Saturday, July 28, 2012

THE PARISH

" THE PARISH " - LA DownTown GastroPub Grand Opening ! ( Fri. 7/27/12 )

Let's set it off with :

















" OLD FASHIONED "

  Bonded Bourbon
  Bitters
  Sugar
  Twists


I Think this One is most appropriate to start with the acknowledgment of " The PARISH ",  a great New Old Style GastroPub !



Located in D'twn LA , a Brick & Steel accented Triangle Building @ Spring & Main Streets Fork in the Road ~~~~ 


Coming round the corner , gotta peek in ~~~~


Arriving only 2hrs after the Doors open & it's Busy Busy Busy ! The Hostess directs Us to the back & up the stairs for Our Drinks to be served at the Main Bar ; Party Time !

















" RUSSIAN TULIP "

  Vodka
  Lemon Juice
  Grenadine
  Bitters


2nd Round Down the Hatchet , time to go survey the premises ~~~~~



OuOuuOu , Vintage Beer Taps !!!!! I need this in my Kitchen , Dining Room , Refrig ...............

















" DISCO NAP "

  Grappa
  Aperol
  Muddled Lemon
  Mint



















" BLACK BEE "

  House Barrel Bourbon
  Lemon Juice
  Honey Stout



Dining .......
















" MEZCAL NEAT "

Mezcal - is a distilled alcohol Beverage
made from the Maguey Plant ( a form of Agave)
Native to Mexico ~

Mezcal - which means Oven Cooked Agave !


Shweee ~~~~~ This is Our Night Cap ! So we Toast , call Car Service , Venture back down Stairs ...

NOTE !

Being that the Star of every Blog Post is " The COCKTAIL ", There is an exception to every Rule :
For " The PARISH " that Exception Begins W/ :

* 1st - Coming Soon an additional to this Post - PART 2 :

One on One Interview w/ Mixologist " BRIAN SUMMERS "
 ( Bartender Extraordinaire @ " The PARISH " amongst other Talents ! )

* 2nd - I must Speak on the :  Hor d'oeuvres / Appetizers !


Going to Lower Level , Car Waiting ......


Alrighty , I'll be back w/ PART # 2  ( One on One Interview w/ Mixologist : BRIAN SUMMERS ) !

                                                                                 &

Hor d'oeuvres !


Bye -

Bye Bye , Be Back with More on U !!!!!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

ELUSIVE A - FRAME COCKTAILS

Ooooo , this is a quick fun pop in .........
It's Thursday & I gotta do a Speedy meeting over a Nice Cocktail :















" THE TRICK "

   Tequila
   Cucumber
   Ginger
   Lemongrass
   Lime
   Chile Salt


We meet @ " The A - FRAME - Modern Picnic " !  Cool Refab " I - Hop " !



Hmmm , I'm just Entering ~~~~


Ok , looking good , let Me go outside & meet my Peeps for a our Quick Brain Storming Session ~~~


This is Sooo Comfy ,  I'm not sure how fast we will really get through this meeting ? ! ( That's OK ! )


Warm   &    Cozy    &   Cocktails   ~~~~~















" THE TRICK "

  Tequila
  Cucumber
  Ginger
  Lemongrass
  Lime
  Chile Salt


We All had a Couple rounds of this Fab COCKTAIL : " THE TRICK "

But Wait ; this will have to be a repeat performance :

*****      COCKTAIL LIST Sneak Peek -  ( I'll be returning for these ! )
                         *
" PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE " = Agricole Rhum + Strawberry + Punt e Mes + Chartreuse + Lemon
                         *
" MOHICAN " = Bourbon + Creole Shrub + Orgeat + Lemon + Absinthe    

To Be Con't ~


We are Relishing this ~~~~~








Remember this is gonna be a repeat performance , because it's great & I must try more of their COCKTAILS !

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

HUMP DAY HAPPY HOUR

Hump Day ( Wednesday / Smack in the Middle of the Week , Getting over the Hump ) !

My Girl is leaving work from the Westside coming East & I'm leaving work from the Eastside going
West = Cross Roads Destination : Culver City , CA.



















" WATERMELON TEQUILA SHOT "

Tequila Infused  w /
Freshly Muddled WaterMelon


We arrive & meet @ the Cross Roads of  " KAY'N DAVE'S "
( Mexican Catinas ) in Culver City , CA.



We park , that was a lil chaotic but mission accomplished!
Walk down a Beautifully Lit Tree Lined Street ~~~~~


Here We are ~~~~


Let's Go In !


Spacious ,  Airy ,  Lofty &  Full .         It's Bustling !
I guess a lot of Us are getting over the Hump !















" MANGO MARGARITA "

( add a $1 to make it a Grande ) ** We DID !!!!

Herradura Silver Tequila
Cointreau
Blended W/
Mango Preserves
& Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice


O , We Backed it Up w/  the 1st featured drink : The " WATERMELON TEQUILA SHOT "





There's a Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday & Everyday Drink Specials !!!!!!!!!!!!


 Several Tequila Armoires ,  Nice !


Check Out Sports & Much More @ the Bar .........

Out Door Patio & Seating Also ~~~~~




Thursday, July 12, 2012

FUSION - JAPANESE PALACE / FARMERS MARKET

The Whole Gang Punched The Clock Out From Work , Met , High Fived & Went To :

" YAMASHIRO's FARMERS MARKET " - Thursdays 5 - 9 pm ~~~~

Rain or Shine ....... It actually Sprinkled a bit ...

To Kick it Off ~
                                                                                                        

" LYCHEE MARTINI "
                                              Skyy Vodka + Lychee Sake + Lychee Juice
                                                                     

You park your cars in a designated Foot Hill parking Lot to start Free Shuttle Service Incline , Up into the Hills We Goooooo ~~~~




So the Pictorial / Collage of this Eclectic Event Begins !


" PAGODA BAR " , We'll get to this Pit Stop Soon ~~~




Sooo Many Vendors / Stands. You Name It It's Here : Food , Veggies , Drink , Candles ,
Sea Sponges , Books , Clothes , Collectibles , Art , Music , Variety of People ! & Much ,
Much MORE !


I think I'll sample some cheese ~~~

Peek @ some Art Work ~~~


         We're all gonna grab a few sliders to coat our stomachs & get ready for a few Bottoms Up !


        WOW !      " PAGODA BAR " @ the Magic Hour ! I feel a spiritual chant come over Me !


Let's Order !


KM orders :                          " RASPBERRY LEMONDROP MARTINI"

       Hangar One Citrus Vodka + Fresh-Squeezed Lemon + Simple Syrup + Fresh Raspberry Puree

                                                                                                                              

I ordered :                                                    " THE Q - TEA "

  Absolut Wild Tea Vodka + Fresh Cucumber Water + Simple Syrup + Fresh Lemon + Lychee Juice


DJ ordered :                                     " YAMASHIRO IPA BEER "

CM ordered :                                    " LYCHEE MARTINI "     **** The 1st Cocktail Featured !

                                       CHEERS ! BOTTOMS UP ! TAKE it to the HEAD !


We have a few drops left & we're going to check out a few more vendors ,
Opps " No Pagoda Bar Drinks Past This Point ", I guess this forces Us to do another Round !!!!!






We made another run around the festivities ,  between a few rain showers & dusk falls upon us ,
we decide to go indoors to YAMASHIRO's LOUNGE ~~~~


Upon Entry You are Welcomed by the Great BUDDHA !
Make sure you Rub that Belly for Good Luck!


A Japanese Palace , Beautiful , Magical , Serene & Festive at the same time ?


Open Air Interior Garden Court , Tranquil !




                                                               " GINGER N' RITA "

                                                      Tequila + Elixir-g + Sweet & Sour

Last But Not Least ; Our Final Toast for the Eve , We , Will Return !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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