Thank you to Zagat who named Union a “must-try” suburban restaurant. We appreciate the spotlight and agree that you don’t have to be downtown to find great eats. We are proud to be a part of the Pasadena community. Take a night and come explore Old town with us! You can read their entire feature at this link or below.
14 Must-Try Suburban Restaurants Around the U.S.
By Elaheh Nozari
January 26, 2015
When it comes to fine dining and trendy hot spots, suburban areas have traditionally taken the backseat to urban centers. No more. Chefs and restaurateurs have realized that suburbanites are just as interested in farm-to-table dining, creative cooking and artisanal cocktails as city dwellers. Read for our list of some of the best suburban restaurants around the country.
Map 37 East Union Street, Pasadena, California | 626-795-5841
The brick-walled interior and decorative chalkboard with Alice Waters quotes give this Pasadena gastropub a decidedly rustic and easygoing vibe. The Northern Italian menu features housemade pastas and mains like porchetta and smoked pork chop. Plus, catch the restaurant as a participant on Bravo’s new culinary reality show, Best New Restaurant.
Distance from the city: 10 miles from Los Angeles
Our Summary Review
Master pickle maker Bruce Kalman (formerly The Misfit and The Churchill) resurfaces with a place of his own with this head-to-tail gastropub featuring housemade charcuterie and a menu boasting local ingredients. The setting is as rustic as the cuisine, with worn wooden tables, cement counter tops and a chalkboard listing dishes of the day.