Your Perks: 1) A sleek carafe that uses charcoal to naturally mineralize your drinking water. (It’s an ancient Japanese thing.) 2) A summer six-pack of rich, crisp, Tuscany-bred Chianti—for $105. 3) A Perks-approved deal on any work of art at Crated—the Internet’s newest art gallery. A little culture never killed anyone.
Things to do for July 10, 2014
Golden Tickets, Ribs and Lou Ferrigno
The weekend wouldn’t bet against Crazy Eyes.
Working Out with Lou Ferrigno
You could start Saturday morning with a jog. Or you could work out with the Incredible Hulk on the Santa Monica Pier. For real. Lou Ferrigno, the onetime angry green giant, is kicking off a six-week exercise series this weekend. Be on time—you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
You’re Almost a Pizzaiolo Now
No one seems suitably impressed by your remarkable pizza-ordering skills. Next time a pie’s in order, show them the crazy Neapolitan-making moves you picked up at DeSano’s two-hour class this Saturday. To master the pizza, you’ve got to be the pizza.
Back to the Future. With Mr. Chow.
Outdoor movie screenings not in Malibu: a blanket, Back to the Future,
Outdoor movie screenings in Malibu: a blanket, Back to the Future... and scallion pancakes and spare ribs from Mr. Chow. Where you’re going, you do need roads.
Hope You Like Ribs and Beer
Ribs. They’re those things you really, really tend to enjoy. So when 12 chefs from places like Chi Spacca and the Spice Table get together with local breweries for an actual rib festival... you’ll probably hate it. Wait, that’s not right, is it.
Golden Tickets at the Alcove
You’re sitting on Alcove’s famous patio when you find a golden ticket tucked into your Nutella crepe. Don’t send it back—that’s a thing they’re doing for their 10th birthday, and the ticket’ll get you something like dinner for 10 or a cocktail named after you. Better be strong...