SWEET N’ JOE
Bar Joe just opened within Hollywood’s new Spoonfed. It’s an eye-catching room under a mural of a trapeze artist where you can retreat for updated Gimlets and Pimm’s Cups, along with sparkling yerba mate and salt lager-spiked margaritas. The news should provide plenty to retreat from.
GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD TRUCK
Guerrilla Tacos is all grown up. It’s leaving the road to open a stationary Downtown taqueria in the coming weeks. Tomorrow will be its last night of truck service for these superlative LA tacos, with a bash happening at Silverlake Wine. You remember when it was this big.
Downtown’s famously attractive Bradbury Building is about to have a new tenant: Japanese streetwear favorite VisVim. So now you can stop through, relive a memory from Blade Runner, then shop for denim jackets, casual pants and sneaker-moccasin hybrids. Or maybe just the jackets and pants.
ONE VINE DAY
On Saturday, the Garagiste Wine Festival will take over the entire ballroom and balcony at a Santa Monica social club. How else could they fit you and your friends in alongside 48 micro-wineries from around California? Especially with all that dubious equilibrium.
THAT DARNED CHAT
Of course you know Chateau Marmont. It’s that place you go for enchanting kaiseki dinners, both vegan and carnivorous, from En Brasserie’s Reika Alexander, inside of a beautiful bungalow. Well, nothing’s really changed there. That’s the point.
But who won? That’s what we’re trying to find out. Also, you may’ve noticed it’s warm outside. Hence, the state of the scoop: 13 incredible advents in ice cream. And finally, before you leave for your next big beach bonfire, make sure you check out this handy-dandy toolkit. (Sorry for saying “handy-dandy” just now.)