Things to do for February 11, 2010

The Weekender

Presidential Cocktails, $4 Beers and $5 Gumbo

The weekend will be yours.

Saturday
Mardi Gras Menu at Dominick's
SHRIMP

Mardi Gras Menu at Dominick's

To properly commemorate New Orleans in all their Super Bowl-winning radiance, their native chef will be slinging $5 gumbo, $6 jambalaya and $8 Eggplant Pirogues With Shrimp Sauce. Consider it a Cajun touchdown.

Los Angeles Street Food Festival
TO THE STREETS

Los Angeles Street Food Festival

Oh boy. There is much to eat on Saturday, when you can find endless food trucks and street carts all in one place—The Grilled Cheese Truck, The Sweets Truck and Chef Ludo Lefebvre's famed fried chicken are all present and accounted for.

Feb 13, 11am-5pm, $5 (includes drink ticket), LA Center Studios, 500 S Beaudry Ave

Sunday
Chinese New Year at Philippe
GET 'EM, TIGER

Chinese New Year at Philippe

It's the holiday you've been waiting all year for—no, not Valentine's Day. The Chinese New Year. Hit the bar at Philippe, where the Crown of Wealth (butterflied shrimp with sweet-shrimp mousse and crispy noodles) and Eye of the Tiger (sesame-crusted shrimp toast with quail egg yolk) are free in celebration.

Feb 14, 3pm-midnight, at the bar at Philippe, 8284 Melrose Ave, 323-951-1100

Monday
How to Celebrate Presidents' Day
IMBIBER-IN-CHIEF

How to Celebrate Presidents' Day

So we're now at president #44, which means the time has come for some $4.40 cocktails in honor of them all. (Well, most.) At comme Ça, the Frost/Nixon reinvents the Last Word (gin, lime juice, Chartreuse, maraschino), and the Kennedy is a Fidel-friendly Cuba libre.

Available Feb 15, comme Ça, 8479 Melrose Ave, 323-782-1104

Tuesday
Mardi Gras at South
BEADS

Mardi Gras at South

If on Tuesday you require the whole thing—beads, masks, $4 beer specials, forgetting your name—then South is your Mardi Gras bar of choice. Start displaying fake flu symptoms after lunch, so you can get here by 4pm...and then sleep it off on Wednesday.

Feb 16, 4pm, South, 3001 Wilshire Blvd (at Stanford), 310-828-9988

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