What's Happening This Week: Nov. 16, 2020
Los Angeles Greater Area
Vintage Thanksgiving dishes to revive
Time was when these recipes were Turkey Day musts. Today, they’re lost in the cookbooks of time. Maybe this is the year to bring retro treats like cola glazed ham and Indian pudding back. Unless at your house, they never went away.
Cut your own Christmas tree
You’ll need a saw (unpowered, puh-leeze), work gloves, tarps … and a tree farm. The first two are pretty much up to you. But some of the best farms are in this handy guide. Clearly, you’ll want to make a fragrant, festive day of it.
Experience the garden in a whole new light
Welcome to South Coast Botanic Garden Glow, an immersive encounter that wraps you in stunning designer lights and a curated soundtrack from Train to Vivaldi. It’s the garden’s first after-dark presentation … and an awesome holiday experience.
Pasadena Showcase House … virtually
Welcome to Locke House, 7,600 square feet of modest country living. True, it’s not the live walkthrough we know and love. But with aerial video, 360° zoomable interior views, up-close designer interviews and more, it’s quite the awesome alternative.
San Francisco Bay Area
Khao yum to start, roast chicken with preserved lemons to follow with a side of pecan praline candied yams, and a spicy ginger molasses cake for dessert. Not exactly a typical Thanksgiving feast, but why not switch things up in this most unique of years courtesy of spice-heavy recipes from top Bay Area chefs. And don’t forget the warm bourbon cocktail to wash it all down.
Dollar rides on the Bay
If you’re ever going to give mass transportation another go, riding the ferry al-fresco in the S.F. Bay seems like best option. In a promotion to thank essential workers—and also encourage increased ridership—San Francisco Bay Ferry is rolling out “Dollar Days on the Bay” through the month of November.
Support the Green New Deal? Like beer? HenHouse Brewing has the beverage for you. The Santa Rosa brewery will donate a proportion of all sales of its new IPA to climate change advocacy group Climate Emergency Fund.
The new normal on the slopes
It’s getting towards that time of the year in which Bay Area skiers and boarders start hearing the siren call of the Tahoe slopes. But as with everything else this year, it’s not quite so simple. Check out this comprehensive S.F. Chronicle guide to skiing in Tahoe during the pandemic.