Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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btw I was driving on like the 10W around like 4:45, and traffic on the 10E was stopped because 3 cup cars had blocked traffic. about 30 ft in front of the cop cars was an unmarked white van that was stopped. The cop cars had their doors open and like 5-6 cops were standing behind the doors like a barricade, all of them w/ their gun drawn, it was a p crazy thing for me to pass, I've seen some police shit but like, never a line of cops w/ guns out

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 06:43 (six years ago) Permalink

my decidedly less exciting going-out-in-LA report tonight: there was an electrical outage near the crazy five-way intersection at sunset/hollywood/hillhurst/virgil earlier. i was gonna meet up with friends at el chavo but the power was out and they were only serving beer and shots because the freezer wasn't working (so no ice). power's back on now but the intersection's traffic lights are still just blinking red so it's a bit of a free-for-all around there atm

radical ferry (donna rouge), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:13 (six years ago) Permalink

PLUS IT RAINED

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:19 (six years ago) Permalink

EVERYTHING'S CRAZY

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:19 (six years ago) Permalink

i can't believe those Occupy dorks protested over chalk. They make it tough to take them seriously.

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2012 07:44 (six years ago) Permalink

if you're anywhere near sherman oaks, freakbeat records is having a sale.

Hey, we're nine years old! It's hard to believe and we couldn't have done it without the support of all our great customers. As is tradition, we'll be having a huge anniversary sale beginning this Thursday, July 12th at 11am, and ending on Monday, July 16th at 8pm. Everything in the store, new and used, will be 20% to 50% off. Additionally, we will have a roomful of LPs, CDs and DVDs for just a quarter each. We hope to see you all here. Thanks again for all your support!

ostrich tuning (get bent), Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:37 (six years ago) Permalink

they convinced me -- literally at the last minute -- to get the can lost tapes set i'd been carrying around.

ostrich tuning (get bent), Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Did I link this already? I guess it's the less shitty side of gentrification, even though there is something a little smug about it. It looks cool though:

http://climbmountanalog.com/

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Damn, I missed a Mark Burgess solo set? I need to pay more attention here. (Caught him a number of times that way over the years, always been good.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 July 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

right by the gold line, too!

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

haha yes, I thought that was funny. Mark Burgess! In my neighborhood! Though I guess he has lived in LA for some time? Maybe even as long as Pot Noodle Goth Peter Baynham

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:35 (six years ago) Permalink

has anyone been to little cave, the bar a few doors down? those cocktails look yum

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah I been there many times. It's nice. Mr T's is there too, though I don't know if it is still open?

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

My current favorite NELA bar is the bar at Colombo's in Eagle Rock. Hardly anyone there under 50 besides me. Definitely my kind of place.

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:42 (six years ago) Permalink

My current favorite NELA bar is the bar at Colombo's in Eagle Rock

I like the Black Boar in Eagle Rock a lot. The DJ there every other Saturday is one of the best in town.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 23 July 2012 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink

i have never gone drinking in eagle rock but i went to the oinkster and all-star lanes last weekend!

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Monday, 23 July 2012 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Not a fan of the Black Boar. It was much nicer (and far, far quieter) when it was The Chalet. Oinkster also used to be much better before they put the flatscreens in. All-Star Lanes is great though.

The Merch Seat (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 17:02 (six years ago) Permalink

La Cuevita (formerly the Little Cave) has a pretty decent mezcal selection and their happy hour is 7-10 7 days a week. The Hermosillo club is pretty decent (beer & wine only).

Jean-Luc Poncey (lpz), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Haha, my friend and I stood staring through the open window of Hermosillo for a few minutes debating whether to go in, the bartender staring hopelessly back at us from an empty room (it may have been "opening night" after the redesign), before deciding against it and walking off. I'm sure it's lovely though.

The Merch Seat (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

oinkster is opening a second location in hollywood, on vine near melrose. i wonder how the crowds will be.

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:30 (six years ago) Permalink

LA (Silverlake and environs) map with movie names replacing street names. Kind of cute.

http://www.wearedorothy.com/shop/film-map-original-open-edition

Use the next arrow to get closer views.

nickn, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:53 (six years ago) Permalink

I like the bar at Colombo's

buzza, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:12 (six years ago) Permalink

"hi five"

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:14 (six years ago) Permalink

as an nj transplant, this thrills me:

http://laist.com/2012/07/27/ritas_italian_ice_to_serve_santa_monica.php

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Friday, 27 July 2012 21:44 (six years ago) Permalink

...but what i'm REALLY thrilled by is extended weekend subway hours!!!

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:03 (six years ago) Permalink

anyone going to the G.L.O.W. documentary on 8/21?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy2BLHsip6E&feature=player_embedded

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Monday, 30 July 2012 18:01 (six years ago) Permalink

zero of the signified got a tip from a friend about a great lebanese place in sun valley called jalal lebnan. we went tonight and said friend's recommendation checks out -- great shawarma, decent hummus, some nicely executed falafel that the owner threw in on the house. we were the only people in there on a saturday night, so you should go! they need customers!

(i know most of you live nowhere near sun valley. just sayin'.)

Team GB (get bent), Sunday, 5 August 2012 02:53 (six years ago) Permalink

sorry, it's called jabal lebnan, with a b.

Team GB (get bent), Sunday, 5 August 2012 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Have you been to Mantee in Studio City, and if so how does it compare? I like Mantee, but likely not as cheap as your find.

nickn, Sunday, 5 August 2012 03:16 (six years ago) Permalink

no, but i know about it. i'd like to go sometime. it's across from my ralph's! jonathan gold said the salads were very good.

Team GB (get bent), Sunday, 5 August 2012 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

will check out that lebanese place. will report back

Cunga, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:53 (six years ago) Permalink

i have a food writer pal in town and at the behest of a local food enthusiast she knows we went on an insane taco crawl today:

mariscos jalisco truck in boyle heights (best shrimp taco i've ever had)
mercado olympic (we had a bunch of things here - tacos en canasta, lamb tacos, some samples of pulque and techape, squash blossom enchiladas, this dish that's basically a bunch of different fruits and chile mangos and pork skin served in a bowl with chile powder over everything, pork rinds, horchata)
ricky's fish tacos (fish taco and jamaica)
guelaguetza in koreatown (mole sampler, chilaquiles, and i had a shot of del maguey vida)

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 6 August 2012 06:57 (six years ago) Permalink

cool local band so many wizards are doing a free show next tuesday (aug 14) at origami in echo park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtVAprY3jls&feature=related

hamlisch kilgour (get bent), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 00:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Mariscos Jalisco is really incredible.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:24 (six years ago) Permalink

I'd almost disqualify it as a taco though.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:25 (six years ago) Permalink

we were so confused by it! how do you get shrimp to taste like that??

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:54 (six years ago) Permalink

now that metro has gone all-TAP and stopped selling paper passes, my wallet won't fill up with these anymore:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/7737409054_90d289a315_c.jpg

hamlisch kilgour (get bent), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:24 (six years ago) Permalink

when are they gonna lock these turnstiles??

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

hope never

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

can't remember the last time I bought a ticket

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

we were so confused by it! how do you get shrimp to taste like that??

Not sure! Is it cheese in there with the shrimp? Like maybe melted cotija or something?

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 21:34 (six years ago) Permalink

did they consult this thread for decorating tips

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE.

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 13 August 2012 18:48 (six years ago) Permalink

hai

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:53 (six years ago) Permalink

mariscos jalisco truck in boyle heights (best shrimp taco i've ever had)

Was just out in LA and my son and I had the shrimp tacos and the ceviche tostadas at this truck. Awesome.

curmudgeon, Monday, 20 August 2012 16:49 (six years ago) Permalink

my roommate had a groupon for honey's kettle fried chicken in culver city and between three of us we polished off $30 worth of chicken, biscuits, green beans, fries, and fried peppers. i recommend!

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 20 August 2012 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

faust at redcat in october.

http://www.redcat.org/event/faust

ezra kleine nachtmusik (get bent), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

yo

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink


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