Things to do for July 09, 2015

The Weekender

Hot Sauce, Mojitos and Leather Boots

Tom Selleck would never steal your weekend.

Thursday
Only 10 People Get This at Hinoki
PERFECT 10

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.

Tue-Fri through Jul 31, $85 prix fixe, Tanabata at Hinoki & the Bird, 10 W Century Dr, reservations required at 310-552-1200

Friday
Both Kinds of Salsa
GLEAMING THE CUBAN

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
BOOT CALL

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.

Saturday
The Hottest Event in Town
THE HEAT IS ON

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.

Tuesday
L’Assiette, Now with More Foie Gras
THE FANTASTIC FOIE

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.

Available Jul 14, $17.89, L’Assiette, 7166 Melrose Ave, 323-274-2319

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