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Christmas crackers and sea salt caramels at Lincoln's Old Town Pasadena holiday pop-up

If you've spent any time at Lincoln, the year-old cafe on the northwestern edge of Pasadena where you can order a breakfast salad, olive oil cake or a bowl of warm bulgur laced with lemon verbena and cream, you'll know that it's also an excellent place to go shopping.

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Black Friday deals: $5 pizza, E.P. & L.P. Chinese dinner, extra Trois Mec tickets

If you're planning to shop on Black Friday, you'll need proper fuel. The following are food and drink deals to keep you fed and hydrated on the nuttiest shopping day of the year. Because what are a few hours of insufferable crowds and lines at the Grove if you're happy and full on some excellent Chinese takeout. 

E.P. & L.P.

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14 ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers
Thanksgiving relief: Amaro or other digestivos to enjoy after dinner

The idea of a digestivo is more an Italian concept than something we Americans practice. But maybe we should. The sipping of an amaro (bitter) or vermouth, which are basically fortified wines infused with myriad botanicals and herbs, really does soothe the stomach after a rich meal. 

In Italy, the digestivo of choice is an amaro -- the country makes dozens in different styles.

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How to keep your Thanksgiving guests caffeinated

On Thursday morning, before you preheat the oven, before you clear the table to make room for the gravy and the squash and the fried rice and the so on, likely you'll make a cup of coffee. Or should, anyway.

It's also not a bad idea to have coffee on hand to offer to friends and family who prefer caffeine to alcohol, or to gift a bag of beans to your host.

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Another, more long-term Thanksgiving survival guide

Happy Thanksgiving! You might think the exclamation point conveys our sincerity about the season but, in truth, we are not completely onboard with the holiday sentiment -- we regard it with a wariness that is sometimes difficult to contain.

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