First stop, The Association
Pisco Sour & a sugary Pear Martini.
this place is indeed the bomb. focused on old time booze, serving martinis up in proper 2-martini lunch sized stemware. dig it. far superior to the clustereff that is the Crocker Club.
Second Stop: The Must
kitchen closed. walk out, but didn’t feel butthurt. heck, we were just there yesterday. it’s ok lah! must return for food cuz the wine list was very inviting the first time around.
Third Stop: O Bar + Restaurant inside the Orchid Hotel, DTLA
churros and chocolate from a Armenian(?) Chef. Winner! A while back, some dude asked where to get churros y chocolate on Yelp. He got a buncha half-asses non-answers. One poster mentioned the $10 churros y chocolate @ Cobras Y Matador. $10 for coupla fried sticks of dough? Yo, we ain’t dining at The Bazaar. There aren’t $4500 golden monkeys being sold!
To be honest, the chocolate dip for the churros y chocolate was quite thin and brothy, hence “incorrect”. It was also not very chocolaty nor sweet, akin to a thick chocolate milk, not quite molten chocolate. But, still, a nice burgers convo with Tay, a very sweet vegetarian hostess, and a very nice individually brewed cup of joe ($2, better than Starbucks, tho frankly, I forgot what kind of beans were ground), and a roasting modern fireplace, completed a delicious week night out and about. I was told weekends are for amateurs.
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