Twohey’s Introduces Catering Truck

While locals await the opening of Twohey’s restaurant, which is relocating from Alhambra, they can grab a meal from a catering truck parked outside the new location in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Twohey’s, which opened in Pasadena back in 1943 before moving to its present location in Alhambra a year later, will soon be opening its doors in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the restaurant is currently serving food from a truck parked outside from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s like getting a taste of Twohey’s, the historic eatery that soon will be moving to South Pasadena, without exactly experiencing the real deal.

Before it officially opens later this year, Twohey’s catering plans to park its truck outside the new location of the restaurant in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Ave. Looking to grab a noontime bite to eat? Twohey’s, which plans to close its Alhambra location near Huntington Drive and Garfield Avenue, will be open in South Pasadena from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday ready to serve a variety of tasty food items.

Twohey’s, a place that has been serving up meals for 75 years, is known for its traditional fare – the original Stinko Burger and ice cream sundaes among the more popular items – and has a solid and longtime following.

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Crews are currently working on the building the restaurant at the new South Pasadena location after a series of delays. Workers serving Twohey’s sample food items at this year’s Taste of South Pasadena, an event hosted by the local Rotary Club in April, told participants the restaurant was scheduled to open in July. That didn’t happen.

Restaurant officials say they could not renew their lease on the property at the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Atlantic Blvd., explaining they were unable to reach an agreement. A staple in the community and fan favorite, the restaurant is slated for opening in South Pasadena later in the year.

Sadly, at the time of its announced relocation, Twohey’s spokesperson Jim Christos said the lease could not be extended and thanked the City of Alhambra, his loyal workers, and family and friends who have supported the establishment over the years.

Twohey’s originally opened its doors in Pasadena in 1943 before moving to its Alhambra location a year later.

While the Twohey’s in Alhambra moving to South Pasadena, ownership recently opened Twohey’s Tavern at 2835 E Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. To eliminate any confusion, the restaurant has been given a new name – Foothill.