This Weekend: Beer Chicks' Oktoberfest and The Big Lebrewski

Thursday, September 22

Wurstkuche Venice Now Open
Taking the space of ye old Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice is the new Westside location of downtown sausage fest Wurstkuche. From the Grubstreet photos, the joint looks like a nice, airy, industrial place to enjoy an exotic sausage and a stein of your favorite German beer. Bonus? Lots of street parking on Lincoln!

  • Wurstkuche Venice, 625 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice (map).

Friday, September 23

The Big Lebrewski at Beer Belly
Inspired by the Big Lebowski Fest that’s going down at the Wiltern, this K-town gastropub will be presenting a Dude-inspired food menu including Lingonberry pancakes with White Russian Whip Cream and “You’re entering a world of pain” Tapatio and pickled jalapeno wings. Those with a BL Fest ticket or dressed as one of the characters from the movie get 50% off their first beer.

  • Beer Belly, 532 S. Western Avenue, Koreatown (map). (213) 387-2337.

Saturday, September 24

Cube Marketplace Warehouse Sale
To make room for its new holiday merchandise, the La Brea marketplace will be offering up to 90% off 500 designer housewares and gourmet food. You can score an Arzberg soup tureen (normally $205) for $35! Or Tse Tse Confetti Hungry plates (normally $237) for $60. The online sale starts September 24 and runs through the 30th while the actual warehouse sale is on October 1 at  550 Ceres Avenue in downtown. BTW, Luxardo cherries (for your Manhattan!) are on sale for $7.50 instead of $15.

  • Online sale 9/24-9/30, warehouse sale 10/1, 8am to 2pm.

Sunday, September 25

Oktoberfest With the Beer Chicks at the Viceroy
Forget the Alpine Village. Do up Oktoberfest in gourmet style at preeminent beer gurus The Beer Chicks beer event at the chic Viceroy in Santa Monica. This kicks off the hotels new Social Sundays. The girls will pair craft beer with housemade sausages, spaetzle and German desserts by chefs Tony DiSalvo and Chris Crary. How about a Flanders-style sour ale with duck, orange and pecan sausage? Aber ja! And Stollen with the Abbey-style Trois Pistoles!

  • 6-9pm. Viceroy Hotel, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (map). Reservations: (310) 260-7500.

Monday, September 26

The Last Tiki Night at 320 Main: Tiki Nouveau
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but Monday’s Tiki night at 320 Main is the last one of the year. So if you haven’t had the chance to check out this wonderful cocktail event, this is your last chance. Part of a summer series, this evening’s cocktails will focus on modern Tiki drinks, aka from the “‘best new recipes from today’s Tiki revival’ including the Opaka Raka & Mexican Headhunter.” Cocktails will be $8 and Chicago-style hot dogs $4.

  • 7-11pm. 320 Main, 320 Main Street, Seal Beach (map). (562) 799-6246.

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