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One of LA’s Busiest Barbecue Restaurants to Open in Pasadena Next

Plus, Badmaash’s dining room returns in Downtown LA, and Dough Daddy gets the TV treatment

A plate of barbecue, including brisket, smoked chicken, ribs, and sauce.
Slab Barbecue
Wonho Frank Lee

Slab, the West Third Street barbecue restaurant from Burt Bakman (Trudy’s Underground Barbecue) and the H.Wood Group, is moving into Pasadena next. The growing group has been quietly been plotting a larger expansion, and now will land at 812 S. Arroyo Parkway, just doors down from the incoming Howlin’ Ray’s and other popular options like Superba Snacks + Coffee and Shake Shack.

Keys are in hand now for the new Slab on Arroyo Parkway, but the opening is still a ways off; expect a reveal sometime in early 2022, most likely. Once in place, the new Slab should help to further rocket the still-ascendant Pasadena dining scene to new heights.

In other news:

  • Signage is up for a new Tartine along the 5300 block of West Adams Boulevard. The cafe looks close to opening, with the Pasadena location on 277 W. Green Street even closer.
  • LA Magazine’s Whiskey Festival is back on. The in-person event runs Friday, August 20 in the evening at the Bloc, and tickets are $75 per person.
  • Dough Daddy, the pandemic-era Instagram pizza startup formerly in Downtown (and now in West Adams), is set to be featured on the Sebastian Maniscalco food show Well Done.
  • The Los Angeles Times took readers on a ride through Topanga to the semi-hidden Canyon Bakery, located on the grounds of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.
  • The Amazon show The Boys is doing another activation with chef Ludo Lefebvre this week, reports LA Weekly. That means seven days of one-off sandwiches and cocktails at both Petit Trois locations.
  • Badmaash is reopening its Downtown dining room for dinner service on September 1.

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