Last night, the second Radio Room of this year, was on fire. After tasting the new cocktails from Mr. Joe Brooke, winner of season 2 of On The Rocks on LXTV, we stayed at the center bar and finished off with drinks by Mr. Brian Miller of Death & Company. During last September’s trip to New York, Death & Company’s popularity precluded a visit, and sent us to Milk & Honey instead. Feb 23rd brought drinks from New York to LA to complete the circle. The Hispaniola and Miss Behavin’ were mixed by Mr. Miller himself, and the results were tasty studies of contrast.
Next month’s mixologists have yet to be announced, but rest assured, Mr. Joe Brooke, now Edison’s bartending captain should be around, as well as his High Tea (seen above). To top that off, LA oyster man extraordinaire Christophe Happillon was shucking Fanny Bay’s all evening long. No telling if he will be at the next event, but the thought of champagne cocktails and sweet yet briney oysters should make everyone wish tomorrow is yet again Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 30 – “March 4th Marching Band.”
Barring the still indecipherable (to Angelenos) name, Allston Yacht Club is actually a fun restaurant with great service from the team of well-meaning first time restaurateurs. AYC recently realized the recession is still in full force, with even more unemployed newspaper reporters wandering the streets of Echo Park, hence the start of a brand new $5 Wednesday menu:
Diners have a new reason to look forward to the middle of the week: Allston Yacht Club’s $5 Wicked Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, EVERYTHING on the food menu at AYC will be just $5! Pick from a diverse array of small plates such as braised short ribs and duck confit on goat cheese crostini to merguez sausage with smoked corn and fried feta with marinated tomatoes. At such affordable prices, food-lovers can try as many of AYC’s delicious small plates as possible (ideal for sharing among friends) without breaking the bank.
Allston Yacht Club is also introducing an expanded Sunday brunch menu with new additions such as brioche French toast, waffles, create-your-own omelettes, tofu scramble, and of course, the usual AYC brunch suspects such as duck confit hash, house-cured Gravlax and Croque Monsieur. Also new: French-Vietnamese drip-coffee served in a traditional metal filter with condensed milk & tangerine mimosas, along with AYC’s house special cocktails such as bacon-infused Bloody Mary and the Ramos Fizz (gin, egg white & orange blossom water).
Try the merguez sausage, as well as the duck confit and the salmon board. Really relaxed vibe, but non-neighborhoodie watch-out: street parking could be atrocious, so ride you Vespa in from DTLA.
Allston Yacht Club
1320 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 481 0454
Finally, we have Checkers Downtown’s FOUR happy hour again. Alas, no foie this week, but there will be: “SHORTRIB GRILLED CHEESE”. Wait for all the women to stop squealing.
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535 S Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles, California 90071
(do NOT trust the Google Maps)
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