Thank you to the Eater LA who named Union one of only 38 essential restaurants in all of LA. (And we’re in Pasadena!) We’re so honored to be on this list. You can read the full article at this link or see their write up on Union below.
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Spanning Westside to Eastside, with eateries clustered around the best dining neighborhoods, this collection of elite restaurants aims to answer the question, “Can you recommend a place?” Eater will continue to update restaurants every few months, adding in eligible places that have been open for at least six months. There’s no particular order, except that the first 33 restaurants are listed alphabetically.
In this summer 2015 edition, Bucato comes off after the Evan Funke’s departure, getting replaced by Zach Pollack’s dynamic and ultra-popular Alimento; Chi Spacca also gets removed because of Chad Colby’s depature, making room for Bruce Kalman’s Union; longtime gastropub vanguard Father’s Office makes way for the newer Butchers & Barbers; Gjelina gets replaced by newer sister spot Gjusta; Bell’s La Casita Mexicana comes off for the Valley’s most ambitious vegan restaurant The Gadarene Swine; late night hang Jones Hollywood takes over all-day specialist The Sycamore Kitchen; and Sugarfish gets replaced by Palms kaiseki specialist N/Naka.
Bruce Kalman has opened the restaurant that Pasadena has always wanted, and needed. A seasonally inflected California-Italian restaurant, Kalman does everything from housemade pasta to innovative appetizers to hefty mains like the epic porchetta. The wine program is also top notch.
37 E Union St
Pasadena, CA 91103