The landscape of Pasadena dining has changed considerably since 1984, when Bob and Gregg Smith opened Parkway Grill and brought California cuisine, as well as a new level of sophistication, to the San Gabriel Valley restaurant scene.

Today, Parkway Grill continues to be a magnet for food lovers who know they can rely on consistently creative dishes roasted in the wood-burning oven, with an award-winning wine list to accompany the menu.

One such entrée is the roasted chicken, paired with wine-poached figs, roasted garlic, a light lemon sauce and goat-cheese mashed potatoes. Even if you don't have a wood-burning oven in your home, you can capture many of the rich flavors that have made this dish one of Parkway Grill's top sellers.

For more on Smith Brothers Restaurants and their contributions to San Gabriel Valley dining over the past four decades, click here.