Pasadena has earned itself a new easygoing eatery on Fair Oaks, with the weekend opening of Halfsies Bistro.
Halfsies works a maximalist menu that includes everything from fish tacos to jambalaya to beef stroganoff — in fact, it’s meant to be part of their appeal. Apparently the Halfsies name is a nod to serving just about half of everything in the world.
What’s even more impressive though, is their business model: apparently Halfsies is going to give 50% of all their profits (post-taxes and operating costs, of course) to charity.
If that sounds like the sort of thing you’re interested in becoming a part of, Halfsies is hiring up at this very moment; they’re looking for bakers, servers, and line cooks at least. For now, the plan is to soft-open this Saturday, and eventually turn on around-the-clock hours sometime down the line.
Ambitious? Absolutely. But with a menu like this and a business approach that gives back so much to the community, it seems like the owners here only know how to go big or go home.
88 N. Fair Oaks Ave.