Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Is Pasadena hip?

So is Julia Child's hometown finally becoming as hip as Julia?  I mean Pasadena of course.  Using restaurant openings as a gauge, things definitely do seem to be chillin'.  Last year, The Counter opened up on Lake.  Super cool hot dog place, The Slaw Dogs, opened a few months ago.  Then I heard that Urth is going to open up.  And, as if things couldn't get better, Intelligentsia decided to head on over.  Oh, and get this — supposedly Intelligentsia will be serving alcohol!

You know what else Pasadena needs?  A really hip hair salon.  And better broadband.  Internet connection choices here suck (even Sierra Madre has FiOS).  What's with that?  Pasadena is the home of Cal Tech and JPL!!!  The good news is that Pasadena is participating in Google's Fiber for Communities program (Google is going to give a few lucky communities super fast internet connection).  But I'm not seeing any plans for Pasadena to change its name to Google.  Is Pasadena so much better than Topeka that it can't beg?  Hell, Pasadena should change its name to Larry Page.  Megalomanics like that.


Cafe Observer said...

I hope not!

J.A. Pak said...

I certainly hope it doesn't go the Abbot Kinney way.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Doubt it. Pasadena has infinitely more than the Abbot Kinney area of LA. Last year we were named as having the best downtown in the state for a city of our size.