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Picnik

168 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Picnik

Photo: Amy Scattergood

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  • Mon-Thur, Sun, 11 a.m. - midnight, Fri-Sat 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Beer, sausages and sunshine. Is there anything in life that goes together better? It's these three components that make up the bulk of the business plan at Picnik, the restaurant in Old Town Pasadena from chef Eduardo Ruiz (also of Corazon y Miel). Ruiz is collaborating with Michael Puglisi, formerly of Bouchon, to make fresh sausages in-house. There are interesting sausage varieties, like the Malaysian, which was subtle in its chile, citrus and shrimp paste accents. We also tried the sardine and shaved fennel sandwich, which was oddly quite sweet (as in, the fish itself tasted as though it had been soaked in a sugar cure). There's also a great selection of craft beers on tap, and the patio tables - each with a selection of mustards in squeeze bottles - are a lovely place to sit and eat and drink.

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