Shake, rattle and weekend.
PLANT ONE ON
In the days to come, Venice’s Plant Food + Wine will suddenly feel a lot more like Arata, chef Matthew Kenney’s Asian-inspired place in Maine. See, it’s having a little pop-up featuring smoked mushroom buns, ramen and scallion pancakes. What with its whole life ahead of it and everything.
GEORGIE ON YOUR MIND
Read this if you’d like to know how Georgie is now serving breakfast and lunch in Beverly Hills. Then you’ll be informed about important things like its lobster benedicts in the mornings and its porchetta-and-egg grinders in the middle of the day. Look, you’re already done.
Things you’ll do at Venice’s new hotel, the Kinney:
—Listen to LPs in the lobby.
—Alternate from pool to hot tub.
—Bike to the beach.
—Store a bottle of something at the bar.
—Visit your room.
—Visit other rooms.
INTO THE BLUE
On Sunday, Maple Block Meat Co. will be full of smoked meats and Maryland blue crabs for the Voltaggio-brothers-hosted Crab Cake LA. That same day, Hungry Cat Hollywood is bringing back its own Crabfest with five courses of Maryland blue crabs. Basically, we need to get our own crabs.
Monday is opening day for LACMA’s big retrospective on Pan’s Labyrinth filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It’s a themed journey through his diabolical mind, covering such subjects as monsters, death and the afterlife. Apparently no one let him know it’s summer.