by Timothy Rutt
First, a website called Lifestyle Mirror says that Altadena will be the next big thing in food (but you knew that!). It credits Shuldiner, lord of the Altadena Farmers' Market and Institute of Domestic Technology, and we can't deny it. It's a short web-post, but read it!
Second, the Institute has announced its spring course of classes, which will be held both in Altadena's Zane Grey Estate and the historic Greystone Mansion (which offers a vintage speakeasy for cocktail crafting classes). It will also be marked by a field trip on May 3-5 through Santa Ynez, looking through organic farms and a "biodynamic winery" (check the latest offerings here).
Third: the Altadena Farmer's Market is today from 4-7 PM at Loma Alta Park, and it welcomes Grill Masters chicken aficianados. The LA Weekly called them "the best," and you can read a fawning review here.
Fourth: Don't forget that Pasadena Magazine is holding its "Fete at the Farmer's Market" next week in Altadena from 5-7 PM. A celebration of the release of the March/April "Luxe Living" issue, guests will be treated to cooking demonstrations from the expert chefs of La Grande Orange Café, and learn how to create signature cocktails from the skillful mixologists of 1886 Bar at The Raymond. This event will also feature jam-making and coffee-roasting demos from the Domestic Institute of Technology, live music, raffles, and more! To attend, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.