Things to do for August 20, 2015

The Weekender

Burlesque Idol, Unique Wines and Crab Benedict

Forbes’s #1 highest-paid weekend.

Thursday
Lou Starts a Wine Club
LOU STREAK

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
FAHERTY AND BALANCED

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.

Launch party Aug 20, 6-8pm, Faherty at Stag, 1338 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310-450-1991

It’s Like American Idol, but Burlesque
IDOL HANDS

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.

Saturday
Soft-Shell Crab Benedict, Right Here
MORNING GLORY

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.

Sat-Sun, 10am-2pm, Leona, 123 W Washington Blvd, Venice, 310-822-5379

Monday
Silver Lake Gets Its Own Alfred
’FRED DAWN

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.

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