Things to do for August 11, 2011

The Weekender

Futuristic Chicken, Rare Beer and a Block Party

The weekend is a triple-A weekend.

Thursday
Michael Voltaggio’s Sandwich Spot
GETTING SOME INK

Michael Voltaggio’s Sandwich Spot

You’re still waiting... and waiting... for Michael Voltaggio to open his molecular Melrose eatery, ink. But today he’s opened a surprise sandwich counter next door called ink.sack, which you’ll want to hit immediately for a lunch bag filled with fried chicken sandwiches made from centrifuged buttermilk. Mmm, futuristic chicken.

Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm(ish), ink.sack, 8360 Melrose Ave #107, see the menu

The Sunset Strip’s New Mexican Spot
RUN FOR THE BORDER

The Sunset Strip’s New Mexican Spot

We know you. You want tequila. You want Mole Xico Beef Enchiladas. And you want them on a patio. On Sunset. And there had better be a couple of glass waterfalls inside. Yes, your demands are pretty specific. Thankfully, Rosa Mexicano has opened a suitable new outpost.

Now open, Rosa Mexicano, 8570 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-657-4991

4pm Tamales and Beer in Beverly Hills
CLOCK STRIKES FOUR

4pm Tamales and Beer in Beverly Hills

Going forward, when it’s 4pm and your office productivity is waning, you’ll be able to grab an afternoon pick-me-up at Cocina Primavera’s new happy hour involving $3 sweet corn tamales and $4 lagers. Eating sweet corn tamales: also productive.

Saturday
The Hudson Throws a Block Party
FROM THE BLOCK

The Hudson Throws a Block Party

If you’re up for a 10-hour blowout on Saturday (and we have to assume you are), head toward the Hudson. The parking lot and street out front will be closed down for a block party featuring live music, Baby Blues barbecue and merchandise from the Pleasure Chest. You know, the basics.

Aug 13, 1-11pm, $7 admission until 4pm, $10 after, The Hudson, 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-654-6686, see the flier

8th Street Bottle Shop Opens
8TH IS ENOUGH

8th Street Bottle Shop Opens

Next time you’re drinking beer at the Golden Gopher, a surprise awaits you just before the exit: more beer. The owners have enlisted the Beer Chicks to stock a tiny new beer shop with about 80 rare brews for you to think about taking home. Along with whatever else you’re taking home.

Opens Aug 13 (open Thu-Sat, 5pm-1am), 8th Street Bottle Shop, 417 W 8th St (just inside Golden Gopher), Downtown

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