After a dry run at
Foxtail, the "ninth hour" happy-hour concept (theoretically that which follows an eight-hour workday)
is now at the Katsuyas, too. Baked Crab Hand Rolls and BurningMandarin
cocktails are priced down to—yes—nine bucks apiece. Here's hoping for a lunchtime "fourth hour"
Airplane hangar, no dressing rooms, top designer goods marked down by up to 75 percent—the city's
biggest sale (at least in terms of square footage) is back...
411: Aug 7-17, Barker
Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 310-777-5700
Summer Sessions at Oliver
...as is the annual month-long blowout at your go-to emporium of Paul Smith and Mosley Tribes shades, with
DJ Raul Campos providing your evening a respectable soundtrack.
Olympic Kickoff at West
If during opening ceremonies Friday you're stuck in Westside traffic—stranger things have
happened—pull in to watch them here, with $8.88 fare like a Stuffed Mushroom Discus and some
Chicken Javelin Throws (the meat's on a skewer). The USA Gold is vodka-based, as all
medals should be.
But if you prefer your sports a little less civilized, bask in the spectacle of WWE wrestlers
body-slamming each other on the beach. And you thought sand in your shorts was uncomfortable.
New Happy Hour at Katana
Take a seat inside at the bar (sure) or out on the patio lounge overlooking the Sunset Strip (better)
for $5 options, including beer, sake, skewers and Tori No Kara Age (that's deep-fried
chicken). Because it's your duty to support all seven-day-a-week happy hours.