At Chaya Brasserie in West Hollywood, we snapped Pircher Nichols superlawyer Leo Pircher and wife Nina. Looking toward summer, they tell us he prefers five-star vacays in European capitals, while Nina tends toward the exotic—in other words, a perpetual debate about Rome v. Mumbai. The compromise? A luxury safari planned in South Africa. Ah, wouldn’t it be nice if all the world’s disputes were resolved this easily?
Go East, Young Man (and Woman)! We also joined Clarion Partners’ California chief Richard Pink and wife Gloria for a Sunday poolside brunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and besides a Thai salad got an update on their celebrated sideline, Pink’s Hot Dogs. After growing to seven western locations (now including not just LA but Vegas, San Diego, OC, and Ohio), they’ll open their first eastern outpost this May in Bristol, Conn., at Lake Compounce, America’s oldest amusement park (opened in 1846). Only by this standard would the original Pink’s in West Hollywood seem young: This year marks the 75th anniversary since Richard’s dad started it all. (Meaning Gone with the Wind and the Wizard of Oz weren’t the only landmarks of 1939.)
We think they should open up another product line. They certainly have a beautiful model to display it.