Masters of Taste Brings Delicious Delights to the Rose Bowl (L.A. Daily News)

When the Masters of Taste rolled into the Rose Bowl in early April, the gourmet food, wine, beer and spirits extravaganza was actually there for a purpose. Masters of Taste raises funds for Union Station Homeless Services, a nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. All proceeds from the […]

The Magnificent Masters of Taste (Dine and Travel Blog)

It was a spectacular day to savor the finer things in life on the field of the historic Rose Bowl during Masters of Taste on Sunday, April 3. The new outdoor, luxury culinary festival opened at 3 p.m. to the public as a fundraiser for Union Station. Approximately 2,000 influential food and beverage enthusiasts enjoyed […]

Food for Good: Inaugural Masters Of Taste (Effie Magazine)

THE REASON  Foodies, oenophiles, chefs, confectioners, vintners, brewers, distillers and restauranteurs throughout Los Angeles joined together for Masters Of Taste 2016, a benefit for Union Station Homeless Services, on Sunday, April 3rd. THE REVELERS  On hand for the festivities were Chris Serrano, Susann Edmonds, Darlene Ford, Chef Claud Beltran (Bacchus Kitchen/Claud & Co.), Bobby Roshan […]

Masters of Taste Ushered in Spring with Style (The LA Beat)

Spring sprang in style last Sunday at the Masters of Taste, with colorful tulips in bloom, gauze curtains floating on the breeze, and the greenest grass you have ever seen. Chefs ushered in the season with English peas straight from the garden, tender asparagus and young lamb. Celestino Drago of Celestino served Chilled Tomato and Vegetable […]

Federal Housing Department Awards $2.6 Million for Pasadena Continuum of Care (Pasadena Now)

  The federal government has awarded the Pasadena Continuum of Care (CoC) $2.6 million to provide housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and families, Pasadena Director of Housing and Community Services William Huang announced late last week. The CoC is led by the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness (Pasadena Partnership), with the City of […]

There’s A Huge New Food And Booze Festival Taking Over The Rose Bowl (LAist)

Fried chicken and sweet potato pancakes from Nighthawk, one of the featured vendors (via Instagram)   Dozens of local chefs, mixologists, brewers and winemakers will be featured at a new festival in Pasadena this Sunday. The inaugural Masters of Taste will debut on the field at the Rose Bowl this Sunday, April 3, offering the […]

Housing Department Director Assesses Pasadena’s Housing Picture (Pasadena Now)

Citing a lack of housing across all income brackets along with rents that rise faster than wages, Bill Huang, Director of the Pasadena Department of Housing, delivered a challenging but hopeful report to the Pasadena City Council Monday evening. Huang pointed out that there is a rapidly growing senior population — the baby boomers — […]

Riding with the Royal Court in the 127th Rose Parade (

January 2, 201611:37 PM MST Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google Plus 98th Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter demonstrates the grace and beauty of a Tournament of Roses Queen at the 2016 Rose Parade. Ramona Monteros “It’s not a beauty contest.” That’s a phrase one frequently hears, both from the folks involved with the Tournament of […]