Weekend Docket: 3/4/11

After a pretty amazing night last night filled with McNuggetini's (post coming later) and 22oz Rib eyes at BLT Steak's birthday, I'm not sure how I can top it! Oh, that's right, Fig & Olive's Grand Opening Party! That's how! Super super excited for this eatery's debut... full report to come next week.

Other than that, a few trips to my new hole in the wall watering house, a visit to the newest member of my family, Peanut, a herbivore vs carnivore Cupcake Battle (yes you read that correctly) and a movie date with Rango, it should be a relatively calm weekend.

Especially since I didn't score VIP tickets to the Gold Standard, or the newest Wolvesden Supper Club night.

Friday, 3/4
Fig & Olive Grand Opening
6pm - 9pm
An awesome NYC import, Fig & Olive is having their final of 3 Grand Opening parties tonight before they open up to the public at 9PM! FIG & OLIVE’s Executive Chef Pascal Lorange along with visiting Michelin-star chefs from the South of France will prepare special dishes and menus to introduce Angelenos to the restaurant – all while taking in the sophisticated music that will be spin by the restaurant’s resident DJ Julien Nolan from the South of France.  Unfortunately if you haven't already scored an invite, you could always try to flirt your way past the doorman!  Fig & Olive 650 N La Cienega Blvd www.figandolive.com

Saturday, 3/5
Edwardian Ball Los Angeles
8pm - 2am
Paradox Media and Vau de Vire present the highly anticipated return of The Edwardian Ball to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at The Music Box. Once again, the splendid San Francisco tradition flies south for the winter, presenting an elegant, turn of the century celebration of music, theatre, circus arts, DJs, ballroom dance, fashion, technology and, of course, the ominous art and stories of beloved author Edward Gorey. Hosted by Edwardian Ball co-creators Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society, the night promises an unforgettable blend of audience participation and performance with darkness, humor, and style in a stunning historic venue. The event also features Belle of the Ball Jill Tracy, DJ Xian, Miz Margo, Dark Garden Corsetry, and many special guests. Costumed attire is highly encouraged all in attendance are invited to return to a time of gentility by creating characters for the occasion. The Music Box @ Henry Fonda - 6126 Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA $28 www.edwardianball.com

Open Bar at Fat Face Fenner’s Fish Shack in Hermosa Beach (from Caroline on Crack)
7pm - 10pm
An open bar for three hours! Yup, all you have to do is RSVP…and drive to Hermosa Beach. Don’t forget to bring a designated driver. Your DD can indulge in the New England Clam chowder while you get your drink on. Ocean view and outdoor patio. Hopefully the weather will make it a lovely experience. Fat Face Fenner’s Fishack, 53 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach http://www.metrowize.com/fat-face-fenners-fishack

Sunday, 3/6
LA Weekly: The Gold Standard
1pm - 5pm
LA Weekly presents the 3rd Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event featuring a selection of LA's best and most eclectic restaurants hand-picked by LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize winning food critic: Jonathan Gold.  Jonathan Gold is known by many for his unpredictable taste and appreciation of the many ethnic cuisines represented in Los Angeles.  From the tastiest taco wagons to the finest cuisine and wine, Gold is the final word on the best and most exciting foods in the city.  This event offers Angelenos the rare opportunity to sample Gold's top picks in one location.  $60 General Admission Peterson Auto Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard. http://www.laweekly.com/microsites/goldstandard2011-info/

The Truckit Fest
11am - 5pm
The Truckit Fest is the creation of Phillip Dane who founded the L.A. Flea Market at Dodger Stadium and The Fairfax High Flea Market in Hollywood. This new creation will sure to become a fast hit amongst Angelenos. The Truckit Fest will bring together the best of LA's mega hip and tasty Food Trucks, over 200 of the hottest local artists as well as live music and much more. $5 General | $45 VIP Union Station | Los Angeles, CA www.truckitfest.com

Bistronomics Pop-Up
6pm - 10pm (Monday as well)
The Royce's sous chef, Alex Ageneau, and chef Jet Tila of Wazuzu at The Wynn in Las Vegas are the latest pair to take over the Breadbar kitchen for a pop-up. Their five-course Bistronomics dinner includes unique preparations such as skirt steak with squid-ink hollandaise, and apple tart with caramelized onions and Camembert. $65 Breadbar 8718 W. 3rd St. www.breadbar.net