Two great date options await. A) A chef’s tasting dinner with abundant wine at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, 55% off. B) A flight of rare vino and cheese in West Hollywood. (Go ahead, choose both.) Also, for Mother’s Day: an exclusive trove of rare vintage women’s Rolexes and Cartiers. Moms deserve Perks, too.
Things to do for May 02, 2013
Derby Juleps, Cinco Pitchers and Hawaiian Burgers
What the world needs now, is weekend, sweet weekend.
Welcome to Pono Burger. It’s Weird.
Over in a WWII-era military bunker in Santa Monica, you’ll find something unexpected. Well, sure, the bunker itself is sort of unexpected. That, too. But then you go inside and you’re eating a Hawaiian burger. Random. But significantly more interesting than a burger not in a military bunker.
Here’s Where to Buy Summer Things
Spoiler alert: you’ll be spending some quality time by the pool this summer. Before that, you might require the services of a new pop-up shop called POOLSIDE—it’s filled with travel-y/beach-y/pool-y kind of stuff. Think bags and swim trunks and a handy iPhone case that’s also a wallet. The store itself: sadly not by the pool.
Proper Derby-ing at Willie Jane
If you haven’t yet gotten to check out Abbot Kinney’s newest julep-stocked patio, this Kentucky Derby party on Saturday makes... a certain amount of sense. They’re opening early for several hours of cocktails, biscuits, short ribs and deviled eggs. And about two minutes of race watching.
Mariachis. Pitchers. A Piñata Pit.
Tortilla Republic: good guac. Good margaritas. Good place for a big Cinco de Mayo block party out back—think pitcher specials, mariachis, a “piñata pit” and a photo booth. Photo booths: the most important aspect of any cultural celebration.
Crazy Dinners at One-Eyed Gypsy
You’d think the Gypsy couldn’t surprise you anymore. It’s just that kind of anything-goes bar. But surprise: they’ve brought in a Top Chef guy to do a bunch of dinners, and he’s thinking offal salad and a whole fried chicken. Fried chicken is always a welcome surprise.