Sep 2017

Fishwives – Pasadena

Fishwives - Pasadena

Last Saturday night goes down as one of the best in recent memory. After bidding our little lady a good night, The Astronomer and I dined at newly-opened Fishwives before seeing Green Day at the Rose Bowl. What could be better than digging in to New England-style seafood before rocking out to my favorite band in the world with my favorite person in the world? Not much.

Fishwives - Pasadena

Fishwives has barely been open for two weeks. However, strong word-of-mouth among the local set meant that the dining room was packed at 5 PM, with only bar seating available for walk-ins.

According to the restaurant’s website, a ‘fishwife’ is a “a coarse-mannered woman who is prone to shouting” or “a woman who sells fish.” From what I gather, the restaurant was named after the owner’s great grandmother.

Fishwives - Pasadena

Complimentary bread and butter landed on the table while we were perusing the menu.

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Sep 2017

#DaretoFair | 2017 L.A. County Fair

L.A. County Fair 2017 #DaretoFair

One of The Astronomer’s and my favorite summer traditions is attending the L.A. County Fair (see previous shenanigans: here, here, and here). It’s almost always unreasonably hot at this time of year, especially in Pomona, but the draw of deep-fried foods on a stick and wholesome fun can never be passed up.

L.A. County Fair 2017 #DaretoFair

We were excited to introduce June to the festivities this year. At the tender age of two and three-quarters, she was ready to take in all the action. Well, at least all the action until nap time.

L.A. County Fair 2017 #DaretoFair

The funny thing, of many funny things, about raising June is seeing what she gravitates toward. There was something about the cut-out photo ops scattered throughout the Fairplex that really moved her. We took photos at each and every one we encountered.

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Sep 2017

Posto Giusto – Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)

Posto Giusto - Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)

It would be premature to declare my love for Posto Giusto. After all, the restaurant only opened earlier this summer, and I’ve dined there just once. Perhaps smitten would be more appropriate? I hereby declare myself properly smitten.

Posto Giusto - Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)

Open every day for dinner starting at 5:30 PM, Posto Giusto is a fast-casual newcomer to Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. The Astronomer and I dined here to load up on all manner of Italian carbohydrates on a recent night out.

Posto Giusto - Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)

Upon placing our order at the counter (two starters and three pastas), we grabbed some plates, silverware, and water, and settled in at an empty table by the window.

All five dishes came out fast. Really fast. To be honest, The Astronomer and I were taken aback by the speed at which the food arrived. Next time around, we’ll stagger our order to ensure that we’re not served everything all at once.

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