Located in the land of upscale haberdasheries and parking meters that don’t even take debit cards is Edwin Mills, an all-day cafe in Old Town Pasadena. Their brunch menu includes to-be-expected dishes with unexpected names, like “Confused Burrito,” “WTF is Shakshuka,” and the simply stated “That’s A Lot of Protein” (it’s a New York strip steak).
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