Things to do for May 21, 2015

The Weekender

Pig Roast, Margaritas and Golden Gods

Magic Weekend: XXL

Thursday
Saturday
Nice Place for Middle Eastern Brunch
TAKE A BOWERY

Nice Place for Middle Eastern Brunch

Nothing against steak and eggs. It’s just, Bowery Bungalow is doing things like stinging-nettle-and-feta pie during its new weekend brunch. Seriously, nothing against steak and eggs, though.

A BLD Vet Brings You Lamb Meatballs
FULL HOUSE

A BLD Vet Brings You Lamb Meatballs

You entrusted Diana Stavaridis to make you burgers at BLD. Good call. On Saturday, she’ll open the beachy Manhattan House to prepare Turkish lamb meatballs and Dungeness crab beignets while you’re contemplating Manhattans. Pointing out this call’s goodness would be gratuitous.

Opens May 23, Manhattan House, 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 310-574-2277

Crowe. Holiday Weekend. Feels Right.
ALMOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Crowe. Holiday Weekend. Feels Right.

Almost Famous: not just a way of describing certain friends around here. Also a great autobiographical Cameron Crowe movie about a lucky kid touring the country with his favorite rock band. And it’s screening Saturday in Griffith Park. Which is super-famous.

Sunday
On This Day, You Reach Peak Barbecue
ALL CUED UP

On This Day, You Reach Peak Barbecue

First, the Peninsula’s roof: There’ll be tequila drinks with beer-can chicken straight from the grill. Then, an evening at Harlowe: There’s a pig roast with $1 margaritas to kick off a week of anniversary events. Good luck.

Monday
Cheesy Italian, in the Good Way
FORMA FOLLOWS FUNCTION

Cheesy Italian, in the Good Way

What to look for at Forma, Montana Avenue’s new modern Italian:

—Immense wheels of Italian cheese.
—A cheese bar.
—Carbonara and risotto tossed in those immense wheels of cheese.
—A floor-to-ceiling cheese case.
—Beer and wine flights. Paired with cheese.
—A house-ground ribeye burger.

One of those things is not like the other.

Opens May 25, Forma, 1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 424-231-2868

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