Andrew Zimmern Pops Up at Royal/T
What: Consume twisted takes on classic Cali cuisine (sea urchin and vegetable aspic, veal and lamb tongue quesadilla), dreamed up by the connoisseur of offbeat edibles.
Why: Not sure what goes with goat chuchules? Domaine L.A. is on hand for wine pairings.
When: Fri. Seatings 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: 8910 Washington Blvd., at Higuera St., Culver City (310-559-6300). Tickets ($150, with a portion donated to L.A. Regional Food Bank) online at eventbrite.com.
What: Go to Drybar vet Nava Nabavi’s new salon for blowouts, cut and color treatments, braiding, and a personal iPad to distract you while your tea blooms.
Why: Get pampered on the cheap with a $35 blow-dry and scalp treatment thru Jan. 31.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1121 Montana Ave., b/t Eleventh & Twelfth Sts., Santa Monica (310-310-8238).
What: The Umami guy’s just-opened pizza joint serves customized Neapolitan pies baked to perfection by the time you leave the register.
Why: Wash it all down with one of the seemingly endless drink options dispensed from a futuristic Ferrari soda machine.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 10889 Lindbrook Dr., at Westwood Blvd., Westwood (424-239-5010).
What: Start the day with La Colombe Torrefaction coffee and breakfast sandwiches, or wind down with charcuterie, cheese, tartines, and vino at the French coffee bar-slash-wine bistro.
Why: Freshly baked loaves flown in from renowned Parisian bakery Poilâne.
When: Sun.-Wed., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 600 Venice Blvd., at Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (310-437-0970).
Ron Herman Annual Sale
What: Get first dibs on half-price 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela, and much more.
Why: Start practicing your speed-changing skills … now.
When: Thru Jan. 22.
Where: Locations online at ronherman.com.
Photo: Courtesy of The Travel Channel & Travel Media