Things to do for July 09, 2015
Hot Sauce, Mojitos and Leather Boots
Tom Selleck would never steal your weekend.
Only 10 People Get This at Hinoki
Hinoki & the Bird’s new chef is offering a tasting menu to just 10 people a night this month. So secure reservations. Then disregard the envy of neighbors who don’t have Santa Barbara spot prawns or Japanese cheesecake on their plates. They have no one to blame but themselves.
Both Kinds of Salsa
Relations between Havana and the United States have really strengthened... on Pez Cantina’s patio. Every Friday, a salsa band will play while you and some friends enjoy Cuban apricot almond mojitos, Cuban pambazo sandwiches and rum. Couldn’t do it without rum.
A Trailer Full of Boots
Austin’s Helm hit the road this summer toting a big trailer of leather and suede boots. They’ll be setting up at Alchemy Works this weekend. First they’re cracking open some Texas beers on Friday night, then opening shop on Saturday. Boots and beers. So Texas.
The Hottest Event in Town
There’s a hot sauce expo going on in Long Beach this weekend. Count on 45 makers of spicy stuff, along with various challenges determining who can eat the most spicy tacos, ramen and reaper peppers. The answer: really, really crazy people.
L’Assiette, Now with More Foie Gras
Tuesday’s Bastille Day. You could celebrate by drinking champagne in a striped shirt or giving a baguette a bike ride through town. But it’d be more rewarding to drop into L’Assiette for lunch and try their one-day-only seared foie gras and sous vide steak sandwich. Just a hunch.