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1136 Fremont Ave #106
South Pasadena,
CA
US

In 1981, siblings Enrique and Alicia Ramirez opened a small street-side taco stand and began to re-create the dishes of their childhood. The duo grew up in Los Angeles, although their family’s roots were in Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Everything was always made from scratch in the Ramirez household, including tortillas, salsas, beans, and ornamental doilies, so Enrique and Alicia made sure to uphold these DIY traditions at their eatery, Señor Fish.

In the last three decades, Señor Fish has expanded to include seven popular locations throughout LA, each earning regular praise from local media. Yet the siblings are still just as involved in the restaurants' daily operations, captaining kitchen crews as they fold freshly caught seafood into burritos, tacos, and ceviches.

Housed in the Little Tokyo branch of Señor Fish, La Cantina Tequila & Botanas Bar is the restaurant's lounge counterpart, with an extensive selection of premium tequilas and mezcals that complements small plates of tacos, tostadas, and taquitos. Guests linger over sips of Mexican beers on the spacious back patio, which twinkles beneath colorful strings of hanging lights. The cantina also regularly hosts a tequila class in which renowned mixologist David Fleisher leads students through tequila tastings, margarita recipes, and the creation of tequila-based sauces. Other nights, the bar opens its patio to DJed festivities, DJed dance parties, and DJed quilting races.

618 Mission Street
South Pasadena,
CA
US

At Beauty Secret 101, owner and aesthetician Michelle Lin draws from more than a decade of international beauty training. Though she is an experienced makeup artist capable of prepping clients for weddings and other special occasions, her specialty is non-invasive anti-aging and skin-brightening treatments, most of which are customized facials. Hydrating and deep-cleansing facials, as well as non-surgical face-lifts and peels, aim to soothe and refurbish the skin using high-end skincare products from European brands such as Dosha, GM Collin, and T&J. Lin follows up each service by showing clients how to maintain their new, youthful glows at home, with a series of clear, step-by-step instructions as opposed to a binder filled with confusing pie charts and bar graphs.

1401 Mission St
South Pasadena,
CA
US

In the late 19th century, Orange Grove Avenue in South Pasadena was known as “Millionaire’s Row” because of its many beautiful mansions. Some of these homes are still around today, including The Bissell House Bed and Breakfast, which was built in 1887. In its heyday, Bissell House was the site of several extravagant events—perhaps the most memorable of these was a dinner party honoring Albert Einstein.

Today, the three-story Victorian home is a charming bed and breakfast with seven guest rooms. Each room is individually decorated with antiques, overstuffed chairs, and mimes pretending to be ottomans. The inn lies just a half-mile from Mission Street, where you’ll find restaurants, art galleries, and antique shops.

201 Orange Grove Ave
South Pasadena,
CA
US

Since she was a girl, Kim has loved cereal; her sister Heather, meanwhile, adored grilled cheese. These favorite foods from their childhood underpin the menu at their eatery, Mix n’ Munch. At the grilled cheese bar, six different breads are stalwart enough to support not just cheddar cheese, but perhaps brie atop gouda, or pepper jack atop gruyere. Add to that veggies such as grilled onions or sauteed mushrooms, and even proteins such as bacon or roast beef, and this is no longer a five-year-old's grilled cheese sandwich.

Cereal eaters also plan their own bowls, choosing from 25 different cereals, some of which can be identified by the cereal-box collage hanging on the butter yellow walls. Old favorites such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Honeycombs get doused in one of five different milk choices. Cereal gains girth from add-ons such as fruit, nuts, and even animal cookies. Diners who'd rather not mix their own bowls or sandwiches can also choose from signature selections for which the staff has kindly recommended combinations.

1005 Mission St
South Pasadena,
CA
US

Lionheart Fitness Kids instills little ones with self-confidence and social skills behind a fun façade of sports drills and games led by an encouraging staff of coaches. Non-competitive classes corral similarly aged kiddies in one-hour weekend classes that introduce them to the pastime of their choice (call for schedule and availability). T-ball lessons brandish basics such as diamond running, base hitting, and ritualistic-catcher's-masks crafting, and accompanying plyometric exercises boost agility, flexibility, and strength. Juveniles geared toward the gridiron can delve into elementary defensive strategy and timing, and fellow foot fielders fine-tune soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and accuracy. Track-and-field lessons round out Lionheart’s curriculum, taking children on a leg-strengthening journey without the hassle of transforming them all into centaurs.

362 Monterey Road
South Pasadena,
CA
US

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