The Little Flower Candy Company‘s location on the Pasadena border of Eagle Rock now has another location. This one is called Lincoln, at is on another city border, on the cusp of Altadena.
Just as the Little Flower Candy Company has become a favorite spot for a bakery sweet or a savory sandwich, Lincoln has become another favorite spot, not only for the bakery items and breads, but also for its bowls.
LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold says that bowls are the latest fad in dining in the City of Angels and Lincoln is doing bowls better than most. So well in fact, that the line can stretch down the block on weekends before you can satisfy your hunger for all types of things flavor-layered in a bowl.
While last year’s major food trend was things on toast (as in avocado toast, also known as toast topped with avocado—extra fancy versions including more toppings on top of the avocado). Gold explains that this year’s new food trend is what he has dubbed “Things in a Bowl.” Things in a Bowl include all different types of foods—like eating the whole fruits over yogurt that could otherwise be blended into a smoothie. Things in a Bowl can also include items that would ordinarily spread out over a plate but somehow blend deliciously well together when placed in a bowl. And it turns out that Lincoln is one of the best places to find these new-fangled bowls.
Gold reports, “The great Eastside destination for Things in a Bowl is probably Lincoln, a new Pasadena brunch restaurant up by the Altadena border, which can sometimes seem as if it has as many varieties of Things in a Bowl as Baskin-Robbins has of ice cream.
“When you eat Things in a Bowl at Lincoln, you feel happy and well-served by life, almost content enough to forget about the pumpkin cake, butter-oozing bostock and fruit tarts for which chef-owner Christine Moore and her baker, Cecilia Leung, from Little Flower a few miles down the road, are justly known.”
And if you’re not feeling up for a bowl, there are plenty of sweet things to be had as well—and bagels, baguettes and more. http://lincolnpasadena.com
photo courtesy of the Eater