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ix●tapa Restaurant Premiere Opening Benefits Foster Care Children’s Charity

Pasadena, CA, November 07, 2009 --( Celebrating its Premiere Opening on November 18, ix●tapa Restaurant is opening its doors for the first time to guests of Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving Los Angeles children and families in crisis. The third destination dining establishment offered by Pasadena restaurateurs Jack Huang and Karen Huang, ix●tapa arrives along Colorado Boulevard bearing the name of the popular Mexican beach resort.

“This premiere opening is an opportunity for guests to take a break from the everyday and taste the fresh flavors of Mexico by celebrating Hillsides at ix●tapa, the new Urban Cantina in Old Pasadena,” said Karen Huang.

Joining the Huang dining collection, which includes the modern Spanish Restaurant, Bar Celona, and the classic Old World Italian offering, Villa SORRISO, ix●tapa brings a touch of class to a time honored cuisine. Featuring the classic, home cooked dishes of the region, ix●tapa offers a wide ranging menu selection, from familiar entrée favorites to a large offering of bar bites. With over 7,000 square feet of space grandly appointed by LA based design firm AKAR Studios, ix●tapa boasts live music, dancing and a complete schedule of entertainment options.

“We are excited that ix●tapa has selected Hillsides as its charity to benefit at this special evening in Pasadena,” said John Hitchcock, the children’s charity’s executive director. “The Huangs are wonderful supporters of Hillsides and we are extremely grateful for individuals like them and businesses like theirs that have stepped up during this economic climate to help charities like ours.”

Tickets can be purchased at $50 per person and will include signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a sampling of ix●tapa’s menu. To purchase tickets, contact Carrie Espinoza at Hillsides at 323-255-9005, ext. 254,, or visit the children’s charity website at To learn more about the foster care charity, visit

ix●tapa is located at 119 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105. Phone: 626-304-1000 Website:

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Marisol Barrios
323-254-2274 ext. 274

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