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Cheeseburger Week is the second week of January.

Pasadena Restaurant Week is in May.

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

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

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Cheeseburger Week

During Cheeseburger Week from January 6th to January 11th,  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.

Click here for your favorites in the Cheeseburger Challenge: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Cheeseburger_Challenge_2019

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 

You can vote for Bacchus' Kitchen in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger
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 bar burger
  • Favorite alternative cheeseburger
  • Favorite gourmet cheeseburger

Cameron's is at:

  • 1978 E. COLORADO BLVD.
  • PASADENA, CA
  • 626-793-3474
Central Grille
Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • California
  • Full Bar

Central Grille, formerly Central Park is the newly remodeled restaurant located in Pasadena

and part of a group of restaurants operated by David Yost & Randy Hoffman. These include Canoe House and SHAKERS in South Pasadena, The Diner on Main in Alhambra and Central Grille in Glendale. 

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

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

219 South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena

Cindy's
Pasadena Adjacent
  • American

Cindy’s Eagle Rock is a vintage American diner in Eagle Rock (LA, CA) dishing up the finest regional selections using locally sourced, organic ingredients.

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, you can vote for The Boat in these categories:

  • Favorite Beer with a Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Burger
  • Favorite Veggie/Vegan 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
Constance Perry's by Claud Beltran at the Hotel Constance Pasadena
Downtown Pasadena
  • Cal-Asian
  • Full Bar

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Constance Perry’s – by Claud Beltran, is located in Hotel Constance on Colorado Boulevard, in the heart of Pasadena’s business and theater district. Beltran is a celebrated Southland chef who gained attention from locals and visitors with notable Pasadena restaurants “The Eatery” and “Bacchus Kitchen”. Featuring a Cal-Asian inspired menu at Perry’s - with a twist. “While Cal Asian cuisine is the focus of the cuisine at Perry’s, I like to mix it up a bit with influences from Thailand, Vietnam, China – Asia in general, yet prepared with California sensibility and complimented with French techniques,” Beltran said. Perry’s was named in honor of Constance Perry, the Pasadena socialite and developer of Hotel Constance in 1926. The menu is designed by Beltran and includes items such as Pan seared Scallops with buckwheat soba noodles, snow peas and ginger carrot vinaigrette.  Suggested wine pairings will highlight a deep and varied selection of primarily California wines. The décor of Perry’s is contemporary and stylishly sophisticated but offers a relaxed dining experience with a combination of booths, tables and the very popular communal table.

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

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

Open daily:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Executive Chef Claud Beltran brings his lends his epicurean experience and culinary team to the Hotel Constance.

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, The Counter offers a special deal: Get the Old School burger (1/3 lb. burger, Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and pickles on a Brioche bun with a side of small fries for $10. Mention you are there for the "Old School Cheeseburger Week Special" to get the discount. 

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 
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 Cheeseburger Challenge, Del Frisco's is competing in these categories:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth 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 KPOP. To celebrate Pasadena’s unique heritage as birthplace of the cheeseburger, Dog Haus will be serving the KPOP for $6.99. KPOP features two griddle-smashed Creekstone beef patties, kalbi glaze, white American cheese and KPOP 1000 island served on a grilled King’s Hawaiian bun.

In addition 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 veggie/vegan 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 gourmet 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
  • American
  • Full Bar

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. 

You can support Du-par's Pasadena in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Traditional Burger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

 

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

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

For thwe Cheeseburger Challenge, Flemings is vying in these categories: 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Favorite Bar 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 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.

 

Great Maple
Downtown Pasadena
  • Full Bar
  • American

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

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

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

 

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.

You can vote for Green Street Restaurant in these categories in the Cheeseburger Challenge:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Traditional Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

 

 

Kathleen's Restaurant
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

You an vote for Kathleen's in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Traditional Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger
  • Favorite Turkey 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 the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for King's Row in these categories:

  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger

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

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, Lucky Bladwin's Trappiste Pub is vying in these categories: 

  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • favorite Traditional 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 Pub

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

Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste

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

Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Cafe

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

Website: www.luckybaldwins.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can vote for Mi Piace in the the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

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

 

  • 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. 

Millie's Cafe
North Pasadena
  • American

Silver Lake diner legend Millie’s Cafe has expanded to Pasadena. The nearly century-old restaurant has been a staple along Sunset Boulevard even as Silver Lake’s dining fortunes have ebbed and flowed, and now ownership will try its hand further east.

In a surprise post on the restaurant’s Instagram page, Millie’s Cafe owners announced a new location on E. Washington Boulevard. The busy commercial block abuts Altadena to the north, and already sports the popular corner coffee shop Lavender & Honey. Not far from the new Millie’s Cafe is Fox’s, a true Altadena diner classic that was recently purchased by the group behind Cindy’s diner in Eagle Rock.

This new Millie’s will be a far cry from the original, at least in terms of decor. The space is much smaller and has not been quietly cobbled together over the years, giving the dining area a more fast-casual feel, complete with faux brick, subway tile, and lots of industrial metal stools and chairs.

New School of Cooking
Playhouse District, Downtown Pasadena
  • American

Restaurant at New School of Cooking Pasadena is

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offering house baked goods, full menu breakfast and lunch and a full coffee bar.

 

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

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.

You can vote for Paul Martin's American Grill in these Cheeseburger Challenge categories:

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

 

  • Paul Martin's American Grill is located at 455 S Lake Ave, Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91101
  • 626-773-7600
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 Traditional Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Lunch Counter Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger

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
Plate 38
East Pasadena
  • American
  • Burgers
  • California
  • Full Bar
  • Vegetarian
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, you can vote for Plate 38 in these categories:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
  • Favorite Alternative 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
POP Champagne Bar and Restaurant
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Continental

POP Champagne Bar and Restaurant is a sexy place for first dates, social gatherings, after-POP logowork drinks, or any night out on the town. Our simple yet elegant décor complements the historical architecture and culture of Old Town Pasadena.Indulge yourself in our extensive selection of Champagnes, sparkling wines, dessert wines and artisanal beers, to be enjoyed with our full savory menu of delectable entrees, small plates, gourmet cheeses, caviar, charcuterie, and of course our house made desserts that will tantalize your taste buds.

For theCheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for POP in these categories:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Wine or Beer with a Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger

At POP there is no need to feel intimidated by an endless list of wines when you can speak with our on-site certified sommelier. We are here to help you find the perfect pairing for your food or point you towards a new wine that may soon become your favorite.With over fifty wines by the glass, ever-changing flights, and a growing bottle list, POP is the perfect place for novices and connoisseurs alike, to explore and play in the alluring world of Champagne and desserts.

 

  • Telephone: (626) 795-1295

 

 

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.

"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 the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can vote for Rounds Premium Burgers in these categories: 

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger
  • Favorite Veggie/Vegan Burger

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

  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger

 

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

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

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

For the Cheeseburger Challenge, you can voter Ruth's Chris in these categories:

  • Favorite Sliders
  • 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 Groumet Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

 

  • Tel 626.792.9999
  • 110 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
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.

For Cheeseburger Week, The Counter offers a special deal: Get the Old School burger (1/3 lb. burger, Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and pickles on a Brioche bun with a side of small fries for $10. Mention you are there for the "Old School Cheeseburger Week Special" to get the discount. 

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
  • Favorite Turkey Burger 
  • Favorite Alternative Burger 
The Pan
Downtown Pasadena

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

 

 

The Stand
Downtown Pasadena, Playhouse District
  • Burgers
  • American

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 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 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

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

You can support The Terrace at the Langham in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
Trejo's Cantina
Playhouse District, Downtown Pasadena
  • Mexican
  • Full Bar

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

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

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

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

  • Favorite Alternative Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
  • Favorite Ethnic Burger

37 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, Ca 91101

626-792-4441

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

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

With a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options we offer something for 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, you can vote for True Food Kitchen in these categoriess:

  • Favorite Veggie/Vegan Burger
  • Favorite Alternative Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a Burger
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
  • Favorite Veggie/Vegan 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.

You can vote for Vertical Wine Bistro in the Cheeseburger Challenge in these categories:

  • Favorite Sliders
  • Favorite White Table Cloth Burger
  • Favorite Beer or Wine with a Burger
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  • Reservations call 626-795-3999
White Horse Lounge
Old Pasadena, Downtown Pasadena
  • American
  • Eclectic
  • Full Bar
White Horse Lounge

 

AN EXPERIENCE

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

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

  • Favorite Gourmet Burger
  • Favorite Bar Burger
  • Favorite Cocktail with a 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.

    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 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