The highlight of my weekend was DogFest, a film festival that featured dog-related short films. It was at the Autry National Center, which is across from the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park. It had been a really hot day, but cooled off a bit as the sun went down and was quite pleasant temperature-wise. My only complaint is that there were a lot of biting bugs.
E and I took Rusty with us to enjoy the screening, which was a fund raiser for PAWS/LA. There was a good turn out of people and dogs. I enjoyed most of the films, with La Puppe being my favorite. Rusty seemed to enjoy the outing and played with some of the other dogs.
We took a walk last night to one of our very favorite restaurants, Mardi Gras, only to find it has closed. As E said “It almost feels like a friend died.” I mean, they didn’t even tell us! Once home, we did some research and found that it’s not really gone, but is now part of Michael’s Bar & Grill in Burbank. The menu, chef, and even nightly specials are the same. Plus, they are open much later, which suits our dining habits better. The only bummer is that it isn’t quite in walking distance anymore, but it is still rather close.
I’m really upset to find out that Neko Case is playing the Henry Fonda Theater this coming Friday. I already have tickets to see Joe Jackson at Avalon. If only I could be in two places at once! Well, three actually. I also have Hollywood Bowl tickets for Friday, but will be getting rid of those.
I'll leave you with a laugh. We went over to some friends' house late Saturday night and saw this on a shelf in the kitchen. Yes, I'm juvenile.
Apparently, you can get your own jar of the stuff in Chinatown.