Things to do for March 03, 2011

The Weekender

Game Night at the Standard, Fried Chicken and Fire

The weekend has a black belt in Jenga.

Thursday
Now Available in Venice: StreetStriders
OVER THE BOARDWALK

Now Available in Venice: StreetStriders

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.

Now open, StreetStrider, 215 Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach, 310-491-7175

Saturday
Sunday
A Night of Endless Fried Chicken
TOTALLY FRIED

A Night of Endless Fried Chicken

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.

A Food-Truck Fest with Table Service
WHAT THE TRUCK

A Food-Truck Fest with Table Service

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.

Mar 6, 11am-5pm, $5 ($45 VIP), Truckit Fest, Union Station, 866-966-9495

Tuesday
The Standard Downtown’s New Rec Room
GAME ON

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.

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