Friday Top 10: What we love about L.A. this week

Pernod Absinthe cocktailsPernod Absinthe cocktails conceived and mixed to perfection by Eric Alperin at the Varnish: Our faves are the Sea Fizz (Pernod Absinthe, lemon, sugar, egg white, dash soda) • Death in the Afternoon (Pernod Absinthe, Champagne) • Remember the Maine (Rye, Heering, Dolin Rouge, Pernod Absinthe). 118 E. 6th St., downtown, 213.622.9999. www.thevarnishbar.com

Neptune's NetPicturesque drive up PCH with a stop to hang out with the bikers and nosh oysters, fries and an Arrogant Bastard Ale at Neptune’s Net, 42505 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.457.3095. www.neptunesnet.com

Duck-Bacon-Jalapeno Sausage, Double dipped Belgian fries with Curry Ketchup and Chipotle Aioli washed down with Seasonal Spice ale at Wurstkuche 800 E. Third St., downtown 213.687.4444. www.wurstkucherestaurant.com

Romanesco cauliflowerHunting down the rare alienesque Romanesco cauliflower at the Sunday Hollywood Farmer’s Market. 1600 Ivar Ave., Hollywood, 323.463.3171. www.farmernet.com

Checking out a Lakers game from the new Hyde Lounge atop Staples Center. 111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.742.7326.

The Noodle ShowThe Noodle Show—in which a chef hand-tosses Beijing noodles—at Mr. Chow. 344 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.278.9911.

BouchonSnacking on Salmon rillettes and the scrumptious cheese selection at Thomas Keller’s brasserie Bouchon. 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910.

Female of the SpeciesAnnette Bening David Arquette and Julian Sands commanding the Geffen Playhouse stage in the Female of the Species. 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454. www.geffenplayhouse.com

Getting pampered like a gentleman at The Shave of Beverly Hills. 310.888.2898. www.theshavebeverlyhills.com

Dante's Peak in Griffith ParkPanoramic views from the valley, to downtown, all the way to the ocean from at the top of Dante’s Peak in Griffith Park. (Check out our Hollywood/Griffith Park City Tour)

San Diego Things To Do and See For The Out Of Towners

Dear Out-of-Towners, welcome to paradise. When you take your first step off the plane, feel the sunshine upon your face and look around at the healthy locals with their glowing bodies, you may never want to want to leave. So what are the best San Diego things to do and see? In San Diego things to do and see might have your head spinning with all of the zesty options, making you wish that life could be displayed on a lazy susan while you kick back and just enjoy.

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