This week we’re getting you exclusives on jogging shoes from one of the greatest places ever—1980s Finland. Plus: a handsome, handmade suede football (for your mantel or next game of touch). Finally: first dibs on a wonder speaker designed by a rocket scientist. Seriously.
Things to do for September 29, 2011
Pulled Pork, Eternal Calm and Beet Cocktails
The weekend is shopping for a scorpion jacket.
Like the Gastrobus, but Less Mobile
You knew the Gastrobus food truck. You loved the Gastrobus food truck. You... got tired of chasing it all over town. Good news: there’s now a casual little brick-and-mortar bistro from the same people called Gastronomico. It doesn’t have wheels, but it does have the Ecuadorian Pulled-Pork Sandwich.
A Cocktail Made with Beets
If your diet’s a little low on antioxidants, you know where to turn—the bar. Onyx Lounge has some beets they want to get rid of, and they’re calling the result a Beet-ellini, with prosecco, beet juice and a splash of lemon. Yes, you can just call it the beet cocktail.
A Drink When You Lose at the Track
Racing returns to Santa Anita this weekend, and even if you lose, you win. That’s because you’ll take your losing ticket to the bar to order the off-menu Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda, a slug of tequila spiked with espresso and chocolate, available only to losers. Or you could just win and order a beer.
You Need to Calm Down
Between the traffic on the 405 and the Dodgers’ financial woes, you seem a bit tense. Allow us to prescribe Hyper-Chondriac, a curious little live show about one man’s attempts to calm down, starring a former stand-up comic and a current writer for Esquire and Details. No, there won’t be Zoloft.
The City’s Giant Art Thing... Gratis
So that giant Pacific Standard Time exhibit—you know, the one documenting decades of LA’s art scene at museums all over town—is upon us. And Sunday’s the day more than 25 museums and galleries waive all admission costs. Art is more powerful when it doesn’t eat into your pub budget.