Your Perks: 1) 22% off tickets to a pop-up dinner party with a thousand guests dressed all in white. 2) Five courses of rare vodka (paired with dinner) at Nic’s Beverly Hills. 3) 44% off a poolside lunch for two at the historic Cabana Café in the Beverly Hills Hotel. Glorious.
Things to do for August 29, 2013
Whiskey, Tacos and the Open Road
The weekend has been granted a late checkout.
Hey, It’s Bigfoot West’s Birthday
The most beautiful phrase in the Spanish language: “free tacos.” You’ll have plenty of them if you show up to Bigfoot West’s fourth birthday party tonight. And the bar has come up with a beautiful English phrase of its own for the occasion: “five-dollar Old Fashioneds.”
Four Days of Movies About Music
Robbing banks with a Sun Records legend. Touring the Middle East with the Black Lips. You’re... doing none of those things. But at this four-day festival of documentaries about rock stars, you can watch those people do those things while you eat some popcorn. Popcorn is so rock-and-roll.
A Pizza Spot Covered in Pennies
Three-day weekend. Ninety-odd miles. Your mission: get to Santa Barbara. Drink a bunch of pinot. Eat some wood-fired margherita pizza from a 1,000-degree oven at Lucky Penny, a new restaurant that’s, yeah, completely covered in pennies. Quarters would’ve been gauche.
Something New for Your Neck
Meet Bull+Moose. They live in your closet. Which is okay, because they’re ties. The company is based here in LA, and they’re getting you mostly classic, good-looking bow ties with names like Houndstooth, Jimmy Olsen and Santa Monica. It’s okay if you wear it in Silver Lake.
The Larder Handles Your Labor Day
BBQ brisket. Manchego burgers. Fruit cobbler. You could make all those things for the big barbecue this weekend, except for one thing: you’re never going to do that. Because the Larder will make it all for you—just order up to 48 hours in advance. So pretty much right now.