Your Perks: 1) Guitars autographed by the likes of Prince, the Stones, Springsteen and other rock legends. 2) Vintage Rolexes outfitted with refinished colorful dials. More than okay. 3) Gallery-worthy canvas art prints. A holiday gift for your walls.
Things to do for November 25, 2015
Thanksgiving Burgers, Charles Bronson and Leather
Pass the weekend boat, please.
One Umami Burger, Please. Extra Gravy.
Tonight, you’ll go to Umami and experiment with Thanksgiving in burger form. The experiment will be called the Holiday Bird, and it will involve a turkey patty, gravy-topped cornbread stuffing, ginger-cranberry chutney and Japanese yams. Tomorrow, you’ll stay home and just sort of keep eating things.
Thanksgiving: Better at Bouchon
Then again, instead of getting everything dirty and draining your own wine stash tomorrow, you could go to Bouchon. Starting at noon, they’ll have a full Thanksgiving dinner option on the menu. Turkey. Stuffing. Cranberry. All that stuff. Or you could just get steak frites. Steak frites are good, too.
Bronson. Borgnine. Popcorn. Nice.
Thursday will be heartwarming and thankful and nice. Therefore, Friday would be a totally acceptable day to grab friends and watch Lee Marvin lead a dangerous mob of criminals to bloody triumph in WWII. Yes, The Dirty Dozen’s hitting New Beverly. And Charles Bronson is really what this holiday is about.
Check Some Leather Off Your List
You have some holiday gift shopping to take care of. Eagle Rock is having a massive block party where cool indie stores like O&M Leather, Industrielle Attitude, Read Books and Good Eye Gallery are offering specials and discounts. See where this is going?
Bring On the Bloody Marias
Smoke.Oil.Salt. is doing the Spanish brunch thing on Sundays with serrano ham benedict, uni-and-egg-topped tomato toast and bottomless imbibing opportunities involving sangria and Bloody Marias. In conclusion: you’re just going to have to eat and drink things all weekend.