Things to do for January 20, 2016

The Weekender

Shake Shack, Spicoli and a Sriracha Wine Pairing

Born to be weekend.

Wednesday
From New York City with Avocado Toast
BIG APPLE JUICE

From New York City with Avocado Toast

The Butcher’s Daughter, a nice juice bar and vegetarian cafe, just came to Abbot Kinney all the way from Manhattan. So now you’ve got a place for nut milks, avocado toast benedicts and kale salads in Venice. Hopefully there’s some sort of demand for such things somewhere in Venice.

Thursday
Some Hot Sauce with Your Pinot?
THIN RED LINE

Some Hot Sauce with Your Pinot?

Everything goes with sriracha. You know this. But Vintage Enoteca plans to test the theory with wine. Tomorrow night, they’ll pair three rooster-sauce-spiced dishes with your albariño, blaufränkisch and moscato. So you can finally sleep at night.

Jan 21, 5pm-midnight, $40, Vintage Enoteca, 7554 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, reserve at 323-512-5278

Saturday
Fast Times. Drinks. Enough Said.
’80S IS ENOUGH

Fast Times. Drinks. Enough Said.

Long ago, Sean Penn hunted tasty waves and cool buzzes instead of fugitive drug dealers. Bask in such ’80s glory at the Wiltern’s Fast Times Fest with a costume contest, drinks, live music and a Fast Times at Ridgemont High screening. Since you can’t find Zeppelin tickets.

Sunday
Your Cocktail Training Begins Now
GOLDEN RUSH

Your Cocktail Training Begins Now

Learning about spirits: almost as fun as drinking them. Only not really. Fortunately, both are included this week at Golden State of Cocktails, where you can participate in tasting classes on subjects like the World of Amari and the Styles and Heritage of Japanese Bartending. Hopefully there’s detention.

Monday
For One Fleeting Moment: We Shake Shack
LOVE SHACK

For One Fleeting Moment: We Shake Shack

Soon, Shake Shack will open in LA. Great debates about its superiority or inferiority to In-N-Out shall ensue. Allegiances will be formed. Friendships will be lost. But until then, let’s all just get together and enjoy Shake Shack burgers popping up at Son of a Gun on Monday. Expect a few people.

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