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Sangers & Joe Shutters in Pasadena as New Seafood Concept Moves In

A stunted run for an all-day option in Pasadena

Sangers & Joe, Pasadena
Sangers & Joe, Pasadena
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It looks like an end to things at Sangers & Joe in Pasadena, as the eight month old all-day restaurant on Holly Street will shutter in favor of a future seafood concept. An official closing date for the restaurant was not publicly announced, but look at the restaurant's website and you'll find nothing but a 'closed for renovations' notice.

As for the new restaurant to land in its place, expect a dinner-focused seafood outfit from burgeoning restaurateur Santos Uy, who has been on a tear lately with his Downtown wine bar Mignon (also the home of the ongoing Cento daytime pasta pop-up) and Papilles in Hollywood. Uy was also a partner in RiceBar in Downtown.

With the unnamed new Pasadena project, Uy will partner with current Papilles chef Tim Carey, who has for years been the executive chef at the Franklin Avenue bistro space but previously worked at the like of Patina under Tony Esnault. The plan is to work a French-California blend of influences with a strong new dinner menu, but most of those details are still in flux.

No matter what, it's a nice return for Carey, a Pasadena native, to be able to cook once again in his hometown as a co-owner of his own restaurant. Expect the new restaurant to come online sometime this month, following a quick paint job and a furniture swap.

Sangers & Joe

57 E Holly Street, Pasasdena, CA 91103 (323) 553-0563 Visit Website