Spring is here; winter is coming!
Really, what's the point of working this week? With Game of Thrones coming back Sunday, we just want to play hooky all week and marathon until our irises turn white.
Sophomore Season: Mercato di Vetro New menu available now
One year in, chef Danny Elmaleh introduces a new menu of shared plates including kale caesar salad and beef-cheek ravioli. To complement the warmer weather, there are also new homemade, seasonal gelatos.
9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (310-859-8369)
New Skills: The Craftsman Open now
Right at home on Broadway, this beachy, loungey hangout emphasizes cocktails and 100% more Pac-Man machines than before, in the former Yard space. Leave your nickels at home.
119 Broadway, Santa Monica (310-395-6037)
Just in Cajun: Willie Jane Open now
After wowing us (and our clients (and parents (and dates))) with Post & Beam, chef Govind Armstrong infuses Southern fare -- California quail with cornmeal dumplings -- into the hipster heart of Abbot Kinney.
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310-392-2425)
Raise the Bar: Equinox Downtown LA Opens Wed
Eucalyptus steam rooms, a juice bar, and spa are all part of the foremost fitness club’s new 28,000 square foot facility. Our endorphins are already flowing.
444 Flower St., Downtown (213-330-3999)
Bling Bling: Chariots on Fire Open now
As if Willie Jane weren't enough of a gem, Abbot Kinney gets doubly blessed with artsy adornments, from tire-grid rings to crinkle cuffs that bedazzle this new jewel shop.
1342 1/2 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice (310-450-3088)