What’s Happening This Week: January 13, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

One day. 44 museums. No charge.

You read that right. On Saturday, January 25, nearly four dozen museums from Santa Ana to Santa Barbara will open their doors for free. There’s a preview pop-up of the coming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, too. It’s your Free-For-All day – make it count.

Fave rides from four LA cycling buffs

Maybe you pedal a lot. Even every week. But have you tried the Eastside Mural Ride? The literally breathtaking climb to Crystal Lake? The train/bike duet to The Strand? The group slog up Vin Scully to Dodger Stadium? It’s time to saddle up.

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Griffith Park’s new free shuttle

In one of the largest urban parks in North America, parking can be as wild as the terrain. Now there’s a car-free way to explore: aboard Griffith Parkline, a free weekend shuttle that stops at over a dozen locations, from Griffith Observatory to Traveltown. Yes, it’s got bike racks.

LA’s 15 hottest brunch spots

For many, brunch is everything. It’s not just the easy weekend vibe – it’s food way more indulgent than bacon and eggs. In fact, it’s an art, lavished with sinful sticky buns, baked pancakes with smoked figs and kippered salmon hash. Hey, you’ll have oatmeal on Monday.

The San Francisco Bay Area

These hoods were made for walkin’

San Francisco is considered a very walkable city—but not all neighborhoods are created equal. From Chinatown to downtown, here are the city districts with the highest walk scores for those folks that love nothing more than striding from their front door to their local market, restaurant, or café. 

Eating round the world

Galician grilled octopus in Walnut Creek. Michelin-starred ramen in SoMa. Korean fried chicken in Berkeley, San Jose, and South San Francisco. In case you hadn’t noticed, the dining scene is trending international as more and more global restaurants open around the Bay Area. Here are nine worth visiting. 

The great Tahoe divide 

It’s the age-old Bay Area question: Do you prefer north or south Lake Tahoe? 7×7 breaks it down to see which shore is more your speed: The louder, tackier, and (arguably) more fun south, or the quieter, classier, and (arguably) more boring north. Don’t worry, we won’t judge either way…  

Food hall heaven coming in 2021 

Any foodie worth their Maldon sea salt has heard of Eataly, the gourmet food emporium launched nine years ago in New York and since recreated 40 times around the world. The Bay Area is finally getting its own outpost, as the Chronicle reports that the region’s first Eataly is coming to the South Bay’s Westfield Valley Fair. The sprawling 51,000 square foot food hall set to open in 2021 will include cafes, cheese and salumi counters, a caviar bar, Italian grocery store, and more. 

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