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new restaurant/wine bar in pasadena?

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heard there will be a new restaurant in pasadena with a pretty good chef opening soon. read it on the small bites of los angeles magazine. anyone have any info about it. sorry can't remember the name

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    1. there is another new wine bar going in on north raymond in addition to redwhite&bluezz, but i can't remember the address or where i heard it.

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      1. re: revets2

        Heritage Wine Company. Its on 155 N Raymond Ave. I went there last Sunday. It was very nice. I thought it had a pretty chill atmosphere. Not too pretentious. They could use more help though. The waitress was running back and forth and apologized for making us wait.

      2. It's going to be called Vertical Wine Bistro and the chef is Sara Levine who opened Opus Bar and Grill (but subsequently left) to much acclaim a few years ago.

        1. ah yes, any word on an opening date.

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          1. re: revets2

            Supposedly, sometime next month. I'll see if I can get any further information.

            Sara Levine is an excellent chef. If they give her free rein to use the ingredients and raw materials of her choosing, the food should be really good.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              Sara is indeed a good chef as I remember her cooking at Vibrato Grill & Jazz in its early days. Vertical should be interesting with an extensive wine by the glass program.

          2. I've heard that Vertical will be opening in the next week or two. Supposedly, they will have 100 wines by the glass, lots of flights, and a 400 bottle wine list. The food is small plates, a la AOC, and the glasses will all be Reidel.

            1. Where is this place in Pasadena? Old Town?

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              1. re: mancina

                70 N. Raymond Ave in Old Town Pasadena. On the 2nd floor.

              2. Is there an anticipated opening date yet? If Vertical could even deliver 75% of what AOC or Bistro 8495 offer, it would be such a fantastic addition to Eastside dining.

                1. Vertical opened last week, I believe, and will be open 7 nights a week.

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                  1. re: grapegirl23

                    Is it expensive? What is the average cost per glass?

                    1. re: GingkoCat

                      Well, here is their wine list, or at least a representative version. As you would hope and expect, it is constantly changing to keep customers coming back, but you can get the idea, price ranges, etc. Two different sized tastings, btw, so if you just want enough to get a sense of what a wine is all about, get the smaller version.
                      Ultimately, for a full glass, order the best one of what you tasted.