When you experience success, it's important to cash in before you lose momentum, which is why Vanilla had only a three-week window between his single hitting #1 and making Cool As Ice. For a new Top Chef'd resto jumping off to the not-very-Extreme north, check out Burlap.
Back up in yo' face with a... new restaurant, Brian Malarkey's bringing his vaunted fare nearer the track in a wide-open Highlands spot opting for an "Asian Cowboy" theme with 200yr-old metal dragons, authentic Pakistani rugs, and
Jackie Chan & Owen Wilson attempting to rescue Lucy Liu in 19thC Nevada an outside bar constructed with parts from a hand-carved, centuries-old Indian wall. Sticking to the Searsucker spirit, foodstuffs are broken into categories like “Raw”, “Stick”, and “Ours”, and range from rotisserie pork shoulder (a full pig roast's available w/ 72hrs notice), to balsamic teriyaki “Chicken Balls”, to the oyster, uni, caviar, and quail egg “Natural V**gra”, though due to its shameful association, ordering might be hard. Libation-wise, Smoke and Mirrors Cocktail Co is rolling out twisted classics like the “Shanghai Mule” with sake/ ginger beer/ lime juice/ housemade Chinese five spice bitters; thematic beauties like the rye/ Barolo Chinato/ lemon juice/ flamed orange twist “Gun Slinger” and the silver rum/ maraschino liqueur/ grapefruit/ mangosteen “Hemingway's Lover”, which should make a death killing in the afternoon.
For people who have friends or are opulent recluses, they've got a private dining room with a hanging rope installation tangled around water buffalo skulls, which will look even crazier when you've had some of that Juice to Get Loose, Boyyyy.
1. Burlap Del Mar
12995 El Camino Real, Solana Beach, CA 92130
Brian Malarkey's bringing his vaunted fare nearer the track in a wide-open Highlands spot opting for an "Asian Cowboy" theme with 200yr-old metal dragons, authentic Pakistani rugs, and an outside bar constructed with parts from a hand-carved, centuries-old Indian wall.