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Things to do for December 10, 2009
Scotch Lunch, Jewish Surf Music and Meteor Showers
The weekend is making hot toddies.
Whisky and Dessert Pairings at Absinthe
It's hard to resist the lure of a single-malt scotch to close out a meal. Especially if there are three different pairings with dessert—like a 21-year-old portwood with seared banana bread. The pairings run for lunch or dinner. Or both.
Freedman Trunk Show at American Rag
Ben Harper's guitar tech turned designer for the Hollywood set, Randy Freedman, will be on hand Saturday debuting his new holiday line of finely tailored button-downs and jackets. And since it wouldn't be a party without refreshments, expect PBR, food and a DJ.
The holidays without Jewish surf music (from a band named Meshugga Beach Party, no less) are no holiday at all. Add a latke bar with toppings from sour cream and applesauce to barbecued brisket and endless tastings of Judd's Hill wines. Save the Manischewitz for next year.
On Sunday, telescopes will be set up, Eden Canyon will be pouring wine and Yoshi's is making bento boxes. The experts say it's possible to see more than 100 meteors per hour as the Geminid meteors streak past at speeds of tens of thousands mph—but who's counting.
Master the craft of making foams, airs and bubbles in this two-hour primer on molecular cocktails. You'll also get a shot at making drinks using liquid nitrogen—which should make your holiday party the most cryogenic and flammable.