The Pasadena Playhouse offers one of the most eclectic, lavishly produced theater seasons in the country. Big-budget musicals, contemporary classics and world premieres make up a typical 6-play season. The theatre was built in 1925 and is designated the State Theater of California. Major Hollywood stars have graced its stage during its long history. For more cutting-edge material, check out Furious Theatre Company on its intimate second stage, The Balcony Theatre.
For light, well-priced food of outstanding quality, Green Street is a great choice. We've used them for a couple of birthday parties and a baby shower hosted by my wife. The Dianne salad and zucchini bread are a must.
Porto's Bakery has a tremendous selection of cakes and desserts at a great value. We have ordered from Porto's for every party or dinner that we've hosted in the past few years and are never disappointed. Though you can get a wide variety of items, they speicalize in Cuban pastries. It's always crowded so get their early and grab a number.
PROS: Great prices. Great selection.
CONS: Always crowded
Dr. Mak and his staff have made my dental visits for the past 5 years surprisingly pleasant experiences. They are always friendly, professional and efficient. They keep their appointments and have handled numerous changes to my insurance providers in a low-stress way.