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Edwin Mills, The Newest Evolution of Pasadena’s Equator Café, Opening Thursday

Celebrate the affair with $3.00 food and drink specials.

Edwin Mills
Edwin Mills

Old Pasadena continues to break through the chain gang with restaurateurs bringing a slew of new concepts. Edwin Mills, the rebranded Equator Café, is set to open its doors this Thursday, January 22. The gastropub-esque restaurant is the newest iteration the storied space.

The building, built in 1894, first opened as China Palace, then went through evolutions as a marketplace, stable, mechanic shop, storage space, and, in 1993, as Equator Café. Now, the re-branded restaurant is celebrating its 22nd anniversary on 22 Mills Place.

The opening/anniversary celebration will feature a revamped Thirsty Thursday menu with $3.00 appetizers, cocktails, and beer. Elsewhere on the menu, find affordable and approachable pub fare like spicy calamari, burgers, Shepherd's Pie, and a return of the Equator Café specialty, California Pad Thai.

Of course, a pub is meant for drinking, and Edwin Mills does so with alliterations galore. Happy hour programs include Monday Madness, Tasty Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and Foreplay Fridays. Sounds like the fun just doesn't stop.

Edwin Mills
22 Mills Place
Pasadena, CA 91105