Things to do for January 04, 2017

We Begin 2017 with a Damn Fine Bar

And Don’t Forget Your New Focaccia Specialists

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Focaccia-Everything, Courtesy of NYC
MIRACLE SMILE

Focaccia-Everything, Courtesy of NYC

The Smile arrives from Manhattan today with a little place called Di Alba under the same roof as Downtown’s Shinola. It specializes in focaccia topped with things like smoked salmon, fresh mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes. Good thing acquiring a focaccia specialist was your first resolution.

Thursday
2017’s First Great Watering Hole
THE FRIEND WITH BENEFITS

2017’s First Great Watering Hole

The Pikey, Roger Room and Bar Lubitsch’s Jared Meisler has a new Silver Lake hangout called the Friend. There’s a pinball machine in front, pommes frites and charcuterie from Eric Greenspan, and visuals curated by a legendary street artist. And just some truly inspiring drinking done by you.

Friday
All Almodóvar, All the Time
VOTE FOR PEDRO

All Almodóvar, All the Time

Cinefamily kicks off a Pedro Almodóvar retrospective on Friday with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Then you can expect a different film from the Spanish master practically every night. Well, at least for the next few weeks.

Saturday
The Mezcal Should Definitely Fit...
LAND OF THE LOST

The Mezcal Should Definitely Fit...

This is about a small menswear store tucked discreetly into Venice called the Lost Explorer. It features a notable mix of cashmere henleys, proprietary small-batch mezcal and sherpa jackets made of cork. That’s what this is about.

Sunday
Same Laurel Tavern Burgers, Different View
TAV AND TO HOLD

Same Laurel Tavern Burgers, Different View

Until now, cloning has been saved for things like sheep and Pyrenean ibex. But look to Hermosa Beach, where Laurel Tavern is now serving its burgers, duck confit sandwiches and bourbon mules just a few blocks from the beach. Nothing against Pyrenean ibex.

Now open, Laurel Tavern, 1220 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, 424-275-9694

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

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