Thursday, October 23, 2008


I did a mini-little bar crawl with my buddy Matras last weekend. We met up at Casey's which is a perfectly serviceable Irish sports bar. What made it even better is that it was not crowded and had a hipster crowd. Our next stop was 7 (no link found with cursory search). Which had a dandy martini but seemed like they had only been open for a week and had opened for the day just before we walked in, i think there is potential, they just need some time to 'get it together'. Oh, and the DJ was l-a-m-e. Next was Seven Grand but there was a lien and we lost patience. Last was the Golden Gopher. We must have liked it there because that's were we stayed. Until they kicked us out. The Gopher wins for the night and I hope to get back soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

MUSSO & FRANK, Skip Dinner and Go Straight for the Cocktails

I was really fussy about the steak that I ordered. It was porterhouse. It's cooking was very basic and served with some very sad cress. In fact all of the food was really bizarre. The stewed tomatoes were straight from the can. The creamed spinach was the consistency of a sag paneer. The potatoes gratin were interestingly flavored with some cinnamon. So, mostly disappointing but I did pretty much eat most of the steak. My buddy Lane finished the rest and claimed that it was DELICIOUS and that I was CRAZY! And the service also suuuuucked.

The place is not without it's charm. I swear it hasn't been redecorated since the 50's. Loads of dark wood and detail. The cocktails are delicious. Overall I did have a great night.
6667 Hollywood Blvd.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

MALO CANTINA - Is horrible and I hope they die.

I met my friend here for 'happy hour', but it was anything but happy. First of all we were lured in by the 'happy hour' specials, which are $1 tacos and half price cocktails. Second the staff sucks. They were slow and rude and not one bit interested in serving. Third the tricks are in the menu. There is only 1 taco that is actually $1 out of the 5 that are listed. Only well drinks are 1/2 off but it doesn't say that anywhere. The menu says 'happy hour' and lists there ridiculously priced cocktails. I was double charged and was given nothing but 'tude. I ended up spending $60 bucks for drinks and tacos. If I had gone somewhere nice, not a foul stink-hole. Because let me tell you , this place is far from clean or comfortable inside. I can assure I will not be going to this nightmare again any time soon. And I don't think you should either. I hate it so hard I'm not even going to tell you where it is just in case you don't believe me and think you need to try it for yourself. I have a big fat chip on my shoulder against this place and I'm praying for the day that these assholes get closed down for health code violations.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

SGT. RECRUITER - A nice place to drink

This place is one of my new favorites in my current hood of SilverFeliz. It's a funky little annex/adjunct to Cobras and Matadors. Rotating beers and wines. Sadly, no booze.

Its Euro inspired (read tiny and tiled) decor makes you feel fancy without being pretentious. The steak frite, one of few staples, is top notch. Cute and friendly staff. Random and diverse clientele. Mad busy. Go early or late because the only seating is at the bar. There are no tables and no reservations.

Couldn't find a site to save my life! 4655 H'wood Blvd.