Thursday, October 30, 2014

Santa Barbara's Nikka Fish Grill Opening in Pasadena in November

Santa Barbara's Nikka Fish Grill is going to be coming to downtown Pasadena soon. They will be taking over the old Kal's Bistro spot and are doing minimal changes to the restaurant. They are hoping for a November opening date. Expect freshly grilled fish choices in a casual atmosphere. 

 43 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ice Cream Lab Pasadena Opens Today. Free Ice Cream from 12-3 Today

Ice Cream Lab Pasadena opens today. This is second location of the the liquid nitrogen ice cream shop based in Beverly Hills. The menu is smaller than the Beverly Hills location as is the shop. Its an order and go store with no seating. Of the flavors I like the strawberry but the signature is their blue velvet ice cream. It makes for some great photos. Theres 90 minutes free parking in the structure behind their shop.  Free ice cream today from 12-3 so get there early if you want to beat the lines! 

16 S Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, California 91105

Blue velvet 

Salted caramel pretzel 

Banana wafer cookie 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Steak 'n Shake Arrives in Los Angeles.

 Steak 'n Shake has landed in Los Angeles. The popular 80 year old southern based burger company has opened its first store in LA (and second in So Cal) on Santa Monica's Third Street. This will be Steak 'n Shake's flagship California store and are planning an aggressive expansion. Menu wise the Santa Monica store is a typical location. Theres nothing special on the menu and don't expect any chicken dishes or salads here. The decor however says that Steak 'n Shake is going for a classy vibe that may confuse some fans who know it from the East Coast. If you are looking for a affordable burger in Santa Monica  Steak 'n Shake may be the spot for you.

                                  1455 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401

Monday, October 27, 2014

Copenhagen Pastry's New Pasadena Location Expected to Open in November

Copenhagen Pastry is a institution in Culver City. Selling low priced Danish pastries to the people of West LA.  Soon they will be baking in East Pasadena right off the 210 freeway. The team at Copenhagen is expecting the new location to open in November once they get everything cleared health code wise. 

3731 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA 91107

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ribeye and Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Join Bonefish Grill for Their Fall Menu

Bonefish Grill only has two locations in Southern California but if you happen to be near one and you love pumpkin as much as I do you need to go try the new Pumpkin Crème Brûlée thats part of their new Fall menu. Its easily one of the best Crème Brûlées I have had in recent memory and to top it off it lets me endlenge my pumpkin craziness that is a Fall tradition. Other items Bonefish has added to their menu include a ribeye steak, Bang Bang shrimp (a sriracha and aioli covered fried shrimp) flatbread, and a swordfish and pumpkin ravioli dish. The shrimp here are like popcorn shrimp on steroids. If you like sriracha and shrimp most likely you will like the Bang Bang shrimp dishes here. But seriously try the Crème Brûlée while you can. 

                                                     Locations in Northridge and Costa Mesa 
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Ribeye steak 

Bang Bang Shrimp Flatbread 

Swordfish with pumpkin ravioli 

All photos by Fan Haung