Things to do for October 15, 2009

The Weekender

Beer vs. Wine, NFL Burger and the Draper Suit

The weekend will eat you up.

Beer vs. Wine Dinner

Beer vs. Wine Dinner

For your impromptu Friday getaway, El Bizcocho has a five-course feast paired with both beer and wine—and at the end, everybody votes on which worked better. Beer won once, as did wine, but there's always time for best two out of three. Just to be sure.

Rocktoberfest at Bigfoot West

Rocktoberfest at Bigfoot West

If you've backed away slowly from the mysterious potion behind the counter at Bigfoot West, just keep backing up until you hit the tent behind the place, creating extra space for a blowout full of music, barbecue and brews like Hoffbrau Muchen and Weihenstephaner. Because nothing says Oktoberfest like German beer. No really, nothing does.

Oct 17, 12-8pm, Bigfoot West, 10939 Venice Blvd, Culver City, 310-287-2200

NFL Nights at 25 Degrees

NFL Nights at 25 Degrees

When the game's on over the bar at one of Hollywood's best enormous-burger dens, sidle into a dark leather booth for half-off beer and football-exclusives like Buffalo Wings and Chili Cheese Fries. Or for $12, there's the new NFL Burger, topped with barbecue pulled pork, cheddar, avocado and roasted tomato. NFL relevance is neither clear nor important.

Sundays and Mondays, 25 Degrees, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, 323-785-7244

Mad Men Suit by Brooks Brothers

Mad Men Suit by Brooks Brothers

This just in—Mad Men is pretty influential, style-wise. But that's now more literal than ever, thanks to the sharkskin suit resulting from the collaboration between Brooks Brothers and the show's costume designer. It's on sale until the finale, which leaves time to get the scotch and cigars, too.

Available Oct 19-Nov 8, $998, Brooks Brothers, 468 N. Rodeo Dr, 310-274-4003

Cocktail Party at the Foundry

Cocktail Party at the Foundry

Monday night is a tough night to really do it up—for other people. For you, it's a reason to hit the Foundry's Cocktail Party, where fifty bucks gets you jazz, hors d'oeuvres and endless drinks from esteemed guest barmen including Eric Alperin (The Varnish) and Michael Madrusan (NYC's Milk & Honey).

Oct 19, 10:30pm-1am, The Foundry, 7465 Melrose Ave, RSVP at 800-626-8097

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