(626) Foodettes

Covering the food scene in the San Gabriel Valley.

My latest - Clarissa 

Happy Kitchen in San Gabriel is another late night restaurant you should add to your list of late night food escapades! Open until 2 am, you have a grumpy old couple running the restaurant, but the food is pretty on point. They also give out free smoked chicken meat to each table. Service is a tad slow so don’t go if you’re super hungry, but it’s definitely a place worth checking out. 

301 W Valley Blvd

San Gabriel, CA 91776

New piece!

-Clarissa 

Hi readers! Clarissa here. I’m doing research on the 626 and wanted to know….what is your favorite restaurant in the 626? And why? 

Email me your answer at clarissapwei@gmail.com and I’ll enter you in a raffle to win a free food tour, all inclusive, with me. Thank you! 

My latest, for LA Times. 

- Clarissa

Now you can get your Roasted Milk Tea with Grass Jelly in Arcadia! Today is the soft opening for Chatime Arcadia. The grand opening will be on October 18th. Everything is 20% off from Sep 27, 2014 to Oct 17, 2014.

Address is: 168 Las Tunas Dr., Unit 103, Arcadia CA 91007 ( Las Tunas Dr., and El Monte Ave., CVS plaza)

Shout out to friend of our blog Jason W. for letting us know!

Today was the debut of the ‘Samberger’, a collaboration between Umami Burger and Andy Samberg. The Samberger features Umami Burger’s signature beef patty topped with sport peppers, roasted tomatoes, chopped Umami dill pickles, a kombu relish, roasted garlic aioli, poppy seeds and yellow mustard on Umami Burger’s signature bun. It was inspired by the Chicago Dog. Get one at your nearest Umami Burger for $13. $1 from each burger will be donated to The Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID) in Berkeley, California.

Address: 

49 E Colorado Blvd

PasadenaCA 91105

Did you know the Sunday Alhambra’s Farmers Market on Bay Street has moved to 2nd street in front of Alhambra High School? The new location is more difficult for people to get to. Parking can be tough, but that’s expected since it’s located right in the heart of Downtown Alhambra. The old crowds have definitely died down. 

Have you gone to the new location yet? 

The second annual Oktoberfest is coming back to the Santa Anita Racetrack on September 27th, opening day at the races! The event will take place all over the infield to bring you a day full of German indulgences! Go dressed in your best lederhosen and receive FREE admission to the beer garden! 

They’ll be Infield beer garden, Dog Haus serving up sausages in the VIP area and …


o   Traditional German music from the Bavarian Wunderband
o   Live music following the Wunderband from the Spazmatics and special guest Boogie Knights
o   Competitive alphorn blowing
o   Stein holding contests
o   Dachshund Racing
o   Costume contest
o   Live horse racing all day to kick off Opening Weekend

General Admission $10

General package $25
·         Beer Garden & Concert Admission
·         2 drink  voucher for Beer, Water, or Soda
·         1 authentic German pretzel
·         Souvenir Oktoberfest Stein
·         Daily racing program and wagering tip sheet
The event is from Saturday, September  27th from 11 am-5 pm at the Santa Anita Race Track. 

The second annual Oktoberfest is coming back to the Santa Anita Racetrack on September 27th, opening day at the races! The event will take place all over the infield to bring you a day full of German indulgences! Go dressed in your best lederhosen and receive FREE admission to the beer garden! 

They’ll be Infield beer garden, Dog Haus serving up sausages in the VIP area and …

o   Traditional German music from the Bavarian Wunderband

o   Live music following the Wunderband from the Spazmatics and special guest Boogie Knights

o   Competitive alphorn blowing

o   Stein holding contests

o   Dachshund Racing

o   Costume contest

o   Live horse racing all day to kick off Opening Weekend

General Admission $10

General package $25

·         Beer Garden & Concert Admission

·         2 drink  voucher for Beer, Water, or Soda

·         1 authentic German pretzel

·         Souvenir Oktoberfest Stein

·         Daily racing program and wagering tip sheet

The event is from Saturday, September  27th from 11 am-5 pm at the Santa Anita Race Track.