WIN TICKETS: LA Weekly’s Brunch at The Races

One of our closest friends (we’ll call her ‘Pretty Little Pony’) loves horses. She loves them a  lot. Supposedly she rode horses as a child and thus this fascination has a foundation, but we just like to make it a weird thing so we can make fun of her…. like a crazy cat lady. Because we are really nice friends.

Why are we telling you this? Well, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to LA Weekly’s ‘Brunch at the Races‘, going down October 18th 11am – 2pm at Santa Anita Park. It’s brunch + ponies! unnamed

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In the past year there have been all-you-can-drink beerfests (where we drank too much), all-you-can-drink winefests (where we drank too much) and even an all-you-can-drink Speakeasy that featured darker liquors like bourbon, whiskey, and rye (we actually kept the drinking in check at this one.)

Now, there is SAKE FEST.


Next Saturday evening, from 8pm – 11pm, the guys from DrinkEatPlay & The Renaissance Hollywood would be hosting an all you can drink event featuring, you guessed it, SAKE!

LA Sake Festival

March 26th 2011, 8pm – 11pm

Location: Renaissance Hollywood

Tickets: $50

With your ticket you’ll get bottomless sake tastings from over 100 brands, custom sake infused cocktails, introductory sake classes, and some delicious samplings of desserts.

Obviously this event, much like past beerfests, was created for gluttons with hollow legs like ourselves.


If you’d like to attend LA SAKE FESTIVAL for gratis, here’s what you need to do:

To win your pair of tickets ($100 value!) just you MUST do the following THREE things (yes, all three are required for entry to win tickets):

1. COMMENT below and tell us your favorite place to go sake bombing

2. TWEET: I want to win tix to @drinkeatplay SAKE FEST (3/26) to get drunk+fat with @FinerThingsLA ! Enter to win

3. LIKE us on Facebook (if you already like us, no need to undo and redo, you’re set)


We’ll accept entries up until Friday evening, 3/18, at 5pm. Winners will be announced over the weekend via email & twitter.

PS: Can anyone tell us what a Sake hangover is like? I don’t think we’ve ever pushed the limits with this drink, but imagine it would be a similar hell to that created by wine. Thoughts?

LobsterFest GIVEAWAY!

We’ve found a reason for you to leave the comfort of the LA bubble and head down south to get drunk+fat:



LobsterFest 2010

When: Sept 17 (5pm – 11pm), Sept 18 (11am-11pm), Sept 19 (11am – 7pm)

Where: Ports O Call Village, San Pedro

Tix: $9 Admission ($7 with online coupon)

Food: $18 for 1.25lb lobster dinner (Woah!) …. and if you’re hungry like the wolf: upgrade to 2.5lbs of lobster for $31!!!

Giveaway: Keep on reading you greedy goose! We’re not giving it up that easy – you have to at least pretend you like us/our writing first!

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Groupon Giveaway!

Like getting drunk+fat without leaving the comfort of your home? You’re going to LOVE today’s freebie then!

Thanks to Groupon we’ve got 5 FREE GrubHub certificates to give away today – each worth $20!

For those not in the know: GrubHub is a website that connects you with restaurants that deliver in your area. Just search your zipcode and food preferences (i.e. Italian, Chinese, Etc…) and GrubHub will generate a list of restos that will deliver to your pad (many with free delivery!). Best part? Grubhub doesn’t charge a fee so you wont be paying anymore than you would if you called the restos up yourself, plus you can do it online… on your bed… in your PJs.

Groupon has teamed up with this great company to offer an awesome deal today for NEW GrubHub users – $10 for $20 worth of food delivered direct to your home. So, if you’re not already a user then sign up STAT to take advantage of this deal. The deal will only ‘tip’ if 750 people commit to purchase the certificate, but it’s already at 644 and it’s available through Sunday so it’s got PLENTY of time.


Don’t wanna pay the $10 and would rather WIN your $20 Certificate?

Just Twitter ‘ Hey @finerthingsla: I like getting drunk & fat in my underwear! Give me a free $20 Groupon for damnit! ‘ – drawing ends at 5pm & 5 winners will be randomly selected.


If you win – we’ll Tweet ya back with details on how to claim your prize (we’ll need an email address).

Please, just promise us you wont use it tonight – it’s Friday and that would be lame (plus I don’t think its valid tonight anyway – so you’re lame plans have been thwarted by the rules…)


Full Details & Rules for this Groupon are available online.

Offer valid for NEW users ONLY.


Not a winner? It’s just $10 to buy your own Groupon certificate worth $20 at GrubHub – so buy away!

You Can Be a Weeeeener!

For those hitting up tomorrow’s Outdoor Cinema Food Fest screening of The Hangover, make sure you enter to win this freebie:

Trump International Vegas Package including:

  • 2 night stay in a one-bedroom suite
  • Spa treatments for 2 at The Spa at Trump
  • Dinner for 2 at DJT

But you gotta be there to win – so buy your tickets if you don’t have them.

Great opportunity to re-watch a hilarious movie, enjoy some tasty food truck fare, and possibly win a lux vacay!

(P.S. We LOVE Vegas, its one of the few spots where it’s totally socially acceptable for us to drink all day long…)

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest + GIVEAWAY!

(To skip my nostalgic story & go straight to the GiveAway details – scroll to the bottom of the page…)


When I was little my parents would take me and my brother to the drive-in movies on weekends.

We’d always pull up in Dad’s yellow Chevy pickup named Maurice & hook up to the drive-in speakers (all cars must have names – my current vehicle is ‘Edith’, as she’s an old dirty bitch).  Then we’d all pile in the bed of the truck, surrounded by giant pillows and pig out on snacks Mom made at home. I can’t be certain but I’d assume my ever-so-classy parents were enjoying a nice box of Franz as well.

Really – it was a great time.

Jealous of my childhood and want to enjoy a similar entertaining and cuddly time in LA? Hit up the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest this summer!


Every Saturday over the course of the summer (July 10th – August 28th) the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest will be showing a new feature film at a local LA park (see the schedule below). Even better than my childhood cheeze-its and peanut butter apple slices: the movies will be accompanied by a slew of food trucks & a wine bar to keep you fat, tipsy, & happy while you enjoy the show!


Tickets: $8 (Group Rate for 4+, $5/ea)

Times: Grounds Open 6pm, Show Starts at 8:30pm



July 10th            SWINGERS                               Grand Hope Park (Downtown)
July 17th             THE BIG LEBOWSKI             Exposition Park (Near USC)
July 24th            PULP FICTION                        Exposition Park (Near USC)
July 31st             MOULIN ROUGE                    Grand Hope Park (Downtown)
August 7th         THE HANGOVER                    Exposition Park (Near USC)
August 14th       THE BREAKFAST CLUB        Exposition Park (Near USC)
August 21st        THE PRINCESS BRIDE          La Cienega Park (Beverly Hills)
August 28th       FREE FAMILY NIGHT           Exposition Park (USC)


Curious what food trucks will be featured? The list changes weekly, with over 60 different food trucks over the 8-week movie schedule, but you can expect to see Cool Haus, Komodo Food, Munchie Machine, Frysmith, and Barbie’s Q at opening night. The full list of participating food trucks can be found online.


Want to go to the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest for FREE?! We’re giving away 15 pairs of free tickets to this Friday’s INVITE ONLY Preview in Downtown LA (7/9/10) featuring the film Walk The Line!!!

Yes, our very first attempt to throw exclusive free shit at you in return for some loyal readership 🙂


What do you need to do to win tickets? Two options:

1. Comment on this article & tell us why you love us so much (yes we are totally vain). Make sure to also leave your email so we can notify you if you win!

2. ReTweet the following message : I wanna win FREE tix to OutdoorCinemaFoodFest’s INVITE ONLY Preview this Friday Nite so I can get drunk+fat  w/ @finerthingsla, RT to win! “


We’ll randomly draw 15 people by Thursday evening (7/8/10) and let you know that you won – then we’ll need to get some contact info from ya so our buds over at Loft Marketing can send you the free tickets & event details, location, & times for Friday night’s preview!

There’s going to be some great food trucks there for this preview (including The Grilled Cheese truck, India Jones, World Fare & Others) so you won’t want to miss it (and general folk ain’t allowed in so you NEED our freebies to get entry!)

This seems like such a non-LA experience to us – and we love it! Can’t wait to grab our blankies (and hopefully some men) and cuddle up for the movie – plastic glass of wine & taco truck taco in hand. Yum.