On the left stood a fully-decked out shinobi, wearing his traditional green pocketed vest and bared the symbol of the hidden leaf village upon the steel plate of his blue bandana. He was digging around through one of his many pockets, and then there it was.
Spotted in the Plaza near the library, sat 21-year-old Latino Lancer student, known as Benjamin Pasillas or Ben with the long brown hair. He was happy to share a little bit about himself.
The bumbling electric feel of buses, cars and people of Old Town Pasadena can only be matched by the establishments that occupy the area. One gets their fair share of cafes with people sharing coffees and teas, of the specialty sorts. The alleyways are home to tucked away treasures of desserts or vintage finds, and the parks and charming little music venues are other worlds to get lost on their own. But just off Colorado and Oak Knoll, two somewhat large windows and glass doors …
A variety of stores are located in Old Town Pasadena, but only a few of them can make their customers feel like they’re home. Lula Mae, a small gift shop, is more than just a business, it’s a place that makes every shopper feel like a special member of the big family.
Of the many hip cafes or chain stores where Pasadena locals buy coffee with their names spelled incorrectly on their cup, Home Brewed Bar stands apart from the shops with a “grab-and-go” camaraderie. With every drink made to order and staff members learning the name of every person who walks in, Home Brewed Bar strives to create a coffee community where customers find themselves at home in their intimate location in Old Town.
Old Town Pasadena has always been known by its historical buildings and the way it encompasses the enchanting atmosphere of the city. However, there is one establishment that stands out among the others by its architectural beauty and mystery. The Castle Green is a separate world in the heart of Old Town where time has come to a standstill. Passing by this place, it’s hard to guess whether it’s a hotel, an apartment complex or just an ancient building with historical value. After taking an …
The True Food Kitchen, a new restaurant in Old Town Pasadena, provides a variety of dishes ranging from vegetarian bowls to burgers. The friendly atmosphere and delicious food make you understand, it’s not neccessary to be a vegetarian to eat healthy and enjoy your meal.
During the darkest hour of dusk, dim-lit globed light bulbs hang strung above a courtyard of fired bricks. The cold air has a quiet bite to it and live music enters the atmosphere.
More than a hundred people lined up on Raymond Avenue Tuesday outside the Meat District Co., which offered free hamburgers for a year to the first hundred customers.