Things to do for November 11, 2015

The Weekender

Cakes, Pies and Attractive Italians

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Wednesday
A Timely New Cache of Pies and Cakes
BAKE MY DAY

A Timely New Cache of Pies and Cakes

“Make sure to invite your charming friend who brings those amazing chocolate-caramel mini cakes and full-size cider-roasted apple pies.” Now that you have Cake Monkey’s first brick-and-mortar store around, people seem to talk about you like that during the holidays. It’s nice.

Now open, Cake Monkey, 7807 Beverly Blvd, 323-932-1142

Thursday
Five Days of Great-Looking Italians
ITALIAN LESSON

Five Days of Great-Looking Italians

It’s time for nice clothes, a general zest for life and a date who can appreciate those things. Because, yes, it’s time for Cinema Italian Style, a five-day film fest screening stuff like a comedy starring an Alfa Romeo and the new film from La Grande Bellezza’s director. And more. Italy loves more.

Friday
A Night of Varied Indian Delights
AFFAIR OF THE HEART

A Night of Varied Indian Delights

Wait. Cancel all those plans you made for Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Because La Cienega’s Spice Affair is about to present you with live dancers, music and a special menu with dishes like truffle chicken tikka and Baileys kulfi ice cream. See? Perfect Diwali.

Nov 11-15, 11:30am-11pm, Spice Affair, 50 N La Cienega Blvd, Ste 120, 310-400-6800

Saturday
Ramen, but Not Normal Ramen
BOYS TO RAMEN

Ramen, but Not Normal Ramen

The Gorbals’ Ilan Hall just opened a new stand at Grand Central Market. Nothing weird about that. It serves pork-and-egg ramen. Oh, but the pork is made of mushrooms, the egg is soy, and everything else there is completely vegan. Okay, that got weird, but good-weird.

Now open, Ramen Hood, 317 S Broadway, Downtown, 213-265-7331

Monday
Where the Japanese Beef Things Are
ROKU LIKE A HURRICANE

Where the Japanese Beef Things Are

Monday kind of deserves fine Japanese red meat. No rule or anything, just feels like it does. So here’s Roku’s new Sunset teppanyaki concept. It’s the kind of place you’ll celebrate grand occasions by grilling spot prawns and A5 Wagyu at your table. Or celebrate days in general.

Opens Nov 16, Roku, 9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-278-2060

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