1/31/2013 12:59:00 PM

LA's Weekend Planner: Mardi Gras at Joe's, Special Bourbon at Thirsty Crow, More Hugo's Tacos

Sip special bourbon at Bigfoot West this weekend
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Not only is it First Fridays this week (Feb. 1) along Abbot Kinney in Venice, but it's Mardi Gras themed so there will be plenty of beads, boas and masks. Among some of the food and drink specials at participating restaurants, you'll find crawfish etoufee and oyster po' boys at Joe's, as well as the Oyster Gourmet, Christophe Happillon, shucking fresh briny oysters throughout the night (1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.; 310-399-5811).

Drink This
The boys from the 1933 Group have scored a one-of-a-kind single-barrel of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, and they'll let you have some at Silver Lake's Thirsty Crow and Culver City's Bigfoot West. According to the Kentucky distillery, the group's collection of bars, which also include Sassafras, Bigfoot Lodge, Oldfield's Liquor Room and La Cuevita, are the largest consumers of Buffalo Trace in LA, and may be the reason they scored this barrel, selected just for them. Split between the two bars, you can get it for $9 a shot daily, and for only $5 on Mondays.

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There's a new Hugo's Tacos for you Valley denizens. The new Woodland Hills location officially opened on Wednesday, serving the same burritos, tacos and nachos that you'll find at other outposts in Atwater Village and Studio City. There have been freebies and specials all week, including $3 breakfast burritos from 10-11 AM through Friday. Watch the Facebook page for other deals (22941 Ventura Blvd.; 818-222-7700).

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