burgers
  • American

Custom Built Burgers

Step into The Counter® and you’re greeted with a clipboard and an extensive list of fresh mouth-watering ingredients that allow you to build your own gourmet burger. Our 312,120+ different burger combinations make every burger as unique as each customer. Rarely is the same burger made twice in one day.

Anti-Established in 2003, The Counter® is the 21st century’s bold answer to the classic burger joint. Ushering in a fresh era of industrial decor, today’s music, cold beer, unique wines, cocktails, and burger options that are only limited by your imagination.

For Cheeseburger Week, you can vote for The Counter in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger

Check out the full menu here.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Counter in these categories:

  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger 
  • Favorite Turkey Burger 
  • Favorite Alternative Burger 
Dog Haus
Central Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers

Dog Haus’ gourmet all beef skinless hot dogs, hand crafted sausages and premium burgers made with humanely raised hormone and antibiotic free beef, all served on grilled Hawaiian rolls, coupled with premium shakes and soft-serve ice cream, plus a beer program that spotlights local brews, have garnered critical acclaim and national attention. Open for lunch Dog Hausand dinner daily, guests can choose from signature, one-of-kind Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 30+ quality toppings.

At Dog Haus during Cheeseburger Week, you can find:

In celebration of Cheeseburger Week, Dog Haus is offering:

  • CHEESEBURGER WEEK SPECIAL: 99¢ Cheeseburger Sliders: Cheeseburger Sliders (angus beef, mayo, white american cheese, caramelized onions; on a grilled king’s hawaiian roll) are only 99¢ at Dog Haus & Dog Haus Biergarten during Cheeseburger Week! Dine in orders only at Dog Haus & Dog Haus Biergarten. Not available online, via app or phone. No additions or substitutions.

  • CHEESEBURGER WEEK SPECIAL: $6.99 Haus Burgers: Get any of Dog Haus’ 7 amazing Haus Burgers for just $6.99 during Cheeseburger Week! Haus Burgers only, other menu items do not qualify. Dine in orders only at Dog Haus & Dog Haus Biergarten. Not available online, via app or phone. No additions or substitutions.

In addition to Favorite Burger, you can vote for Dog Haus in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Sliders
  • Favorite Gourmet Cheeseburger
Dog Haus Biergarten
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers

Dog Haus’ gourmet all beef skinless hot dogs, hand crafted sausages and Dog Haus Biergartenpremium burgers made with humanely raised hormone and antibiotic free beef, all served on grilled Hawaiian rolls, coupled with premium shakes and soft-serve ice cream, plus a beer program that spotlights local brews, have garnered critical acclaim and national attention. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature, one-of-kind Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 30+ quality toppings.

For Cheeseburger Week you can enjoy these specials:

  • CHEESEBURGER WEEK SPECIAL: 99¢ Cheeseburger Sliders: Cheeseburger Sliders (angus beef, mayo, white american cheese, caramelized onions; on a grilled king’s hawaiian roll) are only 99¢ at Dog Haus & Dog Haus Biergarten during Cheeseburger Week! Dine in orders only at Dog Haus & Dog Haus Biergarten. Not available online, via app or phone. No additions or substitutions.

  • CHEESEBURGER WEEK SPECIAL: $6.99 Haus Burgers: Get any of Dog Haus’ 7 amazing Haus Burgers for just $6.99 during Cheeseburger Week! Haus Burgers only, other menu items do not qualify. Dine in orders only at Dog Haus & Dog Haus Biergarten. Not available online, via app or phone. No additions or substitutions.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge you can vote for Dog Haus in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Fvorite Craft Beer with a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger

 

 

Blind Melon from Dog Haus Biergarten
Blind Melon from Dog Haus Biergarten
Desperado from Dog Haus Biergarten
Desperado from Dog Haus Biergarten

 

 

El Portal
Playhouse District, Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Mexican

Repeat winner for “The Best” Mexican Restaurant by the readers of the Pasadena Weekly. It is all thanks to you

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and to our commitment to serve you “honest to goodness fresh food” with courteous and respectable service.

For Cheeseburger Week El Portal returns their signature Zacatecas Burger, a delicious blend of Yucatan pork smothered with cheese on a grilled roll.

You can vote for the Zacatecas Burger in the Favorite Burger, Favorite Innovative Burger and Favorite Alternative Burger categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge ®.

Muchas Gracias.

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 Cheeseburger Week, you can vote for Fleming's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite White table Cloth Burger

You can reserve a table at Fleming's through Open Table by clicking here:

reserve through Open Table

 

 

  • 179 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • 626-639-0490

 

 
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  • 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 Pasadena Cheeseburger Week, youcan vote for Foothill in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

 

 

2835 E. FOOTHILL BLVD | PASADENA, CA 91107

Fox's Restaurant
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American

Fox’s has been a landmark in Altadena since 1955 when it was

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opened by Paul and Edie Fox.

The building itself had been moved from a different location in 1948, to it’s present place at 2352 N. Lake. It had been a private home, a pet store, and a real estate office, and even a restaurant  before Paul and Edie took it over.

In 1967 Paul and Edie’s son, Ken and his wife Lorraine, bought the restaurant and continued the family business for another 50 years. When Ken decided to sell in 2017, he found another family of restaurateurs, Paul Rosenbluh & Monique King, who wanted to keep it Fox’s and maintain it’s 62 year legacy.

Paul and Monique currently own Cindy’s in Eagle Rock. It is another historical restaurant, whose roots  they wanted to preserve, while introducing their own particular culinary flair. 

Paul and Monique previously owned Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena for 14 years. Monique, a Los Angeles native, started her culinary career with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken at City Restaurant on La Brea Blvd. She then moved on to Chicago where she was the chef at the renowned Soul Kitchen for 9 years.

Paul is from Louisville Kentucky, and has been working in restaurants since he was 15 years old. At 18 he moved himself to Colorado to work at the Silverheels restaurant in Silverthorne, CO. Later he graduated from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and move to Austin, TX to work at such famous restaurants as Coyote Cafe. Eventually he landed in Chicago and began working with Monique at Soul Kitchen. 

Now a couple, when the two decided to start their family, they moved to Los Angeles to be nearer to family. Monique went to work for Feniger and Milliken as the chef of Border Grill in Santa Monica, and later at the location in downtown LA. Paul was the chef at Bayou Bar & Grill in Alhambra. Eventually they decided to combine their skills and open their own place, Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. The rest, as they say, is history.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Fox's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger (House Cheeseburger)
  • favorite Gourmet Cheeseburger (Fox's burger)

 

Granville
South Lake Avenue, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • California

GRANVILLE is a collection of modern-casual restaurants specializing in wholesome hand-crafted

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recipes and libations.  With warm hospitality, good vibes, globally-inspired food and music - we are a culture, not a concept.

GRANVILLE can be described as an experiment in humanity. We believe that fostering a culture of love, gratitude and integrity is the way of life, and business.

We support local, organic and certified humane practices whenever possible and make our food from scratch daily. We offer lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast and full bar in a casual yet tasteful environment.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you cna vote for Granville in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Alternative/Vegetarian/Vegan Burger (Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbread)
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

Granville is at 270 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena

Great Maple
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • American

Great Maple is a modern American eatery specializing in elevated comfort food with a twist.

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Using seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients, we strive to create crave-worthy dishes, more commonly associated with upscale dining. 

The great maple tree is a symbol of our values and our story. Starting small, Great Maple has grown to reflect a further evolved and sophisticated version of where we began. Our goal remains the same: To bring smiles to our guests’ faces with unexpected plating, amazing flavors and personal connections.

For Cheeseburger Week, The Great Maple is offering its special Doughnut Burger.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Great Maple in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Turkey Burger
Don't be Dole from Great Maple
Don't be Dole from The Great Maple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Maple is in The Paseo at 300 E. Colorado Blvd, Ste. 114, Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 714-7625

Green Street Restaurant
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Full Bar

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Green Street Restaurant has been a Pasadena tradition and innovation since 1979. Serving California cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Green Street is the place where Pasadenans go to meet old friends, discuss business or just enjoy a fabulous meal. Green Street is still owned and operated by the family that started it as a one room, 18 table cafe.

Forthe Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Green Street Restaurant in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Sliders
  • Favorite Alternative Burger (Ahi Tuna Burger)

 

 

 

Kathleen's Restaurant (lunch)
North Pasadena
  • American

Kathleen’s Restaurant was established in 1982 by Efren Bugarin and Kathleen Meymarian. You’ll find that Kathleen’s menu offers a wide variety of American fare with an emphasis in fresh fish, pasta and steaks. Kathleen’s has received numerous restaurant awards including:

  • AAA Diamond Award
  • Tri City Chapter Award Winner for an American Restaurant
  • California Restaurant Association
  • For information and reservations call 626-578-0722
  • 595 North Lake Avenue in Pasadena

For Cheeseburger Week, you can vote for Kathleen's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
La Grande Orange Cafe
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • American
  • Pizza

La Grande Orange Café is proud to call Pasadena’s historic 1934 Del Mar Station home. What was once the stepping off point for the stats of Hollywood’s Golden Age like Clark Gable, Mae West and Will Rogers is now a testament to American cooking. LGO Café comes from the makers of The Luggage Room Pizzeria next door, as well as The Misfit and Ingo’s Tasty Diner in Santa Monica.

We keep it simple here at LGO Café, so anyone can find a bite to enjoy — but it’s always thoughtful. We let quality ingredients do the heavy lifting, from the local farmers market to our LGO Reserve Beef, creating this regionally inspired take on American classics. If you’re craving a drink, look no further than The Otis Bar next door, where you can enjoy our signature craft cocktails, especially during happy hour, available every day until 7pm.

For the Cheesebruger Challenge, you can vote for La Grande Orange in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Alternative/Veggie Burger (Vegetarian Black Bean Burger)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucky Baldwin's Pub (Old Town)
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena

Like any authentic British pub, Lucky Baldwin's offers a friendly family

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environment and is frequented by many locals. A full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner makes Lucky Baldwin's a perfect place to have a traditional British meal for the whole family.

We offer an array of unique selections, both bottled and tap. Throughout the year, Lucky Baldwins also celebrates European drinking festivals, such as our renowned Belgian Beer Festival, IPA festivals, Oktoberfest and more, placing Lucky Baldwins in the top five Belgian beer bars in the US!

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can supoprt Lucky Baldwin's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Cheeeseburger
  • Favorite Beer with a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger (The Irish)

 

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 Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Lucky baldwin's Trappiste Pub in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger

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 Trappiste Pub

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

 

Website: www.luckybaldwins.com

 

Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub's Vanilla Old Fashioned
Vanilla Old Fashioned at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
East 1770 at Trappiste Pub
East 1770 at Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
Luggage Room
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Pizza

The Luggage Room was once, in fact, an actual luggage room. In Pasadena’s historic 1934 Del

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Mar Train Station, Golden Age movie stars left their bags here during their journey to and from Hollywood. While we’ve honored the original architecture of the space, those stacks of suitcases have been replaced by a wood burning brick oven, where we’ve created some of California’s best pizza since 2010.

Our iconic fermented sourdough crust is hand stretched and burned over olive wood for extra

Cheeseburger Pizza at The Luggage Room
The Luggage Room's Cheeseburger Pizza

flavor and spirit. The end result is combined with a flurry of local ingredients.

But we’ll let the food speak for itself. Come have a bite and get a signature cocktail for $8, or draft beer, well drinks, LGO Reserve Wines, or white sangria for $7 during happy hour, available weekdays until 7pm and Sundays from 7pm to 9pm. You can also grab a beer from Stone Brewing Co., only 40 paces — yes, we counted — from our spot. The Luggage Room comes from the makers of La Grande Orange Café next door.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Luggage Room in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger

The Luggage Room is at 260 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.

Mi Piace (Lunch and Happy Hour)
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 Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Mi Piace in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite White Table Burger

Make a reservation at Mi Piace through Open Table by clicking here:

The Purple Drink from Mi Piace
The Purple Rain from Mi Piace
Mi Piace's Italian Job
Mi Piace's Italian Job

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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. 

Pie ‘n Burger
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Burgers

Consistently voted one of America's top ten burger restaurants, Pie 'n Burger offers:

Pie ‘n Burger first opened in the fall of 1963 on California Blvd., just off South Lake in Pie 'n Burger PasadenaPasadena. It continues to be in the same location to this day. The recipes, products and methods used in preparing the award winning food today are the same as those used 46 years ago.

Pie 'n Burger has a 2019 Cheeseburger Week special to commemorate their 55th anniversary. Enjoy a cheeseburger or burger combo for one low price (Dine-in 0nly), Download the coupon here (and bring it with you):

Pie ‘n Burger has been honored with numerous awards for the quality of its food and exists today as a testament to an era that has not faded away.

You can vote for Pie 'n Burger in the following Cheeseburger Challenge categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger

A 2nd edition of Hamburger America by George Motz lists 150 great burger joints in America of which Pie ‘N Burger is one!

  • 913 East California Boulevard in Pasadena
  • Call 626.795.1123 for information
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 Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Roy's in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger

You can reserve a table at Roy's through Open Table by clicking here.

 

Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at the Langham Huntington Pasadena
Pasadena Adjacent

The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse features the finest selection of seasonal aged USDA Prime Cuts, Australian Wagyu and authentic Japanese Kobe Beef which are expertly prepared on a wood-fired grill to sear in maximum flavor and juiciness. The menu also includes a selection of fresh, seasonal seafood and comforting vegetables and side dishes. The restaurant also features a communal table, a chef’s table and wine tasting in the red wine room.

You can vote for The Royce in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger

The Royce | Wood-Fired Steakhouse is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m.and open for brunch on Sundays from 11:00am to 3:00pm For more information or to make a reservation, please dial (626) 585-6410.

  • www.roycela.com
  • 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue at the Langham Huntingon in Pasadena
  • For more information or to make a reservation, please dial (626) 585-6410

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Royce in these categories:

  • Favorite place for a burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger-The Australian Wagyu Burger

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Happy Hour)
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 2015, we celebrated our 50th 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
Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Ruth's Chris in these categories:

  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

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

Smitty's Grill
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Full Bar

AMERICAN COMFORT FOOD AT ITS BEST

Considered a dining room away from home by many in Pasadena, Smitty's Grill continues to warmly welcome new- and long-time guests to its comfortable surroundings. Our bustling dining room is ever-abuzz: in the afternoon, with groups of friends catching up and those stepping away from their South Lake District offices, and in the evening with convivial groups enjoying conversation over dinner and close-knit families making time for a meal together.

You can support Smitty's in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

 

  • Tel 626.792.9999
  • 110 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
Stonefire Grill
East Pasadena
  • American
  • Barbecue

Freshly Prepared, Simply Delicious

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STONEFIRE Grill is a unique, fast-casual dining experience with a distinct and innovative style.  We combine the finest ingredients and family recipes with an exceptional standard of service to create a warm, friendly environment and prices that define value.

Whether you choose to dine in, use our convenient takeout service or cater your next event with STONEFIRE Grill, our team is committed to providing you with consistent, exceptional meals.

For the cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Stonefire in these categories:

Stonefire Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Place for a Burger
  • Favorite Dessert After a Burger (Stonefire Carrot Cake)
  • Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger

 

  • 473 North Rosemead Boulevard in Pasadena
  • Telephone:626.921.1255
The Grill - Brookside Golf Club Restaurant at the Rose Bowl
West Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

The Grill at Brookside at The Rose Bowl looks out over one of Southern California's loveliest golf courses. Open for breakfast and lunch, Brookside offers a full menu, as well as a full bar.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, yuo can vote for The Grill at Brookside in these categories: 

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger
    • Favorite Bar Burger

     

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    The Pan
    Downtown Pasadena

    This cute café does American comfort classics—and it does them in huge portions.

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    Stop by for all-day breakfast (loaded hash browns or some chicken and waffles, anyone?) or opt for pizzas, tacos, meatloaf burgers, club sandwiches or Philly cheesesteaks. Just be sure to save room for the specialty shakes for dessert. "Where hunger meets comfort," indeed.

    For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Pan in these categories:

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite Gourmet Burger (Meat Loaf Burger)
    • Favorite Turkey Burger (Choe's Turkey Thai Burger)
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    The Stand
    Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
    • Burgers
    • American
    • Full Bar

    WELCOME TO THE STAND

    Redefining today’s casual dining scene, The Stand delivers quality, speed and a diverse menu designed to meet everyone’s needs. We break fast-casual stereotypes by catering to both families and young millennials looking for unique, high quality classic American food, at an affordable price. Our menu consists of custom, made-to-order original burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches, as well as locally made sausages and hotdogs, all that can be enriched by a selection of more than 20 Stand-made toppings. We also have a large selection of salads, sides and veggies. We are American Classics Redefined.

     

    Vote for The Stand in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite Turkey Burger
    • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger

     

    • THE STAND PASADENA

      36 S El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101,

    • Phone. (626) 714-7117

    • Fax. (626) 714-7113

    The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena
    Pasadena Adjacent
    • American
    • French
    • Full Bar
    • Regional

    The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, 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 Cheeseburger Challenge, the Taproom offers:

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite Alternative meat of Veggie Burger - Brietwixt Slider
    • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

     

    The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena
    Pasadena
    • Eclectic
    • Full Bar
    • California

    The Terrace - casual dining in refined surroundings

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    The Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The comforting bistro style menu, created by Chef Jason Yu, is comprised of seasonal and sustainable California cuisine, offering a variety of choices that will delight both the discerning and casual diner.

    The outdoor patio offers guests alfresco dining with a view of the Picture Bridge and pool, and provides the perfect setting for a business lunch or relaxing dinner.The venue also includes a private dining room with seating for up to 16, for small intimate gatherings.

    For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for The Terrace in these categories:

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
    • Favorite Gourmet Burger

     

    • The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena is at 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena
    • (626) 585-6218
    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 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 the Cheeseburger Challenge, youcan vote for True Food Kitchen in these categoriesL

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite Alternative/Veggie/Vegan Burger (Inside Out Quinoa Burger)
    • Favorite Turkey Burger
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    Make a reservation at True Food Kitchen through Open Table by clicking here:

    Reserve through Open Table

     

     

    Umami Burger
    Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
    • American
    • Burgers
    • Full Bar

    It starts with the house-ground, hand-formed patty infused with the Umami Master Sauce. It builds with the carefully

    crafted combination of toppings resting on the lightly toasted and slightly sweet bun. It is amplified by the vibe of the room, the energy of the community, and the fine-dining service with a California casual feel. Finally, it explodes with house-made sauces, paired with unique sides, accompaniments, and the perfectly paired beverage.

    What is Umami Burger? Experience it yourself.

    What you wanted before you even knew you wanted it.

    You can vote for Umami Burger in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

    • Favorite Gourmet Burger
    • Favorite Alternative BurgeR

     

    - See more at: http://www.sbe.com/restaurants/umamiburger

    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 Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for White Horse Lounge in these categories:

    • Favorite Place for a Burger
    • Favorite Bar Burger
    • Favorite Gourmet Burger
    OUR FOOD: Take the joy of comfort, mix in the freshness of local sourcing, and sit back to enjoy our menu of
    White Horse food
    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.

      Yahaira's Cafe
      Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
      • Mexican

      In addition to the Yahaira Burger, chef Armando Ramirez will be creating a special alternative to the classic cheeseburger, the Zacatecas Burger especially for Cheeseburger Week. 

      Yahaira’s Café was established in January of 2000 as an offshoot of the well-known El Portal Restaurant in

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      Pasadena. Owner Armando Ramirez started out at 16 years old as a cook at the Athenaeum of Cal Tech. He went to Culinary School at Los Angeles Trade Tech and then started as Head Chef at his father’s restaurant, El Portal, at the age of 19. His dream was to open his own restaurant and thus Yahaira’s Café was born. It was named after his eldest daughter and is Venezuelan for La Diosa de las mujeres…”Goddess of all females”.

      We are conveniently located in the Playhouse District of Pasadena, ½ a block from the Pasadena Playhouse, across the street from Laemmle Theatre and just one mile east of historic Old Town Pasadena.

      Yahaira’s Café offers Nuevo Latino cuisine, which is a fusion of Latin-American food available by presenting an array of salads, sandwiches, and wraps. We serve breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and dinner Thursday thru Saturday with a different in specials for each night. An for dinner is our Pasilla Chiles stuffed with grilled Chicken Adobado, black beans, onions, tomatoes and corn. We have a classic guitarist during the evening on Friday and Saturday for your musical entertainment.

      For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Yahaira's/El Portal in these categories:

      • Favorite Place for a Burger
      • Favorite Innovative Burger
      • Favorite Alternative Burger

      Please come and join us for one of the most pleasurable, satisfying experiences in dining. We look forward to serving you.

      • 698 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
      • Telephone: 626-844-3254

      Vote for Yahaira's in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

      • Favorite alternative burger
      • Favorite ethnic burger
      • Favorite lunch counter burger
      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