Old Pasadena Restaurant Week
I am very excited to invite you to the first Old Pasadena Restaurant Week, June 1st through June 8th. More than 25 of Old Pasadena’s great eateries have put together selections for a three-course fixed-price menu for lunch, dinner or both. With lunches starting at $15 and dinners at $25, you can experience a great sampling of renowned and international cuisine without breaking your budget! The best part is that while eating great, you will also be doing good.
While it is our mission to support the businesses of Old Pasadena, a very important part of this event is the partnership with Union Station Foundation Homeless Services, located right here in Pasadena. They are celebrating 35 years of assisting the homeless community through numerous programs that address hunger, housing, and job training and placement. Their facilities are extraordinary and if you aren’t familiar with what they do, they are very worthy of your attention and support. You can begin very easily, by eating well yourself this coming week and letting Old Pasadena restaurants make the donation for you. Ten percent of the proceeds from Old Pasadena Restaurant Week will go to Union Station and the incredible work they do.
We received a call yesterday from a gentleman that was inquiring about restaurant week. He wanted to let us know he particularly appreciated the give-back to Union Station as he himself was a success story, having benefited from the Foundation’s services some years ago. That simple phone call really brought home the possibilities realized from a donation. It can change a life. We see the problem every day on the streets of our downtown, and it’s nice to hear from someone who has made the transition and felt like he was coming full circle in supporting those that had supported him.
We hope you will take advantage of eating great, supporting local businesses, and giving to a very worthy cause. You can look through some very tempting menus at our website www.oldpasadena.org/restaurantweek. Return to one of your favorites or try someplace you keep talking about getting to …eventually. Who would have guessed that eating out could do so much for so many! As our Old Pasadena Restaurant Week ads state, “Giving back never tasted so good!”.
Posted by: Steve Mulheim, President & CEO