Exactly why Prince William chum Guy Pelly (along with partner Marc Burton) have chosen to open a Mexican restaurant in Chelsea, we’ll leave to the cultural pontificators. Whatever the reason, Tonteria, the ubiquitous nightlife impresario’s new Sloane Square restaurant and bar, is a study in decadence, with shots delivered via a "shot train" (giving new meaning to the term "going off the rails"), and stylish piñatas welcoming guests’ controlled savagery during special celebrations.
The woody interiors evoke your favorite local ciudad dive, while the wood floors, green-hued lighting, and ceramic tiles transport you to a villa at sunset. For a particular frisson of Catholicism (and lots of fun), the photo booth doubles as a confessional. Though the name translates as "something of little consequence," Tonteria is anything but.
● AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Huffinton Post’s Arianna Huffington jack-knifed post-Super Bowl talk last night by announcing AOL’s $315 million acquisition of the Huff Po. How about that Groupon commercial? [AllThingD’s] ● Lil Wayne helped the Wall Street Journal live blog last night’s game from the endzone, while Birdman made a milli. [WSJ/HipHopDX] ● LCD Soundsystem is bowing out, just like frontman James Murphy said they would, but not until they complete a three hour victory jam at Madison Square Garden. All guests are asked to wear white and/or black. Should be special. [Pitchfork]
● Martha Stewart thought Fergie looked great at last night’s halftime show. [Twitter] ● Meet Guy Pelly, the best friend of Prince William and Prince Harry, who’s been charged with organizing Prince William’s bachelor party. Exotic locales! Girls! Booze! Prying eyes await the scandalizing photos. [NYT] ● Looped three times, this video of Charlie Sheen dancing is almost art. [TMZ]