March 2nd, 2012 — 11:44am
We’re excited about UMAMIcatessan’s arrival at 846 S. Broadway, just steps away from the Broadway Bar! The soft opening is tomorrow, Saturday, March 3rd. See you there!
Grand Reveal Inside UMAMIcatessen: 5 Restaurants in 1 – Eater
It has taken Umami founder Adam Fleischman about 14 months to build out UMAMIcatessen, the eagerly anticipated multi-concept deli and bar experience which opens tomorrow at 5PM on Broadway downtown. After that interior spot check last month, here now a final tour around the space. UMAMIcatessen is one of those modern numbers where steel and reclaimed wood prevail (a la mode at the moment), with a soaring open ceiling, a host of two-tops, four-tops, bar seats and communal dining space, bare Edison bulbs, and factory-style dangling lights. The aesthetic was a joint collaboration between Derrick Flynn and Julianna So of SO\DA inc., and the in-house team at Umami Restaurant Group. Read More
After the Feast, the Digestif – New York Times Magazine
Some people look stricken when presented with the idea of an after-dinner drink, as if it evokes an Edwardian vision of men repairing to the study while ladies are left at the table to rue their sisters’ marriage prospects. (Though I suppose some might like this scenario.) An after-dinner drink should be the least stiff of rituals, even if the drinks are stiff indeed. Read More
Spice of Life: Flavored rum isn’t so bad after all – Tasting Table
Spiced rum is gunning for respectability of late.
Sure, it may never fully escape the cloud of countless bad decisions and rough mornings-after, but those of us in the know can now revel in the upsurge of affordable, ready-to-mix deliciousness. Read More
March 1st, 2012 — 5:36pm
Friday, March 2nd
Casey’s Irish Pub – C-horse
Songwriter Cecilia Enriquez formed C-horse in 2007 as an avenue for her original pop songs. A demo of the first C-horse songs was circulated among a close-knit group of Los Angeles musicians, and Enriquez’ accessible songwriting style, influenced by 60s and 70s rock and pop, quickly attracted local support. Enriquez went on to record her self-titled debut record, produced by Joel Morales of the band Dios. This album, laced with intricate vocal harmonies and packed with a powerful pop sensibility, was well-received by friends and fans alike.
C-horse has evolved into a solid unit, with the help of some of Enriquez’ musical friends: bassist Lindsay Mancha, drummer Courtney Olsen, and keyboardist Mack Marquard. As new material flourishes, the band continues to play shows throughout the Los Angeles and you can catch them every Friday in March at Casey’s in Downtown.
Caña Rum Bar – Native Wayne
Tonight Grammy-winning reggae luminary Wayne Hobson, also known as Native Wayne to his Indie 103 fans, will be behind the wheels of steel bringing us the good vibes via an eclectic set of classic reggae, dancehall, afrobeat, and whatever else he deems worthy of your listening pleasure. It’s Friday night, so if you’d like to ensure yourself a table or bring more than three guests, reservations are necessary. Right near the beach… Boyyyyyyyyyy!
Las Perlas – Kapsoul Records
What does Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rare Groove Disco have in common with Tequila? Las Perlas!!!! That’s right Kapsoul Records presents every Friday at Las Perlas with DJ Kap, Ohmae & Chikaramanga. Come in and get drunk…. Or stay sober depending on what you’re in to.
Saturday, March 3rd
Casey’s Irish Pub – The Mo-Odds
The Mo-Odds are back and by the time their done they’re going to take your girlfriends with them, and your whiskey. Hell, they even take the bars whiskey! And the girl bartenders! They play rock n roll and they play it so fucking good we asked them back for a March residency at Casey’s. They hit it hard and make you wanna shake it hard. Stop in for a shot of whiskey and throw it down with the best 60′s / punk / rock n roll soul band in Los Angeles. No Cover!
Las Perlas – DJ Darren Revell
Las Perlas welcomes DJ Darren Revell from 103′s Big Sonic Heaven tonight. Darren will be spinning everything from Post Punk to New Wave to Eighties so grab your head bands and leg warmers and get on down here. We’ll see you then!
Caña Rum Bar – Music Selector Jose Galvan
Its time for you to stop living and start winning! What better way to do that than to join us @ Caña Rum Bar for Jose Galvan. Tonight and every Saturday night Jose joins us playing Latin Alternative, Funky Beats and Caribbean Rhythms. We will also be serving some of the most delicious rum cocktails ever to have touched your tongue. Get in here and get some!
February 29th, 2012 — 5:02pm
Every once in a while, and I say that nicely, I come across a Tequila that really peaks my interest. Slowly I have started to categorize tequila and this particular tequila I put in the category of a “Craft Tequila”.
Corrido is a highland single estate grown and produced Tequila (no other tequila is produced from this distillery) and can only produce a small amount monthly. Its portfolio consist of a Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anejo and they are all wonderful.
The Gems of Corrido are The Anejo and Reposado
Reposado – This little Gem is a double barrel reposado aged for 6 months, 3 month in used washed jack Daniel’s barrel and 3 month in washed used Makers Mark barrel’s. The two distinctly different bourbon barrels help create a tequila that has aromas of butterscotch, nuts, maple, intense tones of cooked agave with a long finish of vanilla and caramel.
Anejo – This stuff is frick’n great. It is an 18 month triple barrel Anejo, 3 month in Jack Daniels barrels, 3 month in Makers mark barrels and 12 months in a proprietary barrel that I firmly believe is a reconditioned whiskey barrel with a medium char. Burnt caramel and maple notes with loads of cooked agave are supported by highland tequila characteristics of herbal fruit and spice.
Extra Anejo – This particular Anejo drinks like a whiskey meets a cognac. Aged for a total of 3 yrs in Makers Mark barrels
Blanco – aged 30 days in Jack Daniels barrels, this blanco is balanced and rich. Its bright character is accented with roasted agave, mint and spring flowers.
Raul Yrastorza, Las Perlas General Manager
February 28th, 2012 — 11:32am
Las Perlas, LA’s first, dedicated mezcal bar, is hosting a specialty tasting on Tuesday, March 6 featuring Fidencio Mezcal led by Arik Torren, the brand’s dynamic Chief Operating Officer who will lead guests on a tasting tour of Fidencio’s most rare and select mezcals including: Fidencio Sin Humo, Fidencio Classico, Fidencio Tobala, Fidencio Pechuga and Fidencio Madrecuixe. The tasting takes place from 7-8:30PM (with light bites) and is complementary however, seating is limited to 40 spots. The above mezcals will be also be available for purchase at the event.
As you may know, Fidencio Mezcal is one of the most acclaimed mezcals available made from the finest estate grown 100% pure Espadín agave by four generations of Oaxacan mezcaleros.
Las Perlas Fidencio Mezcal Tasting
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Where: Las Perlas
107 East 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014