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Chad Colby Starts "Recipe Testing", Why Old Town Pasadena Has Thrived, and Other A.M. News

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Plus the summer issue of GOUT:

— The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a new summertime happy hour at all participating locations from 3 to 5 p.m., with half off ice blended drinks. Sugar high, anyone? The deal starts today and ends on August 2.

— Chad Colby, who recently vacated Chi Spacca to open a concept with Curtis Stone (concept still TBD), is "testing recipes". Right now, something completely different than meat. That's right, a white peach salad, just in time for summer. A few weeks ago, he also threw up a funny-looking carrot salad. He's just trolling everyone, right? Because the concept was purportedly going to revolve around meat again.

More #recipetesting #sneakpeek salad of white peach #firstlook

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LAist argues that the reason why Old Pasadena has thrived as a restaurant and retail hotspot compared to Westwood is that it priced street parking at a higher fare. That meant that parking was more readily available versus the lower cost and free parking found in Westwood.

— Petty Cash in Arts District is now hiring, which means the opening date is that much closer.

— Major Dave's in Pasadena is celebrating National Fried Chicken Day (boo to National ___ Days) by giving away free cold drumsticks. Who likes cold drumsticks? .

— If you haven't already seen Eater's amazing, mind-blowing (and satirical) cover of GOUT, you need to check it out now.

GOUT clip

— Creme Caramel has started offering sandwiches using deli cuts from Alexander's Prime Meats. Consider the smoked turkey and dill or tri-tip with pickled onion:

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