Plan your CicLAvia: As L.A. NOW reported, some streets from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights will be closed to cars on Sunday so that cyclists and pedestrians can have free rein from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now, Streetsblog LA has a "one-stop CicLAvia activity planner," with information on where to eat, what to do, and how to get to CicLAvia.
A speakeasy in Union Station: On Saturday, L.A. food critic Jonathan Gold hosts his second annual Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party, as a fundraiser for the Zocalo Public Square lecture series. For one night, the downtown train station will be transformed into a '20s-style speakeasy with a modern twist. For the not-so-low price of $185, foodies and aspiring mixologists can enjoy craft cocktails, gourmet fare and entertainment. Participating restaurants/bars include: Seven Grand, Cana, Coles, Las Perlas, First & Hope, Lazy Ox Canteen and Rivera. [Via Blogdowntown]
Metro bus facility gets federal funds: BlogDowntown reports that Metro has been awarded $47.75 million in federal transit funds for a new, LEED-certified bus maintenance and operations facility to be located across the street from Union Station. Officials said the facility will accommodate and service 200 compressed-natural-gas buses.
Blogging LA's favorite dishes: Blogging LA has wrapped up its Menu Mining series, in which a variety of contributors highlighted their tried-and-true favorites from around L.A., the "dishes that keep you coming back." There are 19 delicious-looking dishes on the list to tempt you, drawn from all of the varied cuisines and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Get your fill of L.A. Beer Week: Food GPS has put together an L.A. Beer Week Blast, chock full of information on all of the participating bars and special brews involved with L.A. Beer Week, which kicked off Thursday and ends Oct. 17.
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