Wednesday, January 30, 2013

YOU DON'T KNOW TIL YOU KNOW # SPEAKEASY


( In Most Cases I Usually Start Off with a Featured COCKTAIL But with this ADVENTURE I Had to Start at the Very Beginning! )

THE SPEAKEASY is Back with a VENGEANCE !!!!!!

Yes this Unassuming BARBER SHOP !!!!!

Legit Barber Shop by Day , By Night Back Door Leads to a NEW AGE SPEAKEASY ~

A Bit after 9:30 PM on a Saturday Night , I arrive in Front of a BARBER SHOP on Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA. There stands a Slim Well Dressed Cranberry Colored Hair Hipster.
He ask : " Hello , How Can I Help You ? Do you have a Reservation ? " , I reply : " I JUST WANNA DRANK ! " He does a Very Quick Head to Toe Scan of Me with His Eyes & Says " WELL ALRIGHTY THEN " " I.D. Please ". I Flash My I.D. & Like a Fancy Dance Move he Waves Me in ~

In the Front Door I go past Barber Chairs , Mirrors & Station SetUps to a Back Door that Appears to be a Stock Room Door. I Open it & BAM !!!!! I Enter Another WORLD !!!!!





Dark , a 20's Mode Feel with Music & I Turn a Corner , a BAR , Black & White Check Marble Floors,
Leather Booths & a Crowd of Cool Peeps !
Three Rows Deep, it Takes a Few Moments to Order a Drink. A Bar Menu with a List of Clever COCKTAIL Names & Tasty FOOD.
My CHOICE :












" HOT HEATHER "




Milagro Silver Tequila
Lemon Juice
Amber Agave
GrapeFruit Juice
Pineapple Juice
Ginger


TASTY & SMOOTH Like the Bartenders ~

I Didn't Eat , But I was Told that the " Gilled Cheese Sandwich " ( Pepper Jack / Habanero / JalapeƱo /  Thai Chillies / Artisan Table Bread ) was Delish !!!!!


In a Half Hour I'm Fully Relaxed & Bopping to the Beats ~
Great People Watching & Ambience , WHO KNEW ?!?!!!


" VODKA & CRANBERRY "


A Cool Hot Spot , A Must Try & Partake in a Little " GIBBLE WATER " = 20's SPEAKEASY TERM Meaning : An Intoxicating Beverage ; Alcohol




I'll Be Back !








Wednesday, January 23, 2013

THE STANDARD w/ LEMON PLZ










" LEMON DROP "



Vodka

Lemon Juice

Sugar Syrup

Lemon Twist





"THE STANDARD"  Downtown Hotel with plenty of Drinking Bars Inside & Out , Downstairs , Mezzanine & RoofTop !

The STANDARD has been around for eleven years , it's now an " O G " / "OL SKOO". It was kinda the New "IT" Spot in 2002 , now there's a New Hot Spot at every other corner......
But " THE STANDARD " can still hold it's Own!


By Pass the Lobby Bar ~


Up We go to the Mezzanine ~


A Lil Ping Pong ?


The PRES Got POWER !!!!!! & SWAGGER !!!!!!!


Have a Swig & a Pong ~






Amongst the Downtown Night Skyline :
Drank , Sight See , Skinny Dip or Swim I mean & / or Dance ~


Another Please ~

& Then Down We go for Midnite Munchies :



Need you some Wake Me Up ?


Or Night Cap ?


By Pass the 70's Tunes & Out for Air ~


Wow , That was All Good !


& a Token to take Home , Good Night !


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

3 KINGS @ REDCAT










" TEQUILA MARTINI "





 Silver Don Jolio Tequila

 Vermouth

 Lemon Twist




A Tequila inspired Martini ! Refreshing ~


Heading to DownTown LA to REDCAT Gallery ~




12 Days of Christmas Ends on the 6th of January , ending with a " Feast Of Epiphany " 
the Day of 
3 KINGS or Wise Men / Magi.

So this " 3 KINGS " Day at REDCAT ( Gallery / CAL ARTS Center ) LOUNGE , the Event is :

" 3 KINGS CRAFTERNOON "

Drinks , Music , a WHITE ELEPHANT Table for those Lovely Unwanted X-MAS Gifts to Recycle !

&

A Craft Table to Make a Grand 2013 Crown !


Nice Gallery BAR ROOM !


Ooo , here are the 3 KINGS watching over the WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE ~


Like a Store after Christmas : Low in Stock , But what's great , there is a Bar ! Some Liquor, A Key Component !



So the Bar Maid was able to Muster Up some innovative Spirits ~
 the " TEQUILA INSPIRED MARTINI "



" HOT TODDY " 

Your choice of Whiskey in Hot Tea Lots of Honey & Lemon 
in a To - Go Cup ! I love it , with Cold & Flu Season Happening 
most appropriate , I must say !


DJ's in Action , Great Tunes !


Crafters hard at Work on their 2013 Crowns to be ~


Fab 2013 Crowns of all Crowns !


Arts   Crafts   Music   Culture  & Drank !
A Must Return ....






Thursday, January 3, 2013

HAIR of the DOG !!!!!!!










HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!


















If you were alert enough to remember :

to Take 2 ASPIRIN & Drink a BOTTLE of WATER
( preferably Water with Electrolytes ) before you passed out for the Night ~


You are One of the LUCKY ONES!!!!


OK  , YES There comes a Time ( PLENTY of Times ) " THAT TIME " When We Have Just Over INDULGED ! Partook of to Much Alcohol !

"HAIR of the DOG" ~ Is a Phrase / Expression used to refer to Alcohol that is Consumed with the Aim of Lessening the Effects of a HANGOVER ~

* This Expression Originally Referred to a Method of Treatment of a RABID Dog Bite by Placing HAIR from the DOG in the Bite Wound .......

* RULES of ENGAGEMENT !

If You weren't One of the Lucky Ones having Taken 2 Aspirin & Drank a Bottle of Water before Bed,
WELL , SOME WAYS YOU MAY CHOOSE to DEAL in the MORNING :



A COLD FROSTY BEER ~



Maybe a Lighter COLD FROSTY BEER with A COLD GLASS of WATER w/ LEMON ~

Hmmm , If that's not the Remedy that works for you .....

OTHERS that May Help :


Just a HOT CUP of BLACK COFFEE &


DRY TOAST ~

*


Crisp GINGER ALE is sooo soothing With -


SALTINE CRACKERS

*


Sometimes Just Some Good OL " MICKEY D's "

( if you can manage to get in the car & do drive thru )

*


A Good OL Fashioned SPICY " BLOODY MARY "

& Add Some ~


Aaaaa , Some Thick ass " SMOKED BACON "

& Maybe Add ~


A Big Plate of Rich POWDER SUGAR & BERRY Covered GOURMET PANCAKES w/ Whipped Butter !!!!!!

WHATEVER WORKS !

REPAIR !!! OVERCOME !!!!!! ENJOY !!!!!!

                                                 GREAT     2013 !!!!!



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