But if you're at Camden and Brighton, just step onto the corner patio for pizza and a cold one, under the shade of the rustling banana trees. Villa Blanca is now taking reservations for its Tuesday debut.
Like a St. Tropez dinner party on a black-and-white TV, this Villa is breezy, Euro and wall-to-wall white and gray. It's from the owners of Weho's SUR, so you'll notice they've imported signature touches like mismatched relics, giant floral arrangements... and, they hope, a similarly lively crowd. (In the conservative penne-and-chopped-salad environs of Beverly Hills, techno-friendly soundtracks are decidedly rare.)
If you come for happy hour (weekdays from 4-7pm), stick to the bar area that spills out onto Camden for some pitchers of house-made sangria. But for lunch or dinner, you'll want the Brighton side. Of course, to truly channel that tricky 90210 look-at-me-but-don't-look-at-me vibe, you can sidle into a rear corner table in the dining room—more discreet, but not really—for your Shrimp and Chorizo Potato Pizza or a Guinness-Battered Chilean Sea Bass and Chips.
Then comes that defining moment: to call it a night, or to order more sangria…