Dining Delights

Taste of Pasadena Returns to the Rose Bowl

Join the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for the Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy food and drink samples from many of Pasadena’s favorite, finest, and most unique restaurants. Taste the four finalist cocktails in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge and vote for your favorite as 2018 Pasadena Cocktail of the Year.

Only 500 tickets will be sold. Cost to attend the Taste of Pasadena is $30 per person in advance and $60 per person at the door. Advanced tickets are available at pasadena-chamber.org.

For a list of participating restaurants, visit pasadenarestaurantweek.com. Information is posted as it becomes available.

Dance Syndicate will provide music for the Taste of Pasadena. The Sierra Family of Dealerships, City of Pasadena and Wells Fargo are sponsors. The Taste of Pasadena is a Pasadena Restaurant Week event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Thirty-two drinks were entered the head-to-head SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge online competition. Only one will be named Pasadena’s Cocktail of the Year 2018. Drinks were randomly chosen for the head-to-head bracket challenge. Voting in the first three rounds is online at pasadenarestaurantweek.com/vote. Second round voting ends Aug. 28 at midnight.

Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails, and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists. New participants this year included Mi Piace and Ichi Gyo Ichi Et in Old Pasadena, Roy’s Hawaiian, Trejo’s Cantina and The Mixx in the Playhouse District and Foothill in east Pasadena. We are very pleased to welcome the Otis Bar at La Grande Orange Cafe back to competition along with local favorites White Horse Lounge, Bistro 45, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, The Taproom at the Langham Huntington Hotel, El Cholo, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Vertical Wine Bistro, True Food Kitchen, Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub, and Del Frisco’s Grille. For full information on participants and drinks, visit pasadenarestaurantweek.com.

Those advancing to the second round in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge for 2018 are:

-Mi Piace.

-Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.


-White Horse Lounge.

-The Mixx.

-Roy’s Hawaiian.

-Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

-True Food Kitchen.

-Trejo’s Cantina.

-La Grande Orange – Otis Bar.

-Taproom at the Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena.

-Del Frisco’s Grille.


August 23, 2018

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