Pasadena Updates

It reopened in Arcadia in the old din tai fung spot

Well, we know that they opened in Arcadia last fall. But somebody drove by the Pasadena location and said that looked like it was operating. And Google shows Pasadena has reopened, but there are no Yelp reviews.

Really? I am going to check it out!

Is there any small bites like bento box, chili wontons, pho near old town? Like under $20 for quick lunch or breakfast.

I used to work in old town - this is right on the outskirts with easy parking. Very good pho.

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The old OSH building/site, at the corner of Colorado Blvd and Sierra Madre Villa, is becoming an Amazon Fresh:

And from Merrill Shindler’s review of Kalaveras (corner of Foothill and Sierra Madre Blvd):

If you ask for a takeout menu at the skull-dominated Kalaveras, you’re handed an eight-inch by five-inch card, with smaller platitos and larger platotes, tacos and desserts. Nothing unusual about that. But 25 percent of the menu is dedicated to the notion that Kalaveras is, more than a place to eat, a destination in which to party hearty. There’s Margarita Monday, Tacos Tuesday, Mezcal Wednesday and Michelada Thursday. There’s a daily happy hour that stretches for four hours, from 3 to 7, when draft beer is $2.50 off and select cocktails are $5 off.

Adjacent to the takeout menu is a card announcing “Our New Items.” Three of them are edible — the chorizo based El Nono Burger, the barbacoa Quesa Birria Taco, and the salmon Culichi Roll. The other five items are all drinkable — very heavy on the fruit. As in the case of the La Vela (serrano flavored tequila with mano and pineapple). And the Mi Cucu (vodka with lemon, strawberry, kiwi and passion fruit).

Three of the drinks are described as “Five Shots and a Lot of Noise!” The Loka Loka cost $63, and is described as “Specialty Candy Shots.”

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A Kalaveras has also opened in Silver Lake.

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Went to Yuca’s and ordered a chicken torta and fries to go. The fries were great, well seasoned and crunchy but not hard. The torta turned out to be a carne asada version with a lot of dry chewy meat, but no chicken.


Yuca’s actually has one of my favorite cheeseburgers in LA. Only been to the Hillhurst location though