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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lemonade

This was a welcome sight on a gloomy day.

These people sure like yellow.

It was too chilly to eat outside but it looked like people were taking advantage of the Lemonade menu indoors.

Lemonade is on Lake between Green and Cordova, part of The Commons. Should be a good spot. I haven't eaten there yet. Have you? What's your verdict?

24 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

That's a very pretty spot, Petrea ~ and it looks summery in spite of the cold. Yellow does that, doesn't it. Always such a cheerful little number!

Book Dragon said...

I've never been and probably wont but wanted to tell that the picture brought a smile to my face. Thanks.

Kate said...

Looks like a sweet little place. Had to laugh about it being too chilly to eat outdoors. I wonder what the temperature would have to be before Californians are comfortable whereas Minnesotans would be out there in full force on a sunny day.!?

dive said...

What temptingly tangy colours, Petrea. I love those chairs!

Too cold to eat outside? Sheesh! Californians! I was sipping coffee in the sun this morning half an hour after chipping ice off my car. It's bracing but it's still fresh air.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yellow does cheer one up, Shell. Funny how a pigment can do that--it's only a reflection of light.

I guess it worked on you, Book Dragon. Was it the yellow, do you think?

Kate and Dive, you bring up the other truth of the matter (besides the fact that yellow makes one cheerful): people adjust to their local climate. I used to live in Chicago but I don't think I could manage a winter there now.

It was probably about 60 degrees F when I took this picture. Wonderful for hiking. Not great for sitting still in southern California, unless you're a tourist.

Bellis said...

Things change so fast in California as well. When did this pop up? It looks so inviting. Stores have come and gone here, many can't seem to pull in the foot traffic. I know it's just a few dollars, but paying for parking in a structure is too much of a turn-off for me, and finding places on the road at lunchtime is getting harder.

If we have some sun today, I'll take a look to see what they're offering.

alex said...

nice splash of color! very refreshing, just like a glass of lemonade, even on a cold day.

Petrea Burchard said...

There's an outdoor parking lot behind Lake just to the east, Bellis, and it's free if you patronize the businesses here. Easy. I like that about the businesses on Lake because you're right about about street parking there and the meters are kind of a joke.

Alex, as I understand it this place has several different kinds of lemonade, so the name is apt.

CafePasadena said...

Yeah I've been here. Thanks for reminding me of yet another thing I should blog about one of these years.

It popped open about 2 mths ago. There's a few others in SoCal, including at USC! Btw, this newest one in Pasadena is only a 5min walk from CalTech.

Diana said...

I wish their website showed the menu, but it definitely looks worth a try. Not that sitting on noisy Lake Avenue is entirely my idea of a good time... Still, that doesn't keep me from patronizing the Little Flower Candy Company on a really noisy stretch of Colorado in West Pasadena, so what the heck!

Trish said...

haven't been, but all I could think of was "wow, the 1970's yellow is baaaaack!".

Speedway said...

The place will provide sun and warmth in winter because of that lovely yellow theme. And a check of the menu shows they offer pot roast, a great comfort food. So you'll stay warm at Lemonade!

Katie said...

Very inviting outdoor space; I bet the tables will be packed in nice weather. The menu is very interesting too. I'll take the asian salad, lemon meringue pie and a blood-orange lemonade!

Petrea Burchard said...

I like Little Flower, too, so a noisy street is no excuse.

Diana, click on the "Lemonade" link and there's a "menus" option at the upper left, I think.

Cafe, it sounds like it's time for a Cafe Pasadena Lemonade review.

CafePasadena said...

I know, PB. It's past time I do a lot of stuff on my blog. If only for you, I'll try to blog about Lemonade much sooner rather than later.

Patricia said...

What a pretty spot of color. It feels more like a summer shot than the middle of November. For me though, seeing a small piece of the Williams Sonoma store brings back memories. For Christmas, 22 years ago, my husband went to that store to buy me a Kitchen Aid mixer. I thought that mixer would turn me into the cook I had always wanted to be. It lasted a little while, but than faded. I am not a cook, not really. But to this day, when I walk into a Williams Sonoma store, I still feel like I can do anything.

Ms M said...

Looks like cheerful place, especially on a gray day. You'll have to let us know how the food and lemonade are.

Petrea Burchard said...

Cafe, I think you should blog about whatever you want about whenever you want to blog about it. Otherwise it's a chore. IMHO.

Patricia, what a sweet story. I've never wanted to be a cook but I know what you mean. If only Smith and Hawken could make me a gardener.

Ms. M, if I don't let you know, I'm sure Cafe Pasadena will.

Susan Campisi said...

I've wondered about this place but I haven't yet tried it. Looks like Cafe Pasadena has obliged us all with a review. I'm on my way over...

CafePasadena said...

Well, I'm certainly glad I did "review" Lemonade today since at least Susan ck'd it out!

If you love Lemonade it's The Place for you.

Petrea Burchard said...

No kidding! Thanks, Cafe.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Looks like a nice place!

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi Sonia,
I understand the line is out the door at lunchtime.

TheChieftess said...

Cute spot!!! But if my memory serves me correctly, this is in the building previously occupied by NapaStyles...which I am sad to have lost...but then, I'm no longer there either!!!