Happiness. It used to be so easy. A burger, some fries, a toy, and you were set. Actually, that still works. Introducing the High-End Happy Meal, a luxe spin on your childhood favorite, at RH Restaurant in the Andaz West Hollywood, available exclusively to Perks members. Watch out for hamburglars.
Things to do for January 07, 2011
59 Beers, Fast Parking and Gelato in Malibu
The weekend is... fluxing.
Beer Bar Opens in Silver Lake
Next to Rambutan Thai in Silver Lake, you’ll now find a woodsy new beer bar offering Thai Fried Chicken, and the Covell guys helped them out by bringing in 59 beers, a canoe and some antlers. Try the Oskar Blues Joe’s Imperial Pilsner―after all, it’s Oskar season.
Parking in Hollywood is tough. Your new secret weapon: an apartment in Hollywood. Or, this real-time iPhone app, which reads your location and points you to the closest open spot. It’ll even tell you the meter’s rate, and whether it takes coins or credit cards.
La Seine, Now on La Cienega
Lately there’s been a strange lack of kosher French-Asian spots on Restaurant Row. We’re not sure why. But no more: welcome to La Seine. Located in the former home of Hakobe and the Lodge Steakhouse, it’ll be serving you kosher French-Asian classics like chicken with mashed potatoes and apricots.
Gratis Gelato in Malibu
The famed Grom gelateria (with locations in NYC and Italy) has finally come to the West Coast, and you can’t really blame them for choosing the blue skies of Malibu. Sunday’s kickoff party means gratis gelato all day long for anyone who enters. It’s about time this part of town caught a break.
To commemorate a decade of thoughtful chin-stroking, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is throwing a fancy art party with a twist: $300 gets you in with a guest, and one chance to win a piece of art from the likes of John Baldessari that’s worth... way more than that.