Things to do for August 24, 2016

Random Pirate-Themed Beer Shop Ahead

500 Beers, Porchetta Benedict and Your New Shoes

By Hadley Tomicki

Weekend morale is at an all-time high.

Wednesday
Thursday
Kaiseki and Bento Boxes and You Going “Mmm”
EAST MEETS WESTWOOD

Kaiseki and Bento Boxes and You Going “Mmm”

Asuka. Consider that Japanese for the new place in Westwood where you’ll bring people for kaiseki meals, elevated bento boxes and à la carte dishes of Wagyu ribeye and sashimi. Unless you speak Japanese. Then it probably means something else.

Fouquet Meets Esquivel. Shoes Occur.
IT TAKES SHOE

Fouquet Meets Esquivel. Shoes Occur.

Hatmaker Nick Fouquet and shoemaker George Esquivel could easily just stand around all day looking stylish. But instead, they’ve collaborated on a new line of oxfords and ankle boots that you’ll soon be able to acquire at Fouquet’s Venice store. Which was probably a better use of their time.

Launches Aug 25 at Nick Fouquet, 853 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 310-310-2315

Friday
Sunset Gets Its Own Serafina
IT’S THE FINA COUNTDOWN

Sunset Gets Its Own Serafina

New York’s got a new one for you on Sunset: a notorious, upscale Italian hangout known as Serafina. There will be wine, pizza, calamari, penne and other words that are fun to say while using your hands a little too much.

Soft-opens Aug 26, 6pm, Serafina Sunset, 8768 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-360-0366

Saturday
Your Brunching Future Looks Bright
LATE BLOOMER

Your Brunching Future Looks Bright

Some places are slower to embrace brunch than others. Like Odys + Penelope, which will finally serve porchetta benedict, bacon “McMuffins,” oak-roasted beef sandwiches and rye cocktails this weekend. It’s important to let everyone come to morning foods and drinks on their own terms.

Sunday
Banner Day for Pirate-Themed Beer-and-Wine Shops
THEME ME UP

Banner Day for Pirate-Themed Beer-and-Wine Shops

Fact #1: There aren’t enough pirate-themed shops with over 500 beers and scads of wine bottles for you to peruse.
Fact #2: There’s one on Sawtelle now.
Fact #3: It’s pirate-themed.
Fact #4: Yes, it bore repeating.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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