Edwin Mills by Equator

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About Edwin Mills by Equator

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Hours
M-W 3pm-11pm, Th Closed, F 11am-1am, Sa 11am-1:30am, Su 11am-11pm (Happy Hour: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 4pm-Close & Fri: 4-7pm)
Emails
  • party@edwinmills.com
Year Established
  • 1992
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  • Bar
  • Pasadena
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  • Old Pasadena
  • Old town pasadena
  • best restaurant
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  • Jazz music
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  • Table Service
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  • Bottle Service

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      DIM SUM

      ALL DIM SUM $3 EACH. SERVED SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 AM TO 4 PM. ALL YOU CAN DRINK $15 (WITH BRUNCH) MIMOSA CHAMPAGNE - 2 HRS MAX Why Dim Sum you ask? This building was original built in 1856 and was called China Palace. So we like to give back on the weekends. Our Dim Sum comes from Pacific Culinary Group in Monetary Park. It doesn't take a Guinness to steam up dim sum.

        Champagne Specialties

        *Not Included In Our Happy Hour Bottomless Mimosas
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          October 3, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Dylan Dunlap, an LA native indie/rock singer, found his love for music at a very young age. He grew up pursuing the industry in any and every way he could. For the past four years, Dunlap has been performing his original songs on the streets of downtown Burbank and the Santa Monica Promenade for hours at a time. Dylan first made a debut performing on season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Since then, he has gone on to open for various artists including icons like Molly Ringwald, Phil Wickham, and Howie Day. Dylan’s first major release was his single, “Ella” in 2015. This led up to his debut album, “Thoughts Become Things”. The 21 year-old soulful singer has a passion that is almost palpable when he performs, and not to mention his distinctive tone will have you hanging on his every last word. With an drive like no other, he strives to maintain the utmost integrity and transparency throughout various social media platforms and aims to connect with as many people possible in the world. In hopes to raise awareness on mental health, Dylan will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sales of his long-awaited self-produced record, “Feels Right at Home - EP” towards PSA Behavioral Health Agency in Phoenix, AZ. Their vision is to bring services to multiple communities by promoting hope, recovery, diversity, and wellness via innovative programs, affordable housing, and peer-directed treatment for children and adults with behavioral health issues.

          October 4, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            If you haven't experienced a Homemade JAM show, you're in for a real treat. Always fun and a bit zany with serious musicianship and vocal chops, this quintet brings alive some of the greatest songwriting of the 20th century: Tin Pan Alley, jug band music, acoustic blues, popular hits of the '20s and '30s and more obscure, but equally wonderful, tunes from the era. In Homemade JAM's current program, Tin Pan Alley...and Then Some, hear new, exciting versions of classic tunes, such as "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Ain't She Sweet" as well as jug band favorites like "Blues in the Bottle" and "Shake That Thing." From slinky ballads à la Mae West to rompin'-stompin' "poor man's jazz," Homemade JAZZ is guaranteed to deliver the goods. Read more about Homemade JAM's ingredients--Tom Fair, Samantha Elin, Bob Gothar, Jerry Strull and Lynn Coulter

          October 16, 2017

          • Starts 7:00 PM
            Make reservations at www.edwinmills.com The Brazilian-born singer Ana Gazzola has translated Bee Gees hits into Portuguese, yet again proving their universal grace.

          October 17, 2017

          October 18, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Vocalist Sandra Booker is regarded as one of the best voices on the underground jazz movement scene. Highly respected by her contemporaries for her virtuosic scat ability, impeccable timing, crystalline tone and irrepressible musicality. The New Orleans native and self-described ‘Queen of Creole music’ has a style that feels familiar while sounding completely fresh and she performs and composes from that perspective. Her deep southern roots and devotion to her Crescent City heritage are ever present in her interpretations with echoes of blues, soul, funk, gospel, classical, and of course, jazz. She blends Afro-Caribbean rhythms, beats to French chanson, street music and gypsy-like melodies while demonstrating precise enunciation and pitch with incredible technical agility.

          October 19, 2017

          • Starts 7:00 PM
            Lynn Cardona, the Los Angeles based vocalist whose pretty, exotic looks and diaphanous, jazz-flavored voice makes it easy to go for the Norah Jones comparisons. Imagine instead Ani Difranco had she grown up on Sarah Vaughan records and hired the Roots for her back-up band. – Duane Vehr, Cleveland Scene Magazine

          October 25, 2017

          • Starts 7:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.

          October 27, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Hailing from St. Petersburg, FL, Ivy Alex is a pianist, songstress, and story teller. Unhinged from any specific genre, Ivy weaves jazz, indie, neosoul and R&B into her overarching web of personal memoirs. An angelic yet soulful voice partners with jazzy chord progressions taking you on the dynamic, emotional journeys of memories, lessons learnt, and chapters to come. A truly moving experience, her music is sure to touch your soul.

          November 7, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Fellow musicians refer to him as; "Mr. Blues, Rags & Stomps", that's because Barry Big B Brenner plays the Real Country Folk Blues which originated in the Mississippi Delta, Texas Plains, Piney Woods, Piedmont Seaboard, Louisiana Bayou and of course...Chicago's South Side. Barry has performed all over the USA; from Alaska to the back woods of the Arkansas Ozarks, out to the California Foothills and many points in-between. He was Born and raised on the legendary South Side of Chicago and is a self-taught singer and acoustic guitar virtuoso.

          November 14, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            “Jazz was the first music that I ever heard. It was introduced to me by my Dad who always played jazz around the house. He regularly sat me down and told me to listen closely to the music, that jazz was life.” Her beloved father passed away when she was 11. “The last time I saw him, he was at the hospital, had me driven in, and he told me that he wanted me to promise him something. He wanted me to promise him that I would sing jazz after I became a woman. Years passed, life went on, and I became involved in performing and recording r&b. But when I was completing the second CD in 2013, I kept on thinking about my last conversation with my Dad. It was as if he was reminding me about my promise. I decided that I would see if I had what it took to sing jazz.” Douye’ has since worked very hard at finding her own place in the jazz world. Rather than doing it halfway or merely copying the great jazz singers of the past, she was determined to study hard, learn a countless number of songs, and sing jazz in her own way. She paid close attention to the reactions of the audience and the musicians when she appeared at jazz jams at the World Stage in Los Angeles. “If I did not sound any good, they would certainly tell me! I gained the courage to give it a real try after getting some confirmation from the jazz crowd that I could do this.”

          November 15, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Hi, I’m Leah. I’m a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer who lives in Los Angeles. I started to write an informative biography about myself, but it got a little #boring. Then I began to wonder, “does anyone actually read these things?” In case you are one of the lucky people who does, here are some (short and sweet-ish) things you might like to know: When I grow up, I’d like to be some combination of Carole King, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, and Sara Bareilles. I love the music these ladies make and I’d like to think that my music reflects their influence in some way. I grew up in the Akron area of Ohio. (Go Cavs!) I studied music at Anderson University in Indiana, and I was signed to the university’s record label, Orangehaus Records. With that label I released a self-titled 5 song EP, and also two singles: my own version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and an original song “After the Rain”. You can listen to and purchase that music here

          November 21, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Fernanda Alba is a brazilian singer/songwriter who lives in Los Angeles and works actually in three bands, singing portuguese in a bossa nova band called Wave; hard rock in BURN! where sings covers and originals; and a pop original project. She just graduated from the Vocal Program at the LA Music Academy where had classes and played with Dave Pozzi (Santana, Celine Dion, Diana Krall) ; Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, B.B. King, American Idol coach, Tonight Show band singer) ; Tierney Sutton (described by The New York Times as a serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level. and is a three-time Grammy nominee for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”) ; Howie Shear (George Benson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations); Jerry Watts (Steve Vai, Herbie Hancock),Phillip Bynoe (Three-time Grammy nominee and Emmy Award-winning bassist) and many more...

          November 22, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Robby Fontana is an American recording artist, vocalist, composer, pianist, and producer based in Pasadena, CA. He is known for his "velvet voice" singing, complimented by his mastery of the piano, all accented by his retro throwback style. His original music ranges from early 60s inspired singer-songwriter pop to jazz to Americana. A world class performer, Fontana has distinguished himself among the top entertainers currently performing luxury venues throughout Southern California.

          November 23, 2017

          • Starts 12:00 PM
            We will be closed and enjoying time with our family .

          November 24, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Their debut EP “In This Game” features 6 songs in the duos’ self-coined Indie Nova genre. The style mixes breezy, Indie Pop, with a touch of vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova. “In This Game” is avilable now. The 1st Single from the EP is Track 3, “Phoenix”. Monica and Chad released their first album together, “Brasilissima”, under Monica’s name in 2011. The album featured songs in both English and Portuguese, and was produced by Chad Alger and Bruce Driscoll (Blondfire, Avicii, Freedom Fry). The first single, “Aí Então” gained attention from music critics and blogs alike, and caught the ear of Jacob Edgar, owner of Cumbancha Records and resident world music compiler for Putumayo World Music. The track was chosen from “tens of thousands of artists”, to be featured on the Putumayo World Music compilation “Brazilian Beat”. Another track from their CD, the upbeat, psychedelic-inspired “That’s Not The Way” was later chosen by the music director of ESPN to be played during the programming of The World Cup in 2014.

          November 28, 2017

          • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
            LEGENDARY BINGO legendary-bingo-top In April of 1998, “LEGENDARY BINGO” served up its first set of balls at Stonewall Gourmet Coffee in West Hollywood as a fundraising event for AIDS Project Los Angeles. A few months later, the evening began to benefit a different charity each week and the event became a “standing room only” sensation. Now, over 17 years after the very first ball rolled out of the cage, Legendary Bingo has become a staple of the Los Angeles community and beyond, be it via our weekly charity events, private parties in homes, churches, Hollywood premieres and college campuses or being featured on local and national news channels as well as more than 10 reality shows including “Flipping Out,” “Millionaire Matchmaker” and “LA Ink.” Hosted by Bingo Boy and his rotating roster of fabulous “Drag Queen Bingo Hostesses,” each event and party is a mix of friends, fun, ridiculousness and, more often than not, a good cause. To date, we have raised over 5 million dollars for local and national charities and the arts. One ball at a time. Legendary Bingo is Los Angeles’ most popular and longest running weekly charity event. In 2008 and 2013 in honor of Legendary Bingo’s tenth and fifteenth anniversaries, the City Of West Hollywood proclaimed a “Legendary Bingo Day” for the entire city.

          November 29, 2017

          December 1, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            LITTLE BRAZIL TRIO is based out of Pasadena, CA and is formed by Natália Spadini, Bruno Justi and Marcelo Bucater. The group with its unique voice revisits the defining moments of Brazilian music from a contemporary perspective. The trio fills the repertoire with pieces from the best composers and also original songs.

          December 5, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            With the digital revolution in full effect and attention spans at an all time low, Neo-jazz trio Oui' 3 release the appropriately titled CD: "Occupy Your Mind". The debut release on ITI Records is their most focused and fully realized musical effort to date. Opening a new chapter in the trio's career, Oui' 3 have given their all with this exciting CD package. "Occupy Your Mind" features jazz legend John Klemmer and Jimmy Kimmel Live band leader/saxophonist Cleto Escobedo III. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009, the trio is comprised of guitarist Billy Joe Wiseman, bassist/vocalist Lou Castro and drummer/percussionist Jim Xavier. The band has set out to redefine the public's perception of Jazz music. After two independent CD releases and countless performances up and down the west coast including the world famous Baked Potato jazz club, Oui' 3 has elevated the trio's profile amongst their peers and fan base. Oui' 3 wants to ensure the audience that this is not your grandfather's jazz music.

          December 6, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Brother Yusef has gained recognition from audiences and musicians throughout North America and Europe for his range of sounds and emotions -sadness, joy, anger and laughter. His fans are also found in places as far as Asia, Australia, and parts of Africa. Sharing the joy of the Blues with the world is his deepest passion.

          December 7, 2017

          December 8, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Gretje entrances with her dulcet tones and brings the audience along on a journey with her throughout her performances. Originally hailing from Akron, OH, as a third generation musician, music has been in her heart and soul from an early age. Mainly influenced by Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, Gretje’s sense of rhythm and phrasing - with a pure, even tone to match - is inspired by these jazz greats. Her tongue dances lightly over both Brazilian rhythms and swing, giving into the music with improvisational performances, making her a tour de force on the scene and rivaling contemporary vocalists such as the much admired Cyrille Aimee and Diana Krall. She can currently be heard performing with guitarist/music producer, Dori Amarilio, who is producing her much-anticipated upcoming debut album, as well as the acclaimed Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra, Jack’s Cats - a swing sextet, and Glen Garrett’s Big Band, in addition to her own configurations of artists. Gretje is also a professionally trained opera singer, performing in Los Angeles. In 2013, she joined the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company and has had the great pleasure of performing Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and the Voice of the High Priestess in Aida. Whether she's performing jazz or using her beautiful lyric coloratura soprano voice in an opera, Gretje brings takes the audience on a fantastical journey with each performance she gives. Gretje lives in Los Angeles and performs nationally and internationally. A purist at heart, and working with the world’s top musicians, has solidified Gretje’s role as the darling of the underground jazz scene - where Jazz is Jazz. "Gretje Angell's voice is like honey on velvet" - Sunny Wilkinson

          December 12, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            It's through performing songs in bars and clubs that Tom Wardle hopes to reach the masses. He's built up plenty of experience of playing in a live setting. When he first got into music he performed with the band 8Idle Hands who enjoyed moderate success around Nottingham. When they split he decided to go solo. "Usually I just go out on my own with the acoustic guitar. I did about 200 gigs in 2008 so I'm used to it now. I'm making a living out of it."

          December 13, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com I grew up in Seattle playing saxophone and clarinet and moved to Los Angeles to attend USC in 2008. While at USC I started exploring singing, flute, composition, and songwriting. I also met Andris and Max, and together we formed Moonchild in 2012. I'm so grateful for the people and opportunities I've had here that have helped me grow so much as a musician and a person. I now make a living teaching and trying to be as musical as I can :) I hope we can work together and I hope this site helps you find out more about me and what I love to do. Thank you, Amber

          December 14, 2017

          December 15, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make sure you make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Liela has not just an amazing voice, but the maturity, instinct, and talent of someone much older. Liela was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father and band member, John Avila, (Bassist for Oingo Boingo) introduced Liela to music at the age of 5. She attended the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) where she studied jazz voice. Liela has shared the stage with great artists such as Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Josh Groban, Patti Austin, and many more.

          December 19, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Javier Vergara is a saxophonist and flutist based in Los Angeles, California. Born in Mexico City into a musical family, Javier was drawn to jazz at an early age. As a teenager, he moved to Southern California and has been a fixture on the Los Angeles jazz scene ever since. As a working musician, Javier has traveled internationally from Turkey to Taiwan and crisscrossed the U.S. with tours, concerts and festivals. Javier has shared the stage, recorded with, and studied under some of the best names in the jazz world. He currently plays throughout the Los Angeles area.

          December 20, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Robby Fontana is an American recording artist, vocalist, composer, pianist, and producer based in Pasadena, CA. He is known for his "velvet voice" singing, complimented by his mastery of the piano, all accented by his retro throwback style. His original music ranges from early 60s inspired singer-songwriter pop to jazz to Americana. A world class performer, Fontana has distinguished himself among the top entertainers currently performing luxury venues throughout Southern California.

          December 22, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Make your reservations www.edwinmills.com Kira Morrison is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, and Theo Katzman, she is a singer/songwriter emerging onto the music scene with a warm, upbeat and enjoyable sound reminiscent of classic and contemporary soft pop and folk. While her main genre is pop, she also has experience singing classic and modern rock, jazz, R&B, and world music. She released her debut EP 'Progressions' in 2014, and is currently studying at Los Angeles College of Music pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in music performance with a vocal emphasis. Along with studying and performing in various venues around LA, Kira is currently working on writing and recording new songs for her next EP set to release in 2017. She was also recently in a commercial for the SoCal Honda Dealer's 'Random Acts of Helpfulness' ad campaign featuring her song, 'Hello Beautiful.'

          December 27, 2017

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Dave has performed with a variety of jazz/latin jazz/instrumental artists, including Bob Moses, Antonio Hart, Delfeayo Marsalis, Hendrik Muerkins, Stuart Hamm, Bruce Arnold, Bobby Shew, "Rhubumba", Sal Cracciolo, Jimmy Branly, Joey DeLeon Jr, David King and Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), Ben Schacter, Gray Sargent, Kevin Eubanks, Gary Foster, Tony Rizzi's "Wire Choir" with Pete Christlieb; Mike Vax, as well as commercial recording artists including Marilyn McCoo, Latoya Jackson, Linda Hopkins, Little Anthony, The Coasters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Drifters, The Marvelletes, Brenton Wood, Dato Shake, Kenny Hamber.. Talk about musical pedigree, and one of the names that comes to mind almost immediately is Dave Askren. Previous albums have included a Re: Bill Evans, a guitar trio tribute to the iconic pianist, forays into Latin jazz, Rhubumba and Trio Nuevo +, and appearances in multiple settings such as big band and even a saxophone quartet. While his musical family tree may seem to have begun in the Askren home in Dayton, Ohio, his roots lineage — roots, branches and all — may be traced back through the “Era of Fusion,” and if that sounds as if the epithet suggests roots and branches as broad as jazz-blues, or rhythmn-blues, rock-and-roll, or jazz-rock, it is because Askren grew up in the shade of that enormous ancestral tree. At any given time, he might have been grooving to Tony Williams’ Lifetime, The Crusaders, Mahavishnu, or Chick Corea’s early bands. All of that should now make it easy to guess that Dave Askren can trace his ancestry all the way back to Miles Davis, starting with Miles’ own fusion period – like Bitches Brew or Jack Johnson – soon yielding to the classic 50’s-60’s Davis Quintets, which is what informs the unique, horn-like sound and rich harmony of Askren’s guitar. It wasn’t always that way, however. The musician in Askren started life as the son of a church organist/piano teacher, who also studied and played clarinet and saxophone. It was at 14 years of age that Askren hung up his reeds and horns, and took his foot off the piano pedal and with guitar in hand, stomped on a different set of pedals. The tipping point, according to Askren folklore, was a couple of small-club concerts: one where George Benson performed and the other was one featuring Pat Martino. However, everything came to fruition when Dave Askren entered Berklee College of Music, Boston — first as a student and later as a teacher. Further, the Boston experience gave Askren the opportunity to tutelage with Charlie Banacos and to be influenced by the guiding Jerry Bergonzi. While at Berklee, he also came under the spell of Rakalam Bob Moses and guitar guru Mick Goodrick. The rest is history of a different sort - where Dave Askren paid his dues with a very different roster of musicians, including LaToya Jackson, Marilyn McCoo, Little Anthony, The Coasters and, of course, his elder soul— brother, Jeff Benedict.

          December 29, 2017

          January 10, 2018

          • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
            Make your reservation www.edwinmills.com Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Their debut EP “In This Game” features 6 songs in the duos’ self-coined Indie Nova genre. The style mixes breezy, Indie Pop, with a touch of vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova. “In This Game” is avilable now. The 1st Single from the EP is Track 3, “Phoenix”. Monica and Chad released their first album together, “Brasilissima”, under Monica’s name in 2011. The album featured songs in both English and Portuguese, and was produced by Chad Alger and Bruce Driscoll (Blondfire, Avicii, Freedom Fry). The first single, “Aí Então” gained attention from music critics and blogs alike, and caught the ear of Jacob Edgar, owner of Cumbancha Records and resident world music compiler for Putumayo World Music. The track was chosen from “tens of thousands of artists”, to be featured on the Putumayo World Music compilation “Brazilian Beat”. Another track from their CD, the upbeat, psychedelic-inspired “That’s Not The Way” was later chosen by the music director of ESPN to be played during the programming of The World Cup in 2014.

          January 12, 2018

          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            Connie Han is a promising piano voice with a depth and maturity beyond her years. Her drive and creative energy are part of the puzzle.
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          I've been going here for years. They have improved over time. The staff is friendlty and the coffee is amazing. THe coffee is freshly brewed. The place is similar to me to the coffee shop in "friends".

          4
          ★★★★☆

          I've been going here for years. They have improved over time. The staff is friendlty and the coffee is amazing. THe coffee is freshly brewed. The place is similar to me to the coffee shop in "friends".

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          Come september 2009, my third year of being an Equator regular will be complete. I have to say this is the best place to be whether it's at lunch, at dinner, at breakfast, or in the afterhours for live-music and a clean-crowd party.

          The staff:
          - They are the best people you will ever meet and they will always approach you with a smile! This is possibly the main reason why I love this place so much, but moving on to the menu.

          The menu:
          - An assortment of exotic entrees, extraordinary appetizers and a beautiful selection of alcohol/traditional beverages. Half-off hard liquor every monday, and wine every wednesday (might be wrong on wine). Full bar, a couple of great waiters, and one hell of a chef.

          The atmosphere:
          - One word, ZEN. If you are tense, having a bad day, or just tired, I promise this place will bring out the best in you. Eccentric paintings hang on the wall, soft seats with a pillow for everyone, classy "rock/pebble" tables and lighting dim enough to relax you, but no even close to restaurant dimness so it does not depress you. I would say it is traditional-asian styled. The actual building is fairly big that gives you, the customer, ease of access to any part of the structure. Bathrooms are clean as can be and full of memorabilia from mafia movies such as The Casino, the Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos and much more.

          The teas:
          - The tea selection at Equator is unique, and I'd say the cafe is most notable for them. I can easily say that I have had the best teas at Equator, especially the Queen of the Damned, Blood Orange, and Formosa Silvertip Oolong. Served in metal pots faithful in design to the atmosphere. Also the iced teas are just so tasty you never get enough!

          I give Equator an 11 out of 10 for being such a comforting space for one to go. I have never had a boring/uncomfortable time at Equator and I promise, neither will you!

          5
          ★★★★★

          Come september 2009, my third year of being an Equator regular will be complete. I have to say this is the best place to be whether it's at lunch, at dinner, at breakfast, or in the afterhours for live-music and a clean-crowd party.

          The staff:
          - They are the best people you will ever meet and they will always approach you with a smile! This is possibly the main reason why I love this place so much, but moving on to the menu.

          The menu:
          - An assortment of exotic entrees, extraordinary appetizers and a beautiful selection of alcohol/traditional beverages. Half-off hard liquor every monday, and wine every wednesday (might be wrong on wine). Full bar, a couple of great waiters, and one hell of a chef.

          The atmosphere:
          - One word, ZEN. If you are tense, having a bad day, or just tired, I promise this place will bring out the best in you. Eccentric paintings hang on the wall, soft seats with a pillow for everyone, classy "rock/pebble" tables and lighting dim enough to relax you, but no even close to restaurant dimness so it does not depress you. I would say it is traditional-asian styled. The actual building is fairly big that gives you, the customer, ease of access to any part of the structure. Bathrooms are clean as can be and full of memorabilia from mafia movies such as The Casino, the Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos and much more.

          The teas:
          - The tea selection at Equator is unique, and I'd say the cafe is most notable for them. I can easily say that I have had the best teas at Equator, especially the Queen of the Damned, Blood Orange, and Formosa Silvertip Oolong. Served in metal pots faithful in design to the atmosphere. Also the iced teas are just so tasty you never get enough!

          I give Equator an 11 out of 10 for being such a comforting space for one to go. I have never had a boring/uncomfortable time at Equator and I promise, neither will you!

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          I thought I had tried all versions of Asian food but I was really surprised how good the food was at Equator. They had a twist for every "traditional" Asian dish you can imagine. Wasabi crusted Mignon was off the hook! The Linguini was awesome too...it had this Thai flare with chinese and Italian...I can't really describe it. Basically everytime I go I have to try a new dish just to taste their twist on everything. Oh and their drink specials don't hurt either, they always have some real nice deals.

          The ambiance is awesome, real kick back and loungy...you feel high class at this place without paying high class prices. And they got some real hot chicks working here too. Damn, now I'm hungry.

          2
          ★★★★★

          I thought I had tried all versions of Asian food but I was really surprised how good the food was at Equator. They had a twist for every "traditional" Asian dish you can imagine. Wasabi crusted Mignon was off the hook! The Linguini was awesome too...it had this Thai flare with chinese and Italian...I can't really describe it. Basically everytime I go I have to try a new dish just to taste their twist on everything. Oh and their drink specials don't hurt either, they always have some real nice deals.

          The ambiance is awesome, real kick back and loungy...you feel high class at this place without paying high class prices. And they got some real hot chicks working here too. Damn, now I'm hungry.

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          Wow, Equator has changed. Thank God! This place was fool of kids and now it's versitle. I came in and was in shock to see the chandeliers and a huge bar. Even the staff is a total change.Wow, and they still have my favorite drink "Banana Royale" yummy. I had lunch, i had the salmon salad, which was very good. Not fishy at all and very filling. All I could say is "WOW!"

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          ★★★★★

          Wow, Equator has changed. Thank God! This place was fool of kids and now it's versitle. I came in and was in shock to see the chandeliers and a huge bar. Even the staff is a total change.Wow, and they still have my favorite drink "Banana Royale" yummy. I had lunch, i had the salmon salad, which was very good. Not fishy at all and very filling. All I could say is "WOW!"

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          I go hear probably 6 times a week. The food is great and for a great price too. The experience is mostly family style. Make sure you try the coconut shrimp soup, the mignon cubes and the spicy tuna on crispy rice. The best part is now you can enjoy a drink along with your food as well (the trade off - enforce by the city - was the hookah and as much as I will miss the hookah its better that they have the martinis). If you go there on Saturdays or Sundays, make sure to try the dim-sum. My favorite would have to be the bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice, pork dumplings and the egg custards.

          You pretty much can't go wrong here and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is very refined now and you will be very pleased when you walk in. The art on the walls can be very interesting and make for great conversations just on their own.

          If you are a pasadena local, you would have known then to be a great coffee shop. Well, that hasn't changed either, and they are still serving cups of coffees, lattes or whatever you desire. In the mornings they have reduced prices on these items as well as a thank you to the Pasadena residents who have supported them throughout the years they have been at this location.

          Definitely worth the experience with good friends or a casual and fun date.

          2
          ★★★★★

          I go hear probably 6 times a week. The food is great and for a great price too. The experience is mostly family style. Make sure you try the coconut shrimp soup, the mignon cubes and the spicy tuna on crispy rice. The best part is now you can enjoy a drink along with your food as well (the trade off - enforce by the city - was the hookah and as much as I will miss the hookah its better that they have the martinis). If you go there on Saturdays or Sundays, make sure to try the dim-sum. My favorite would have to be the bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice, pork dumplings and the egg custards.

          You pretty much can't go wrong here and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is very refined now and you will be very pleased when you walk in. The art on the walls can be very interesting and make for great conversations just on their own.

          If you are a pasadena local, you would have known then to be a great coffee shop. Well, that hasn't changed either, and they are still serving cups of coffees, lattes or whatever you desire. In the mornings they have reduced prices on these items as well as a thank you to the Pasadena residents who have supported them throughout the years they have been at this location.

          Definitely worth the experience with good friends or a casual and fun date.

          Pros: Mignon Cubes, Dim Sum and Good Martinis

          Cons: Can't think of any

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          What a great place! Love to hang out in the patio with coffee, the food is great, just like a close neighborhood. Try the new food menu, you'll love it. My first stop whenever I get back to Pasadena from Las Vegas.

          2
          ★★★★★

          What a great place! Love to hang out in the patio with coffee, the food is great, just like a close neighborhood. Try the new food menu, you'll love it. My first stop whenever I get back to Pasadena from Las Vegas.

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          The best Asian food in town. Im not very into Asian food or raw fish, but everything they serve is great. I dont even look at the menu anymore i just tell to bring me something new. Great coffee and tea also.

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          ★★★★★

          The best Asian food in town. Im not very into Asian food or raw fish, but everything they serve is great. I dont even look at the menu anymore i just tell to bring me something new. Great coffee and tea also.

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          i loved the decor. the service was great & the menu was full of great options. my personal favorite the mignon cubes , talk about "delish" . A great new option to get drinks with dinner too. they now have a full bar.

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          ★★★★★

          i loved the decor. the service was great & the menu was full of great options. my personal favorite the mignon cubes , talk about "delish" . A great new option to get drinks with dinner too. they now have a full bar.

          Pros: great prices!!

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          Honey Glazed shrimp with Walnuts is the BEST!
          The Food is Delicious, the Decor is Awesome, and the SERVICE is wonderful.
          Great Place to hang out, have some tea and eat really good food for a great PRICE.

          Totally recommend this place? ENJOY!

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          ★★★★★

          Honey Glazed shrimp with Walnuts is the BEST!
          The Food is Delicious, the Decor is Awesome, and the SERVICE is wonderful.
          Great Place to hang out, have some tea and eat really good food for a great PRICE.

          Totally recommend this place? ENJOY!

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          I grew up in this area, and I grew to thinking of Equator as the place to go for hookah and high school dates. They've really changed, though - from a dramatic remodel to a new menu (actual food - a pan asian assortment with surprisingly low prices - think like 7-15 dollars for something that would be double at say, Koi). The ambiance inside is pretty chill, and the food is pretty good, which was a huge surprise to me. I liked my shu mai, pad thai, and black cod - really wierd combo, but pretty good. Also notable was their selection of adult milkshakes (what a great idea!!!). I had something called a mango madness, which was essentially a mango milkshake with rum (yes!) - it definitely made the bad date go by much better.

          I'm looking forward to going back - it's promising. I just wished that the alley it was in wasn't such a magnet for homeless people and tatoooed punks...

          2
          ★★★★☆

          I grew up in this area, and I grew to thinking of Equator as the place to go for hookah and high school dates. They've really changed, though - from a dramatic remodel to a new menu (actual food - a pan asian assortment with surprisingly low prices - think like 7-15 dollars for something that would be double at say, Koi). The ambiance inside is pretty chill, and the food is pretty good, which was a huge surprise to me. I liked my shu mai, pad thai, and black cod - really wierd combo, but pretty good. Also notable was their selection of adult milkshakes (what a great idea!!!). I had something called a mango madness, which was essentially a mango milkshake with rum (yes!) - it definitely made the bad date go by much better.

          I'm looking forward to going back - it's promising. I just wished that the alley it was in wasn't such a magnet for homeless people and tatoooed punks...

          Pros: a unique menu, fun atmosphere, fun drinks!

          Cons: Pasadena parking

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          I've lived in L.A. for about 4 months now, and this was undoubtedly the worst meal we've had so far. I guess that's what we get for stumbling into a place and not paying attention to the fact that a coffee bar fills most of the place. The dim sum had been adequately microwaved or resteamed, so I guess it was OK (but mediocre). My husband's burger (which the server recommended) looked like a mcdonald's patty, and the fries seemed to have been soaked in grease overnight. I think it's beans that you're supposed to soak... We were with my mom, so he didn't want to be a complainer. But I could see the angry vein pulsating in his neck. As if this wasn't bad enough, the embarrassing burger was delivered about 10 minutes after the dim sum. This place should grab some plywood and nails, seal the kitchen door, and give it up.

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          ★☆☆☆☆

          I've lived in L.A. for about 4 months now, and this was undoubtedly the worst meal we've had so far. I guess that's what we get for stumbling into a place and not paying attention to the fact that a coffee bar fills most of the place. The dim sum had been adequately microwaved or resteamed, so I guess it was OK (but mediocre). My husband's burger (which the server recommended) looked like a mcdonald's patty, and the fries seemed to have been soaked in grease overnight. I think it's beans that you're supposed to soak... We were with my mom, so he didn't want to be a complainer. But I could see the angry vein pulsating in his neck. As if this wasn't bad enough, the embarrassing burger was delivered about 10 minutes after the dim sum. This place should grab some plywood and nails, seal the kitchen door, and give it up.

          Pros: Hmm...

          Cons: Food, service

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          Their beverages were below average and the music was too loud. On top of that, the manager insisted on leaving the main door open, so the smoke from the smokers sitting outside was blowing inside. It made inside seem like a smoking area. After an hour of inhaling second hand smoke, I got up and closed the door. To my surprise, the manager came running behind me and opened the door. I explained to him that all the cigarette smoke was blowing inside (I am sure he had noticed) yet he insisted in leaving the door open (mind you, this was in January and ambient temperature was rather cool, so there was no justification for having to leave the door open). I was uphauled at the unaccomodating attitude and just left. I am never going back. There are other places with much better service and much better drinks.

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          ★☆☆☆☆

          Their beverages were below average and the music was too loud. On top of that, the manager insisted on leaving the main door open, so the smoke from the smokers sitting outside was blowing inside. It made inside seem like a smoking area. After an hour of inhaling second hand smoke, I got up and closed the door. To my surprise, the manager came running behind me and opened the door. I explained to him that all the cigarette smoke was blowing inside (I am sure he had noticed) yet he insisted in leaving the door open (mind you, this was in January and ambient temperature was rather cool, so there was no justification for having to leave the door open). I was uphauled at the unaccomodating attitude and just left. I am never going back. There are other places with much better service and much better drinks.

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          A friend of mine took me here for lunch. I ordered a simple turkey sandwich well they were out of turkey and they didnt have much else. Its kinda a weird hole in the wall place and i was not impressed to begin with and then they didnt even have turkey! blah

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          ★★☆☆☆

          A friend of mine took me here for lunch. I ordered a simple turkey sandwich well they were out of turkey and they didnt have much else. Its kinda a weird hole in the wall place and i was not impressed to begin with and then they didnt even have turkey! blah

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          This is a unique cafe' they serve various drinks, smoothies, and coffee. They also have a deli, that if you get there on a good day they might have things like: turkey, tomatoes and other things on the menu. Either way the sandwhiches are excellent and inexpensive. The atmosphere is very artistic and rustic, with various comfortable couches and chairs. Yes the music is up loud, but if its "too loud" then maybe your getting old. I have not been here for the night scene but I noticed that they offer hooka and have some tables outside. Go check it out.

          PROS: Great place to relax, eat, drink and do homework.
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          ★★★★☆

          This is a unique cafe' they serve various drinks, smoothies, and coffee. They also have a deli, that if you get there on a good day they might have things like: turkey, tomatoes and other things on the menu. Either way the sandwhiches are excellent and inexpensive. The atmosphere is very artistic and rustic, with various comfortable couches and chairs. Yes the music is up loud, but if its "too loud" then maybe your getting old. I have not been here for the night scene but I noticed that they offer hooka and have some tables outside. Go check it out.

          PROS: Great place to relax, eat, drink and do homework.
          CONS:

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          The Equator is a pretty good place to hang out but it's not the best music venue.

          Unfortunately, when people peform, not everyone is listening, which is a little frustrating when you get a loud group out front, but the fact that they host new talent is great and very appreciated.

          But, I have found that they are infamous for double-booking acts, so make sure you confirm, confirm, and confirm your gig, because there's a chance you could show up and be bumped with little apology.

          Their website is poor and rarely functions properly, so you've gotta go out of your way to find out what acts are booked through out the week.

          Music aside though, if you want to sit and chill with friends, totally do! Their coffee drinks are pretty good and the decor rocks. But - don't bring your homework or anything, because it is REALLY dark inside.

          PROS: Fun atmosphere to chat, good drink selection
          CONS: Young crowd can be loud outside and distracting during music performances

          3
          ★★★☆☆

          The Equator is a pretty good place to hang out but it's not the best music venue.

          Unfortunately, when people peform, not everyone is listening, which is a little frustrating when you get a loud group out front, but the fact that they host new talent is great and very appreciated.

          But, I have found that they are infamous for double-booking acts, so make sure you confirm, confirm, and confirm your gig, because there's a chance you could show up and be bumped with little apology.

          Their website is poor and rarely functions properly, so you've gotta go out of your way to find out what acts are booked through out the week.

          Music aside though, if you want to sit and chill with friends, totally do! Their coffee drinks are pretty good and the decor rocks. But - don't bring your homework or anything, because it is REALLY dark inside.

          PROS: Fun atmosphere to chat, good drink selection
          CONS: Young crowd can be loud outside and distracting during music performances

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          I haven't been here in a while but I have been plenty of times in the past. I don't really like the atmosphere there. On Friday nights they have Karaoke night where they set up a stage but the place is already SMALL as it is. It gets unbearably crowded, the music is waaay to loud for my liking, there is nowhere to sit, and the people get on my nerves. The every other coffee shop out there the prices are high so there is really nothing here that I would go back for.

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          ★★☆☆☆

          I haven't been here in a while but I have been plenty of times in the past. I don't really like the atmosphere there. On Friday nights they have Karaoke night where they set up a stage but the place is already SMALL as it is. It gets unbearably crowded, the music is waaay to loud for my liking, there is nowhere to sit, and the people get on my nerves. The every other coffee shop out there the prices are high so there is really nothing here that I would go back for.

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          I have only been to this place a couple of times. The coffee was fairly good and reasonably priced. It's more of a night spot than a regular hang-out coffee joint, though. They sometimes have live music, but it's not usually my type of thing. Also, if they're just playing the regular house music, it is usually turned up REALLY loud. It is also really dark inside. So, all-in-all, not your regular coffee joint, but I guess it's a cool night spot coffee place if that's what you are into.

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          ★★★☆☆

          I have only been to this place a couple of times. The coffee was fairly good and reasonably priced. It's more of a night spot than a regular hang-out coffee joint, though. They sometimes have live music, but it's not usually my type of thing. Also, if they're just playing the regular house music, it is usually turned up REALLY loud. It is also really dark inside. So, all-in-all, not your regular coffee joint, but I guess it's a cool night spot coffee place if that's what you are into.

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          They tend to make their drinks overly sweet, such as the black forest mocha (it's raspberry syrup on top of an overly sweet mocha), but the ambience is great and it's a fantastic place to get work done during a weekday. Just take a pad and pencil andprove theorem after theorem. They also have wireless.

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          ★★★★★

          They tend to make their drinks overly sweet, such as the black forest mocha (it's raspberry syrup on top of an overly sweet mocha), but the ambience is great and it's a fantastic place to get work done during a weekday. Just take a pad and pencil andprove theorem after theorem. They also have wireless.

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          Great smoothies and coffee drinks.

          4
          ★★★★☆

          Great smoothies and coffee drinks.

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          equator has always and will continue to be one of those wannabe coffeehouse. there's no real atmosphere to the place, and the drinks are only mediocre. drive an extra 5 mins to somewhere better in South Pas and you won't have to worry about parking.

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          ★☆☆☆☆

          equator has always and will continue to be one of those wannabe coffeehouse. there's no real atmosphere to the place, and the drinks are only mediocre. drive an extra 5 mins to somewhere better in South Pas and you won't have to worry about parking.

          Pros: nice location

          Cons: cheesy

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          Ok, I remember when the Equator first opened. It was full of cool people just looking for a place to chill and have some coffee. Buts since the original owner sold, the crowd has change to something resembling the Creep Show. Oh, and does the music have to be that freagin' loud? Most people are there to talk not scream at each other. Don't ask why I keep going back, maybe it's out of habit since I've been going for so long or maybe it's desperation for a mediocre cup of coffee, either way bring earplugs.

          1
          ★★★☆☆

          Ok, I remember when the Equator first opened. It was full of cool people just looking for a place to chill and have some coffee. Buts since the original owner sold, the crowd has change to something resembling the Creep Show. Oh, and does the music have to be that freagin' loud? Most people are there to talk not scream at each other. Don't ask why I keep going back, maybe it's out of habit since I've been going for so long or maybe it's desperation for a mediocre cup of coffee, either way bring earplugs.

          Pros: location, price

          Cons: very loud

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          This place is all ambiance. The coffee drinks are mostly average. The pastries a good not great. The music is somewhat offbeat and the staff is worse....usually slow and confused. Nice place, though.

          1
          ★★★☆☆

          This place is all ambiance. The coffee drinks are mostly average. The pastries a good not great. The music is somewhat offbeat and the staff is worse....usually slow and confused. Nice place, though.

          Pros: nice place

          Cons: staff sucks, coffee just average

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          Everytime I go to this place the music is so loud the coffee grounds could grind themselves on the vibrations. The seating arrangment leaves little for comfort and the behind counter service seems to serve more "'tude" then java.

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          ★★★☆☆

          Everytime I go to this place the music is so loud the coffee grounds could grind themselves on the vibrations. The seating arrangment leaves little for comfort and the behind counter service seems to serve more "'tude" then java.

          Pros: Location

          Cons: Too Loud

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          Under the creative guidance of Teddy and his staff, Equator has matured from coffee shop and hookah bar to internet café, to restaurant-bar. Equator has rebranded itself to Edwin Mills by Equator. Named from the surrounding alleys Edwin Alley and Mills Place which are by Equator.

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