Music Monday: Belowme Live @ Casey’s April 5th and 19th

April 1st, 2013 — 3:26pm

Belowme are an amazing electro/synth indie rock band from Los Angeles that make beautiful noise. When I say noise what I mean is it’s music that is not easy to define. Its atmospheric, it’s rock, it’s electro and really fucking good! You can see them April 5th and 19th at Casey’s where drinking and dancing is highly encouraged!

Check out a few songs here….

Dave Freeman – 213 Music Director

Cole’s Makes the List in “A Handy Guide to LA’s Most Iconic Sandwiches” – Eater LA

March 27th, 2013 — 1:36pm

A Handy Guide to LA’s Most Iconic Sandwiches, 3/25/13 – Eater LA

Los Angeles has its fair share of great sandwiches, and even takes credit for inventing one: the French dip. Since the “accident” of the French dip in the early 20th century, L.A.’s sandwich pantheon has added many standard-bearing types, such as the pastrami, corned beef, Italian submarine, Cuban, Greek and even Vietnamese sandwiches, a claim to its diversity from Westside to Eastside. In addition to decades-old favorites, there are some new-school sandwiches that have become instant classics. Here presented, L.A.’s Most Iconic Sandwiches. Read more and find out about Cole’s!

Mix This: The Brown Derby with Tony’s Plex Lowery

March 27th, 2013 — 11:23am

So, this year I’m chillin’ out. Not from drinking, of course, but what, and how. I’ve realized whereas in 2012 I drank a lot, a whole lot of cocktails. Amazing ones. So good it would make your neck hairs stand up at attention and maybe even make you smack yo’ mama for another. That many excellent cocktails.

But after all the countless discussions on the nuances and complexities of cocktails concocted by baritone bartenders; after nights of stomach stretching and the streamlining of fine dining with succulent spirit sipping;
after the world has seen its last ironically mustached muchacho make his mixological masterpiece–

Then what?!?!

I’ll tell you what–Simple, well made cocktails. The ones that have 3 things in them–for a reason. Sure, experimentation is highly advised, and there are some real talented people out there to be sure, but as for me and my palate, I’m stepping it back a bit. Having some spirit with a touch of an amaro, or staying with some well made, and well executed classics that isn’t written on a piece of parchment. Templeton Rye, neat please…

Wow–! Its mighty high up here on my horse! Lemme step down a bit and getcha a drink! The Brown Derby is exactly the type of thing I’m talking about here–simple, to the point. Pretty good all season long, its one of the signature cocktail from the Vendome Club. Can’t go wrong.

- Your favorite Bourbon (2 oz)
- Fresh Grapefruit Juice (1 oz)
- Honey (1/2 oz)

Contents in tumbler with ice, shake well and strain in cocktail glass. Enjoy!

Plex Lowery, Tony’s Saloon, GM