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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Part of Oseyo Shabu Shabu’s charm is that it’s always crowded - in addition to the Pasadena spot’s high-quality meats and seafood, of course.
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One of the more impressive restaurants in the city, 71Above still lacks enough reasons to go there.
Nightshade is an upscale Arts District restaurant that’s trying a little too hard to be like everybody else.
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