My Favorite Weekend: Turok


Between hunting dinosaurs in the Lost Land and struggling to apprehend rogue agent Roland Kane, video game legend Turok has been working hard. But he’s had a little time off since the release of his new Xbox game last week. The L.A. Times caught up with him to find out all about his favorite weekend.

Just a Cigar

Friday is all about relaxing for me. I spend my whole week fighting dinosaurs in the Lost Land, and I like to take it easy as soon as I get back to L.A. There’s a cigar shop at Melrose and N. Harper with where you can spend a few hours smoking a Macanudo and just hanging out. They have a guy who comes by and offers to shine your shoes. It usually costs three dollars, but he charges an extra two to clean off dino blood.

Dog” Day Afternoon

Saturday I like to hit the dog park. I rescued Xi-Lo-Bao-Xiu, my miniature Raptor, from the wreckage of a T-Rex attack a year ago. Even though he’s really well behaved, Xi still isn’t technically allowed into the dog park. So beforehand I usually head over to D.O.G Pet Boutique on Fairfax and pick up some doggy couture so he’ll blend in better.

After I drop Xi off, I like to head over to Real Food Daily for dinner. The thing that most people don’t know about me is that I’m vegan, and Real Food’s tofu wrap is one of the best I’ve ever had. After dinner I like to hit the clubs and really clear my head. I’ll start the night off at LAX or Area. I used to like Les Deux a lot, but now I won’t go within a hundred feet of the place; too many dinosaurs!

Swap Meat

Sunday I like to reconnect with my American Indian roots, so I head over to the swap meet in La Canada. They have a huge array of weavings and jewelery which I can browse while munching on some vegan piki bread. Then I head over to Buffalo Exchange on La Brea – where I pick up a used sweater vest and a pair of aviator glasses. After that its back to my beautiful home overlooking the La Brea tarpits (just in case), where I order a massage and get ready for the tough week to come.