Updated with Gusto Green at Son of a Gun
Here’s a special treat for James Bond fans. In celebration of over 40 years of partnership as the official champagne of 007 and the upcoming film No Time To Die, Champagne Bollinger has introduced a limited edition bottle and gift box that brings together three icons: Bollinger’s signature Special Cuvée, the Aston Martin DB5, and the legendary British secret agent, James Bond.
The gift box, designed by celebrated Bond photographer Greg Williams, features a silhouette of the British spy alongside his Aston Martin DB5. The Bollinger Special Cuvée features 007 touches on the bottle, including “BOLLINGER 007” on the gold neck collar as well as a 007 seal in place of Bollinger’s classic blazon. The Bollinger Special Cuvée 007 Limited Edition is available today in celebration of the October premiere. Watch the trailer here.
The Habit Burger Grill and Tarantula Hill Brewing have teamed up to create a beer inspired by The Habit’s signature Charburgers and their hometown of Santa Barbara. To celebrate the launch of the Habit Burger Grill Hazy IPA, the two California brands are hosting a party at Tarantula Hill Brewing in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, September 4 from 3-6pm.
The Habit’s catering trucks will be on-site offering free Charburgers and fries for the first 250 guests and Tarantula will be debuting the new Habit Hazy IPA. The beer retails for $8 per can and has notes of oats, citrus and stone fruit.
Starting Saturday, September 3, Chef Nancy Silverton’s L.A.-based “meat speakeasy” will offer a new twist on the Spacca Burger Saturdays. Upgrade any of the restaurant’s burger options to an Adult Happy Meal and receive a chic to-go box including a ½ bottle of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur. Offer is available the first Saturday of every month from 12pm to 2pm at chi SPACCA on Melrose Avenue. Menu options range from the classic SPACCA dry-aged beef patty and fries to an oil-braised tuna melt with garlic aioli.
In other burger news, The Tasting Kitchen in Venice has brought back weekend lunch which includes the TK burger with burrata and grilled onion tomato aioli as well as a Crudo bar with house-cured king salmon, amberjack and oysters on the half shell with cherry tomato mignonette. Other menu items include gnocco fritto and Sicilian-style crab cakes.
To celebrate their ninth anniversary, Messhall Kitchen is offering $1 oysters on Tuesday, Sept 7.
The Pie Hole is partnering up with School on Wheels for back to school season and will be collecting donated school supplies for children between kindergarten and 12th grade living in shelters, motels, vehicles, group foster homes and the streets of Southern California, and hosting a volunteer sign-up for tutors at its Hollywood location (6413 Hollywood Blvd, 90028) on Wednesday, September 15 from 12-5pm.
The Pie Hole will also donate 10 percent of proceeds to School on Wheels from its Back to School Kid Kits launching today, which include one ham and cheese hand pie, one pie hole, one clementine and a juice box available in-shop at all locations. School on Wheels is the only organization in Southern California dedicated to the educational needs of the fragile population of students experiencing homelessness.
If you want to get a sneak peek at the much anticipated Gusto Green from the celebrated team at Gusto 54, that brought Felix to Venice, there will be a pop-up dinner at Son of a Gun on Thursday, September 9. Tickets for the five course dinner with optional wine pairings and zero proof cocktails are available online at resy.com. Housed inside the downtown L.A. “Green Street Building”—a historic property reimagined as a modern destination for businesses in the cannabis industry, the plant forward restaurant is expected to open in the next couple of months.
Hulu will be celebrating their new original series Nine Perfect Strangers with a special pop-up wellness experience at the Westfield Century City Mall in LA. Beginning on September 10, Hulu will welcome guests to a free immersive event that will include three key wellness activations, allowing guests to focus on both their inner and outer selves and bring those two halves into an aligned whole.
Each guest will be provided with a digital astrology reading personalized for their sign from Cole Prots, resident astrologer at Smudge Wellness, giving an overview of the month ahead, key takeaways of what the cosmos has in store for them, and how to apply this guidance in their daily lives. Finally, attendees can reflect in a multi-mirrored moment inspired by the Title Treatment of Nine Perfect Strangers, where they will practice an activity to help anchor themselves with gratitude.