Sampler Platter: Persian food, BYOW, sports drink wars

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Bring your own wine -- perhaps a French rosé? -- to Pasadena restaurants on Wednesday nights.

  • Sports drinks are the new frontier in the ongoing Coke (Powerade) versus Pepsi (Gatorade) battle. Advertising Age
  • On June 17, 26 Pasadena restaurants kick off their Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays promotion. LAist
  • New York Times: ‘Persian Cooking Finds a Home in Los Angeles.’ More accurate: ‘New York Times Finds Persian Cuisine in Los Angeles.’
  • Three people missing, 20 hurt after explosion at a Slim Jim plant in North Carolina. Associated Press
  • European Union backs away from plan to ease rules on acceptable ways to produce rosé. No adding food dye to cheap champagne. New York Times

-- Elina Shatkin
é wines. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times