Your Perks: 1) Tacos and margaritas at Sayulita, Mondrian’s new poolside Mexican joint. Bring a friend. 2) Head-turning blazers and suits from a custom-suiting operation. 3) Spiked chocolates, wine totes and other Mother’s Day–worthy gifts. We got you covered.
Things to do for May 01, 2014
North African Tacos, Tequila Deals and True Romance
The weekend of Mark Hamill’s life.
Gant’s Bigger, More La Brea–y Store
Your lunch at Bludso’s was a big success. Ate some barbecue and everything. And it definitely wasn’t your fault some sauce got on your shirt. Don’t worry, just head down La Brea to Gant Rugger’s new store, with 1,100 square feet of preppy polos and blazers. Then... carry on.
A Breezy Parisian Wine Bar on Melrose
Feel that warmth outside. That’s patio weather. And with impeccable timing, Venice’s Zinque just delivered you a suitable outpost across from Pacific Design Center—a wine bar complete with a massive, tree-lined patio. Burgundy and tartines were never made worse with a breeze.
The Only Way to Watch True Romance
Bronson Pinchot alert: this weekend’s your chance to catch True Romance at Safari Inn, where it was filmed. The tribute party includes a nighttime screening and cast Q&A with cocktails, all hosted by Bronson Pinchot. Don’t be a stranger.
What’s That, Now? North African Tacos?
You’re generally right at the forefront of taco innovation. So there is only one place to be on Saturday: a pop-up at Blank Kitchen that’s heavy on North African tacos. Yup, North African tacos—think handmade tortillas filled with rabbit tagine, smoked goat and lamb merguez. Innovation usually involves merguez.
Ah, Cinco de Petty Cash
Cinco de Mayo. You could surround yourself with... well, you know. Or you could go a classier route at Petty Cash, where Fortaleza is sipped at $5 a shot and KCRW’s Jeremy Sole spins mood music. Your call. Really. No judgments.