Things to do for May 23, 2018

A Two-Story Poolside Bar With Tropical Drinks

Plus, a Bloody Mary Fight and a Memorial Day Cookout From Dominique Ansel

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Friday
Gjelina: Now Knee-Deep in the Housewares Game
GJUSTA FRIEND

Gjelina: Now Knee-Deep in the Housewares Game

Gjelina is no longer content just being your mushroom toast and confit wild rabbit connect. So now you'll find it holed up beside Silver Lake's Mohawk Men, slinging its own ceramic bowls and cups, linen aprons, gift boxes and bedding. To repeat: Gjelina offers bedding now.

Saturday
Look, There's Donut IPA and a Shake Shack Special
VIVA LA VEGAN

Look, There's Donut IPA and a Shake Shack Special

Things to Look for at Eat Drink Vegan on Saturday:
—The donut-IPA and IPA-donut-burger collaborations involving Modern Times.
—Heretofore unseen vegan Shake Shack burgers.
—The country's biggest craft soda festival.
—A CBD Village.
—Hard proof that vegans party.

25 Bloody Marys. Only One Will Survive.
SATURDAY BLOODY SATURDAY

25 Bloody Marys. Only One Will Survive.

MiniBar is bringing together 25 bars and restaurants (Redbird, Kali, Hearth & Hound and Cole's, among them) to crown one creator of the city's best Bloody Mary. You'll go, eat some tacos from Salt's Cure, then let the drinking begin. There are judges, too, in case you can't do all 25.

Sunday
A Semi-Tropical Downtown Cocktail Situation With Real Water
RICK FLAIR

A Semi-Tropical Downtown Cocktail Situation With Real Water

Rick's is a two-story pool house behind Hotel Figueroa just yearning to serve you tropical punch, Mai Tais and daiquiris concocted by Employee's Only's famed barkeeps. If only the sun would cooperate. Stupid, life-sustaining sun.

Monday
Oh, Just a Southern Cookout With Dominique Ansel
ROOM WITH A CUE

Oh, Just a Southern Cookout With Dominique Ansel

Dominique Ansel. A name synonymous with slow-cooked pastrami brisket, hot sauce, mac-and-cheese, salt-and-pepper short ribs, pulled pork and grilled spatchcock. At least, it might be after the French chef's big Memorial Day barbecue. Until then, free your mind.

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Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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