Sidle into a recycled church pew in the lounge of Culver City's casual new gastropub and order a round of Pimm's Cups. That'll warm you up for adventurous English fare from Brendan Collins (Anisette, the Palihouse) like Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Mousse. It's just like the last time you were in a church pew.
Things to do for May 13, 2010
Rooftop Drinking, a New Gastropub and Ping-Pong
The weekend remains pro-rooftop.
Rooftop Drinking in Beverly Hills
Today's the kind of day that could be drastically improved by sneaking out a little early for a Beverly Hills rooftop overflowing with half-price Frozen Lemonades and Speckled Jalapeño Margaritas. Spoiler alert: next Thursday will also be that kind of day.
Jack Spade's Grand Opening Party
In a quaint little house on Abbot Kinney, you'll now find rooms filled with all-purpose button-downs and weekend-getaway bags instead of couches and a TV. Saturday's housewarming brings ping-pong, hot dogs and beer. On the house, as they say.
Big Night at La Bottega Marino
There's a new way to close out your weekend every Sunday night, and it involves bottomless carafes of wine. Between refills, they'll bring over hefty piles of Italian classics like spaghetti, chicken cacciatore and tiramisu. And fresh tiramisu always requires a toast...
Or you could wrap things up instead in an elegant hideaway of drinks and Duck Sliders, where Sunday kicks off the weekly residency of Annie Trousseau. She'll help you wash it all down with French, Spanish and Portuguese interpretations of French New Wave pop songs.