Food & Drink

<em>Fast & Furious</em> cars, dancing girls & beer

Girls at XIV summer sessions, Los Angeles

Event/Opening of the Week: Just now open by the beach is Bank of Venice, a gastropub from the Venice Ale House guys with grub like mussels sauvignon and shrimp & bacon quesadillas, all in an actual former bank. You're gonna want to peep this menu

Thursday, May 23rd:Universal's got a right-on-Citywalk display of eight of the sweet rides from the Fast & Furious movies, plus -- added, totally awesome/only-in-LA-would-this-ever-be-considered-awesome bonus -- $2 parking if you go to the theater. Citywalk actually has other sweet ish going on, check it all out

Sunday, May 26th:Chaya's launching their downtown beer garden/ BBQ again, running Sundays through Labor Day w/ kushiyaki specials and a rotating cast of craft breweries, as well as Kirin serving up a frozen beer foam treat. All the deets are at their website

The raging Hollywood bikini-and-oontz party XIV Summer Sessions also returns weekend-wise for the season, with Gareth Emery rocking the decks this week. More pix of foxy ladies are right this way

Tues, May 28th:Short Order's got guest chefs from Dante's Fried Chicken for a Beerfest that also features hard-to-find brew-doggies, like Mischief Belgian Strong Pale Ale and Top Secret Sour... shhhhhh! Short Order's info is all here

Ongoing:Fishing with Dynamite's blowing up lunch now in Manhattan Beach, with seafood goodness like Maryland blue crab cakes. Wanna see sexy food pics? We've got some right here.

Twist is a new cafe on La Brea that's just opened and already serving up sandwiches you're gonna dream about, like the breakfast-jam biscuit w/ scrambled eggs, bacon & cheddar, and the lunch rock pulled brisket w/ horseradish creme fraiche. Full scoopage on their site