Pernod 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
Picturesque 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
Hunting 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 Show—in which a chef hand-tosses Beijing noodles—at Mr. Chow. 344 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.278.9911.
Snacking on Salmon rillettes and the scrumptious cheese selection at Thomas Keller’s brasserie Bouchon. 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910.
Annette 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
Panoramic 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)
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.