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Things to do for October 11, 2012
This Weekend: Brunch, Oktoberfest and Gregory Peck’s Ratatouille
Pardon me, would you have any weekend?
Getting Sweaty in Hollywood
Sometimes you just need to Zen out at a spa. But sometimes that just won’t cut it—you need 45 minutes in a private infrared sauna, maybe some ultrasonic laser therapy and an IV drip of vitamin C. And now, to figure out what the hell ultrasonic laser therapy is.
Cooking Like Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck: great actor. But honestly, it’s his ratatouille that made him a legend. Tonight at Josie is a four-course dinner made with recipes from Christmas in Tinseltown, a cookbook filled only with dead celebs’ specialties. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Alec Guinness’s baked stuffed peaches.
A Mud Run at the Santa Fe Dam
You could run a few miles on Saturday morning and feel pretty good about yourself. Or you could do it in the mud, wearing a silly costume, and end up at a beer garden with some bands. Which would probably make you feel even better about yourself.
Endless Drinks (and Food) for Brunch
Goes without saying that you come down on the pro-bottomless-Bloodys side of brunch. But Border Grill has now thrown endless plates into the mix, with all the guava empanadas and huevos rancheros you need to soak up the bubbles. Might need a lot.
Fancy Oktoberfest at Lucques
To properly commemorate Oktoberfest, you usually seek out a place with “haus” or “stein” in the name. This weekend, you can try a classier take at Lucques, which involves five courses of pan-roasted sausage, smoked ham hocks and herbed spaetzle with wild mushrooms. Not that there’s anything wrong with Steinhaus.