Thursday, May 20, 2010

Going Vertical

The skylight and dangling bulbs above the stairway leading to Vertical Wine Bistro make for an intriguing entryway. Ever since the place opened I've wondered what it was like inside. I found out Tuesday night when I attended a get-together to celebrate the success of Hometown Pasadena, the go-to blog for what's happening here in town.

(Actually, Hometown Pasadena is hardly a blog. It's more of an online magazine. It's also a book. Actually, it's hardly a book. It's more of a Pasadena bible. Actually, it's several books. And publisher Colleen Dunn Bates, who oversees it all, is the nexus connecting people to things they love even if they don't know it yet.)

I was so busy connecting with Hometown Pasadena contributors Tuesday that I didn't take time to taste enough of the small-plate treats floating about. But what I had was fab, so I got to Googling and found mattatouille's review. It must be a good one because reading it made my mouth water. His photo gives you a good idea of the cozy-chic look of the bar.

I snapped the picture of the lights as I was leaving. Makes me want to go back already.

10 comments:

Virginia said...

Put that place on the list for my next trip. Very cool. Like the sounds of the get together too. A room full of bloggers. Brings back memories!
V

mark said...

A beautiful photo. Im putting this place on my must see and must dine at places. Thanks to you that list is getting quite long.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I love dangling bulbs.

Bellis said...

It's such a surprise that there's so much light and space beyond that unpromising street entrance - can't wait to go there now. Love your description of Hometown Pasadena!

TheChieftess said...

Yummmmm, drool, drool....

Petrea said...

Bloggers, writers, journalists, advertisers...it was quite a bunch, Virginia. A nice crowd.

Good to know that, Mark! There's a lot to do in Pasadena.

Me too, PA. Even the plain old kind.

Stand at the foot of those stairs at dusk, Bellis, and you can hardly resist going in.

Chieftess, I wasn't terribly hungry. Too bad for me, because I came home and read mattatouille's review. Must go back to Vertical and actually EAT.

Ms M said...

Love the photo! Looks like a great place to visit and the food must have been divine....

Petrea said...

Ms. M, they had these little, flat pizzas that were so good I could have eaten ten of them.

Amy said...

I've heard so many good things about this place, it's on the list of really must check out. The entryway pushes it further to the top. Atmosphere makes a big difference, and this place looks cozy.

Petrea said...

Yeah, I like atmosphere. It really draws me in (food and service make me stay).

I'm oh so pleased that Hometown Pasadena featured my photo and post about Vertical.