Made-up holidays have given us so much: after all, without Chrismukkah, no one would ever have seen Summer try to woo Seth in her Wonder Woman outfit, or known that Marissa has a drinking issue that she keeps from Ryan, or understood just how Sandy is going to handle Caleb selling The Heights to the Balboa Land Trust, especially when his own wife doesn't know who she can trust! For a made up holiday
Seth might have an issue with because of the pork everyone can support, hit Meat Week. Meat Week is a week-long celebration of BBQ'd flesh, started by two now-local filmmakers who moved to LA from Tallahassee and brought with them the venerable tradition of gorging on ribs, brisket, and pork every night for a week, to which Kirstie Alley tweeted back, "Yawn. #trydoingitforayearpansies". The party starts Sunday and's full of HQ grubbin': the first night's at the USC-adjacent, just-reopened Original Texas BBQ King (doling out sliced, smoked beef tri-tip), while other highlighted joints include WeHo's pork-rib-specialists Baby Blues BBQ, and Mom's Bar-B-Que House in Van Nuys, which is known for its rich mac 'n cheese, even though it's been reported that Macaulay Culkin and Method Man don't enjoy hanging out at all. In addition, the founders are throwing a Super Bowl Sunday blowout at their own apartment, w/ the backyard prepped for pot-luck cooking, grilling, and frying, plus awards voted on by attendees for the week's best sauce/service/sides/atmosphere, which has just got to go to Mars -- how can you beat 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, and 1.6% argon, with traces of oxygen, water, and methane? YOU CAN'T! And because they have eventual plans to take over the world, Meat Week's also going on in other cities at the same time, from New York, to London, to Iowa City, which sadly knows little of the glory of Chrismukkah, though only because no one there is Jewish.