Brianna Chu

Restaurant Takeout and Delivery Guide During COVID-19
Dining Delights

Restaurant Takeout and Delivery Guide During COVID-19

By Brianna Chu It’s a confusing and tumultuous time for everyone, and restaurants are chief among the many industries and businesses that are taking a hit right now.  In an effort to support some of the hardworking folks in our service industry, below is a compilation of some restaurants in the Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena, and…

Brunch Love Every Weekend at the Peach Cafe
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Brunch Love Every Weekend at the Peach Cafe

On a grey Saturday at 9:45 a.m., people line the sidewalk along the eastern end of Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Monrovia. The Peach Cafe’s unassuming, charming exterior hides a buzzing, crowded interior packed full of patrons. The establishment itself is half outdoor covered brick patio, half coffee (and seemingly also wine) bar and seating…

Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse
Arts & Entertainment

Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Brianna Chu Florian Zeller’s “Le Pére,” or “The Father,” translated to English by Christopher Hampton, subjects its audience to the fractured cacophony that remains of aging father André’s memories, forcing them to confront the distortion and disruption that dementia inflicts upon its sufferers. Delving into themes of reality, paranoia, splintered familial relationships, trauma, and…

Valentine’s Day Guide 2020
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Valentine’s Day Guide 2020

By Brianna Chu Valentine’s Day can be a struggle to plan for (or maybe that’s just me, and my indecision in choosing where to eat, talking), so for anyone else still strategizing their Valentine’s Day plans, I’ve put together some suggestions on places to grab drinks, dinner, and dessert. There is a range of formality,…

Chew on the Cheeseburger Challenge this January
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Chew on the Cheeseburger Challenge this January

By Brianna Chu Pasadenans, rejoice! You can end your January with a week of cheeseburger goodness from the 26th to the 31st, as many restaurants in and around Pasadena are celebrating the week with special menu items and/or deals for patrons. For those unfamiliar with Pasadena’s cheeseburger claim to fame, there’s a plaque at the…

Dining Delights for the Holidays
Dining Delights

Dining Delights for the Holidays

By Brianna Chu In the spirit of reminiscing as 2019, and the 2010 decade, comes to a close, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite restaurants. But for fun, we’re gonna do this award-season style! First up, the best of this year (mostly, as you’ll see) in “Chew with Chu,” then, as…

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