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Cheeseburger Week is the second week of January.

Pasadena Restaurant Week is in April

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 2017, click on Register My Restaurant to sign up or email paul@pasadena-chamber.org for details.

You can narrow your selection choices here:

Cheeseburger Week

During Cheeseburger Week from January 7th to January 12th,  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 a 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

Bacchus' Kitchen
North Pasadena
  • American

Our extension to Bacchus’ Kitchen started in the spring of 2014. As I drove by and saw a

for lease sign, I saw the potential for further serving a great neighborhood that we were already serving at The Eatery location. We are also a catering company and service many functions on the San Gabriel Valley. Since that part of the business kept growing, it was difficult functioning out of a 1400 square foot location that was taxing all elements of the business.

Construction and design started in the spring of 2014 and completed 8 months later into was is now Bacchus’ Kitchen. The kitchen has proved efficient for catering and banquets as well serving the dining room and patio. We wanted a relaxed, casual atmosphere for the neighborhood with...

One of the other elements involved at Bacchus is our music program that features a monthly concert of top tier jazz musicians. We have made friends with artists from all over the country who have graced the Bacchus Live stage and we are very grateful.

We are very involved in local charities and gladly use our space for events supporting many different groups.

For Cheeseburger Week, Bacchus' Kitchen offers the Bacchus’ Kitchen Burger   - Ground lamb with mint and garlic on ciabatta bread, pan seared Haloumi cheese , Cabernet reduction mustard , parsley red onion salad > paired with a killer Nero de avola we have 

BowlMor
East Pasadena
  • American

At Bowlmor Pasadena, we’ve put a unique, upscale spin on our menu. Choose from dozens of delicious dining choices prepared under the direction of our executive chef Steven Koulouvaris and delivered right to your lane.

For Cheeseburger Week, Bowlmor, offers:

 

  • CRAVIN' BACON: Double burger loaded with FOUR strips of crispy bacon, black pepper bacon aioli, provolone, and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey onion jamCalories: 1820
  • SUPER CHEESY*: Double burger stacked with American cheese, romaine, tomatoes, red onions, sliced pickles, and topped with our gourmet sauce. Calories: 1420 
  • THE MONSTER*: Double burger made with pickles, lettuce, grilled onions, American cheese, and our very own "monster sauce." Calories: 1780 
  • WEST COAST TURKEY BURGER: A tasty double turkey burger topped with fresh tomato, romaine, and Sriracha ranch dressing. Calories: 1440

 

 

California Pizza Kitchen Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Italian
  • Pizza

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant featuring innovative pizzas that are creatively designed on a delicious crust and hearth-baked to perfection, such as The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and the California Club Pizza. Also served are distinctive pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts, including our Chicken-Tequila Fettuccine, The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and more. 

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, try:

  • SMASHED CHICKEN MEATBALL PIADINA (lunch only): Housemade chicken meatballs, crushed tomato sauce with wilted baby kale, fresh herb gremolata and Parmesan mustard aioli.

Vote for it in the Cheeseburger Alternative category in the Cheeseburger Challenge.

CPK also offers a Carne Asada Pizza.

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, consistenc and most of all, great service.

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

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

  • Favorite restaurant for a burger
  • Favorite alternative cheeseburger
  • Favorite gourmet cheeseburger

Cameron's is at:

  • 1978 E. COLORADO BLVD.
  • PASADENA, CA
  • 626-793-3474
Central Park Restaurant
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California

Central Park specializes in mouth watering steaks, fresh fish, hand-crafted pastas and 

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gourmet pizza. To complement your meal, we have an extensive wine list hand-picked by our in-house Sommelier.

Central Park is located just three blocks south of Colorado Boulevard and "Old Town" on Fair Oaks Avenue. The restaurant occupies a 100 year old flower warehouse featuring original exposed brick walls and high rafter ceilings. Stop in for a dining experience you won't soon forget.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge and Cheeseburger Week, Central Park offers $9.95 burgers on Thursday:

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Download the menu here: 

 

Vote for Central Park in the following categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • What is your favorite restaurant for a burger?
  • Who serves your favorite traditional cheeseburger?
  • Who serves your favorite gourmet burger?
  • Who serves your favorite cocktail with (or before) a burger?
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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 the Cheeseburger Challenge, The Boat offers:

  • The Pastrami Burger
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Burger
  • Turkey Burger

You can vote for The Boat in these categories:

  • Favorite Restaurant for a Burger
  • Favorite Veggie Burger
  • Favorite Turkey Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • 7215 Rosemead Boulevard (just south of Huntington Drive) in San Gabriel
  • For information call: 626-286-1484
  • www.clearmansgalley.com
Counter
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers

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.

Check out the full menu here.

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

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger (Old School)
  • Favorite Turkey Burger (Chipotle Turkey)
  • Favorite Alternative Burger (Bison and Brie salad)
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 Cheweseburger Challenge, Del Frisco's offers:

  • GRILLE PRIME CHEESEBURGER*Doubled-Stacked USDA Prime Beef Patties, American Cheese, Lettuce, Red Onion, Sloppy Sauce, Tomato, Pickle. You can add Butcher Cut Bacon 1.50

  • QUINN'S FILET BURGER*6 oz. House-Ground Filet Mignon, Bacon Onion Jam, Arugula, Gorgonzola, Gruyere, Grain Mustard 17

Vote for Del Frisco's in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Who serves your favorite cheeseburger

  • Who serves your favorite traditional cheeseburger?

  • Who serves your favorite bar burger? 

  • Who serves your favorite gourmet 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 the Hangover Burger for $5 all week, along with their regular burger menu: .

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

  • Who serves your favorite sliders?
  • Who serves your favorite gourmet burger?
  • Who serves your favorite traditional 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 Pasadena Restaurant Week, Dog Haus Biergarten has a very special offer: 
Dog Haus Bietgarten is offering their Hangover Burger for $5 all week.

You can vote for Dog Haus Biergarten for Favorite Burger as well as: 

  • Who serves your favorite lunch counter burger?
  • Who serves your favorite bar burger?
  • Who serves your favorite cocktail with (or before) a burger? 

 

 

 

 

 

Du-par's Restaurant and Bakery
South Lake Avenue, Downtown Pasadena

Dupar's is dedicated to the highest quality food and customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, company spirit and most importantly individual pride.

For more than six decades, Du-par’s has been a part of the LA coffee shop tradition, serving Du-par's Pasadenamillions their famous breakfasts and fresh fruit pies.

The menu returns to the home style tradition of using only the freshest ingredients.  The orange juice will be squeezed fresh daily, the hash browns will be hand-peeled and cut, and the hamburger meat will be freshly ground.

In 1932, Tiny Naylor added his own version, with grilled onions on grilled sourdough bread-and the Patty Melt was born. Du-par's honors these culinary pioneers during Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena. 

Du-par's Pasadena has the original Patty Melt for Cheeseburger Week, with a side of your choice or a slice of their famous Key Lime pie for $16:

 

  • 214 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
  • 626-449-8520
  • www.dupars.com

 

Edwin Mills by Equator
Downtown Pasadena, Old Pasadena
  • Asian
  • Full Bar
  • Fusion

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Great quality food can be hard to come by at your usual franchise restaurants. Edwin Mills by Equator has been family owned and ran for thirty years. We take pride in serving recipes we’ve created in house. For example, our Potato Wrapped Snapper is a favorite: snapper grilled and wrapped in fried potato shavings on top of mashed sweet potato and drizzled with our sweet chili sauce. We also love our Oodles of Noodles which is our version of a Pad Thai dish–we call it “California style”. Our Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb, beef and potatoes. These are only some of the popular favorites among our regulars. Check out our Menus Page to find out more about what our restaurant offers. Our menu has a variety of options because we’ve had a very long time to perfect each of these recipes. We are constantly adding new menu items, depending on what is in season and what our Master Chef, Arturo, decides to create.

New American Food in Old Pasadena

What does “New American” mean? Let’s break it down. By “New” we mean modern, unconventional and original, reinventing the traditional by improving upon it. By “American” we mean diverse. Our menu offers some Asian cuisine, Latin cuisine, American classics, and even comfort foods. Our goal is to keep it distinct and fresh while utilizing customary ingredients found in the traditional fare. Our choice of ingredients in both our food and drinks was inspired by the location’s history and the neighborhood of Old Pasadena. Visit our About Us page to get a glimpse into the fascinating history of our building which is over a hundred and fifty years old.

Feedback Where It Counts

If you haven’t been to Edwin Mills by Equator, come and give us a try! We have been around a long time; we know the most important part of a well-run restaurant is making our customers happy. That’s why our reviews all over the web have been positive for years. If a problem ever arises (a rarity, but ultimately we are all human,) we always do our absolute best to make sure you are taken care of while you are at the table. Please communicate with your server or Teddy, the owner, your thoughts regarding your experience. We love fixing our errors! Please check us out on Yelp, Facebook, Google and Foursquare. And if you’ve been to our spot and liked what we have to offer, please review us. We always appreciate the feedback!

For the Cheeseburger Challenge and Cheeseburger Week, Edwin Mills offers:

  • The Edwin Burger

You can vote for the Edwin Burger in the following categories:

  • Favorite Restaurant for a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail Before (or with) a Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger

 

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 Ethnic 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

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 the Cheeseburger Challenge, Fleming's offers (at lunch and in the bar):

  • THE PRIME BURGER: Wisconsin cheddar cheese, peppered bacon, double-cut shoestring potatoes

You can vote for Flemings in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite Restaurant for a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail Before (or with) a Burger

Enjoy delicious salads and sandwiches, worthy of your lunch hour. Join us for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am-2:30pm.

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

During Cheeseburger Week, be sure to try one of these specialties:

  • All American Burger

  • Tri Tip Sliders

  • Ahi Tuna Burger

  • Portobello Burger

For Cheeseburger Week, you can support Green Street Restaurant by voting for them in these categories:

  • Who serves your favorite traditional cheeseburger?
  • Who serves your favorite sliders
  • Who serves your favorite cocktail with (or before) a burger?

 

 

Kathleen's Restaurant
North Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar

Kathleen’s Restaurant was established in 1982 by Efren Bugarin and Kathleen Meymarian.Y ou’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:

  • 2006 AAA Diamond Award
  • April 1990 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, Kathleen's offers a full range of delicious options:

Hamburgers All Hamburgers are Charbroiled and Served with French Fries AND Dill Pickle. (Sweet Potato Fries add 1.00)

  • Avocado & Bacon Burger: Hamburger topped with sliced avocado, bacon, tomato, swiss cheese & our thousand island dressing. 13.50
  • Mushroom Burger: Hamburger covered with sauteed mushrooms, jack cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato & topped with sour cream. 12.50
  • Green Chile Burger: Hamburger covered with green chiles, jack cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato and topped with sour cream. 12.50
  • Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Burger: Hamburger topped with melted cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato & our thousand island dressing. 12.50
  • Guacamole & Salsa Burger: Hamburger topped with jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream. 12.50
  • Cheeseburger: Hamburger covered with your choice of cheddar, jack, american or swiss cheese, and served with lettuce, tomato, & our housemade thousand island dressing. (Onions on request.) 11.95
  • Veggie Burger: Veggie patty topped with sauteed mushrooms, choice of cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato & thousand island dressing. 12.50
  • Patty Melt: Hamburger served on grilled rye with sauteed onions, tomato, and american cheese. 11.95 

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

  • Favorite restaurant for a cheeseburger
  • Favorite Veggie Burger
  • Favorite traditional cheeseburger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger

 

Kings Row Gastropub
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Full Bar
  • Pub Grub

Located in the heart of Old Pasadena, Kings Row Gastropub is a casual restaurant nestled

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inside a historic landmark building constructed in the early 20th century, with the original architecture and materials preserved.While the vibe at Kings Row is fun and inviting, our scratch kitchen offers diners some serious pub nosh, as well as creative reinterpretations of British classics, like our Shepherd’s Stack and Cheeky Bastard Poutine.

Our conscientious food, sourced almost exclusively from California, is served on small plates or share plates, along with a charcuterie carte menu, blackboard specials, and an ever-changing array of delectable dishes made from the freshest ingredients from the farm and sea. Our full bar offers more than 60 beers, specializing in small-craft and local brewers and Belgian ales and styles, as well as handcrafted cocktails, and quaint, unique wine selections.

For Cheeseburger Week, Kings Row offers:

  • The Special burger for Cheeseburger week is: The "backyard burger": Single patty of house ground creek stone farms Angus beef, with American cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles, and onion + sesame brioche $6 - this is a la carte and does not come with fries or salad.

  • We also will be featuring our newest burger as a single and also a la carte at $6. The "Cluck Norris": House ground Mary's chicken + American cheese + special sauce + pickles + lettuce + onion + sesame brioche

Vote for Kings Row Gastropub in these categories:

  • Favorite restaurant for a burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger

Menu and drink selections may be subject to change (based on availability).

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Kings Row in these categories:

  • Favorite burger
  • Favorite gourmet cheeseburger
  • Favorite craft beer with a burger

For Cheeseburger Week, Kings Row created a special burger: 2 beef patties: (sustainable, no antiobiotics, hormone free) Ground In house daily, Deep Applewood Smoked Bacon, Crispy Onion Rings, Whiskey BBQ Sauce

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 DavidFarnworth 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
  • PG Tipsey: Beefeater gin, Pimms, St. Germain, PG Tincture, Cucumber bitters in a ricks glass with spanked mint leaf

 

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

Meat District Company
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Barbecue
  • Full Bar

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RIBS! BURGER! BEER!

MEAT DISTRICT CO. HOOKS UP PASADENA WITH AN EXCITING NEW DINING EXPERIENCE AND AN ADDICTIVE “PADDOCK TO PLATE” INSPIRED MENU

Meat District Co. aims to re-awaken the senses & bring a new kind of dining to the streets of Los Angeles. Located in the heart of Old Pasadena on North Raymond, Meat District Co. collaborated with design rm DS17 to create an enticing blend of old-school and contemporary style in an open yet rustic space, evoking a comfortable and inviting atmosphere where guests are encouraged to eat, relax and “let the addiction begin”.

Meat District Co. works in partnership with some of America’s most sustainable producers delivering experiences & dishes that tick all the boxes when it comes to quality & taste, leaving you wanting more each & everytime – an ADDICTION waiting to be savoured.

Meat District Co. remembers a time when beef came from a farm and not a factory – when ’100% beef’ was actually from a cow. we have decided its time to bring the farm to your doorstep with ALL NATURAL ‘NEVER EVER’ BEEF (hormone, steroid & antibiotic free produce).

For Cheeseburger Week, Meat District Company

  • Truffle Burger: 1/2 lb patty w. truffle parmesan, arugula roasted peppers, tomato, truffle aioli
  • Grilled Chicken Burger: Grilled free range chicken bream lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, house sauce

  • Brie Burger: 1/2 lb patty w. double cream brie cheese, cranberry sauce, radish, arugula, horseradish mayo

Vote for Meat District Company in the Cheeseburger Challenge.

  • Favorite restaurant for a burger
  • Favorite gourmet burger
  • Favorite alternative burger
  • Favorite Sliders

 

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 Cheeseburger Week, Mi Piace offers (on the lunch menu):

  • mi piace black label burger: exclusive prime rib eye mix topped w/ applewood smoked bacon, caramelized maui onions, white cheddar & organic tomato on a brioche bun. served w/ a side of sweet house made pickles & hand cut homemade french fries.

Vote for Mi Piace in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Gourmet Cheeseburger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Cocktail Before (or With) a Cheeseburger

 

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

HOURS

BREAKFAST  
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LUNCH AND DINNER  
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
HAPPY HOUR IN THE LOUNGE  
Monday All Night!
Tuesday - Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LATE NIGHT MENU  
Sunday and Monday 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday and Wednesday not available
Thursday 11:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday and Saturday 12:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Paul Martin's American Grill
Downtown Pasadena
  • American

Paul Martin’s American Grill is on a mission to make the food America loves set to a higher

standard, all served in an environment of convivial and remarkable hospitality. We warmly invite you to enjoy America’s New Food Story.

Located in the lively Shops on Lake Avenue, our restaurant offers classic American fare in a sophisticated and convivial setting. Upon entry, guests are welcomed by our inviting expansive bar and lounge, complete with communal tables and plush seating. Step outside to our patio or enjoy our dining room, featuring intimate tables and our lively open kitchen. With a convenient free parking structure, we’re a desirable dining location in Los Angeles.

From the first bite of our luscious Classic American Burger – seared on our live fire mesquite grill – to the last slice of artisan cheese in a Butcher’s Board shared with friends, you’ll enjoy every moment spent at Paul Martin’s American Grill in Pasadena. Located in the Shops on Lake Avenue, we serve classic American cuisine set to a higher standard. Our polished yet welcoming dining room and cheerful bar is the ideal venue for raising a toast to good times.

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 2018 Cheeseburgeer Week special meal for $13.00. Enjoy a cheeseburger, fries and a soft drink for one low price. Download the coupon here:

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.

 

A 2nd edition of Hamburger America by George Motz was just released. It 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
Plate 38
East Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers
  • California
TRY SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY At Plate 38

The chefs of Plate 38 take their creativity to the kitchen developing original distinct flavor Plate 38combinations with local and organic ingredients. From Italian to French, they transform the traditional into new american faire for the local neighborhood crowd. Cultivating a lavish 5-star tasting experience within an industrial yet comfortable atmosphere.

The chalkboard specials vary from chilled soups, foie gras appetizers, fresh wild caught fish, braised short-ribs, filet, lamb, and many more delicacies.

 

For the Cheeseburger Challenge and Cheeseburger Week, Plate 38 offers:

  • Barbeque Burger: 1/3 lb. beef patty | blue cheese crumbles | applewood bacon | crispy red onion | butter lettuce | bbq sauce | garlic aioli | brioche bun
  • Truffle Mushroom Burger: 1/3 lb. beef patty | wild mushrooms | demi-glace | caramelized onion | arugula | truffle cheese | chive aioli | brioche bun
  • Smoked Mozzarella Burger: 1/3 lb. beef patty | smoked mozzarella | roasted tomatoes | caramelized onion | arugula | chive aioli | brioche bun
  • Classic Burger: 1/3 lb. beef patty | lettuce | tomatoes | red onions | cheddar cheese | garlic aioli | brioche bun

You can vote for Plate 38 in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Who serves your favorite burger?
  • Who serves your favorite bar burger?
  • Who serves your favorite gourmet burger?
  • Who serves your favorite cocktail with (or before) a burger? 

 

  • Plate 38 Restaurant, Bar & Grill
  • 2361 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
  • t: 626.793.7100 | e: info@plate38.com
  • OPENING TIMES
  • Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 11pm
  • Friday 10:30am - 12am | Saturday 8am - 12am
  • Sunday 8am - 10pm
  • HAPPY HOURS
  • Daily 4pm - 6pm | 9pm - close
  • All Night Monday 4pm - 11pm
Rounds Premium Burgers
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • American
  • Burgers

Founded in 2011 by brothers George and Charbel Ghaby, Rounds Premium Burgers is a fun,

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new twist on the classic American burger stand, offering a flavorful selection of classic fare, recreated to be uniquely Rounds. Rounds Premium Burgers offers something for every taste - whether meat lover or vegan, health nut or not, your round awaits! Simply put, exceptional quality at an affordable price.

For Cheeseburger Week, Rounds Premium Burgers offers 15% off your total food bill (alcoholic beverages not included).

Enjoy a Classic Cheeseburger at Rounds and vote in the Cheeseburger Challenge.

Download the coupon here and bring it for your discount:

"Just the Way You Like It!" That's the motto at Rounds. Your burger, your way, every time. Rounds gives you the tools, and you build your masterpiece, whether you like it plain and simple or loaded with toppings and messy. Create your own round from the wide selection of meats, cheeses and toppings available, or choose from signature menu items. Rounds uses only the freshest, finest ingredients, and makes each round by hand, when you order. Rounds' mission is simple: Great food, great prices, and friendly folks each and every time you visit.

For Rounds' Pasadena Restaurant Week specials, please contact the restaurant.Rounds burger

Build your own at Rounds or choose one of these favorites:

  • THE WESTERN- BBQ SAUCE, BACON & ONION STRINGS
  • THE DEVIL- BUFFALO SAUCE, BACON & BREADED JALAPEÑOS
  • THE SANTA FE- CHIPOTLE AIOLI, GREEN CHILE PEPPER & JACK
  • THE TRIPLE CHEESE- MELTED AMERICAN, JACK & CHEDDAR CHEESES, GARLIC AIOLI
  • THE EXECUTIVE- CARAMELIZED ONIONS, BACON, BLUE CHEESE & GARLIC AIOLI
  • THE HAWAIIAN- TERIYAKI SAUCE, GRILLED PINEAPPLE & JACK
  • THE SLOPPER- LOTS OF CHILI, CHEESE & ONIONS
  • THE CLASSIC- THE ROUNDS WAY- LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONIONS, PICKLES & 1000 ISLAND
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 Cheeseburger Week, Roy's offers: 

  • Wagyu Burger: Caramelized Onion Truffle Mushrooms - Sunny Side Up Egg - Togarashi Aioli - Fries

  • Kalua Pork Sliders with Crispy Onions – Lilikoi Slaw

You can vote for Roy's in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • What is your favorite restaurant for a burger?
  • What is your favorite bar burger?
  • What is your favorite white table cloth burger?
  • What is your favorite alternative burger?

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Bar Only)
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 Cheeseburger Challenge, Ruth's Chris offers:

  • Prime Burger (in the bar only): 

You can vote for Ruth's Chris Steak House in the following categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite Restaurant for a Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail Before (or with) a Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger

 

Slater's 50/50
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers

Slaters-burgerSlater’s 50/50 was founded around a passion for gourmet comfort food and craft beer. Together, Scott Slater and Executive Chef Brad Lyons created our now famous 50/50 Burger – 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef taking the Southern California restaurant scene by storm.We rotate our beers on tap daily, delivering our guests the best sports bar and beer selection in town.

 

For Pasadena Restaurant Week, Slater's 50/50 is offering lunch at $15 and dinner at $26.

 

All burgers are weighed AFTER cooking:

  • The 50/50: Designed to perfection, our signature patty is topped with a sunny side up egg, avocado mash, pepper jack cheese and chipotle adobo mayo on white brioche.
  • B’ B’ B’ Bacon Burger: Bacon-lovers unite. Our 50/50 patty with bacon American cheese, sunny side up egg, thick cut bacon and bacon island dressing on a bacon pretzel bun.
  • The Old Timey: The classic American burger with all natural, choice ground beef, American cheese, thick cut bacon, grilled onions, green leaf lettuce, tomato and 1000 island dressing on white brioche.
  • The Flamin’ Hot: Spice things up with our all natural, choice fire beef patty, beer battered jalapeños, fire roasted green chilies, pepper jack cheese and chipotle adobo mayo on white brioche.
  • Hawaiian Burger: Island-inspired, our 50/50 patty topped with grilled pineapple, Spam®, sunny side up egg, American cheese, baconnaise and a teriyaki glaze on white brioche.
  • Peanut Butter & Jellousy: Slater’s favorite and award winning! All natural, ground beef topped with thick cut bacon, creamy peanut butter and strawberry jelly on a honey wheat bun.
  • Fritos® Crunch Burger: A chili cheeseburger with a crunch! Our all natural, choice ground beef patty topped with melted cheddar cheese, our signature chili, Fritos® and 1000 island dressing on white brioche.
  • Big Daddy Melt: The Patty Melt, Slater’s style! 2/3lb all natural, choice ground beef patty, melted cheddar & Swiss cheese, grilled onions and a horseradish aioli sandwiched between grilled rye bread.
  • World’s Greatest Turkey Burger:We challenge you to disagree! Our turkey patty topped with smoked gouda, baby greens, red onions, a portobello mushroom cap and creamy pesto sauce on a honey wheat bun.
  • The Eat Your Veggies Burger: Hearty vegan patty, alfalfa sprouts, avocado mash, cucumber slices and garlic aioli on a honey wheat bun.
Sushi Roku
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • Japanese

The standard for forward-thinking sushi in town, Sushi Roku is as stylish as its patrons. Start

with edamame or cucumber sunomono, move on to the salmon tempura roll with spicy ponzu cream, and choose from dozens of sushi selections or main courses like eight-hour braised kurobuta pork. Extensive sake and signature cocktail selection.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge and Cheeseburger Week, Sushi Roku offers:

SLIDERS: w/garden salad:

  • PANKO CRUSTED SEABASS 14

  • CRISPY CHICKEN TATSU AGE 12

  • WAGYU SLIDERS 16 

You can vote for Sushi Roku in the Cheeseburger Challenge in the following categories:

  • What is your favorite restaurant for a cheeseburger?
  • Favorite sliders?
  • Favorite white tablecloth burger?
  • Favorite alternative burger?

 

 

Tap + Kitchen
North Pasadena

tap & kitchen, inspired by the taverns, gastropubs, brasseries and bistros from around the world. Claud and Co welcomes you to the newest Pasadena destination to gather and enjoy "pints & bites".

Chef Claud has over 25 years of industry experience and is known for three other ventures in Pasadena. Bacchus Kitchen has an expensive wine list and live music; Claud & Co is the versatile catering company which inspired The Eatery and Perry’s is a new, Cal-Asian fusion restaurant in the Dusit2 Hotel Constance.

For Cheeseburger Week, Tap + Kitchen offers the Tap & Kitchen burger - the Guadalajara Burger  Loganiza and Ground chuck on Tellera bread, Pico de Gallo salsa and melted Oaxaca cheese, chipotle adobo spread , pickled cabbage > paired with a beer from the tap. 

the bluRoom at the DusitD2 Hotel Constance
Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • American
  • Fusion

With a modern sophisticated design and furnishings, the intimate Perry’s Lounge offers an Dust logoeclectic wine list, craft cocktails, premium artisanal beers and unique presentations of bar bites and small plates.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge and Cheeseburger Week, Constance Perry's Lounge offers:

  • the bluRoom at the dusitD2 Hotel Constance -  Ground beef and pork patty with tarragon and shallots on sour dough bread , Form de Ambert Blue and arugula greens , caramelized onion jam - paired with a signature Bourbon Manhattan . 

You can vote for the bluRoom in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite restaurant for a burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Innovative Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with (or before) a Burger

Open daily:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm 
    (serving food until 10 pm)
  • Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 am 
    (serving food until 11 pm)
  • Happy Hour now nightly 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Wednesday : 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact number: (626) 486 2950

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The Counter
Downtown Pasadena, South Lake Avenue
  • American
  • Burgers

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.

Check out the full menu here.

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

  • Favorite Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger (Old School)
  • Favorite Turkey Burger (Chipotle Turkey)
  • Favorite Alternative Burger (Bison and Brie salad)
The Stand
Downtown Pasadena
  • Burgers

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.

For Cheeseburger Week, The Stand offers $3 OFF Any Burger or Sandwich after 3PM.

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

  • Favorite restaurant for a burger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger
  • Favorite Turkey Burger
  • Favorite Veggie 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 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 Cheeseburger Week and the Cheeseburger Challenge, the Tap Room has entered:

  • Wagyu Sliders: American Wagyu Beef, Bacon Tomato Jam, P’tit Basque Cheese and Caramelized Onion on a Brioche Bun

  • (626) 585-6218
  • http://langhamtaproom.com/
The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena

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

  • The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Pasadena is at 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena
  • (626) 585-6218

For Cheeseburger Week and the Cheeseburger Challenge, The Terrace offers:

  • Terrace Burger: Cheddar, 1000 Island, Red Onions, Heirloom Tomato, Brioche Bun, French Fries

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

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, True Food Kitchen offers:

  • Inside Out Quinoa Burger

Vote for True Food kitchen in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Restaurant for a Burger
  • Favorite Veggie Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail Before (or with) a Burger
Twohey's Tavern
East Pasadena
  • American

TWOHEY'S TAVERN IS A LIVELY NEW RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF PASADENA

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THAT PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE CLASSIC AMERICAN DINER. CHEF TRAVIS LIMOGE EXECUTES A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF OUR ORIGINAL 1940’S MENU WHILE HONORING OLD WORLD COOKING TECHNIQUES AND A COMMITMENT TO SEASONALITY.

Twohey’s Tavern had better head your holiday hit list of best new restaurants to try. It’s 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.

At Twohey’s Tavern, Executive Chef Travis Limoge is as intense and complex as the elevated flavors he creates.

The concept, Chef Travis explained, was to take original dishes from the 1940s era Twohey's menu and create a modern, upscale approach to those dishes.

For Cheeseburger Week, Twohey's Tavern offers the Little Stinko 2.0 and the Chili Dip.

You can vote for Twohey's Tavern in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Restaurant for a Burger
  • Favorite New Restaurant for a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger 
  • Favorite Craft Beer with a Burger

 

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

2835 E. FOOTHILL BLVD | PASADENA, CA 91107

Umami Burger
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers

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.

For the Cheeseburger Challenge and Cheeseburger Week, Umami has

  • IMPOSSIBLE BURGER: The burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like meat -- made entirely from plants.

  • MANLY BURGER: house beer-cheddar cheese, bacon lardons, smoked-salt onion strings, Umami ketchup, mustard spread

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Umami Burger in these categories:

  • Favorite restaurant for a burger
  • Favorite alternative burger
  • Favorite  cocktail with (or before) a burger
  • Favorite gourmet burger

 

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

 

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 Cheeseburger Week and the Cheeseburger Challenge, Vertical offers: 

  • Burger Sliders: 3 all-beef sliders served with different cheeses:  gruyere/cheddar/morbier
  • Grilled Cheese Flatbread Sandwich: served with 3 cheese medley and mixed with your choice of mushroom medley or bacon jalepeno and a cup of tomato soup
  • Reservations call 626-795-3999
  • Vertical Wine Bistro is upstairs at 70 North Raymond Avenue (north of Union Street) in Old Pasadena.
  • www.verticalwinebistro.com
White Horse Lounge
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
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, White Horse offers:

  • Apple Pie Bacon Cheeseburger: 1/2 lb chuck brisket beef patty with aged cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, apple cinnamon chutney (apple pie filling), red onion jalapeño marmalade on toasted sweet bun.

Vote for White Horse Lounge for Favorite Burger.

You can also vote for White Horse Lounge in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Who serves your favorite bar burger?
  • Who serves your favorite cocktail with (or before) a burger?
  • Who serves your favorite alternative burger?
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.

    Whole Foods Market - Arroyo / 110 & Bellevue
    Downtown Pasadena
    • American
    • Burgers
    • Healthy

    At Whole Foods Market®, "healthy" means a whole lot more. It goes beyond good for you, to also encompass the greater good. Whether you're hungry for better, or simply food-curious, we offer a place for you to shop where value is inseparable from values.

    To give you the best experience and products, we consider quality the highest form of value. Here that means strict standards that take into account such things as artificial food preservatives, sustainable seafood, animal welfare, antibiotics in meat and pesticides in vegetables. We don’t sell just anything, because when you want natural food products, we are committed to going beyond your expectations.

    Women's City Club
    Playhouse District
    • American

    Discover the Women's City Club of Pasadena

     

    Nestled in the heart of Pasadena's Playhouse District, lies the beautiful 1906 historic Edmund Blinn House, home of the "Women's City Club of Pasadena." Since 1945, the Women's City Club of Pasadena has provided an elegant meeting place where local women enjoy good times leisurely, network professionally, and impact our community meaningfully together.

     

    The Women's City Club of Pasadena provides a wide variety of events.  Contact us today to see which events would best suit your interests in order to sample the many benefits of membership! Be sure to subscribe today to start getting a schedule of events that you may want to attend! 

     

    For Cheeseburger Week, join the Women's City Club for their Thursday Member Mixer to taste delicious burgers and more. 

     

    The Women's City Club is a member organization, contact the club for information on events that are open to the public. 

    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.

    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 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