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.