This is huge: we saved you Perks-exclusive VIP tickets to the Breeders’ Cup—they’re right on the field, against the rail, just feet from the finish line. Boom. Also coming your way: a whole bunch of elite-caliber beef jerky and the nicest shaving cream you’ll ever use. Life’s good with Perks...
Things to do for September 06, 2012
The Weekend, Starring Ryan Gosling
For a good time, call the weekend.
Heywood’s Grilled-Cheese Happy Hour
After a long day, sometimes you just need to cut out a bit early, sidle up to a counter for happy hour and flag down an extra-strong grilled cheese. Related: all sandwiches are half-off at Heywood starting now. Well, technically starting at 4pm.
Yesterday was weird. You almost needed a sweater. Stop by Union tonight and you’ll see some boldly colorful ones—it’s a new line called Orley, from a trio who’ve put in time at Thom Browne and Rag & Bone. There’s beer and Kogi at this party, so they seem legit.
Dylan’s Candy Bar: Now in LA
For your average, everyday sugar rush, you can get some chocolate at the store. But sometimes you need the kind of store with 7,000 kinds of candy. A store like Dylan’s Candy Bar, whose very columns are made out of peppermint. Doesn’t appear to be load-bearing peppermint.
Towne Has Brunch. It Gets Weird.
You might think you’ve seen all there is to see vis-à-vis brunch. You’d be wrong. Towne has unleashed a confounding spread of strawberry-tomato donuts, chocolate-mint “Twinkies” and The King French Toast, a cube of bread that involves layers of peanut butter, caramelized banana and bacon. RIP, eggs and toast.
A Hilltop Screening of <em>Drive</em>
There are two ways to see some stunning Los Angeles scenery on Saturday. One: go to Barnsdall Art Park with a picnic dinner, wine from City Sip and amazing views of Downtown. Two: watch Drive, filmed mostly in Downtown. Or hey, watch Drive at Barnsdall. That’s next-level right there.