Things to do for July 14, 2011

The Weekender

Morning Happy Hour, Ice Cream and a Flying Pig

The weekend didn’t need the 405 anyway.

Thursday
Desserts at Father’s Office
FATHER’S DAY

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.

Desserts now available, Father’s Office, 3229 Helms Ave, Culver City, 310-736-2224

Friday
First & Hope’s Lunch Cart
CART BLANCHE

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.

Tue-Fri, noon-2pm, First & Hope, 710 W 1st St, Downtown, 213-617-8555

Your New Summer Beer Garden
SECRET GARDEN

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.

Fridays through Sep 30, 5-9pm, Tiato, 2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, 310-866-5228

Saturday
Flying Pig Café Debuts
WHEN PIGS FLY

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.

Opens Jul 16, party 5-8pm, Flying Pig Café, 141 S Central Ave, Little Tokyo, 213-621-0300

Sunday
A Hair-of-the-Dog Happy Hour
GOOD HAIR DAY

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.

Sat-Sun, 11am-1pm, Crescent Hotel, 403 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0505

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