Sunday, February 1, 2015

This Week


What the Jerky Boys were to prank calls, these guys are to prank texts.

  • Admire Some Legs for Charity: LAFD Wine Tasting Thursday

    Sure, you’ll spend a night under the stars at a historic mansion, and sample wines from ten California vineyards — with hors d’ouevres and cheese from Beverly Hills Cheese Store — but the real benefit goes to our firefighters.

    Thu 6-9p. Address TBA. $100.

  • Hawaii 5-PO: PONO Burger Open now

    Here's what we know: Chef Makani hails from the Rainbow State. Here's our theory: Her organic, grass-fed burgers on brioche buns with artisanal cheeses (plus salted caramel and bacon milkshakes) hail from heaven.

    829 Broadway, Santa Monica (310-584-7005)

  • Finders Keepers: Sonny’s Hideaway Open now

    Popcorn soup and coffee-braised pork cheek from a NYC chef who stinted at Eleven Madison Park and WD-50. Throw in signature cocktails and it’s worth venturing east of the 5.

    5137 York Blvd., Highland Park (323-255-2000)

  • Opportunity Gnoccos: 041 Bacaro Open now

    Always loved pizza, but wondered why it was never deep-fried? So did this place, where you can order it (pictured), along with a bevy of Venetian dishes.

    9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City (310-204-4041)

  • Suit Up: Brooks Brothers Open now

    The classic retailer returns to town, bringing a splendor of silk ties, argyle pullovers and pin-striped suits. Thanks, Gatsby.

    545 S. Figueroa St., Downtown (213-688-4072)

  • Sweet sounds: Yo La Tengo Thursday

    The Velvet Underground-esque rock trio pops into the Fonda to play tunes from their 13th album, Fade. Also, the other twelve.

    8p. The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. (323-464-0808). $36.

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