- Meet the finalists for our Jewels of Pasadena: Women of Distinction Awards gala.
- Tour the guest house of the Showcase House of Design. You’d never guess from the post-design photos that this space was recently a dilapidated stable.
- Take inspiration from our four, featured “Great Spaces,” including a modern, eclectic English Tudor in Altadena; a spacious South Pasadena creative hub; a Pasadena artist’s converted industrial loft; and a classically breathtaking Greene & Greene home overlooking the Arroyo.
- Get to know a student and graduate of Art Center’s environmental design program who are improving the human experience.
- Dive into the history of Southern California architecture at Heritage Square Museum.
Literal street art alert! Leave it to the pavement at Pasadena’s Art Center to get all sassy on us.
- English cuisine
2004 Chateau Larruau Margaux, $32.992008 Domaine Fouassier Quincy, $17.99Bring to: Beckham Grill, 77 W. Walnut St., Pasadena, 626-796-3399, beckhamgrill.com
2008 Tres Ojos Calatayud Old Vines Garnacha, $7.952006 Colina Verde Rioja, $14.992009 Trajarinho Vinho Verde, $9.992009 Vionta Albario Ras Baixas, $13.99Bring to: Bar Celona, 46 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-405-1000, barcelonapasadena.comEl Cholo, 958 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, 626-441-4353, elcholopasadena.comIX Tapa Cantina, 119 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-304-1000, cantinaixtapa.com
- French/California bistro
2008 Domaine Anne Gros Bourgogne Rouge, $29.992009 Domaine les Gryphees (Pierre Durdilly) Moulin–Vent, $19.992009 Francis Blanchet Pouilly-Fume, $21.99Bring to: Cafe Bizou, 91 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 626-792-9923, cafebizou.comGreen Street Tavern, 69 W. Green St., Pasadena, 626-229-9961, greenstreettavern.netThe Terrace at The Langham Huntington, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626-585-6218, pasadena.langhamhotels.com
- Italian cuisine
2004 Prunotto Barolo, $53.992007 Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico, $12.992008 Cascina Degli Ulivi Gavi, $16.99Bring to: Celestino Ristorante, 141 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, 626-795-4006, calogerodrago.comVilla Sorriso, 168 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-793-8008, sorrisopasadena.com
2007 Au Bon Climat Knox Alexander Pinot Noir, $41.992007 Dierberg Syrah Santa Ynez Valley, $31.992006 Ici/La-Bas Chardonnay Victoria Elke Vineyard, $27.99Bring to: Elements Kitchen, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626-440-0044, elementskitchen.comTechnique at Le Cordon Bleu, 525 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-229-1377, techniquerestaurant.com
Tozai Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori Sake, $13.99Watari Bune Junmai Ginjo 55, $36.99Bring to: Japon Bistro, 927 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-744-1751, japonbistro-pasadena.com
- French/Japanese fusion
2009 Domaine Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg, $32.992005 Domaine de Vieux Lazaret Chteauneuf-du-Pape, $42.99Bring to: Maison Akira, 713 E. Green St., Pasadena, 626-796-9501, maisonakira.com
2007 Carter Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Revilo, $84.99Bring to: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 369 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-583-8122, ruthschris.com
Staff photographer Walt Mancini captured a panoramic view, above, of Pasadena yesterday with overhanging clouds, emerging blue skies and the statuesque San Gabriels in the background.
Flaming Honey Bowl (for two)
“What’s in a Flaming Honey Bowl? Who knows: Rum, apricot and a splash of Coke, says the menu, and who are we to argue? But it’s served in a wooden salad bowl, the straws are as long as your arm, and it comes with flaming croutons.”Find it at: Bahooka (seen above and at right), 4501 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, (626) 285-1241, bahooka.com
- Daily Double
“The bar these days may not be as classic as one might prefer — they have discovered pomegranate martinis, Key lime martinis with whipped cream, and elderflower liqueur — but it is still thrilling when the waitress asks if you’ll be having a regular-sized drink, or want to upgrade to the Daily Double.”Find it at: The Derby, 233 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, (626) 447-2430, thederbyarcadia.com
- Medicina Latina
“Medicina Latina, the invention of the peripatetic bartender Marcos Tello, follows him around like a faithful pup. … But the cocktail seems to be at its most potent where Tello’s tracks are the freshest, which means for the moment, you should be seeking your Medicina Latina at 1886, the sleek new cocktail bar tucked into the rear of the Raymond Restaurant.”Find it at: 1886 at the Raymond Restaurant, 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, (626) 441-3136, theraymond.com