TLT Food, a brick and mortar concept from chef Daniel Shemtob’s award-winning The Lime Truck, will open its doors in Pasadena, California, on August 11. A partnership between Shemtob, and the father-son team of Jason, Zach, and Murray Wishengrad, TLT Food offers street food through a menu designed for sharing, mixing, and matching. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, and aims to keep its menus unpretentious, eclectic, and heavily accented with diverse street food flavors. The fourth location for TLT Food, Pasadena’s store is stationed next to the Pasadena Playhouse and offers the same laid-back environment presented at the brand’s Westwood and Irvine locations.
“I’m thrilled to bring TLT Food’s bold flavors to Pasadena and reach an entirely new audience,” Shemtob says. “The food scene in East Los Angeles has become so diverse and interesting, and it’s something we need to be part of. Once they set foot through the door, it’s going to be love at first bite for the people of Pasadena.”
Firm fan favorites of TLT Food’s menu include the Short Rib Hash Fries with braised beef short rib, homemade guacamole, crema, pico de gallo, guajillo sauce, and a 62-degree egg, the Tofu Taco with crispy tofu, spicy lime-sambal sauce, mango black bean pico, chimichurri, cilantro, and Pork Belly Nachos with braised pork belly, pico de gallo, cheese sauce, and fresh chips. Specials are offered daily, and the menu also caters to gluten-free and vegetarian diets. TLT also offers a wide selection of craft beer and wine, including its signature Limeade, a sweet and tart beverage with rotating flavors such as Prickly Pear, Coconut, and Guava. Also available “loaded” with the addition of pure agave nectar tequila, all limeades are made from scratch daily.