We’ve got your invite to a criminally decadent evening in the private dining vault of Drago Centro—with seven wine-paired courses and a screening of vintage heist flick The Italian Job. Plus we’ve got a spicy salsa collection, including first access to one made from the hottest chile on earth.
Things to do for March 03, 2011
Game Night at the Standard, Fried Chicken and Fire
The weekend has a black belt in Jenga.
To truly stand out on Venice Beach Boardwalk, you’ve got to go the extra mile. Good news: a new shack just opened up to rent you a StreetStrider, which is sort of like one of those elliptical machines at the gym—but on wheels. That’ll do it.
If you thought you couldn’t make it to Mardi Gras this year, you were wrong (sort of). Hollywood Boulevard’s New Orleans–themed courtyard bar has three days of fire-blowers, $2 beers, beads and crawfish. And just so you know: the Walk of Fame’s superheroes have RSVPed.
Here to fill the gaping Sunday-night hole left by the end of awards season: a weekly three-course feast in Pasadena, including as much fried chicken as you can handle for $29. Bonus: for an extra $9, you’ll get a carafe of wine. Which is your preferred beverage with fried chicken.
Spring for a VIP ticket at Sunday’s inaugural food-truck fest at historic Union Station, and you’ll get restaurant-style table service from the trucks. So if you’re keeping score, food trucks are still the new restaurants, but restaurants are the new food trucks.
The Standard Downtown’s New Rec Room
If pretzel dogs and Moscow Mules make you bloodthirsty for competition, drop in to the Standard Downtown’s lobby Tuesday night. You’ll find Uno, Jenga and an oversized Scrabble board. Prizes to the victors include bottles of wine, so fair warning: things could get heated between you and your date.