The one thing that's inevitable this Memorial Day Weekend and beyond: day-drinking. The one thing that's preventable: hangovers. You know, those things that make seeing lights or hearing sounds unbearable? Skip all that by taking an Over EZ before or during your drinking. Then go eat brunch or something.
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 AnselBy Hadley Tomicki
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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