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Local, Seasonal and Organic in the Neighborhood: Elements Kitchen

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Please note that the date for this brunch has changed to Saturday, April 4. Arrangments have been made for our group at this restaurant for this date.

I am on a quest to find creative, delicious foods made from fresh, seasonal ingredients from farmers markets and proteins that don't look frozen on your plate and taste frozen on your palate. They don't need to be expensively frou-frou and out of reach. In fact, because Los Angeles is near many farms and has easy access to organic foods distributors, there are neighborhood cafes and bistros that are serving up local, seasonal and mostly organic fare.

To celebrate the ripe pickings of the spring season, please join me for Saturday brunch at Elements Kitchen in Pasadena.

I first found out about Elements Kitchen when it was on Yelp.com's "Best of Yelp's" Restaurants in Pasadena about six months or so ago. The fresh, mostly organic and locally grown ingredients on the seasonal menu intrigued me, but then I read about the tasty sandwiches, all made from scratch and presented fresh and pretty on your table. Even the pickles are housemade. The lunch menu is simple with sandwiches, soups, salads and dessert, but the fresh flavor combinations exceed expectations you'd have for a small restaurant tucked away in Old Town Pasadena. Soonafter, the small restaurant added a brunch menu and opened earlier on Saturday. Duck sausage breakfast burrito with a hibiscus punch, anyone?

For for information, please read here: http://www.elementski... (http://www.elementskitchen.com/) and here: http://www.yelp.com/b... (http://www.yelp.com/biz/elements-kitchen-pasadena?rpp=40&sort_by=relevance_desc&start=40)

Please note that Elements' front entrance is on a side street off Fair Oaks Avenue, south of Colorado and Green streets. It might be best to park on one of the public lots on Fair Oaks and Green and walk over to the restaurant. Again, it's a small space, and the guest list is limited to eight for this event. If the weather is nice, we may be sitting outside.

If the event is FULL, you may sign up for the wait list. If your plans change, please e-mail me and change your RSVP. Once your RSVP changes, the list will automatically bump up the next person from the wait list.

And for the day of event, please bring cash, including small bills. They'll get us through the check process easier and faster. Also, note the 10-minute rule: We'll wait 10 minutes before we place our order as a group. Pleasure Palate's attendance and 3-strike policies apply here. Please be prompt!