This Cozy Restaurant’s Revamp Will Have You Dashing to South Pasadena ASAP

March 12, 2018

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South Pasadena is personally my favorite Los Angeles gem. I mean, it’s the location of my favorite hotel, after all.

But really, this historic town, nestled away in the West San Gabriel Valley, is truly the perfect picturesque getaway for anyone (me!) who regularly deals with the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the city.

Mission Street, in particular, is a strip of chic boutiques, private fitness studios and dining establishments, including Crossings, a cozy Patrick Kitchen-owned restaurant that’s been around since 2013. The spot recently underwent a revamp, including the introduction of new executive chef, Kevin Malone, who hails from Mattei’s Tavern near Santa Barbara, and the former Gargantua in Santa Monica.

Skyelyfe was invited to an exclusive chef’s tasting last week, where we consumed highlights (including delicious wine pairings and specialty cocktails) from Kevin’s newly launched menu (as seen below). The dim-lit venue boasts two spacious stories with plenty of bar space. Whether for date night or otherwise, Crossings offers an inviting (and scrumptious) vibe for all.


Roasted Sunchokes

orange glaze, habanero

Hamachi Collar Pibil

tangerine, crème fraîche, fresno chili, tortilla

Hamachi Verde  

snap pea agua chile, kaffir lime, cucumber, serrano

Wagyu Naval  

ash, charcoal potatoes, soubise, burnt leek

Pot de Creme

ancho chili, espresso, rice and almond flavored horchata foam, puffed rice


1010 Mission St.

South Pasadena, Ca 91030


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