Taste Test the Waters

first_img Make a comment Community News Even though they’re a new kid on the block, craft-cocktail bar Magnolia House is fast becoming one of Pasadena’s best drinking destinations.The bar features innovative cocktails and drink specials along with a substantial menu that will expand your horizons…and your palate!The menu is a collaboration between expert cocktail craftsman Evan Zimmerman and Colin Shearn, bar star for the past 15 years. Zimmerman developed the cocktail concept—Shearn executed it.The result is a smorgasbord of drinks with flavors ranging from light to boozy. Here are some of their winning cocktails:The Mendocino Sour is Zimmerman’s take on the Whiskey Sour that incorporates Rooibos tea, lavender and fino sherry, while The Lumberjack’s Breakfast features blended scotch, apple brandy, maple and cardamom syrup, lemon, and egg white.The Barracuda is a classic cocktail Mexican Firing Squad with a contemporary twist—this uses celery bitters instead of Angostura. The Copper Heart #2, on the other hand, contains a mix of pisco, lemon, grapefruit and cinnamon.Other must-try drinks are the Phantom Engineer, a concoction of mezcal, rye, Cocchi Americano, lime and grapefruit; Love is Not a Victory March, an all-spirits combo of Genever, Green Chartreuse, Campari and all-spice dram; Wicked Game which contains jalapeño infused gin and watermelon blended with vermouth, honey, lemon and bitters; Crown City which is powered by rum, rye whiskey, bitters and orange, cacao and banana liqueurs; and the refreshing Everyday Sunshine, a pleasant vodka drink with pineapple, raspberry, lime, vermouth and a touch of bittersweet Aperol.Not a big fan of cocktails? Magnolia House also carries non-alcoholic beverages, wines, and ten draft beers.For the lightweights out there (it’s ok, it’s not your fault), you’re going to want to check out their snacks and small plates. Noteworthy items from the menu are the King Crab Mac and Cheese, House Burger (made with house-made American cheese, dill pickle remoulade, bacon and bourbon-caramelized onions), Korean Chicken Wings, and the Moroccan Lamb Meatballs.Magnolia House is located at 492 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 584-1126 or visit www.themaghouse.com. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Bars & Clubs Taste Test the Waters From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 11:07 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Chorale to perform sacred, patriotic works in concert

first_imgThe Notre Dame Chorale, the University’s official concert choir, will perform its annual fall concert at 8 p.m. Friday in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Leighton Concert Hall. The theme of the concert is “God, Country, Notre Dame.”“The concert will feature sacred works (God), patriotic songs (country) and school songs (Notre Dame) in addition to Irish airs and the Scottish song ‘Loch Lomond,’” Chorale director Alexander Blachly said. “There will also be a special feature of the program with the participation of the newly-formed Notre Dame Children’s Choir.”Blachly said the repertoire of the group ranges from Gregorian chants, Renaissance motets and classical pieces to more contemporary works. Staff pianist Paivi Ekroth will accompany the choir’s vocals.The show, which will last approximately one hour with no intermission, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Chorale and kicks off a weekend-long Chorale alumni reunion.“This is a celebration of the past members of the Chorale,” Blachly said.”The reunion will continue the next day after the concert with singing activities in Leighton Concert Hall and a visit to the DPAC organ hall.”Senior Mimi Michuda, Chorale president, said she appreciates the emotion and excitement surrounding the reunion.“Chorale is more than just close friendships, we are a family,” she said.Junior Erin Bishop, Chorale treasurer, said the concert will feature many changes from of the past performances.“The officers and myself have worked really hard with Alex [Blachly] to revamp our concerts and to hopefully increase attendance,” she said. “This concert, we’re singing a much greater variety of pieces, especially with the more modern patriotic and school songs.”Blachly said the Chorale has about 50 members, both male and female, most of whom are undergraduate students representing every college. Besides the fall concert, the Chorale also performs Handel’s Messiah with the Notre Dame Festival Orchestra each December, embarks on a winter tour each January and travels for an international tour every three or four years. The Chorale has also performed with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and the group will participate in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah next March.“Many students do not know about Chorale because there are many other choirs on campus that sing much more modern music,” Bishop said. “We want people to know that we’re here as well and just as great of a group.”Tickets for the fall concert are free for students and $10 for the general public. They can be purchased at the DPAC box office or online at performingarts.nd.eduTags: Alexander Blachly, Chorale Fall Concert, DPAC, God Country Notre Dame, leighton concert hall, The Notre Dame Choralelast_img read more

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Vermont Governor Douglas and NH Governor Lynch to speak to Ethan Allen employees tomorrow

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch will be in Beecher Falls tomorrow at the Ethan Allen furniture plant to address employees and offer state support and resources to the roughly 260 employees who were recently informed that they would be let go.   At least half of the employees reside in New Hampshire.  I want to thank my good friend Governor Lynch for taking the time to come to Vermont and for his Administration s commitment to work with mine so that our labor officials can deploy every possible resource to the employees of Ethan Allen, said Governor Douglas.  We will continue to work together to offer support to this important employer and to the people of this region.  This is a very difficult time for our state s economy, especially in the Kingdom, and we must do all we can to be sure that when the economy rebounds we are prepared with the tools and economic support to help Ethan Allen thrive again.WHAT:  Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch to address employees at the Beecher Falls Ethan Allen FacilityWHEN:  Tuesday, July 7, 2009 2:30pmWHERE:  Ethan Allen, Inc Main Street, Beecher Falls, Vermontlast_img read more

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Ramdin keeps Windies winning streak alive

first_imgDUBAI, UAE (CMC):Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin stroked a half-century as West Indies kept up their winning streak with a 13-run victory over English County Warwickshire in their third unofficial warm-up Twenty20 here yesterday.The Caribbean side racked up 145 for five off their 20 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, with the right-handed Ramdin top-scoring with an unbeaten 52.Jason Holder struck 23 not out while captain Darren Sammy got 20.In reply, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo picked up three for 26 as Warwickshire were limited to 132 for four off their 20 overs.Opener Varun Chopra top-scored with 41, while England discard Ian Bell got 35 in an opening stand of 74. Chopra counted five fours, while Bell gathered four fours and a six.Once they were separated, however, Warwickshire lost four wickets for 38 runs to lose momentum as West Indies closed out well.SCORING RUNSRamdin had earlier dragged West Indies out of a hole, where they lay languishing at 43 for four, inspiring two stands to get them up to their eventual total.He stroked five fours and faced 36 deliveries, adding 34 for the fifth wicket, with Sammy and 68 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand with Holder.Sammy faced 14 balls and struck two fours, while Holder hit three fours off 20 deliveries.West Indies will face Warwickshire again on Sunday in their final preparation game before they head to India to take on Australia and India in their two official warm-up games for the Twenty20 World Cup.They play India at Eden Gardens in Kolkata next Thursday before clashing with India three days later at the same venue.last_img read more

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Amy Schumer shares a pregnancy misery with Ayesha Curry and Kate Middleton

first_imgMaybe Amy Schumer can start a group text with Ayesha Curry and Kate Middleton to get advice on surviving hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare but debilitating pregnancy condition that’s often described as an extreme, 24/7 onslaught of morning sicknessThe 37-year-old comedian, pregnant with her first child, took to Instagram Thursday to reveal that she’s in the hospital because she’s suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or HG.Schumer assured fans that she and her baby are fine but said she had to …last_img read more

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Buying a new phone? 32GB, 64GB or 128GB? How much storage do you really need in your phone

first_imgIn the last couple of years, we have witnessed tremendous evolution in the world of smartphones. Compare a modern smartphone with one from five years ago, it’s easy to see the magnitude of the change. Mobile chipsets have become incredibly capable. Screens have gone from small 4-inch panels to large 6-inch+ edge-to-edge screens, with foldable ones looming on the horizon. Smartphones are also sporting more than just one camera to get highly impressive photos. While these are some features that people across various budget categories will eventually adopt, one feature that can affect the price of a smartphone is storage.Manufacturers like Samsung and Apple are pushing the boundaries of onboard storage on their flagship offerings, with 512GB becoming the new limit. Therefore, consumers get attracted to buy the variants with higher storage so as to store all their goodies that they care about without worrying about storage space.While the idea of having more storage is thoughtful, it does beg a question – how much storage is enough for you? Does spending extra on your preferred smartphone model make sense? After all, different types of consumers have varied kind of usage scenarios. Let’s try to answer some of that.How much storage is good enough for you?To decide on the amount of storage, we need to figure out the requirements a particular kind of user requires.For the shutterbug:There’s no doubt that people are taking more photos than they used to previously – thanks to incredible cameras on smartphones. Photos can easily reach up to 12MB in size for shots that hold a lot of detail. Therefore, if you like clicking lots of photos, you need a phone that has at least 64GB of storage. Whether you are using an Android phone or iPhone, Google’s cloud storage can help by offloading some of your precious photos to its servers. If your phone has expandable storage, it’s better to keep at least a 32GB of expandable memory.advertisementFor those who store songs:While it’s fashionable and convenient to stream music from apps such as Gaana and JioSaavn, audiophiles prefer certain types of audio formats and hence end up downloading audio tracks on their devices. A good quality .aac or even a .mp3 file at least consume 10MB of space and storing at least a few hundred albums does require some considerable storage space. Therefore, at least 128GB of internal storage is required to keep some space spare for system files and other kinds of files.What if you are a corporate user:For most corporate users, their phones are required to hold chunks of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, .pdf files and others. Therefore, a bare minimum of 64GB is suggested so as to prevent bothering about storage management.What if you game hard:Mobile gaming is now a serious business and gaming studios are excelling with unmatchable graphics as well incredible physics system. This translates into game files spanning several gigabytes. For example, Asphalt 9, PUBG MOBILE, Codemasters’ Grid Autosport and Modern Combat 5 have an average weight of 2.5GB. Consider the add-ons and updates that developers keep on rolling and it could easily expand by a GB or two. Therefore, 128GB is at least required. If you have noticed, Asus’ first gaming phone– ROG Phone, features 128GB of storage as standard.What if you aren’t interested in any of the above?Well, considering the limited number of occasional photos, certain basic apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Paytm, a music streaming app and a few casual games, 32GB should be good enough for you. However, do keep in mind that creating a backup of your precious files on cloud storage is necessary to always have some additional space for future system updates.A clever tip for everyoneWith the high-speed Internet becoming extremely cheap, it is beneficial in a lot of ways to rely on cloud storage. Google provides an almost unlimited storage solution in the form of Drive and Photos. Even if you invest a little, the rewards are greater. Wonder how? Even if your phone is lost or stolen, you will always have access to your files from any computer in the world.Also, keep in mind that smartphones do require some buffer space to download and install updates. Occasionally, you may need to use your phone’s storage as a portable drive. Therefore, it is always beneficial to gauge your requirements and choose a variant that gives you the extra buffer space.And don’t forget WhatsApp:By default, WhatsApp wants to you see all incoming media, whether it be photos or videos. Therefore, all the photos or GIFs or videos that you receive on WhatsApp are downloaded and stored on your phone. If you are popular in your social circle, then your WhatsApp media is bound to weigh at least a few gigabytes over the course of a few months. Therefore, it is suggested that your phone should ideally contain 64GB of storage, even if you have opted out of the auto download option for media over mobile data and Wi-Fi. If you are on Android, then it is advisable to get the Files app by Google that uses AI to clear up the junk.advertisementALSO READ | Amitabh Bachchan uses Galaxy S9, promotes OnePlus 6T and Xiaomi wants to gift him Poco F1, yet he is sadALSO READ | Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 ProALSO READ | Nokia 7.1 review: Good display but Nokia 6.1 Plus offers better valuelast_img read more

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9 months agoNewcastle not interested in Cabaye reunion

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle not interested in Cabaye reunionby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United will not sign former midfielder Yohan Cabaye on a free transfer.The 32-year-old was this week released by Al Nasr after just six months at the club.Cabaye was part of the Toon squad that finished fifth in the Premier League in 2011/12, leading to some fans asking for his return. However, the Shields Gazette says manage Rafa Benitez has other priorities for signings this month.The Spaniard is focused on signing a number 10, a winger and a left-back. last_img read more

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5 Bold Predictions For The South Region Of The NCAA Tournament

first_imgFive bold predictions for the South Region. Miami Plug DanceTwitter/@MiamiHurricanesThe 2016 NCAA Tournament gets underway tonight with the first pair of play-in games. Play in the South Region begins at 9:10 p.m. ET on tru TV, with two 11-seeds, Wichita State and Vanderbilt, facing off for the right to play Vanderbilt. The South Region is very intriguing. It contains the No. 1 overall seed in the field, along with a number of teams capable of busting the bracket. We’ll find out which team emerges on March 26 at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville.We’re here to help you make your picks in the South, but we’re not going with just chalk. Without further ado, let’s look at our five bold predictions for the South Region. Get Started: Wichita State “Shocks” The Competition >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6last_img read more

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Opinion Michigans resurgence a blessing for Ohio State college football

Then sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Credit: Lantern File PhotoSince the turn of the century, Michigan has been to five BCS Bowls. The Wolverines won two: a three-point victory in the Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech in 2012 and a one-point victory over Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl. However, their Rose Bowl performances have been utter disappointments. Additionally, they have yet to participate in the Big Ten Championship Game.Since 1950, Michigan has captured one national championship; Ohio State has won seven.Since the turn of the century, Purdue’s four wins over OSU are more than Michigan’s three.Simply put, Michigan football has been marred in recent decades by coaching instability, poor quarterback play and an inability to win The Game.Having said this, the question as to the annual significance of the OSU-Michigan game must be raised. Seemingly, rivalries like the Auburn-Alabama, OSU-Michigan State, LSU-Alabama and Oregon-Stanford have overshadowed The Game due to recent dominance by the men in scarlet and gray. In fact, in most of our lifetimes, only one game between the two comes to mind as meaningful; a clash of the titans, per se. That one game, however, epitomizes the importance of The Game, as I can recall every little detail despite having been just a little 9-year-old Buckeye without a master’s degree in OSU fandom.The game of the centuryIt was a pleasant fall afternoon in Hudson, Ohio. Autumn leaves fell from high above as the sun departed from the clear blue sky. Inside our neighbor’s house, our family and friends reminisced over school systems, neighborhood drama and our crazy families. Meanwhile, two hours south down I-71, the same could not be stated. College GameDay set up shop on the OSU campus to promote the heavyweight title fight between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation. When Lee Corso donned the Michigan helmet in front of thousands of Buckeyes, he was met with ruthless replies to the likes of, “Corso sucks!”Regardless, this game clearly had a special place in the rivalry’s history, as to this day it remains the only installment of The Game to ever kick off at 3:30 p.m. in ESPN/ABC’s primetime window. The town was buzzing. The hype was tremendous. Ohio Stadium was bursting with excitement. And the Big Ten was ready to put one of its two signature programs in the national championship game.Dubbed “The Game of the Century” as kickoff became imminent, conversation back in Hudson swayed to BCS projections, to quarterbacks Troy Smith vs. Chad Henne and to the duel between two coaching greats, Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr. Finally, OSU won the coin toss, deferred to the second half, and Michigan prepared to receive the opening kickoff in what would go down as one of the greatest college football games not only in the OSU-Michigan rivalry, but of all time.After trading touchdowns on their opening possessions, both teams followed by exchanging punts. In the beginning of the second quarter, the Buckeyes took their first lead behind a Beanie Wells 52-yard touchdown run. Add on two Smith touchdown throws — one to Ted Ginn Jr. and the other to Anthony Gonzalez — offset by one Michigan touchdown, and OSU would take a two-touchdown lead into the second half.The ‘Shoe was hopping. The family room in which I watched the game was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. I realized that the Buckeyes were just two quarters of solid football from the national championship game.Unfortunately, no football game comes without adversity. OSU would learn that the hard way.In the blink of an eye, the Scarlet and Gray went three-and-out, conceded a touchdown and compounded the mistakes with a pivotal interception captured by Michigan defensive lineman Alan Branch.Great teams, however, overcome adversity and respond stronger.The Buckeyes proceeded to stymie the Michigan offense and held it to just a field goal, and they soon after responded with a touchdown of their own. All of a sudden it was a two-score game. All of a sudden the dream of two national championships in a four-year span was unfolding before my very eyes.After a couple of series of mistake-filled football, Michigan started the fourth quarter in the red zone, down 11. Running back Mike Hart scored two plays later, cutting the lead to just four. A Buckeye fumble followed, but Michigan could not capitalize.OSU would then not miss this opportunity to close the game out for good. An 11-play, 83-yard, season-defining drive ensued, punctuated by Brian Robiskie’s 13-yard touchdown grab.With just over five minutes remaining, it seemed as if OSU had its plane ticket to Glendale, Arizona, booked, but Michigan, once again, as great teams do, fought back.A clutch 11-play, 81-yard drive capped off by Tyler Ecker’s 16-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion brought the Wolverines to within three. An onside kick could reverse the course of college football history.But it wasn’t meant to be that day for the Maize and Blue. Ginn secured the onside kick, the victory and a date with Florida in the championship game.Pandemonium infiltrated the exit stairways of Ohio Stadium and followed students and alumni alike to the High Street bars and to drives up and down I-71 home. This was a classic OSU-Michigan game, magnificent in quality of play and implications. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about many of the games played recently.A new eraEven with the advent of the College Football Playoff and the resurrection of the Wolverines, it is naive to expect every clash in the next decade to become a de facto qualifier for the Big Ten Championship Game, and thereby the playoff. It is way too early to elevate Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer to the status of Woody Hayes vs. Bo Schembechler and to associate any upcoming OSU-Michigan game with the great ones from the “10 year war.”However, with Michigan beginning to supplant itself as an annual contender, this rivalry that has seemingly lost a bit of its luster should and will revive its tension. And no college football fan can deny that an intriguing and relevant OSU-Michigan game is the greatest game on turf.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine showdown to match the classic that was the 2006 clash; just every once in awhile it would be appreciated that the two of the most historic programs in college football provide a game that is worthy of the national spotlight it inevitably attracts.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine clash to be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash of the titans. Sometimes, in fact, it adds to the rivalry when one team has the opportunity to undermine the rival’s playoff aspirations even amidst a disappointing season.But, thinking about the potential of the OSU-Michigan game turning into the must-see game every year is tantalizing. What if someday, the Buckeyes and Wolverines somehow met for the national championship? It’s definitely not impossible given the precedent the CFP committee has set on schedule strength, margin of victory and quality of loss.It would be tough to deny a one-loss OSU team that traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the No. 2 team preparing to face undefeated and No. 1 Michigan. And this scenario is coming sooner rather than later, especially with the recruiting standards Meyer and Harbaugh are currently setting.Gone are the days of Michigan being worse than Purdue. Home are the days of Michigan being the archenemy it was destined to be. And I can’t wait. Nor can the world of college football. read more

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