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Things to do for May 05, 2011
Blackberry Sangria, Clooney's Birthday and Swiss Watches
The weekend is coming down the stretch.
BLD Gets a Taco Bar
This just in: bars will be slinging a lot of margaritas today. For a more refined Cinco de Mayo, try the one-night-only taco bar set up at BLD—think Smoked Pork Posole and housemade tortilla shells for $15. And yes, they’ll have margaritas.
A New Watch Emporium in Beverly Hills
You’ve been in the market for some new wrist candy. Here to help: the Swiss watchmaking brand Hublot, opening the doors of its shiny new stone-and-leather shop in Beverly Hills. FYI, the watches are endorsed by the Miami Heat. Which we guess is better than being endorsed by the Mavs.
Celebrating Clooney’s 50th Birthday
So Friday is the 50th birthday of our patron saint, George Clooney. Celebrate at the Lake Como–inspired Locanda del Lago with The Clooney (it’s gin, grapefruit, blood orange and Aperol) by the glass ($8) or by the carafe ($20). Go carafe—that’s how George would do it.
Your (New) New Wine-Bar Brunch
To continue your circuit of new wine-bar brunches, you’ll want to think about Vintage Enoteca this time around. Show up for some Elvis Bruschetta (yes, with peanut butter, bacon, honey and banana), and for $12 you can keep the new bottomless Blackberry Sangria coming. It was that or a jumpsuit.
Endless Bloodys for Mom (or Not)
Sunday’s the day—the day to hit one of the Westside’s best patios for an epic brunch involving steak and eggs, piles of cookies and a Bloody Mary bar open for as many rounds as you like. Note: if Mom happens to be in town, you should probably consider bringing her along.