Your Perks: 1) An eight-course omakase dinner with drinks at Hutchinson Cocktails and Grill. Excellent. 2) Dress socks. So many colorful dress socks, we stopped counting. 3) Handbags from a little label called Prada. Perhaps you know someone who might like one.
Things to do for August 20, 2015
Burlesque Idol, Unique Wines and Crab Benedict
Forbes’s #1 highest-paid weekend.
Lou Starts a Wine Club
Wine expert Lou Amdur has a new wine club. He picks two bottles he thinks you need to be drinking, then bundles them with tasting notes and recipes, and you pick them up at his Los Feliz shop once a month. There’s no bouncer.
Surf Clothes from New York: Here
To quote a literary salsa commercial, this stuff’s made in New York City. But it’s almost like Faherty’s light cotton-linen plaid shirts and sun-washed shorts are made for nights at the Brig. Or the beach. Tonight’s the launch party for their Stag pop-up, and tacos are involved. Made here.
It’s Like American Idol, but Burlesque
Imagine American Idol. But instead of watching people who probably can’t sing, you’re eating dinner, summoning barrel-aged drinks and watching semi-naked dancers named things like Brandy Snifter compete in Burlesque Idol. That’s what Next Door Lounge will be like tonight. Ratings should be solid.
Soft-Shell Crab Benedict, Right Here
Korean latkes. Soft-shell crab benedict. Brown-butter pancakes with whipped coconut. Leona has all these things for brunch now. We can’t really decide either.
Silver Lake Gets Its Own Alfred
If you’ve been minimizing your time in Silver Lake lately—too far from those espressos served in chocolate-dipped waffle cones at Alfred—well, you won’t have to do that anymore come Monday. That’s when Silver Lake gets its own location of the coffee shop. Waffle drinking vessels, pretty humans and all.