New hot spots for a native New Yorker
After moving to Pasadena a year ago, I am returning next week to visit the family and friends. I already feel out of the loop! I have reservations for Buddakhan, and I want to try the stanton social. Can you recommend any new places that I should try? I am looking for the typical trendy spots for drinks and dinner, as well as great food. I typically like Italian, Med cuisine, but I am open to suggestions. I already tried Mario Batalis place in LA, Pizzeria Mozza. Is Otto worth the trip? I never went when I lived in NYC.