The Edison: “A Hidden Gem”

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? To a different place, a different era. To experience a culture very different from your own. To get completely lost in a moment, to forget where you are, what day it is, and to simply enjoy and reminisce upon the past. Well, have I got the metaphorical time machine for you! The Edison in downtown LA, deemed “One of LA’s Swankiest night spots” by Conde Nast Traveler, is an inexorable treat. A feast for the eyes, ears, and taste-buds, this unique “industrial cathedral” is set in LA’s first private power plant which was built in 1910. This place will literally sweep you off your feet and transport you to a different era. The Old Hollywood Glamour atmosphere invites guests to dress the part and have a simply lovely time. 

This place is a bit pricey, but they have a spectacular Happy Hour which is Wed-Fri, 5-7pm. You can indulge in up to 40% savings on selected drinks and food items. Take advantage of their 35 cent martinis and $5 food specials such as the sliders with fries.

They also have special events, performances, and you can even host your own party. On a Wednesday or Thursday, to reserve a table the “per person minimum” is only $25. This minimum jumps up to $50 on a Friday or Saturday (and don’t forget about the 18% gratuity), but I must say this is one place you just HAVE to experience.

I went with a group of friends and we reserved a table in the Tesla Room. I ordered “The Mistress” which is a vodka drink with hibiscus liquor and other exotic flavors (as shown in the picture to the right, it’s the pretty pink drink), “The Edison” which features bourbon and pear brandy, and the “Eye of the Beholder” which is a blend of tequila, lemon, and jalepeno (a spicy, unique cocktail indeed). We also ordered some of their absolutely delicious food. I had the fresh baked Bavarian pretzel which is served with a fluffy white cheese sauce for dipping. Some of the other things ordered include the Truffled Mac n Cheese and the Corn Fritters.

As if what we ordered wasn’t enough, we had to get a bottle of Absinthe from the Absinthe Fairy. A lovely young lady wearing gilded fairy wings wheels around a cart of diverse bottles of absinthe (featured in the photo, it’s the bottle topped with the cork) available for purchase. So, we all shared a shot of absinthe and it really set the night off.

This place is truly something memorable. It is literally hidden in an alley, so be sure get directions ahead of time. If you are ever in downtown LA or just want something fun to do check out The Edison, see what all the buzz is about! It is located at 108 W 2nd St #101 Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Also, check out their AMAZING website. If my post doesn’t get you in the mood to visit this extraordinary place, the website definitely will. Check it out! http://www.edisondowntown.com/

I definitely want to go here again soon and hopefully you will want to experience this place too!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Source: http://liveentertainmentla.com/2011/11/edison/

http://www.edisondowntown.com/

Deal of the Day: Citrus City Grille

It’s a wonderful Thursday! As we get oh-so-close to the weekend, why not get started early? Citrus City Grille has an absolutely fabulous Happy Hour which is Sun-Thurs, 3pm-close and Fri & Sat, 3pm-7pm. With their Happy Hour you can get Mac n Cheese (can you tell this is one of my favorite foods? I always tend to mention it!), or their Blackened Fish Tacos  each for only $5. They offer an array of exquisite martinis for $5, selected wine for $5, beer for $4 or less, and well drinks for $4.  

I have had the pleasure of trying some of their yummy martinis during Happy Hour. The Mango Citrus (shown in the picture below) is quite amazing and left me wanting more. It contains Mango Rum, Cointreau, orange juice, and mango puree.  After this, I also had the Pomegranate Lemonade which features Pomegranate liquor, Vodka, sweet & sour, pomegranate juice, and lemon twist. This one wasn’t as good as the mango, but still a bargain at only $5. If you like it dirty, they have the Dirty Old Classic which contains olive juice, vermouth, and Vodka.

If you don’t like martinis at all, they have wine, beer, and well drinks! The food at Citrus City Grille is pretty amazing, be sure to take advantage of their great food deals!

So, bottoms up and happy Thursday!!

Angela Wagner, Editor

 

Source: http://www.citruscitygrille.com/index2.php

Drink of the Day: Chocolate Cake Shot

Since today is a very special day (it is the birthday of one of our fabulous bloggers, Andy) I decided that the “Chocolate Cake Shot” was the perfect drink recipe for today. It is really easy to make, but you do need the special ingredients.

Recipe:

1/2 oz Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
1/2 oz vodka
sugar and lemon wedge

To make this fancy shot you just mix the Frangelico and vodka together in a shaker with ice. Dip the rim of the shot glass in lemon and coat with sugar. Coat the lemon wedge with sugar as well. Pour the shot mixture into the glass. To drink: lick the rim coated with sugar, shoot it, and bite into the sugary coated lemon immediately after. You will be so amazed how this literally tastes like chocolate cake.

ENJOY this fabulous treat! And Happy Birthday to our fellow blogger Andy!!!

Let’s get Chocolate Wasted!

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Thank Goodness Its Thursday At TGI Friday’s

Calling All Bartenders!!!! Have you ever watched the movie” Cocktail” and said that you could do a better job than Tom Cruise? If so Fridays is the “Thirsty Thursday” place for you!!! Right now with their “Turn Cocktails into Cash” campaign, Friday’s is looking for a hit new drink.  The rules are simple if you turn in a drink recipe by February 26,2012 you could receive a check for $2012 or a Fridays Gift card for $250 or $500. Other rules and restrictions apply.  Not to mention happy hours at Fridays offer drink specials, good food, and a great time!  Happy Hour is Mon – Sat 3pm to 7pm and then again 10pm to closing, also on Sunday Happy Hour is all day!!!! Oh and by the way, try the Ultimate Electric Lemonade its pretty amazing!!!

* The Liquor Cabinets Administrative team reminds you to please drink responsibly

~ Cheers