This week we’re getting you 50% off gift-worthy goods from WeHo gear shop Alpha. Plus: sending you a box of truffles directly from Northern Italy—the same importers the French Laundry uses—for 25% off and hooking you up with a handsome tie or bow tie from General Knot.
Things to do for November 17, 2011
John Hughes, Sunny Spot and La Brea Shirting
For your consideration in every category: the weekend.
Hollywood Nights at Room 86
In the former home of Paul & Andre, you’ll now find neither Paul nor Andre. (Discuss.) But once you work your way down a random alley and through a kitchen (like before), you’ll see everything else: dark decor, stiff drinks, good DJs and good-looking clubbers with a fine sense of direction.
A John Hughes Holiday Special
This time of year, you easily get nostalgic... for Ferris Bueller. So you’ll want to head to Show at Barre, where you’ve caught cabaret shows based on songs from Tarantino flicks, for a new holiday-minded night of music culled from John Hughes movies. Yes, you might hear some Lindsey Buckingham.
UNIS Opens a La Brea Shop
Pretty soon, you’ll have gifts to buy. But first you should stop into the bright new UNIS store to stock up on modern classics for yourself (oxford shirts, caramel khakis). So you’ll look good when you show up at parties with presents. For other people.
If Huckleberry Were Also a Pizzeria...
From the owners of Huckleberry comes Milo and Olive, where you’ll come by in the morning for Verve coffee and pastries. But come back for lunch or dinner, and they’ll get you some beer and a piping-hot pizza topped with housemade sausage. Now if only Intelligentsia would start slinging slices.
Roy Choi Goes to Venice
So that new spot you’ve been waiting for, the redo of Beechwood with Roy Choi (Kogi, Chego, A-Frame) in the kitchen—it’s here. The name’s Sunny Spot, and the menu is sort of Caribbean-beachy. (Think plantains, pineapple lollipops, fish-bone stew.) We could say more, but the words “Roy” and “Choi” pretty much cover it.