Deliciously Lickable Roy Choi is opening his new Venice eatery Sunny Spot, Short Order is finally slinging their much anticipated burgers & the place that I think was robbed of Eater LA's Best Restaurant, Picca is hosting a Mystery Meat dinner Sunday night... this may be the first time I've been a little sad about heading out to Sin City for a weekend.
At least I'll be surrounded by nerds :). TheGameStation is headed out there with the loveable Yogscast duo to cover the Minecraft convention... MineCon. And I'll be spending my time searching for that elusive China Poblano taco at 2AM.
So what else is there to do this weekend besides pig out at 3 awesome restaurants?
Friday, 11/18Bouchon 2 Year Anniversary Party
10am - 10pm
Bouchon in Beverly Hills is celebrating it’s 2 year anniversary with $2 glasses of champagne all day long. It’s the perfect excuse to blow off work early, grab a seat on their outdoor patio order some frites and enjoy some bubbles. Plus it's a great way to start the weekend! Bouchon Beverly Hills 235 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 www.bouchonbistro.com
SO sad I'm missing this... a great chance to check out a huge chunk of Los Angeles all in the name of having a good time. This is something I've always wanted to do, but am weirdly always out of town during. 19 miles spanning Downtown to Santa Monica, be sure to check out their FAQ if you plan on going. Also, if you are planning on Tweeting the walk, please (a) follow @greatlawalk if you don't already, and (b) message them or respond to them on Twitter to let them know! Also, even if you won't be Tweeting, make sure to follow @greatlawalk to get updates on where we are (and where we're making pit stops) throughout the day. Meeting spot: Triforium sculpture at Fletcher Bowron Square across from City Hall (map). http://www.greatlawalk.com/
2pm - 5pm
Spend a day outdoors enjoying music and top quality craft beers while supporting a great cause at the beautiful Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. Only minutes from downtown L.A., the center is a hidden jewel, with a ivy-covered walls, beds of roses, a three-tiered fountain, a tiled reflecting pool and an expansive courtyard. Your ticket gets you a souvenir commemorative glass with unlimited refills of beer from ColLAboration, L.A.'s pop-up beer garden pioneers and owners of Golden Road Brewery, Mohawk Bend, Tony's Darts Away, Blue Palms, and Verdugo. Plus, there will be food trucks on hand in case you get hungry. This event supports L.A. Works, Inc., a nonprofit volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service opportunities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. $35 tickets. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens 570 West Avenue 26 Los Angeles, CA 90065 http://www.laworks.com/
Six Taste is going all-out Filipino tonight, with an event featuring lechon--a Filipino-style whole-roasted pig--served alongside cocktails and desserts provided by some of the city's premier Filipino chefs and food writers. Guests will receive a swag bag filled with gift certificates and have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, including a dinner for two at Andre Guerrero's Maximiliano. The event costs $50. Nola's, 734 E. 3rd St., Downtown www.sixtaste.com
6pm - 10:30pm
Test Kitchen's doing it again... "For our first Sunday night service, Chef Ricardo Zarate is preparing a special, one-night-only dinner -- but what he's serving is a secret. We're calling it the "Mystery Meat" dinner. And we're thrilled to invite LA's most adventurous eaters to join us at Picca on Sunday, November 20 for a wild dinner of little-known, but very, very delicious animal parts." For reservations, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310 277 0133. $50 per person, 6 courses Picca Restaurant - 9575 West Pico Blvd www.piccaperu.com