Things to do for December 14, 2016

Gin and Tonics. That’s What They Do at This Bar.

Meanwhile, This New Italian Place Is Making a Mean Filet Mignon Milanese

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Significantly Better Than 11 Pipers Piping
YULE RUNNINGS

Significantly Better Than 11 Pipers Piping

Right now, Citizen is offering “12 Days of Cocktails,” featuring a different holiday-themed drink every night. Feel free to go there and try things like the Cranberry Christmas Punch or Mexican Hot Chocolate. They totally forgot how the song goes.

Thursday
Keith Haring. Cars. Art. Nothing Here Not to Love.
HARING IS CARING

Keith Haring. Cars. Art. Nothing Here Not to Love.

Keith Haring painted on a lot of things. Including cars. The visual evidence will be presented at The Petersen this weekend, when it opens its retrospective on the artist’s work on automobiles. Oh, and they’re having an opening party Thursday night. Consider this your invite.

Friday
One’s for Pork Belly, the Other’s for Gin and Tonics
SECRET SANTA MONICA

One’s for Pork Belly, the Other’s for Gin and Tonics

7:03pm: You hit Main Street Santa Monica’s reopened Fork in the Road for compressed pork belly and duck confit.
9:21pm: You dart across the street into Brick Bar, Ashland Hill’s new cubby serving numerous variations on the gin and tonic from barman Vincenzo Marianella.
11:13pm: You congratulate yourself on some really nice darting back there.

Saturday
Important Smoked-Duck-Prosciutto-Pizza News
BY GEORGE

Important Smoked-Duck-Prosciutto-Pizza News

Tom George. Sounds like the one guy you hope won’t make it to your holiday party. But in fact, it’s just a new Italian restaurant in Downtown that’s really eager to prepare you filet mignon Milanese and smoked duck prosciutto pizza. Hopefully they can tamp down the enthusiasm until you arrive.

Now open, Tom George, 707 S Grand Ave, Downtown, 424-362-6263

Sunday
Your Holiday Guests Are Going to Love It Here
WEST WORLD

Your Holiday Guests Are Going to Love It Here

Family. Friends. Those are the types who could be coming for the holidays. And Plaza la Reina is a perfect new place to put them, with red adobe roofs and a general Santa Barbara vibe. Only just a little closer to your place than that.

Now open, Plaza la Reina, 10850 Lindbrook Dr, Westwood, 310-824-3000

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

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