Things to do for August 02, 2017

A Lush Patio for Kir Royales, Lobster and Foie Gras

And Gjelina Takes a Giant Japanese Turn

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Travis Lett Turns Japanese. Figuratively.
MAGIC MOUNTAIN

Travis Lett Turns Japanese. Figuratively.

The Gjelina crew just opened a Japanese place inside a big black spaceship on Abbot Kinney. It’s spelled MTN but pronounced “mountain,” and deals in costly interpretations of izakaya fare like snapper sashimi, chicken karaage and pork ramen. Again, it’s “mountain.”

Now open, MTN, 1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 424-465-3313

Thursday
Southern Songs by the Seaside
JUNE IN AUGUST

Southern Songs by the Seaside

Tennessee powerhouse Valerie June and soul legend Irma Thomas play a gratis show on the pier tomorrow. Watch them from the crowd. Or hear them beside friends and a picnic on the beach. Or while revolving 130-feet over the ocean on an illuminated Ferris wheel like a normal person.

Friday
New Month. New Shoes. New Head.
STYLES AHEAD

New Month. New Shoes. New Head.

This is the weekend that you’ll grab Esquivel shoes at 50-80% off. This is the weekend that you’ll link up with Blind Barber’s truck for a gratis haircut in Culver City. This is the weekend that your brunch companions keep talking about your hair and feet.

Saturday
A Notable Brooklyn Pie Ventures West
RAPID PIE MOVEMENT

A Notable Brooklyn Pie Ventures West

Brooklyn’s Four & Twenty Blackbirds is in Venice this weekend, doling out its famous matcha custard and salty honey pies whole and by the slice at Jeni’s Splendid. It also made special pies for us, including a stone fruit granola one and a shaker citrus one. True. We enjoy citrus.

Sunday
A Stronghold of Kir Royales and Foie Gras
THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP

A Stronghold of Kir Royales and Foie Gras

You know that sublime little strip of patio in front of the Beverly Wilshire? Through August, that will be a lush garden where you can sit and have champagne cocktails along with foie gras, Maine lobster and ribeye with some friends. Peak summer: reached.

Through Sept 1, $200 minimum from noon-10pm, the Garden of Wonder at Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-275-5200, see the menu

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