For various reasons, today was the day selected to celebrate my business partner Robin's birthday. We always take each other to lunch to celebrate rather than give gifts. This year I chose to take her on a walking food tasting tour in Old Town Pasadena. Pasadena is a great town (you've heard of the Rose Parade?) full of lovely architecture with wonderful hidden courtyards and alleys along with many one-of-a-kind restaurants.
In no particular order, some of the places we stopped to do some tasting are shown here.
No explanation necessary.
Just a cool alley.
I think they called this Opera Cake. Reminded you of a richer Tiramisu.
Chocolates. Really good chocolates.
I missed some pictures, like of the Mexican Torta Restaurant, the Gelato place, and the homemade soap place. It was a good day.