WHY The lovely rosemary-lined patio and the refreshingly uncomplicated modern American food: grilled sandwiches, crisp-skinned chicken, a terrific burger, and its decadent deep-fried trio of delight: sweet potato fries, french fries and the best onion rings in Pasadena.
WHAT South Pasadena has become a really good town to be hungry in, and this place is one of the foodie focal points. The sunny-by-day, twinkle-lit-by-night patio is the place to be in good weather, but we also like the bar and the brick-walled dining areas. The kitchen stocks its larders from the local farmers’ markets, including the Thursday one across the street.
WHO A typical South Pas mix—Republican Junior Leaguers next to Koi-clad artists.
Region: San Gabriel Valley
Neighborhood: South Pasadena
Features: Breakfast, Cocktails, Dinner, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Patio Dining, Romantic, Sustainable, Vegetarian
Price Range: $10-$16, $17-$24
Cuisine Type: Modern American