Dot Com Dining Restaurant Reviews Archives
Super Bowl Festivities, 1/26/05
Steer 'n Ale, Pasadena, 1/12/05
Mexican Food, Monrovia, 1/5/05
Mama's Rib Shack and Soul Food, Pasadena, 12/29/04
Sierra Madre Brewing Company2, Sierra Madre, 12/8/04
Stuffed Sandwich, San Gabriel, 12/1/04
Pepe's Finest Mexican Food, Temple City, 11/24/04
El Zarape Grill, Monrovia, 11/17/04
Gino's Primo Pizza, San Gabriel, 11/10/04
Directory of Restaurant web addresses, 11/3/04
P and G Burgers, Covina, 10/27/04
Possemato's Italian Gourmet,
Domenico's Arcadia, 10/13/04
Sandwich Company, Pasadena - repeat, 10/6/04
Posse's Sports Bar,
Anthony's Italian Deli, Arcadia, 9/22/04
Rudy's Mexican Food, Monrovia,
2, Pasadena, 9/8/04
Moffett's Chicken Pie Shoppe, Arcadia, 9/1/04
Mexican Grill and Cantina, Duarte, 8/25/04
Italia, Duarte, 8/18/04
Galley (The Boat), San Gabriel, 8/11/04
Madre Pizza Company, Sierra Madre, 8/4/04
Frank and Joe's Southern Smokehouse, Monrovia, 7/28/04
Jim's Famous 1/4 lb.
Charbroiled Burgers, Monrovia, 7/21/04
Original Pepper's, Arcadia, 7/14/04
Los Chiles Locos, Monrovia, 7/7/04
California Chicken King, Duarte, 6/23/04
Village Pizzeria, Sierra Madre, 6/16/04
Burgers, Pasadena, 6/9/04
Casa Del Rey, Arcadia and Temple City
Burgers, Subs and Salads, 5/26/04
Joe's Fresh Mex Takeout, Arcadia, 5/19/04
Burgers, Monrovia, 5/12/04
Woodfire BBQ and Grill, Pasadena, 5/5/04
Gueros Grill, Pasadena, 4/28/04
Ltd., Old Town Pasadena, 4/21/04
Scardino's Pizza (La Puente), 4/14/04
Italian Inn (Pasadena) 4/7/04
Loco (Covina) 3/31/04
Sandwich Company (Pasadena) 3/24/04
No! (San Dimas) 3/17/04
Jake's Roadhouse (Monrovia), 3/3/04
Sierra Madre Brewing Company2 (Sierra Madre) 2/18/04
Valentine's Day Specials 2/11/04
Super Burrito (Pasadena) 2/4/04
Dagwood's Deli Grill (Azusa) 1/28/04
Mary's Market and Cafe (Sierra Madre) 1/21/04
Seafood Haven (Monrovia) 1/14/04
Widlflour Baking Company (Sierra Madre) 1/7/04
Restaurant (San Gabriel) 12/29/03
Denny's Ale House Restaurant (Arcadia) 12/21/03
2003 Holiday Hours of Local Restaurants, 12/18/03
(includes addresses and phone numbers of 65 San Gabriel Valley Restaurants)
Empanadas Gourmet Maté Sessions, Mediterranean Express (both Monrovia)
Restaurant Lozano (Sierra Madre) 12/4/03
Gueros Mexican Restaurant (Monrovia) 11/26/03
Reviews by Others
DOT COM DINING A Look At San
Gabriel Valley Restaurants by SanGabrielValleyMenus.com
Looking for a
Special Dinner for Your Valentine?
By Bill Coburn
Before we get into
Valentine’s Day stuff, a couple places I called about Valentine’s Day asked me
to tell you about their Mardi Gras festivities. Dockside Grill in West
Covina (626) 915-FISH (3474)
will be celebrating Fat Tuesday on February 8th,
with tequila and margarita specials, 99 cent fish tacos and oyster shooters and
live entertainment by Double Shot. Frank and Joe’s Southern Smokehouse
in Monrovia, (626) 357-1616,
celebrating Mardi Gras, but on Saturday, February 5th. They’ll have
live music, fun and games, a deejay and live bands, pre-sale tickets are $15, or
$40 if you want the all-you-can-eat buffet. Ticket prices will be higher at the
Okay, on to
Valentine’s Day – one of the busiest days of the year for many restaurants.
Most places highly recommend reservations, and a few of the following told me
that they are almost sold out, so be sure to call and make your reservations
early. All of these restaurants have their regular menus on the
sangabrielvalleymenus.com website (you will NOT find the special menus there,
though, so call for details) and many of them have reviews on the website. As
usual, menus and prices are subject to change without notice, items subject to
77 W. Walnut, Pasadena (626) 796-3399 - Special menu with your choice of 7
entrees, priced from $23.95. Choices include Prime Rib, Halibut, Roast
Tenderloin of Beef, Shrimp Scampi and others. Meals come with choice of
lobster bisque, French onion soup, or the house English Stlton Salad.
There will also be a special dessert menu.
7232 N. Rosemead Blvd., San Gabriel
(626) 287-5674 – will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long with their
complete regular menu.
Trattoria, 422 S. Myrtle Ave.,
Monrovia (626) 359-1399 – Usually closed on Mondays, they will be open with a
condensed version of their menu. Will have special Valentine menu items all
516 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia (626) 303-2233 – Special four-course menu (you’ll
find this special menu at
www.cafemundial.net), special wine list.
47 W. Main St., Alhambra (626) 284-4943 – Complimentary champagne for couples
all weekend long, additional specials, call for details
Dino’s Italian Inn,
2055 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-8823 – Will celebrate by preparing
their entire menu of more than 70 entrees, including filet mignon.
3057 E. Garvey Ave., West Covina (626) 915-FISH (3474) – Special menu, including
the “Dockside Loveboat” for two for just $54.50, features prime rib, deep fried
scallops, slipper lobsters, 2 sides and 1 big dessert.
Frank and Dean’s
Restaurant and Supper Club, 3768 E.
Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (626) 793-1847 – Celebrating romance on the 12th,
13th, and 14th, with a special menu, live music and
dancing. Saturday night will feature a tribute to Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra
and Jerry Lewis, cover charge is $20, watch the show and enjoy dinner (not
included in cover).
Frank and Joe’s
Southern Smokehouse, 110 E. Colorado
Blvd., Monrovia (626) 357-1616 – Set dinner menu includes appetizer choices
Scampi, crawfish Risetto Cake or Sweet Corn Nuggets), soup (Cajun Gumbo or
Crawfish Corn Chowder)and salad, choice of 4 entrees (Flat Iron Steak, Crab
Cakes, Juicy Pork Chop or Rosemary Chicke, all served with sautéed veggies and
rice pilaf, and choice of 4 desserts (Black Berry Cheese Cake, Chocolate Mousse,
Bread Pudding or Praline Cheese Cake).
International Restaurant, 143 N.
Citrus Ave., Covina (626) 332-9539 – Will be open Sunday, 4:30 to 8:30pm, Monday
5 to 10pm. Monday night will feature a Special Valentine’s fixed meal with
several entrée choices, price range $29.95 to $39.95.
1101 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia (626) 357-3359 – Featuring a 5-course set menu
Los Gueros Grill,
45 N. San Gabriel Blvd., Pasadena (626) 683-9421 – Celebrating all weekend long,
$19.95 per person gets you fresh guacamole made tableside, choice of any two
entrees from Carne Asada Cabral Style, Chicken Monterrey and Enchilada Del Mar,
with chocolate covered strawberries for dessert.
Alehouse Restaurant, 145 E. Huntington
Dr., Arcadia (626) 446-1077– Celebrating Friday through Monday with
complimentary champagne for couples from 5pm till the kitchen closes, special
menu items including Shrimp Cocktail, petite Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, Chilean
Sea Bass, and specialty desserts.
Steakhouse, 70 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena (626) 792-3731 – Set prix fixe menu, $85 per person
Italian Cuisine, 1212 S. Baldwin Ave.,
Arcadia (626) 446-4427 – Normally closed Mondays, will be open with their
Grill and Broiler, 2451
Foothill Blvd., Ste. D, La Verne (909) 593-1040 – Celebrating with a 3-course
meal for two for just $55.95, choice of Grilled Mesquite Chicken, Salmon,
Lobster Tail, Angus Beef or Flat Iron Steak, fresh home baked bread, house
salad, potatoes or rice pilaf, and a bottle of sparkling cider (no liquor
1028 Huntington Dr., Duarte (626) 357-3938 – Featuring a special menu and
“something special for the lady” all weekend long.
Bill Coburn is owner of SanGabrielValleyMenus.com, a restaurant website
featuring more than 160 restaurant’s menus, as well as downloadable coupons. He has
nearly 20 years experience in the restaurant business, and has been eating for
much longer than that.