Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Morrison-Bowmore World Whiskey Day Poetry Reading, Saturday, 5/18, 8pm

May 14th, 2013 — 5:12pm

This coming Saturday, May 18th, Morrison-Bowmore and Seven Grand are proud to present “Our Whiskey for Your Words,” a Whiskey Tasting/Poetry Reading in honor of World Whiskey Day. Bring a poem, and read it before your peers, and Johnnie the Scot from Morrison-Bowmore Distillers will pour you a taste of something rare and old. This event is open to the public, so grab a friend and meet us in the Jackalope Room at 8pm.

We will have a special cocktail menu for the evening, featuring Auchentoshan, Bowmore, and Glen Garioch Whiskies. World Whiskey Day is celebrated around the planet, check out some of the others events going down:

We believe that that whiskey and poetry are both great ways to bring people together, if you have never been to one of our Whiskey/Poetry events, you really must come participate. It may just change your world view. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who may need either of these divine medicines in their life. Please RSVP below so we know how many to prepare for:

Register Here!

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature. Memberships can be purchased at the bar, dues are $120 a year, and allow the bearer to bring a guest to any event.

Again, this event is open to the public, attendance will not be capped. It’s a Whiskey & Poetry Party! If you’ve never been to a Whiskey Society Event, this will be a great chance to come check out how we roll.

We also offer private tastings for groups and parties, hit this link to learn more:

We were written up in GQ this month! (I spotted this on the Huffington Post.) Congrats to the 7G crew for earning these kudos, and to you for supporting us! :

If you haven’t been down for Happy Hour in a while, we now offer Pizza and $5 Hand-crafted cocktails until 8pm. Sundays through Wednesdays we offer one of the best free music programs in the city, 10pm to 1am.

We hope to see you soon!

Pedro, currently sipping Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar L.A.,
Co-Curator, Whiskey Society

Here’s a little ditty to hum to yourself and you’re deciding which poem you’re going to read:

Music Tuesday: Silver Phial Live at Casey’s May 17th

May 14th, 2013 — 11:59am

Mixed with psych, folk, rock and soul Silver Phial is one of those bands that that have that unique and stylized sound, keeping everyone wanting more. They are back at Casey’s this Friday for your listening and dancing enjoyment. The show is co presented with All Scene Eye and Silver Phial will be supported with Coronado Sessions (Cecilia Della Peruti of Gothic Tropic) and News Of The Fire.

Dave Freeman – 213 Music Director

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Angel’s Envy Rye w/ Wes Henderson, Wed., May 15th, 7pm

May 14th, 2013 — 11:04am

This coming Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm, we have Wes Henderson from Angel’s Envy coming in to taste and educate us on the original Angel’s Envy Bourbon Port Cask Finish, our new Seven Grand Select Blend that was in-part created by our staff, and the new Angel’s Envy Rye expression!

A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30pm, so come early to get a good seat. Attendance will be capped at 35 peeps for the tasting, with priority given to paid-up members. First-timers can pay $15 to get in place of any no-shows at the time of the tasting. Come early to talk to us.

We will be offering an Angel’s Envy Cocktail Menu in the Main Bar, featuring AE Drink Specials all-night-long. The public is welcome to meet and greet with Wes immediately after the Whiskey Society event at 9pm in the Moosehead Snug.

RSVP for the 7pm tasting on the link below now, and feel free to invite your friends to come meet Wes at 9pm and enjoy the new Angel’s Envy Rye!

Register Here!

Seven Grand Whiskey Society dues are $120 per year, payable at the bar, and allow you to bring a guest to any event.

Again, first-timers can come and pay $15 just before the start of the tasting to get a seat, if we have room.

We also offer private tastings, hit the flight-menu link beneath my signature for more details.

Check out the video below to learn about the new Rye expression, Wes started Angel’s Envy several years ago just to bring his father, Lincoln (Former Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve and a Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer) out of retirement.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, stick around afterward, we have free live music at 10pm.

Pedro, currently sipping Connemara Peated Single Malt. Not a bad way to end the day.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar L.A.
Co-Curator, Whiskey Society

An Animated History Of The French Dip in Los Angeles, 5/8/13 – KCET

May 9th, 2013 — 10:44am

An Animated History Of The French Dip in Los Angeles, 5/8/13 – KCET

By: Katherine Spiers

The battle for French dip supremacy still carries on to this day, a century after it was first invented. It’s one of L.A.’s most frightening turf wars. This battle between two downtown restaurants, Cole’s and Philippe’s the Original, will probably never be truly resolved, but least we food nerds can do is hear out both sides.

Filmmaker Joris Debeij, who contributes to KCET’s Land of Sunshine blog, grew up in the Netherlands, where the Philly cheesesteak was something he had a passing familiarity with. But it wasn’t until his arrival in Los Angeles that he learned of the vaguely similar French dip sandwich, and decided to tell its story. Here it is, in a fantastic combo of live action and animation.