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Lalo Sanchez Named Executive Chef at Crossings in South Pasadena

Proprietor Patrick Kirchen's Restaurant Will Offer Classic American Menu in Historic Setting

South Pasadena, CA - May 15, 2013 - Patrick Kirchen announced today that, when his Crossings restaurant opens in South Pasadena in late summer, Lalo Sanchez will be Executive Chef. Crossings will be located in the historic Edwards & Faw building, located at 1010 Mission Street. The two-story restaurant will feature a patio shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree.

Crossings will be located in the historic Edwards & Faw building, located at 1010 Mission Street. The two-story restaurant will feature a patio shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree.

Patrick Kirchen has worked in the restaurant industry for nearly 20 years for some of Southern California's most successful and iconic establishments. He began his career working for the Papashon group of restaurants in Beverly Hills and Long Beach and then spent two years at Twin Palms in Pasadena as bar manager. In 2004, he moved to the Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena, where he served as General Manager for six years. In 2010, Patrick joined LGO Hospitality and served as general manager of Le Grand Orange in Pasadena before moving to Joachim Splichal's downtown eatery Nick and Stef's in downtown Los Angeles.

Prior to his association with Crossings, Lalo Sanchez spent 16 years at Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Under his direction, Crossings will offer a classic American menu including steaks, chops, seafood and fresh, locally grown ingredients complemented by the finest wines, craft beers and cocktails.

Crossings will be open for dinner seven days a week beginning at 5:30. For more information, please visit crossings-restaurant.net.

The Feast at Baldwin Ranch prepared by top Pasadena chefs

The Feast at Baldwin Ranch prepared by top Pasadena chefs

The Arboretum serves over 16,000 school children annually, many from underserved communities, and this new experience will provide elementary school children with investigations of fruits and vegetables in a garden of food-bearing plants from around the world. The program will be based on the Junior Master Gardener program that engages children in novel "hands-on" learning experiences, promoting a love of gardening, developing an appreciation for the environment, and cultivating the mind.

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