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Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than forty events that showcase the greatest hits of the silver screen and the LA food-truck scene. When the gates open, guests spread blankets on the grass and pop open coolers. Live bands play until dusk, when crowd-pleasing movies such as Fight Club and The Sandlot across the big screen. Meanwhile, a rotating food-truck schedule assembles a diverse curbside lineup, which might include asian-inspired tacos from Komodo or the gooey delights of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Their events also feature movie-themed games projected on the big screen for audience participation. During showcases, artisan vendors are on hand selling fresh baguettes, fine meats, and sweets for purchase. Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4 and in the Huffington Post's Broke Girls Guide. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports one designated local charity.
Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena,
CA
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Dog Haus Biergarten, mentioned in the Los Angeles Times as a go-to place for dependable dogs, rewards all-American appetites with 10 varieties of quarter-pound all-beef hot dogs and sausages and 10 gourmet burgers. Certified Angus beef burgers formed into third-pound patties act as base camp for such eclectic toppings as The Freiburger’s all-encompassing panoply of cheese, fries, coleslaw, and a fried egg. On the Reuben’s Cube, beef line dances with hot pastrami and swiss cheese as thousand-island dressing builds up the courage to flirt with tangy sauerkraut. Bartenders pour chilly draft IPAs, Hefeweizen and wine, preemptively served alongside The Hangover burger, named for its ability to soothe the tummies of trapeze artists. All burgers nestle atop King’s hawaiian bread, revered for its sweet taste and structural soundness.
93 E Green St
Pasadena,
CA
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Shake off your long day with a meal from Barney's Beanery, a casual American restaurant. Watching your diet? Stay on track at Barney's Beanery, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options. Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience. Families will feel right at home at Barney's Beanery with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Gather up your group of friends and head to Barney's Beanery, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Barney's Beanery's beautiful outdoor seating area. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Noise levels at the restaurant can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night. The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. No need to gussy up for a trip to Barney's Beanery, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Getting your food to go is also an option. Barney's Beanery prides itself in its delicious catering. Guests take to street parking at Barney's Beanery's E Colorado Blvd spot. For those who travel by bike, Barney's Beanery offers bike racks for diners. A typical meal at Barney's Beanery will set you back less than $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Barney's Beanery.
99 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
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The Raymond Restaurant serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Pasadena's South Pasadena district. The Raymond Restaurant will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items. Enjoy a refreshing beverage from the full bar at The Raymond Restaurant. Host your next party at The Raymond Restaurant for a meal your guests will remember. Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at The Raymond Restaurant and sit out on their gorgeous patio. Canines of all kinds are also welcome at dog-friendly The Raymond Restaurant. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Or, take your grub to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of The Raymond Restaurant to your next party or event. Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena,
CA
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“When [you] walk through the door, the first thing you’re gonna smell is bacon.” That’s a promise from Slater’s 50/50 founder Scott Slater, whose restaurant serves an infamous burger patty built from half ground beef and half ground bacon. Executive Chef Brad Lyons helped with the recipe, though the original inspiration came from the all-bacon patties Scott and his friends used to grill up during Chargers tailgate parties. For the restaurant, he decided to cut the bacon with high-quality beef that, like a baby's fake ID, is aged 21 days. As if the bacon-infused patties weren’t distinctive enough (as far as they know, Slater’s 50/50 the only restaurant in the world that serves them), Scott and Brad designed a DIY menu that lets patrons customize their burgers by size and with 11 cheeses, 40 toppings, 19 sauces, and four kinds of bread. Patrons overwhelmed by these options can instead order one of the specialty burgers, such as a Peanut Butter and Jellousy with creamy peanut butter, strawberry jam, and of course, thick-cut bacon. Bacon reappears throughout the menu, including as candied crumbles on brownies and in the syrup used in bacon milkshakes.
61 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
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Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Lucky Baldwins. Lucky Baldwins is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. The drink list at Lucky Baldwins has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Cheers to the weekend! Lucky Baldwins is serving up the fun! Free wireless Internet is also available at Lucky Baldwins, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Whether you have a large or small group, Lucky Baldwins can accommodate both. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Lucky Baldwins. Jeans are just right for a meal at Lucky Baldwins, which embraces a casual vibe. Lucky Baldwins will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. You can also grab your food to go. Street and garage parking are readily available for guests heading to Lucky Baldwins. A mid-priced establishment, Lucky Baldwins offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Lucky Baldwins has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
17 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US
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