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Restaurant Week Supports Those in Need!
May 29, 2009, 12:29 am
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OLD PASADENA RESTAURANT WEEK SERVES UP GREAT FOOD AND

SUPPORTS THOSE IN NEED

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GIVING BACK NEVER TASTED SO GOOD AT THE FIRST EVER

OLD PASADENA RESTAURANT WEEK

From June 1st through 8th, local foodies and visitors can indulge in the best of Old Pasadena’s award-winning restaurants, and help feed those in need at the first ever Old Pasadena Restaurant Week.  In response to our ongoing economic crisis, over 25 of Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants have joined together to help our less fortunate neighbors.  For eight straight days, diners will savor three gourmet courses at one great price, starting as low as $15, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Union Station Homeless Services.

A diverse array of the area’s most exciting restaurants will offer three course pre-selected meals at a special deal with deluxe dinning at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner or fine dining at $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner.  Exquisite dishes prepared by the area’s most talented chefs include: redwhite + bluezz’s Berkshire pork raised in Snake River Farms, Idaho, complemented with a creamy blueberry-cambozola bread pudding, baby greens and a port wine finish, Green Street Tavern’s duck panini with caramelized onions, roasted plum and Manchego cheese, Heritage Wine Company’s eggplant cannelloni stuffed with three cheeses, walnuts, tarragon and beet reduction sauce, Sushi Roku’s seared Albacore sashimi with garlic ponzu sauce, Malagueta’s grilled steak served with plantains, salsa campanha, chimichuri sauce and black beans and rice and La Grande Orange’s olive oil savory cake.  A complete list of restaurants and menus are available at oldpasadena.org.

Diners will not only marvel in the adventure of taste that Old Pasadena Restaurant Week offers but will also enjoy helping others with 10% of event proceeds benefiting Union Station Homeless Services, celebrating 35 years of helping those in need.  Old Pasadena Restaurant Week is presented by the Old Pasadena Management District in partnership with Union Station Homeless Services.

ABOUT UNION STATION HOMELESS SERVICES

In 1973, a group of community volunteers opened Union Station Homeless Services as a simple hospitality center to serve poor and homeless men in downtown Pasadena. Today, Union Station is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest and most comprehensive social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income people. Their mission is to help, men, women and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness.  Services include community meals program, community shower program, career development and job placement, emergency shelter and much more.  Visit www.unionstationhs.org for more information.

ABOUT OLD PASADENA MANAGEMENT

The Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Old Pasadena as a unique, authentic and vibrant downtown experience. The OPMD currently contracts with the City of Pasadena to manage the Old Pasadena Business Improvement District (BID). The BID enhances the basic City services by funding district-wide security, marketing, and maintenance programs to provide a clean, safe vibrant downtown experience.

General Public: For more information including a list of participating restaurants and menus the public can visit www.oldpasadena.org

Media:  Please contact Kershona Mayo at 626.356.9725 or Kershona@oldpasadena.org for further information, interviews and photograph

Kershona Mayo Mgr. Marketing & Events

OLD   PASADENA   MANAGEMENT    DISTRICT

65 N. Raymond Ave., Ste. 260 Pasadena CA 91103

Tel 626.356.9725 x14               Fax 626.356.9775

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Dinner pricing for TWO with drinks, tax, gratuity looks like it’s gonna be at least $65. And, at least $95 for the finer dining deal??!
I guess the economy has never been better.
I just hope the 2nd Rest Week is better – if there is one.

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