Things to do for August 25, 2011

The Weekender

Beer Swapping, Carroll Shelby and Giant Ravioli

The weekend isn’t impressed by a measly 5.8.

Thursday
Lunch Debuts at Lukshon
LUK WOULD HAVE IT

Lunch Debuts at Lukshon

Just when your usual power-lunch routine was starting to feel... routine, the gleaming Asian mecca Lukshon enters the fray. Their doors are now open for noon getaways of Pork Belly Lettuce Cups and, in an Asian/Yiddish alliance, Shanghai Matzo Ball Soup. Watch your back, Canter’s.

Tue-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm, Lukshon, 3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, 310-202-6808

Dressing Like a Race Car Driver
SPEED RACER

Dressing Like a Race Car Driver

Every once in a while, you find yourself on a totally empty freeway. Days like those, you could use a beat-up canvas driving jacket. Enter the new Carroll Shelby collection, gear inspired by what the racing legend wore back in the ’60s. Known as the golden age of men named Carroll.

Carroll Shelby Modern Vintage, available now at local Kitson locations

Friday
Radical Italian in Beverly Hills
ITALIAN STALLION

Radical Italian in Beverly Hills

You aren’t exactly lacking for Italian dinner spots in Beverly Hills, but they’re generally pretty... conservative. Not Sfixio, a new art gallery-ish space slinging modern food like zucchini flan, giant ravioli and jumbo dates with chef’s cream. We hear they have regular-sized food, too.

Scheduled to soft-open Aug 26, Sfixio, 9737 S Santa Monica Blvd, 310-385-1800

Sunday
Trading Bad Beer for Good Beer
BREW THE RIGHT THING

Trading Bad Beer for Good Beer

You don’t know how it got there, but there’s a can of terrible beer rolling around in the back of your fridge. Take it to Beer Belly on Sunday night, hand it over with a penny, and they’ll pour you one of their craft beers. No, this doesn’t work with kegs.

Aug 28, 3pm, one $0.01 beer per person, Beer Belly, 532 Western Ave, Koreatown, 213-387-2337

Tuesday
Absinthe Nights at a Whiskey Bar
GREEN FAIRY

Absinthe Nights at a Whiskey Bar

You’ve never been one to feel too bound by tradition. So if your favorite Silver Lake whiskey bar decides to start slinging $5 absinthe cocktails every Tuesday (with a different special each week), you’re not going to stand in the way. You’re absinthe-tolerant like that.

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