What’s Happening This Week: September 14, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Eye-opening breakfast burritos

How hard is it to wrap some eggs and hash browns in a tortilla? Depends on whether you’re after a forgettable mess or a master creation. (Speaking of masterworks, try The Rooster’s truly inspired Rico Suave.)

LA’s A+ waterfront restaurants 

The menu can be upscale, but it doesn’t have to be. The best shoreline spots are all about a magical mix of the food, the setting, the coastal air and the ocean view – alchemy that keeps you coming back to drink it all in again.

First look: revolutionary SoFi Stadium 

Yes, it’s a mammoth 70,000-seat stadium. It’s also a 2.5-acre public plaza, a 6,000-seat performance space and a 25-acre public community park around a 5.5-acre lake. Welcome to the future of sports venues.

Your museum shop gift guide

Their galleries may be closed, but many museums’ gift shops are wide open online. Here are links to over 20 of them, which should prove super-useful the next time you’re looking for an unpredictable, unforgettable present.

San Francisco Bay Area

Dreamy waterfront development floated in SF

An audacious new proposed project on the San Francisco waterfront would include 850 units of housing plus a floating swimming pool and maritime area that would be accessible to the public. Other development projects for that site, located on Piers 30-32, have been torpedoed in the past so don’t grab your swim trunks just yet—but the cool renderings are worth a look.  

Post-pandemic pampering?

Ultra-luxury sounds pretty, pretty nice right about now. A new five-star Montage resort tucked into the Healdsburg hills in Wine Country is still on track to open in December—and is now accepting reservations. Start saving up now, though: Room rates start at $695/night. 

Spaghetti and a shot

One silver lining of the pandemic at the Merchant’s Saloon: Meatballs. The 100-plus-year-old dive bar in Oakland’s Jack London Square used to be an Italian restaurant and thanks to Covid-19 regulations that require bars to also serve food, it’s dishing out pasta and meatballs once again.  

Make your voice heard

It’s hard to believe but the November presidential election is now less than two months away. A group of San Francisco moms and artists have teamed up on a cool collaboration to encourage every eligible American to do their Democratic duty to get out and vote this year.

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