Firefly
1009 El Centro St
Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-2443
 
Cross Streets: Meridian Ave.
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: American, American & Californian
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The husband-and-wife chef duo deliver modern mixes of fresh, seasonal ingredients with Southern and tropical flavors, often with sparkling results. Highlights include lemony, grilled romaine salad, dotted with hearts of palm and lightly fried artichoke hearts. Crispy cod cakes offer a dense, smoky spin on the classic crab cake. New York strip steak, marinated in a beguiling tamarind sauce, delivers impossibly tender meat. Duck lovers will swoon for breast drizzled with a homemade hot sauce, served with a fried cornflakes-coated leg. There's also lamb and a fruity seviche.