LOS ANGELES — Pink Taco restaurant, Harry Morton's newest baby — there are sibling spots in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Las Vegas — should add some spice to L.A.'s Mexican dining scene when it opens June 28.
Morton dedicated a large portion of the 10,000-square-foot restaurant, perched atop the Westfield Century City Mall, to a raised dining area that features large, communal tables that seat 20 people. The restaurant's hot pink walls will be loaded with low-rider bicycles made downtown and a Mexican chain mural designed to block off the back for private parties. Margaritas are mixed at the bar positioned at the very front of the restaurant. Outside, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe keeps watch over a patio dotted with heaters, umbrellas and Christmas lights.
Morton, the third generation of a dining dynasty that produced The Hard Rock Cafe and Morton's Steakhouse, is perhaps best known as the host of the Sunday "Rehab" pool party at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Pink Taco shares the party's philosophy. "We bring in an atmosphere and a vibe that includes everyone and gives everyone a good time," Morton said. The menu he describes as "Mexican food with attitude," including Pink Tacos ($7.95 for an appetizer) made with spicy pink onions, Seriously Carne Asada ($16.95) and the Chocochile Cookie ($5.95), a dessert featuring chocolate and ancho chile.
The Pink Taco, Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard; 310-789-1000, pinktaco.com. Open Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight, and Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. — Brindey Weber
ATLANTA — Annie Leibovitz is heading South.
The iconic photographer and visual arbiter of American pop culture is showing some 175 images from her incomparable professional portfolio as well as selections from her own family photographs at the High Museum of Art. The touring exhibition, titled "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005," made its debut at the Brooklyn Museum in October and will run at the High through Sept. 9, completing an almost four-month Atlanta stint.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)