Your Perks: 1) A private racing lesson in a Formula 1–style race car. Cross that one off your bucket list. 2) Vintage Rolexes. Today is totally the day you take the plunge. 3) An app that’s basically like Uber for dog walkers. Guess someone stole your idea, huh?
Things to do for May 21, 2015
Pig Roast, Margaritas and Golden Gods
<em>Magic Weekend: XXL</em>
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
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.
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.
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.
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.