The weekend is betting on the favorite, mint julep in hand.
Crown Bar Now Open
The men behind Winston's and The Dime improve upon their past after-dark efforts
this time around by throwing in a California bistro menu from chef Chris Ennis
(late of ONE Sunset). Which will fuel your A-list revelry later in the
night...which will fuel tabloid sales later in the week.
Tides turn, seasons change and West Third Street puts on another of its famed
block parties. Make time for a visit to All Purpose, which is shamelessly
campaigning for best store with gratis drinks and Filius button-downs discounted
by up to 80%.
The latest addition to the sushi empire is a huge two-level pagoda, with
multiple patios and dueling cocktail and sushi bars. Its home is The Grove's new
sister complex in Glendale, TheAmericana at Brand—an already infamous center of outdoor commerce that's sort of like a higher-budget sequel to the original mindless blockbuster.
At this twisted buying party, every piece of art is $300—but you don't know who
the artist is until after you buy it. You might get a one-of-a-kind Ed Ruscha or
John Baldessari bargain, or you might...not. Suckers can commiserate at the open
SATURDAY DE MAYO
Pre-Cinco de Mayo
Cienega tequila institution starts celebrating Cinco de Mayo two days early,
opening at 11am on Saturday with drink specials and mariachis—so you can sleep
off the holiday before work Monday...and before anyone else has even gotten
started. Tres de Mayo has a nice ring to it.