Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Undecided? Let David Help You.

From David Sedaris (on the election), courtesy of Frankintosh:

"To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. ‘Can I interest you in the chicken?’ she asks. ‘Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?’ To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

Take a Sip

Join Siptea downtown tonight from 6-8pm for their official grand opening!

Drag Racing Like You've Never Seen It Before

The annual Halloween Drag Race and Pageant will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the corner of San Vicente Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Watch drag queens race in high heel shoes (a 2 inch minimum), followed by a beauty pageant for best hair, pumps, most creative, and more.

For more information, please call (323) 848-6544.

The Plus Side of Depression

Fridays 5-7pm
The Edison Downtown
108 W. 2nd St.

According to Thrillist, "This 1920s-style speakeasy's offering a timely Depression-era deal: cheekily named 35c drinks (the ginny 401k and the bourbon-laced Bail Out), plus FREE grilled cheese and tomato soup. 

25% of proceeds go to food banks and charities for people whose credit sucked before subprime.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Raw Treat

According to Mikey Hates Everything, The Food Network is shooting a new series called Raw Talent on Thursday at 12:45pm and they need audience members.  RSVP to Jessica at and get FREE sushi upon participating!

The location is at Korean Bell at Angels Gate Park (3601 S. Gaffey St.).

Taste the Justice

Don't just vote no on Prop. 8.  Eat at Taste today on Melrose, and 25% of your check will be donated to support the cause.

A Bi-Partisan Menu

Check out Clementine's new election menu!

Be Kind to Michel

Tonight at the Hammer Museum at 7pm, Michel Gondry will read an excerpt from his new book You'll Like This Film Because You're In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol.  The master behind movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind will be presenting clips from other works, as well.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Deal from Which You Cant(er) Walk Away

Tues, Oct. 14, 12pm-12am
419 N. Fairfax Ave.

Tonight, dine at Canter's Deli for a special 60-cent corned beef sandwich.  One per customer, and yes...expect a line.

Thx to FWJ reader Meredith for the heads up!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Perk Up with Pazzo

Silver Lake's Pazzo Gelato is offering 2-for-1 coffee and tea specials from 7-11 a.m. to celebrate its newly expanded hours. Take advantage!

Free Clippers Tickets - Act Now

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Dream Before Christmas

For $9, who wouldn't want to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D? Showing Oct. 13th-19th at the El Capitan. Get your tickets now.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Support Angeli Caffe

Because they support us.

From owner Evan Kleiman: "Scary times call for compassion and generosity. Until we get a better handle on our economy I'm offering a 15% discount on in-house, take out and delivery Tuesday through Thursday, Friday lunch and Sunday. Discount does not include beer, wine, special dinners and events. It cannot be combined with any other discounts. Discount not available on Friday or Saturday nights. Please remember to tip on the original amount. Servers are struggling too. And please continue to support your locally owned restaurants and farmers markets. We can only get through this if we help each other out."

Where I work, we order from Angeli (7274 Melrose Ave.) all the time, and I can vouch - their food is awesome.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lighten Up

Flaunt Your Chops

"Bischoff Hervey Entertainment (creators and producers of Scott Baio is 45 and Single on VH-1, among other popular shows) has teamed up with Saddle Ranch to bring the Saddle Ranch lifestyle and staff to the small screen in an exciting half hour docusoap series.

Seeking – Males and Females, 18-35, great-looking and fun. Bartenders, servers, cocktail servers, hosts and hostesses. Varying restaurant experience a plus. PAID positions. Open Casting Call on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 12pm-4pm at the Saddle Ranch Chop House on the Sunset Strip, located at 8371 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Applicants must bring a current headshot."

Thx to Craigslist!

The Great Debaters

John McCain and Barack Obama face off again in a debate moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. Stay informed, and watch it tonight at at 6pm PST.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Scream, You Eat for Free

If you live near Venice (or even if you don't), Abbot Kinney's new natural gelato and sorbet shop N'Ice Cream (1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd.), is handing out FREE scoops tomorrow from noon to 4pm.

A French-Dipped Deal

Thx to FWJ reader Meredith for generating buzz about Philippe's 100th Birthday bash on Mon. Oct. 6th. To celebrate, the restaurant will be serving their famous french dip sandwiches for only 10 cents, along with 5 cent coffee.

"Life is like a Box of Chocolates..."

...except this time you know what you're going to get.

Oct. 5th, 11am-5pm
LA's 2nd annual Luxery Chocolate Salon
Pasadena Center
300 E. Green St.
$17.50 - $20.00

Highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program.

Purchase tickets here.