Things to do for May 28, 2015

The Weekender

Negronis, Lamb Burgers and Polo

Whole lotta weekend going on.

Thursday
Valley Imbibement, Much Improved
WISHFUL DRINKING

Valley Imbibement, Much Improved

Random person: Man, the Valley has no good cocktails.
You: Oh, you didn’t know that North Hollywood has a new Fat Dog with drinks from Matt Biancaniello, and that Little Toni’s now has Bar Toni’s with barrel-aged Negronis from Aidan Demarest.
Random person: I am deeply ashamed and stand corrected.

Now open, The Fat Dog, 11050 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, 818-985-3644; now open, Bar Toni’s at Little Toni’s, 4745 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, 818-763-0131

Akasha Does Indian Food
SĀM KIND OF WONDERFUL

Akasha Does Indian Food

Indian food. That usually just means Indian food. No gin-and-holy-basil-bitters cocktails. No lamb burgers and masala wings. No Akasha Richmond, no Culver Boulevard patios, no Sāmbār. You can’t help it. Sometimes you naturally take part in unusual things.

A New Downtown Date Spot
THE WIZARDS OF OSSO

A New Downtown Date Spot

Your date would like foie gras and champagne. You’re cool with fried chicken and beer. You two are so right for Osso, a nice new spot in Downtown that sanctions menu space for both Slim Jims and hamachi crudo with pho broth. As the great sage Paula Abdul once said, opposites attract.

Now open, Osso, 901 E 1st St, Downtown, 213-880-5999

Saturday
A Fine Day for Mallets and Horses
THE POLOISTS

A Fine Day for Mallets and Horses

Saturday is British Polo Day. Just a reminder to visit Will Rogers State Park and watch some fellows on horses swing mallets at balls. The whole shebang is hosted by Lord Frederick Windsor. Your third-favorite member of the royal family.

Monday
A Bigger Chop Daddy’s in Culver City
CHOP TO IT

A Bigger Chop Daddy’s in Culver City

Pork. A source should always be in reach. Chop Daddy’s got Culver City covered at its much bigger outpost opening Monday. There you’ll encounter it in the form of pork belly and pulled-pork sandwiches and racks of ribs. We assume you’re both acquainted.

Opens Jun 1, Chop Daddy’s, 9552 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 310-559-5967

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