Pasadena’s restaurant scene is continuing to thrive and expand all over the city. Check out the latest happenings all over town.
Crackin’ Kitchen is an island-based Hawaiian-Cajun restaurant that is opening its first mainland location tonight in Old Pasadena. Like other Cajun restaurants, seafood and other foods are tossed on paper-covered tables to be enjoyed with your fingers. Choose your sauce and seasoning made with Hawaiian grown ingredients including cacao beans, chili peppers, onions, and ginger. If you dine in tonight, March 30, when the doors open at 8 pm, guest are to receive $20 gift cards. The seafood and island themed restaurant features refreshing drinks like fruity Blue Hawaiians and Mai Tais to pair with seafood and fish dishes that go beyond poke—although they have that on the menu too!
Trivia Tuesdays is the latest event at One Colorado. Each Tuesday in April will feature different pop up events with DJs, activities, drinks and poetry. Make a reservation to secure your spot at the official page and to check out the lineup of planned events that begin around 6pm.
The Rialto Theater is 93 -years old and conjures up fun times for many locals. And for former college kids like myself, late nights introducing new friends to the The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Theater has been empty for years but it looks like that is about to change. The Pasadena Star News, the Mosaic Church signed a lease at the property in 2017 and is planning to create new retail spaces within the building, including a possible restaurant or cafe. It’s good news for the historic space as it has been sad to drive by and watch the amazing building get ignored. Although it has spent time on the silver screen, including the Academy Award winning La La Land.
Gus’s Barbecue, another historic feature in South Pasadena has big news. The oldest barbecue restaurant in the city is in the works to head over to Claremont for a second location. Gus’s is planning to open the new location in time for summer barbecue season, around late May or early June and will have a spacious patio in the larger spot. Although South Pas will always have the memories.
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