CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Plates opens its eighth restaurant today in downtown Pasadena at 269 S. Lake Ave at E. Del Mar. Free validated parking is available in the garage accessible from Del Mar. The restaurant serves food made from scratch using high quality and sustainably sourced ingredients. The food is served in an open interactive kitchen in a comfortable urban-chic setting.
"We care about what you eat at Urban Plates, that's why we take no shortcuts in how we prepare your food. Everything on the menu from the dressings to the sides, cakes and braises are made from scratch every day," says Joe O'Donnell, Chief Operating Officer. "We act as your chef advocates to ensure the finest quality ingredients for the price are on your plate."
The menu focuses on complete meals prepared around high quality proteins like grass fed steak, free range chicken, California pole and line caught albacore tuna, heritage Duroc pork ribs, turkey meatloaf and baked salmon. Custom Plates include a choice of protein, two hot or cold sides and a generous slice of chargrilled focaccia bread. There are a dozen side choices focused on ingredients at their peak season, as well as perennial favorites, like sautéed Brussels sprouts with turkey bacon, mashed potatoes made with organic potatoes, beet salad with goat cheese, seasonal superfood salad, and macaroni & cheese. Entrée salads, hand-carved sandwiches, seasonal soups and kid's meals, all using the same high quality ingredients, are also part of the menu.
The menu pricing is $11-15 for an Urban Plate, $11-13 for Entrée Salads, $9-11 for Hand-Carved Sandwiches and chips, and $11 for Seasonal Slow-Cooked Braises. Kids Meals range from $7.50-8.50.
In keeping with its scratch-cooking commitment, Urban Plates has its own in-house pastry chefs. Each day they create more than 20 kinds of desserts including the signature mango tart, hummingbird cake, banana cream pie, cheesecake, chocolate vanilla layer cake, chocolate peanut butter pretzel crunch cupcake
s, chocolate pudding, gluten-free cookies and a seasonal selection of other fresh desserts.
The beverage selection at Urban Plates complements the variety of dining options. Selections include probiotic Kombucha on tap, local craft beers, wine and organic house-made juice Replenishers in refreshing combinations like Passion Fruit Coconut & Mint.
Urban Plates was founded by industry veterans Saad Nadhir and John Zagara in Del Mar, CA in the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center in 2011. The Company currently has eight restaurants open in Del Mar, CA, Irvine, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Dublin, CA, Playa Vista, CA, Brea, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Pasadena, CA. It has three additional locations currently under construction and slated to open over the next 3-4 months. The additional locations are La Jolla, CA, Tustin, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information visit www.urbanplates.com.
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