Cliq Magazine | College Entertainment & Lifestyle - Nightlife
Location, Location, Location! Colorado Blvd takes care of all
Thursday, 27 May 2010 23:37 | Written by Katie Barlow
Location is the prime solution for a great time with no stress of taxis, sober rides, designated drivers, or a long cold walk at night. Our solution for you is a night on Colorado Blvd in Old Town Pasadena. It includes everything from amazing restaurants, local style bars, premium hotels, and a great crowd to compliment it. We checked out all the Old Town hot spots, and are sending you the right way!
First, make sure to book a hotel out there for a night. The Courtyard Marriott has the most prime location, with just walking distance to the main street, Colorado Blvd. The rates are extremely affordable, especially if you’re sharing the room with a few friends; and literally, the service is impeccable. You will not see a sullen face in that hotel. Check in generally starts at around 3:00PM, but there’s a good chance your room may be ready prior to that. If not, come prepared to hang poolside for a bit. The feel of the hotel fits in with the ‘Old Town’ theme perfectly. Some of the amenities include: Free high-speed Internet, Fitness center, Business center, Restaurant on-site, Pool, & Room Service, but the all-star attraction of the courtyard is the central location.
THE MELTING POT
Fondue?? Wait, what’s that?! Possibly the most amazing four-course dining experience you will ever endure, and perfect for groups. This isn’t a regular restaurant, it’s completely interactive, everything from the servers to cooking your own food. Don’t be scared boys; they’ll guide you through the whole process!
Currently, they have a special running for their ‘Big Night Out’ Menu, featuring many different flavors from the Pacific Islands. The first course that you start with is the Cheese Fondue, which is made with a beer base. The waiter cooks it right on your table and offers bread, vegetables, and apples for dipping. Yes…apples and cheese is amazing. If you are into simple tastes, we would recommend the Cheddar Cheese Fondue, and if you’re more adventurous, try out the Fiesta Cheese Fondue. Next course coming are the salads. The Pacific Islands’ Salad is the lettuce wraps, or you can choose from their custom salads made with homemade dressings. For the third course, you choose what type of meat you want. The Fondue Fusion includes Lobster Tail, Sesame Crusted Teriyaki Sirloin, Citrus Infused Pork Tenderloin, Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna, Garlic Chili Chicken Breast, Kiwi Lime Shrimp, Spring Vegetable Dumplings, and Fresh Vegetables. Once you pick that, you move on to your cooking style. We tried Mojo Style, which is described as Caribbean-seasoned bouillon with distinctive flavors of fresh garlic with a citrus flair. They bring you this entire course raw, and guide you as to how to cook it in the broth. Once again, this is perfect for a big group since there are so many tastes, but you may end up fighting over it.
Moving on to one of the most memorable parts of the meal, the chocolate fondue dessert. They’ll offer you a menu of several different types of amazing chocolate to choose from. Once selected, just like the rest of your meal, will be cooked right in front of you. They offer you strawberries, bananas, angel food cake, brownies, cheesecake, marshmallows, and rice crispy treats to dip into your chocolate.