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“Edwin Mills by Equator” Gastropub Opens in Pasadena

Edwin Mills by Equator, the sophisticated new gastropub-esque restaurant and bar from Pasadena-based businessman and Restaurateur Teddy B., is set to open its doors January 22 at 4:00pm. Falling on the revamped venue’s Thirsty Thursdays, the occasion will be marked with a selection of Martinis, appetizers, mixed drinks and beer for only $3.00 each.
Located in the heart of Old Pasadena at the intersection of Mills Place and Edwin Alley, the opening of the rebranded and aptly-renamed modern tavern (formerly Equator Café) also marks the long-revered venue’s 22nd anniversary at 22 Mills Place.
Featuring fresh and affordable fare, the new menu ranges from Bites and Starters including specialty Mac ‘N Cheese with broccoli, Spicy Calamari or Crispy Tuna Tacos to Fist Food’s such as the Old Time Burger, spiced Pulled Pork Sandwich or The Alley Dog among others. The Main Event offerings include Chicken Piccata, Shepherd’s Pie, Pork Chops, Potato Wrapped Snapper and more.
In addition to Thirsty Thursdays, Edwin Mills’ Happy Hour program (excluding holidays and private parties) also includes Monday Madness, Tasty Tuesdays and Wine Down Wednesdays – all from 4:00pm to close along with Foreplay Fridays, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Saturday’s kick off the restaurant and bar’s Bottomless Weekends that include $10.00 all-you-can-drink Mimosas with brunch from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
“With the New Year comes new beginnings and we are thrilled to kick-off 2015 with the opening of Edwin Mills by Equator and to share this exciting fresh experience with our long-time customers and friends while welcoming new ones,” said Teddy B. “Equator is proud to have been a vital member of this thriving community for more than two decades and we remain committed to continuing to serve and grow with it for decades to come.”
Built in 1894, the site of Edwin Mills by Equator began as the China Palace. It’s storied past includes housing a thriving marketplace, a stable, a mechanic shop, a storage space, and, ultimately, in 1993, Equator Café. Under the creative guidance of Teddy B. and his commitment to the community, Equator has steadily matured from a popular coffee shop to Old Pasadena’s first hookah bar, an internet café and finally, to this hidden-gem-of-a-landmark, restaurant and bar.
Edwin Mills by Equator is open Monday through Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday beginning at 10:00 a.m. The phone number is (626) 564-8656. More information can be found at You can like and follow Edwin Mills on Facebook as well as on Twitter and Instagram at @edwinmills with #edwinmills.

Teddy B. - Owner of Edwin Mills By Equator
Teddy B. – Owner of Edwin Mills By Equator

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