| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Gindi Thai reminds me of a Cover Girl ad—fresh and easy, light and breezy, and filled with beautiful people. The large windows, high ceilings, white and key lime décor, buzzing wait staff and raucous conversation make this a refreshing place for...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Witnessing rockabilly originator Ray Campi in performance can be an unforgettable experience. Decked out in colorful, custom-tailored western wardrobe, letting fly with a biting vocal style reminiscent of a rebel war cry while balanced, mid-air, atop...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published May 15, 2010.
Each Saturday morning I open the local newspaper and am shocked to see my scraggly,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:44 AM
On paper, singer-songwriter Lisa Finnie seems like one more soft-strumming aspirant in that voluminous coven of often less-than-engaging soul-bearing sisters, but in performance, the Pasadena native gently conjures a mixture of lush atmospherics and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:35 PM
The StillRoom gets its name from the so-called area in grand homes of yore where liquors, medicines, oils and the like were distilled, infused and brewed. It is a fitting name for this charming new addition to the Pasadena fine dining scene not only...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:55 PM
According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, independent restaurants are struggling. Since the start of the recession, American consumers increased their patronage of larger chain restaurants and decreased the number of meals at mom-and-pop...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:28 PM
What's that saying about lipstick on a pig? Or a new dress on an old…
Well, you get the idea.
Not exactly the phrase I'm looking for; neither makeup nor evening wear, pigs nor prostitutes are on my mind. But in hopes of adding to our lexicon,...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:00 PM
In many ways, the roughly 16-mile stretch between Burbank and San Gabriel is the cradle of craft beer civilization in L.A. County. It’s where many of the first craft beer bars and bottle shops appeared in our area; it’s home to the county&...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Something about the combination of warm weather and jazz feels so right. It sounds pretty good, too. These area establishments feature hot jazz, cool drinks and comfortable outdoor spaces to enjoy both.
Left Coast Wine Bar
This Glendale bar features...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:03 PM
So I turned 44 last week. Not old. But certainly not young.
I’m tempted to ride my kids’ skateboard, confident I could still show them a thing or two. But I know if I do, I’ll be that guy on “America’s Funniest Home Videos&...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:28 PM
The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA held a fundraising event at its regional headquarters in Glendale on Aug. 14 in which the organization raised more than $15,000 for domestic violence outreach objectives.
It was the first such fundraising event...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:16 PM
The 2011 Summer Music in the Park concert series drew to a close Sunday evening with the performance of Soca & Reggae Music Upstream in La Cañada’s Memorial Park.
Despite the heat of the day, where temperatures hovered in the upper 90s to low 100s,...