Things to do for August 26, 2009

The Weekender

Potato Chip Bar, Early Truffles and Dodger Pre-Game

The weekend is early. No traffic, for once.

Wednesday
Jack White's New Record Store
POP-UP

Jack White's New Record Store

For three days only, you'll find a bright yellow pop-up store pushing everything from the Jack White oeuvre—and rarities from other bands on his label. Inside one copy of his latest album is a trip to Nashville. So you could buy them all, or just buy a ticket.

Eat What You Watch at STK
SHOUT

Eat What You Watch at STK

Gordon Ramsay may no longer be at Gordon Ramsay, but you can still find him on TV. And since STK's sous chef is a Hell's Kitchen contestant, they're adding a special each Wednesday based on the previous night's episode. But we're almost sure they won't scream in your face.

Wednesdays, STK, 755 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-3535

Thursday
White Truffles at Cecconi's
SHAVED

White Truffles at Cecconi's

Italy's extremely rainy season means you get your white truffles early this year—even before the Italians, since it's illegal to sell them there until September. Cecconi's has them now, and will shave them over scrambled eggs in the morning, or later over gnocchi, or tagliolini, or risotto. Or all of the above.

Now at Cecconi's, 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 310-432-2000

Under One Umbrella at the Mark
GOOD TASTE

Under One Umbrella at the Mark

At this surreal food-and-drink blowout, they want you to think you're at a gallery and the food is the art—installations include a gourmet potato chip bar, a retro candy bar and…bars. Among the freaky liquid masterpieces is a Micro Basil Gimlet, arriving with a liquid-nitrogen bite formed in stainless-steel rings. Haven't seen Koons do that.

August 27, 7-10pm, $52, The Mark, 9320 W. Pico Blvd, tickets at 323-350-0953

Tuesday
Dodger Days at Allston Yacht Club
PRE-GAME

Dodger Days at Allston Yacht Club

Any time the Dodgers are playing at home, drop by AYC on the way for some Scorched Sheshito Peppers and a beer. Or maybe some Crispy Parmesan Cheese Frico and a cocktail. Either pairing is $10—which, if not a home run, is a solid double.

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