I always thought Jack Sprat's was a lame idea for a restaurant -- if you want to eat healthy, have a salad or something, but don't make it sound like deprivation before you even walk in the door. So William Karges and Jake King are doing a makeover into a gourmet pizza-craft beer kinda place called "The Six." It's a rather obscure reference to the Society of Six plein air painters. Whatever, Belgian beer on tap, sounds fine to me. Also, there's homemade mozzarella, a 14-seat communal table, and wines under $25 a bottle. The Six is slated to open Thanksgiving eve at 10668 Pico in West L.A.
Get a taste of Thomas Keller's new Ad Hoc cookbook at signings Monday, Nov. 9 from 12:00 – 2:00pm at Williams Sonoma in Santa Monica ( 1600 Montana Avenue ) and Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Borders in Torrance ( 3700 Torrance Blvd ). And stay tuned for a special giveaway in the next few days (don't get your hopes up, it's not dinner for two at Bouchon.) Also, Keller will be at the South Coast Plaza Williams Sonoma Thursday Nov. 12, complete with tastes from the book.
From the press releases we never finished reading department...
"Bob's Pickle Juice Pops frozen pickle juice treats combine popular taste and health benefits...plus the USDA has approved them for distribution in schools." Right, pickle pops, they're a vegetable, not a popsicle. Fortunately, the folks at Bob's seem to be good sports and don't mind a little ribbing, as they've already responded to this post and a Tweet!