DISH Bistro & Bar on Union Street in Old Pasadena reportedly shuttered

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There are reports popping up on Chowhound and Yelp that DISH Bistro & Bar on East Union Street has shuttered.
The restaurant’s website has been taken down, and the phone line is disconnected.
The eatery opened in February 2010 and pulled in some regular customers right off the bat, owner David Johnson told us in June of last year. We wrote then of a mini-resurgence on that area of East Union, with newcomers like DISH, Quadrupel Brasserie and POP Champagne & Dessert Bar all opening within a relatively close time span.
On Chowhound, commenter Bradbury calls Old Pasadena the “Bermuda Triangle of good restaurants.” What do you think? Is this yet another case of a good restaurant claimed by a bad economy? Something else?
(Staff file photos)

Pasadena’s purveyor of macabre curios expands its Union St. digs



Got no place to put a wood-carved raven? How about a decapitated dollie or a colorful mosaic of beetles?

There are more tantalizing curiosities in stock than ever before at The Gold Bug, East Union Street’s growing cabinet of eccentric art and collectibles.

The boutique expanded at the end of July, so there’s room to breathe — or not breathe, depending on your state of repose — in this filled-to-the-brim apothecary.

Look for a full photo spread featuring The Gold Bug in Rose Magazine’s fall issue.

The Gold Bug is located at 22 E. Union St. Store hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Photo by Walt Mancini)