“When-I-was-your-age”, college students were known to be collectors of $1 Whopper coupons and drinkers of awesome(ful) beers such as Molson Ice. In their spare time, they would drive to the closest foreign city such as Vancouver, Tijuana, Niagara Falls, & Windsor, to partake in the grand tradition of legal underage drinking in another land. Collegiate towns were split into the Jets (locals) & Sharks (out of town students). The Glendon seems to want to change all of the above — save for the getting F’d up in Tijuana part, since it’s nowhere near San Diego, nor does it actually allow underage drinking — for those lucky enough to attend UCLA starting 2010.
By bringing in a wee bit of sophisticated Tinseltown chic while not dinging a 5th year Senior’s piggy bank, Glendon Bar & Kitchen’s able to attract actual Westwood non-students & simultaneous wean the future yuppies off the chain burger. Witness a few new 2011 items, some of can be found during both the happy hour and the “reverse” happy hour”:
Black bean hummus:
Caprese Tar Tar (chopped mozzarella, tomato, basil)
Brie & Fig Toast
Roasted goat cheese eggplant
The menu demonstrates Glendon’s desire to bring sophisticated & mature sensibilities into a part of LA that’s usually more worried about GPAs than mortgages. Yet Glendon is still able to pun itself through the adult beverage menus by recognizing a 3rd year student’s need to simultaneously lose that Freshman 15 while maintaining a healthy dating habit; a section of the cocktail menu is named “The Skinny” while wines are listed under “First” through “Third” dates. For those long passed the cap & gown ceremony, be glad Glendon isn’t serving $0.10 wing Tuesday with $1 Red Dog draft.