This Saturday, you’re going to have to make a huge decision. Craft brew. Or Brazilian rum. Or both. Because we’re getting you member’s access to a pop-up beer garden on Sunset and a rum-soaked soiree. Or jet to NYC for 45% off a luxurious weekend at the sleep-optional Gramercy Park Hotel.
Things to do for July 14, 2011
Morning Happy Hour, Ice Cream and a Flying Pig
The weekend didn’t need the 405 anyway.
Desserts at Father’s Office
You’ve long known Father’s Office as much for what it doesn’t offer (ketchup, substitutions, dessert) as for what it does (top-notch burgers and beers). Well, the Culver City outpost will now finish you off with a beer float and a Lemon Shortbread Buttermilk Ice Cream Sandwich. You still shouldn’t ask for ketchup.
First & Hope’s Lunch Cart
First & Hope’s been great when you’ve got a lunchtime deal to seal—but not when you’ve got 10 minutes and 10 bucks in your pocket. Until now: there’s a new grill on the patio and it’ll get you a Peach BBQ Chicken Bowl in no time. You hate waiting for peach chicken bowls.
Your New Summer Beer Garden
Every Friday night this summer, the Asian-fusion spot Tiato will turn its patio into an alfresco beer garden, with $4 garlic noodle boxes, 20 German beers on offer and live music. Think of it as the UN of beer gardens.
Flying Pig Café Debuts
Yes, it’s true—the Oprah-approved Flying Pig food truck now has a sibling spot without wheels. (Something called a café.) At Saturday’s opening party, you’ll be plied with gratis beer, pork belly buns and fries—and you don’t even have to follow it on Twitter to know where it is.
A Hair-of-the-Dog Happy Hour
Say, hypothetically speaking, you have a long, wild Saturday night. You might need to make your way to the Crescent Hotel for their new morning-after happy hour, with Brunch Sliders on the cheap and $30 spiked-punch bowls for six.