|Bestia goes whole hog|
Ori Menashe is so excited that his Downtown stunner Bestia has survived its first month, he's celebrating whole hog-style. Every Friday and Saturday night you can partake in a plate of succulent suckling pig with roast vegetables for $28. And if you really want to get groovy, gather 20 or so of your nearest and dearest for a hole pig dinner at the restaurant. $500 includes the beast and side dishes; you must order ahead of time (2121 7th Place; 213-514-5724).
Imbibe on Cana Rum Bar's new seasonal drinks, spicy little numbers like the Pumpkin Colada, the only drink poured out of a blender at the semi-secret rum bar, made with Knob Creek rye, Lemonhart 151, spiced pumpkin butter, organic pumpkin and coconut cream. Also the Safe European Home, with cognac, Jamaican rum, lime, Falernum and imperial stout rum. Get 'em while you can...and take a cab home (714 W. Olympic Blvd.; 213-745-7090).
That cute little Pasadena cafe, Float, the one with ice cream floats galore, makes holiday shopping a little sweeter this weekend. On Saturday (Dec. 22) check out the Holiday Pop-Up Shop that's as well-curated as the Galco's soda pop collection in the cooler. Find goodies from Clare Sweets and Treats, Good Luck Soy Candle, Tailored Paperie and more. And then, yes, get a float because it's never too cold for ice cream. 11 AM-6 PM (380 S. Lake Ave.; 626-844-3488).