I love the deli salads in "Food Counter" (2005.)
If you like a little art with your food once in a while, don't miss the Wayne Thiebaud retrospective to Jan. 31 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Seeing his iconic cupcakes reproduced in print is nothing like the real thing: Thiebaud's thick, dimensional strokes and vibrant colors should be seen in person. We met the 88 year-old Sacramento and San Francisco-based painter at a reception last week catered, of course, by Auntie Em's cupcakes.
Feeling a cupcake craving after the show? Try Auntie Em's, Dot's Cupcakes in two Pasadena locations, or Violet's Cakes.