It Costs a Lot to Drink in This Town; Paula Deen Is Headed to Pasadena

• The Post is outraged that drinks cost $20. Have they seen the $35 Vesper at Del Posto? [NYP]

• Paula Deen will be the grand marshal at next year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena. [Star-News]

• The Times says candy gets a bad rap, but then wonders if it’s really any worse than, like, soda. [NYT]

• That former Food Network chef who allegedly tried to hire homeless men to kill his wife pleaded no contest. [L.A. Now/LAT]

• Chain-restaurant stock prices are on the rise. [USAT]