The Weekend Guide


Pie in the sky.

LACMA’s new coffeehouse puts an artisanal spin on childhood treats with milkwiches (Straus milk sorbet between cookies or gluten-free macaroons), boozy shakes, bacon-date Pop-Tarts, and Intelligentsia java.
Why: Satisfy your savory tooth with classic sandos (think country ham with truffle butter and Gruyere) on freshly baked baguettes.
When: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., at S. Spaulding Ave., Miracle Mile (323-857-6180).

A.O.C. Prix Fixe 365
The restaurant lauded for small plates goes big with a nightly $45 three-course menu that combines seasonal ingredients with global flavors.
Why: A delectable cure for indecision.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m.; Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 8022 W. Third St., at S. Laurel Ave., Mid-City West (323-653-6359).

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Eat and drink your way across the city at the foodie extravaganza packed with tastings and cooking demonstrations.
Why: When else can you power lunch with the Voltaggio brothers, Michael Chiarello, and Charles Phan?
When: Today-Sun.
Where: Various locations. Tickets ($50-$500) at lafw.com/tickets.

Santa Monica

What: Head west, young woman, to our favorite boutiques, sweet salons, and spots for great grub.
Why: Our Deals for baked treats, exclusive tea blends, Pilates classes, and Paint:Lab sessions give you a nice look around.
When: You want to trade smog for an ocean breeze.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Cocktail Crafting

What: Shake, muddle, and roll at the mixology class ($95-$119) taught by 1933 Group’s lead bartender, Aaron Stepka. It ends with a cocktail hour, naturally.
Why: Leave with bitters, a recipe, and skills that would give Tom Cruise a run for his money.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Dr., at Doheny Rd., Beverly Hills (310-285-6830). Call 310-285-6850 to reserve your spot.

Beach Eats
A weekly changing cast of gourmet food trucks pulls into Marina Beach every Thursday. Tonight’s lineup includes grub from Nom Nom Truck, Border Grill, India Jones Chow Truck, and Sweet Arleen’s.
Why: After you’ve had your fill, cross the marina to catch a free concert at Burton W. Chace Park.
When: Thru Aug. 30, 5-9 p.m. Get the weekly schedule off the Department of Beaches and Harbors calendar.
Where: 4101 Admiralty Way, at Via Marina, Marina Del Rey.

Photo: Courtesy of C+M

Marina Beach
4101 Admiralty Way
@ Via Marina
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
905 Loma Vista Dr
@ Doheny Rd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
5905 Wilshire Blvd
@ S Spaulding Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
8700 W 3rd St
@ S Hamel Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90048