[Words and Photos by Greg Steinbrecher, KCRW Summer Marketing Intern]
On June 16th, KCRW’s Summer Nights will bring the fun to One Colorado in Pasadena. Music starts at 7:30 PM, featuring LA singer-songwriter shey baba and our own DJ Chris Douridas. Want a bite to eat before the show? There are lots of great restaurants less than a 10-minute walk away from the venue. So bring some friends (or a date!) and enjoy discounts with a flash of your Fringe Benefits card – now available on the new app! If you’re having trouble deciding, we’ve got some suggestions for you:
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant has won the Pasadena Weekly’s readers poll for “Best Japanese Restaurant” every year since 1996. Sit on their porch and enjoy a wide variety of Japanese small plates, entrees, and, of course, sushi for 15% off when you use your Fringe Benefits card.
All India Cafe, another Pasadena Weekly award winner, has you covered if you’re craving Indian food. Dine outside in the summer night air or enjoy the eclectic indoor decor and brick facade. The 10% off you get with your KCRW membership includes alcohol.
Kitty-corner to Pasadena Memorial Park is Tibet Nepal House, which serves authentic Himalayan cuisine in a cozy setting. Try some thupka (a hearty noodle soup) or one of their various dishes made with yak meat. Take 10% off all these dishes and more, including beer and wine.
Don’t feel like filling up on an entire meal before dancing the night away? Then grab a small bite at Intelligentsia, the hip, nationwide coffee chain that has become an Old Town mainstay. They offer a selection of pastries, salads, cheeses, and desserts to pair with their signature coffee. And if you like it, you can buy a bag of beans to take home, 10% off!
Once an underground LA darling, The Pie Hole has earned critical acclaim for their sweet and savory pies, all made from scratch. Try any of their pies along with a coffee, and KCRW’s Fringe Benefits will give you a 15% discount.
Ix Tapa Cantina serves traditional entrees along with their modern Mexican take on small plates. Located on the bustling corner of Colorado and Arroyo Parkway, it features a spacious dining area with plenty of TV’s for catching the game. You can enjoy any pick from their selection and get a 15% discount when you use your Fringe Benefits card.
Bodega Wine Bar, located on the second floor of the Paseo Colorado outdoor mall, offers an unpretentious wine-drinking experience, with plenty of plates ready-made for sharing with a date or group. You can enjoy the fresh air out on the patio, or treat yourself (and company) to an intimate, candle-lit dinner inside. The best part? Your KCRW membership gets you 15% off the entire bill.
Thanks to all of our KCRW members! Hope you enjoy some good food, good music, and good vibes tomorrow night. Hope to see you there!