Restaurants & Menus

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge are August 15th through September 25th. The four finalist cocktails meet to determine Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail at the Taste of Pasadena on September 25th at the Rose Bowl. For tickets visit www.pasadena-chamber.org and click on EVENTS.

Pasadena Restaurant Week 2015 is at the end of April. Enjoy the finest Pasadena has to offer with special prix fixe menus, meals and deals.

Cheeseburger Week returns in January, 2015.

If you want your restaurant to be included in Pasadena Restaurant Week 2014, click on Register My Restaurant to sign up or email paul@pasadena-chamber.org for details.

You can narrow your selection choices here:


SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

For 2015, SIP-tember returns August 15th for six weeks, culminating in the Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Finale on September 24th at the Rose Bowl. Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during SIP-tember, with some of our favorite Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails. The Taproom at the Langham Huntington Hotel, a|k|a Bistro, Vertical Wine Bistro and Bistro 45 take on returning champ Green Street Restaurant in taking the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktail and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists. Look for great interpretations of traditional cocktails. Try drinks created especially for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Previous drinks named Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail include the Broad Street Hurricane from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Cucumber Skinny-tini from Toro Sushi and the Vin de Pomplemousse from Green Street Restaurant.
Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.
In 2014, four hundred people were on hand for the finale of the SIP-tember Cocktail. The Sip-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Grand Finale is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce as a Pasadena Restaurant Week event sponsored by The City of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl. The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is an annual six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors served drinks that were paired against each other in a competition. Venues offering cocktails for the 2015 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include: New for 2015 are: SIP-tember kicks off with a citywide cocktail party to celebrate the 102nd  anniversary of the birth of America’s first culinary celebrity -  Pasadena’s own Julia Child. The Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party on August 15th takes place in restaurants all over Pasadena, culminating in a citywide happy birthday toast at 7:00pm. Patrons are encouraged to dress for a 1950s, 1960s or 1970s era cocktail party. Many of Pasadena’s restaurants and lounges take part in the friendly bracket competition. SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the Taste of Pasadena provide a terrific opportunity for patrons to visit new places, remember old favorites and see the breadth of excellent offerings found in the Pasadena area. Sponsors of SIP-tember: a celebration of the cocktail include Presenting Sponsor the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Gold Sponsor of SIP-tember and the Taste of Pasadena is The City of Pasadena.

Click here to vote in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge

To vote for your favorite in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, click here: www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/vote

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

a/k/a Bistro

Conveniently located in Old Pasadena's stylish One Colorado Plaza, a/k/a is the latest concept by renowned restaurateurs Deborah and Robert Simon, who have also operated Bistro 45 for the last 20 + years in Pasadena, and previously launched the a/k/a concept in St. Helena two and a half years ago to critical acclaim. Drawing flavors and menu focus from California wine country sensibility and from specific, [caption id="attachment_3312" align="alignright" width="154"]The Kombucha Cocktail from a/k/a Bistro The Kombucha Cocktail from a/k/a Bistro[/caption] sustainable, and, where ever possible, organic sources is what a/k/a is all about. a/k/a's sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance is highlighted by gracious and abundant hospitality, and a diverse menu featuring choices for every taste. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, a/k/a offers:
  • The Kombucha Cocktail: Selvarey Panamanian Rum, Raspberry Liquer, Fresh Lime, Pomegranate Kombucha
  • Call 626.564.8111 for reservations
  • A/K/A: an American Bistro is at 41 Hugus Alley in Old Pasadena
  • www.akabistro.com

Alondra Hot Wings

Our vision here, at Alondra Hot Wings, is to build a respectable franchise serving qualityalondra logofood for families, with great service in a quality atmosphere. It is an Obligation for any member thereof to hold true and carry out this task. We as a whole want to build a solid reputation for our flagship slogan, “Best Wings in Town!” To ensure that this fine establishment meets its said goal, each member of this unit must conform and deliver their end of the employee agreement. My World Enterprises Incorporated wishes to expand construction of new restaurants in [caption id="attachment_3326" align="alignright" width="225"]The Appellation from Alondra Hot Wings The Appellation from Alondra Hot Wings[/caption] new locales, creating a broad demographic, resulting in customer satisfaction in taste and atmosphere, as well as beautifying the land and city its occupying, making Alondra Hot Wings the preferred choice when dining out. For SIP-tember, Alondra Hot Wings offers these drinks in the Bracket Challenge Competition:
  • The Guma: Malibu Rum, strawberry puree, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, Taijin, lime juice, rimmed with Chamoy and Taijin garnished with a lime wedge
  • Appellation: Honey Jack, caramel, sour apple pucker, sweet & sour, shaken and strained over ice
  • Sweet Dame: Absolut Mandarin, mango puree, peach schnapps, lime juice, sweet & sour garnished with a cherry
 
  • Alondra Hot Wingds is at 2675 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
  • Phone: (323) 274-1024
  • Website: www.alondrawings.com

Bar 1886 at the Raymond Restaurant

The Raymond Restaurant features an innovative, contemporary menu in a casual-fine dining setting. Chef Tim Guiltinan creates inspired, modernized, classic American cuisine that is global in it's scope. He raymond_logocombines the familiar and exotic using moden and classic cooking techniques. The wine list features a varied selection of domestic and international wines featuring premier and boutique wineries. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a special occasion – we look forward to serving you. Calling all cocktailians: Contemporary bar culture made a late but entirely fashionable entrance this week in Pasadena with the opening of 1886, the watering hole at The Raymond Restaurant. The Raymond’s management and owners partnered with mixology masters Marcos Tello [caption id="attachment_3299" align="alignright" width="300"]The Frank Underwood from Bar 1886 at The Raymond The Frank Underwood from Bar 1886 at The Raymond[/caption] and Aidan Demarest of Tello Demarest Liquid Assets to curate the much-anticipated, artisan cocktail bar. Tello’s lengthy CV includes crafting the cocktail selection at The Varnish and The Edison in downtown Los Angeles. Demarest, too, is an Edison alum and also noted for his libations at First & Hope. Appealing to Pasadenans’ sense of tradition, the drink menu at 1886 incorporates sly nods to local history and lore.
  • The Raymond is at 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena [caption id="attachment_3298" align="alignright" width="300"]Bar 1886 present the Sex Panther Bar 1886 present the Sex Panther[/caption]
  • Reservations: (626) 441-3136
  • http://www.theraymond.com/
Bracket Challenge, Bar 1886 at The Raymond Offers:
  • The Sex Panther: Lavendar infused gin, Yellow Chartreuse, honey, fresh squeezed lemon and grapefruit juice
  • The Frank Underwood: Peach tea infused bourbon Old Fashioned served with a dehydrated candied peach
   

Bistro 45

Welcome to Bistro 45 and welcome to a place where you are the most important person in our world. Pleasing your palate and providing you with a memorable, personalized dining experience is our only objective. In the Bistro's 22nd year we'd like to say an extra "thank you" to you and the readers, writers and editors of the Zagat Survey and Wine Spectator. Here is the Bistro 45 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge entry:
  • The Cool Hand Luke: Nolets Gin, St. Germain, muddled cucumber, splash of soda [caption id="attachment_3313" align="alignright" width="239"]The Cool Hand Luke from Bistro 45 The Cool Hand Luke from Bistro 45[/caption]
  • Call (626) 795-2478 for reservations
  • 45 South Mentor Avenue in Pasadena
  • www.bistro45.com

Central Park Restaurant

Central Park specializes in mouth watering steaks, fresh fish, hand-crafted pastas and 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 SIP-tember, Central Park offers the Summer Peach Mule: Absolut Vodka, ginger beer, [caption id="attachment_3301" align="alignright" width="198"]The Summer Peach Mule from Central Park The Summer Peach Mule from Central Park[/caption] fresh peach puree, lime juice.

Del Frisco’s Grille

Local flavor fit to be shared. Our diverse and delicious menu has something for everyone.del friscos logo 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 SIP-tember, Del Frisco's Grille these drinks in the Cocktail Bracket Challenge:
  • The VIP Cocktail: Sweet Hawaiian pineapple-infused Svedka Clementine Vodka
  • White Sangria: Pinot Grigio, white peach puree, peach schnapps, fresh berries
  • 150 South Lake Avenue, Suite 150
  • 626-765-9913

dusitD2 hotel constance pasadena – bluRoom

Pasadena’s newest dining and social destinations, Hotel Constance’s signature restaurant Dusit 2and cocktail lounge combine striking design with innovative culinary offerings and superb service for a truly special experience. With a modern, sophisticated design and furnishings, hand-crafted cocktails such as its signature blublossom, an eclectic wine list, premium artisanal beers, and unique presentations of bar bites and small plates, the bluRoom is the most sought-after cocktail destination in Pasadena. [caption id="attachment_3285" align="alignleft" width="216"]Dusit D2 Blu Room mojito dusitD2 hotel constance pasadena bluRoom mojito[/caption] Open daily:
  • Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 12 midnight (serving food until 10 pm)
  • Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 am (serving food until 11 pm)
For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, the bluRoom offers:
  • The bluRoom Mojito: cucumber, mint, Bacardi, Crème de Violette, lemon juice, Lychee liquor
  • The Dusit Delight: Los Amantes Mezcal, Countreau, Lemon, passion fruit, watermelomn, agave, orange bitters, sugar and pepper rim
  • The Constance: Grey Goose Citron, aquavero, lemon juice, basil, gingerbeer
Celebrated Restauranteur of Wokano, Spear (formerly Le Ka), EMC, Third Generation, Bunker Hill Bar and Grill and now Triple 8 and Monkee, Michael Kwan lends his epicurean experience and culinary team to the Constance Restaurant where he has created a fusion of CalAsian flavors with seasonal ingredients sourced at local farmer's markets in a contemporary dining experience unlike any other in Pasadena. Outdoor dining will be available in 2016.

El Cholo Cafe

It was a landmark year in 1927. Babe Ruth hit sixty home runs, Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic and a young couple named George and Aurelia Salisbury opened up a little Mexican restaurant on the outskirts of a small town named Los Angeles. That was the historic beginning to the rich tradition that is El Cholo®. All of the El Cholo® restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923.  Our distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous green corn tamales, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas.  Our combination plates along with newer comidas especiales and fresh grilled chicken tostadita and tostada compuesta salads have made El Cholo famous along with our irresistible nachos, which were introduced back in the 50’s by a young server named [caption id="attachment_3320" align="alignright" width="225"]The Habanero Martini from El Cholo The Habanero Martini from El Cholo[/caption] Carmen Rocha. But there is one thing that El Cholo® is especially known for and that is our famous El Cholo® MargaritasEl Cholo® pioneered the now renown Cuervo 1800 into their secret El Cholo® Margarita Recipe and it has become a "must taste” for visitors to Southern California. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, El Cholo offers:
  • Apple Margarita: Fresh apple, silver tequila, sweet and sour
  • Habanero Martini: Vodka, habanero peppers, cocktail onions
  • Watermelon Basil Margarita: Herradura Silver, fresh watermelon, fresh lime juice, El Cholo's Famous Margarita Mix, agave nectar, basil
 

Green Street Restaurant

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.
For SIP-tember, Green Street Restaurant offers:
  • Brown Derby: Elijah Craig 12 year, graprefruit juice, lemon juice, agave syrup, [caption id="attachment_3321" align="alignright" width="300"]Green Street Restaurant's Brown Derby Green Street Restaurant's Brown Derby[/caption] grapefruit twist
  • Dos Amigos: Raspberries, Don Julio Blanco Tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, salt, blood orange wit
  • Elder Fashion: Plymouth gin, St. Germain, Orange Grove Bitters, grapefruit twist
 

ix-tapa Cantina Grill

IX Tapa brings a touch of class to a time honored cuisine. Featuring the classic, home cooked dishes of the region, ix-tapa offers a wide ranging menu selection, from familiar entrée favorites to a large offering of bar bites. With over 7,000 square feet of space grandly appointed by LA based design firm AKAR Studios, IX Tapa boasts live music, dancing and a complete schedule of entertainment options.
  • Ix-Tapa is at 119 east Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. [caption id="attachment_3303" align="alignright" width="203"]El Tropical from ix-tapa Cantina El Tropical from ix-tapa Cantina[/caption]
  • 626.304.1000
  • www.cantinaixtapa.com/
For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, ix-tapa offers:
  • El Tropical: Malibu Coconut, Crème de Banana, Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice and whipped cream

Luggage Room at La Grande Orange

La Grande Orange Cafe now offers another culinary LGO Luggage Room photooption withLuggage Room inside the opening of the Luggage Room Pizzeria, aptly named for its location in the back room that used to house travelers’ baggage at the Santa Fe Station. The Luggage Room menu features pizzas fired in the wood-burning oven, many of them vegetarian, including the Mushroom Party (crimini, button and oyster mushrooms with sweet onion and fennel) and the farmers market pie (direct from farmers - always this season!). You can also customize your pie with toppings like pepperoni, artichokes and buffalo mozzarella. Onion, egg, lemon zest and “xtra love” are all available at no charge. The oven burns olive wood at approximately 700 degrees. The dough is crafted using the same starter that LGO uses for their signature English muffins. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Luggage Room offers: [caption id="attachment_3286" align="alignright" width="214"]The Love Child from The Luggage Room The Love Child from The Luggage Room[/caption]
  • Amaro Punch: Fords Gin, Amaro Cia Ciaro, lemon, sparkling water
  • The Love Child: Arette Blanco Tequila, coconut water, fresh mint, lime
Enjoy food, drink and fun at the Luggage Room:

Madeline Garden Bistro

Let us be part of your celebrations. Together we will create a special indoor/outdoor diningPrint experience or private celebration. Madeline Garden is here for you to enjoy offering a variety of dining and entertainment experiences. Our unique location was once a special development occupied by Albert Einstein. Some say they can feel the intelligence and energy he left here when he sought to reach higher levels of the quantum energy. This building has a very intriguing and mysterious history that we seek to preserve and share with our visitors. Along with charming brick construction; Madeline Garden is a hidden gem in an exclusive area. The old Caltech French building is open to serve brunch, high tea, French-Italian cuisine, small tapes and Isakaya, excellent wine pairing and fun spirits, along with talented artists to perform for you. Madeline Garden offers a modern European touch infused with Eastern old culture. We also bring the enjoyment of seasonal, farm fresh ingredients, to delight a wide range of tastes: including sea food lovers as well as vegetarians. We bring the culinary arts together. It is every chef's dream to serve you the greatest food. Madeline Garden gives you service that is from each staff's caring heart. We want to share amazing experiences for you that will become cherished memories. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Madeline Garden Bistro offers: [caption id="attachment_3335" align="alignright" width="300"]The Madeline Garden Manhattan The Madeline Garden Manhattan[/caption]
  • The Madeline Manhattan: Woodford Reserve, sweet vermouth, dash of Angostura, Luxardo cherry garnish
  • Madeline Garden Bistro & Venue
  • 1030 E. Green St., #102 in Pasadena
  • Phone: (626)795-5599
  • Website: www.madelinegarden.com

Magnolia House

Built over 100 years ago, it’s been a family home, a post-Prohibition liquor store and a myriad of modern businesses. The only consistency is the timelessness of the house and the stories it contains, as it’s reinvented once again into a neighborhood gathering place. Magnolia House is a hideaway for those in the know – offering unique craft cocktails and a small plate menu from around the world. Come in through our gate and take a seat at Magnolia House.
About Us_1
About Us_2
About Us_3
About-Us_4
For SIP-tember, Magnolia House offers: [caption id="attachment_3302" align="alignright" width="300"]Chloe Comes to Pasadena from Magnolia House Chloe Comes to Pasadena from Magnolia House[/caption]
  • Chloe Comes to Pasadena: Vodka, St. Germain, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime, Campari
  • A Thyme for Gentlemen: Stone fruit-infused gin, fresh lemon juice, apricot liqueur, thyme, Angostura bitters

Otis Bar at La Grande Orange Cafe

Housed in Pasadena’s historic 1935 Del Mar station, La Grande Orange Café is a LGOCafe_logotestament to American cooking done really well. The menu is created each day with fresh and honest ingredients. La Grande Orange has always emphasized, fresh, organic and seasonal even before it became cool to talk about. The menu showcases La Grande Orange Café’s ability to bring together big flavors with the most organic and fresh ingredients. The cooking takes accessible and commonly loved classics and brings them to a new level with a modern [caption id="attachment_3291" align="alignright" width="199"]Buck & Rider at the Otis Bar Buck & Rider at the Otis Bar[/caption] point of view. The cooking is fairly simple with a clear direction and done from the heart. Culturally, Bob’s philosophy is to just help great ingredients reach their full potential. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, The Otis Bar offers:
  • The Limelight: Frida Kahla Blanco tequila, elderflower, lime, cucumber, serrano
  • Buck & Rider: Rittenhouse Rye, Chine-China, Aperol, lemon
HAPPY HOUR in the Otis Bar Monday - Friday: 3:00-7:00pm (1/2 Off of Beer, HousemadeLuggage Room Love Child Sangria, Margaritas, Mojitos & Well Drinks)  

POP Champagne and Dessert Bar

POP Champagne & Dessert Bar is a sexy place for first dates, social gatherings, after-work 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. At POP there is no need to feel intimidated by an endless list of wines when you can speak [caption id="attachment_3306" align="alignright" width="220"]POP Champagne Bubbly Sour POP Champagne Bubbly Sour[/caption] 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. For SIP-tember, POP offers:
  • POP Punch: Lillet Rouge, sparkling wine, lemon juice, dash of Angostura & lavendar bitters, Luxardo cherry, lemon peel, lavendar sprig
  • Bubbly Sour: egg white, lemon juice, sparkling wine, an expressed orange peel, Peychaud's bitters and Angostura Bitters
  • Sparkling Mule: Ginger beer, pureed ginger root, lime juice, sparkling wine
  • Telephone: (626) 795-1295 [caption id="attachment_3307" align="alignright" width="205"]The Sparkly Mule from POP Champagne. The Sparkly Mule from POP Champagne.[/caption]

Raymond Restaurant

The Raymond Restaurant features an innovative, contemporary menu in a casual-fine dining setting. Chef Tim Guiltinan creates inspired, modernized, classic American cuisine that is global in it's scope. He combines the familiar and exotic using moden and classic cooking techniques. The wine list features a varied selection of domestic and international wines featuring premier and boutique wineries. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a special occasion – we look forward to serving you.
  • The Raymond is at 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena [caption id="attachment_3298" align="alignright" width="300"]Bar 1886 present the Sex Panther Bar 1886 present the Sex Panther[/caption]
  • Reservations: (626) 441-3136
For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, Bar 1886 at The Raymond Offers:
  • The Sex Panther: Lavendar infused gin, Yellow Chartreuse, honey, fresh squeezed lemon and grapefruit juice
  • The Frank Underwood: Peach tea infused bourbon Old Fashioned served with a dehydrated candied peach [caption id="attachment_3299" align="alignright" width="300"]The Frank Underwood from Bar 1886 at The Raymond The Frank Underwood from Bar 1886 at The Raymond[/caption]

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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 [caption id="attachment_3322" align="alignright" width="155"]The Royal Street Gin and Tonic from Ruth's Chris Steak House The Royal Street Gin and Tonic from Ruth's Chris Steak House[/caption] 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 SIP-tember, Ruth's Chris Steak House offers:
  • Sparkling Peach Martini: Absolut Peach, peach schnapps, Cranberry and fresh lime juice, Prosecco
  • Royal Street Gin and Tonic: Bombay gin, Domaine de Conton ginger liqueur, fresh lemon juice, tonic, rosemary sprig, pink peppercorns
  • Ruby Red Greyhound: Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Codka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Fee Bros. Grapefruit Bitters
 

Slater’s 50/50

Slater’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.

SORRISO / Bar Celona

Bar Celona:

Our menus feature not only the popular tapas offerings, but also a full lunchtime menu of salads and sandwiches, and several entree selections, including a variety of paella, for those arriving with a more substantial appetite. Bar Celona's wine list includes a wonderful and reasonably priced selection of popular wines.

SORRISO: Our menu will tempt you with popular Italian favorites including salads, pastas, pizzas, roasted and grilled meats. We also offer well inventive signature appetizers including Caprese, Shrimp Cocktail Martini and our famous SORRISO Crab Cakes. A wonderful selection of grilled meats including melt-in-your-month New Zealand Lamb Chops. The extensive Martini List is fun and includes super martinis such as the Marilyn Monroe, WOK N ROLL, and a sophisticated,pink- tinged martini named the Desperate House Wife! SORRISO's Wine List includes a wonderful and reasonably priced selection of [caption id="attachment_3305" align="alignright" width="176"]Ibiza Coller from SORRISO/Bar Celona Ibiza Coller from SORRISO/Bar Celona[/caption] popular California and Italian wines.  For SIP-tember, SORRISO/Bar Celona offers:
  • Bar Celona Cooler: Vodka, Triple Sec, fresh cucumbers, fresh mint, splash of soda, garnished with fresh mint and cucumber slices
  • Ibiza Summer: Peaches, fresh mint, whiskey, sweet & sour and ginger beer
  • Spicy Narinja: Tequila, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, Tajin seasoning garnished with orange slice and Tajin
 

SORRISO/Bar Celona

SORRISO/Bar Celona:

Our menus feature not only the popular tapas offerings, but also a full lunchtime menu of salads and sandwiches, and several entree selections, including a variety of paella, for those arriving with a more substantial appetite. Bar Celona's wine list includes a wonderful and reasonably priced selection of popular wines.

  • 38 East Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena [caption id="attachment_3300" align="alignright" width="186"]The Spicy Narinja from Bar Celona The Spicy Narinja from SORRISO/Bar Celona[/caption]
  • 626-405-1000
  • http://www.barcelonapasadena.com/
For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Bar Celona offers:
  • The Spicy Naranja: Tequila, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, Tajin seasoning garnished with orange slice and Tajin
  • Ibiza Summer: Peaches, fresh mint, whiskey, sweet & sour and ginger beer
  • Bar Celona Cooler: Vodka, Triple Sec, fresh cucumbers, fresh mint, splash of soda garnished with fresh mint and cucumber slices
[caption id="attachment_3289" align="alignleft" width="176"]Ibiza Summer from SORRISO/Bar Celona Ibiza Summer from SORRISO/Bar Celona[/caption]

The Hilton Pasadena

The Lounge at the Hilton Pasadena offers exquisitely crafted cocktails in a warm, comfortable, intimate setting. Enjoy cocktails inside or on the private outdoor patio. Enjoy great food and drink at The Hilton Pasadena. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, the Hilton Pasadena offers: [caption id="attachment_3297" align="alignright" width="165"]The Autumn Rye Rickey at The Hilton Pasadena The Autumn Rye Rickey at The Hilton Pasadena[/caption]
  • The Autumn Rye Rickey: Lime wheels, maple syrup, fresh lime juice, Bulliet Rye Bourbon, club soda
  • The Cranberry Gimlet: Grey Goose Citron, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, agave syrup

The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa

The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena is one of our most enticing lounges. With views from the bar's patio out across the expansive grounds and San Marino to the south,you can enjoy the finest cocktails in an unmatched setting. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, the Tap Room has entered:
  • Fig & Fennel: Amber rum infused with figs and fennel, lemon juice, mint infused simple syrup
  • Rob Royce: Balcones Brimstone Blue Corn Whiskey, China-China, Angostura bitters [caption id="attachment_3323" align="alignright" width="200"]Fig & Fennel from the Taproom at the Langham. Fig & Fennel from the Taproom at the Langham.[/caption] garnished with Luxardo Cherry
To dine at The Langham, Pasadena is to savor extraordinary dishes passionately prepared by a team of chefs, each determined to outdo their fellows with creativity and culinary flair. The Terrace - casual dining in refined surroundings
The Terrace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The comforting bistro style menu, created by Chef Erik Schuster, 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 Tap Room at the Langham is at 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena [caption id="attachment_3324" align="alignright" width="200"]Rob Royce at the Taproom at the Langham Huntington Pasadena Rob Royce at the Taproom at the Langham Huntington Pasadena[/caption]
  • (626) 585-6218
  • http://langhamtaproom.com/

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 WhiteHorselogo_310x401just pop in and we’ll be your company.  We’re here for the great conversation, complemented by the food and drink that it pairs best with.  Throughout history the “White Horse” has always represented something unique, exciting…and at times even majestic. We’re here to follow that lead. With a bar program developed by some of LA’s most exciting mixologists, a kitchen run by a fearless team of chefs, and entertainment that makes every night a new experience – we hope to provide every one of you a place where you can truly appreciate how great life can be. For the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge, White Horse Lounge offers: [caption id="attachment_3330" align="alignright" width="300"]The Smartass from White Horse Lounge The Smartass from White Horse Lounge[/caption]
  • Forbidden Sour: Absinthe wash, organic maple syrup, organic fresh squeezed grapefuit juice, egg white, Templeton rye whiskey, grapefruit bitters
  • The Smartass: Tullamore Irish Whiskey, Raw Honey, Organic Lemon juice, Guinness reduction and a spanked mint.
OUR FOOD
Take the joy of comfort, mix in the freshness of local sourcing, and sit back to enjoy Chef Ryan Maguire’s menu of deliciousness. Burgers, 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, including the Derby, Caffe Opera, Carmine’s and the soon-to-open Bar Rx.

Pasadena Restaurant Week pricing:
($) = $15 lunch and/or $26 dinner
($$) = $20 lunch and/or $35 dinner
($$$) = $25 lunch and/or $44 dinner
Price excludes tax, tip and alcoholic beverages. Some prices may vary.