Event of the Week: Petty Cash -- an upscale taqueria from some of the peeps behind Church & State, w/ amazingness like pig ear nachos and deep-fried quesadillas, and drinks from the Playa guy -- doesn't open 'til next week (and you know we'll have much more for you then), but if you wanna get in early, they're having preview dinners this weekend. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Thrillist" in the subject line and they'll let you know if you're getting octopus tacos first
Sunday, May 19th It's the first night of Red O's new Street Food Social Hour, where all-frikkin-night Sun-Thurs the bar's got specials like $2 oysters and $8 margaritas. Get the whole resto lowdown right here
Monday, May 20th-Wednesday, May 22th Because, um, awesome, Burger Lounge's giving away a free burger with the purchase of a burger at each of their locations; it'll happen Mon 5-7p in West Hollywood, Tues in Beverly Hills, and Wed in Santa Monica. Get all prepped and drooly, right here
Later: Friday, May 24th 'Cause Random Access Memories was all, "'70s disco is cool," and you're like, "No, it isn't, I like oontz beatz and running fast," tickets are onsale now for the Electric Run 5k next weekend, an EDM-themed race with a sweetly lit track and musical tracks from artists like Deadmau5 getting you pumped. You think we're joking, but here's proof we're not
Ongoing Speaking of burgers, True Burger's a new ground beefery on La Brea, with deliciousness like a fried tortilla-topped carne asada burger w/ guacamole & lemon-pickle onion. What are they doing with short ribs? Find out right here.
Scarpetta's got a $45 prix-fixe with three full courses, which right now includes their famous spaghetti -- a dish almost never included in set menus because of its popularity. Lust over it and everything else right here