This is THE weekend we've all been waiting for, the one in which it's considered socially acceptable to dress up like idiots and parade around getting tipsy on pumpkin-flavored beer. In other words, it's like every other weekend, but with costumes.
After a "cold" weekend, we're finally ready to pull out our sweaters and officially call this fall. So, we've stacked up the week with what we consider to be the season's finest -- pumpkin pizzas, dark wine bars, scary movies, and... an ice cream truck.
Suzanne Tracht welcomes fall with a menu of new dishes every Monday at Jar, each showcasing a single ingredient. Tonight it's all about duck -- duck sausage, roasted duck breast with pears and masala, and sticky toffee pudding (no duck).
Between yet another debate (town hall style's rather exhausting) and the flurry of commentary, we're feeling a little three-hole punched (in the gut). So, we've decided to ditch the binder and have ourselves a weekend to remember.
Mimi's Cafe, established in 1978 as a French-inspired casual dining restaurant, is returning to its roots to solidify its image and recapture some of that market, which has rapidly expanded since its inception.
First it was Big Bird; now the vice president has gone the way of LOLCAT. As this election heats up (and gets increasingly ridiculous by the day), we think your weekdays should, too. So we have devised a not-so-secret plan for nightlife glory.
Kick off the week with Reisetbauer brandy and chef Bernhard Mairinger's Austrian cuisine at BierBeisl tonight. There's an eight-course menu with booze pairings, things like chicken liver mousse with rowanberry schnapps.
We're totally ready for two days of unbridled fun, so we're serving it up big-time this weekend with heavy eating and drinking, and a lot of wellness, because we, unlike Gaga, don't have a strategically placed dancer to hide our moments of shame.
Xen Lounge is something unique in the area, and should be on everyone's dining list. Given these dog days of Indian summer, however, I suggest a late dinner to beat the heat -- that and a chilled glass of one of their cocktails.
Anyone can head to Beverly Hills -- but if you're looking for an insider's view of one of the most happening streets in Los Angeles, head over to West Third and experience the hottest stretch of asphalt in all of L.A.
It's not every day we get to watch two grown men in matching American flag pins argue for the length of a feature film. Kudos if you managed to take in the entire thing -- we'd say you deserve a weekend full of burgers, shopping, and block parties.
Our picks this week tend to include A/C -- when will this heat leave us alone!?
If you spent your weekend holed up in a homemade bomb shelter designed to outlast Carmageddon and you're feeling a little stir-crazy, we've got good news for you: this week is jammed (sorry, wrong word?) with fun stuff to do.
While we like to dabble all over town, the return of Carmageddon this weekend is a good excuse to exercise a little neighborhood pride. So whether you're a breezy Westsider or a hipper-than-thou Eastsider, we've got you covered for the weekend.
Venice, and the Abbot Kinney district in particular, has transformed into a vibrant hot spot in recent years, and some of the credit belongs to Joe's Restaurant.
It may still be too hot in Los Angeles for lederhosen and itchy felt hats, but that's no reason we can't partake in a little Oktoberfest revelry. After all, we're pretty sure the former is a sweaty mess no matter how low temperatures dip.