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/

Elephant Bar in the Room

While Elephant Bar is known for their amazing food and unfortunately high prices, their Happy Hour menu is something that’s friendly on your wallet. Most places don’t offer a large variety but here we get quite a nice selection. Non-alcholic specialty drinks start at $2.00 while what we really want, alcoholic drinks start at $3.00 and go to only $5.00.

For $3.00, you can get our most recommended drink, the House Margarita. Of course, if you aren’t looking for hard liquor, then a

domestic beer is just a couple words away. Then at $4.00, you can get yourself a nice Mojito or even a Mai Tai. Here, the list gets bigger as far as variety goes. Finally you top it all off with a Long Island or a SKYY infused martini for $5.00.

For the full list of drinks, click HERE.

On that list, you’ll also notice their appetizer specials as well as a Happy Hour Combo. For only $6.50, you get a burger, fries, and a domestic beer. You can upgrade the type of beer you like for $1.00-$2.00 more. Not bad if you ask me. The other great thing is that you aren’t limited to these deals by a certain day. You can enjoy them Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm and 9:00pm-CLOSE seven days a week. So head over to 3775 Tyler Street, Suite A, Riverside, CA to get your drink on! But please remember to drink and drive responsibly so don’t get carried away by these low prices!

Until next time… Cheers!

-Anand, Social Media Marketing

Source: Elephant Bar

YeeHawww!

If you are looking for a good time then giddy-on-up to Saddle Ranch Chophouse in Hollywood. With a mechanical bull (which I did ride), fantastic food ranging from Jalepeno Mac-n-Cheese to their famous sweet potato fries, huge drinks, and an overall exciting atmosphere this place will NOT disappoint.

What makes this place so great? Welllll, the following are just a few of the nifty things you can order: DIY Smores (they have outside fire-pits where you can roast marshmallows and make your own Smores), shareable cotton candy in an extremely oversized martini glass, and specialty drinks like their delicious raspberry kamikaze shots.

When I went I got the Mai Tai which was very strong. I also tried the raspberry kamikaze shots and devoured their sweet potato fries which is served with a yummy, ooey, gooey, marshmallow-ey sauce and spicy ketchup.

This place is a little pricey, but it is definitely worth it. They also have valet parking for less than $4, and if you have ever been to Hollywood you will know that $4 for parking is a great deal!

So what are you waiting for? Round up some cowboys or cowgirls and head on down to Saddle Ranch in Hollywood! They also have a location at Universal City Walk if you would rather go there.

Cheers!

Angela Wagner, Editor

Check out their menu and more at:

http://www.srrestaurants.com/

Deal of the Day: Shooter’s Sports Bar & Grill

Hey sports fans! This deal of the day is for you! Catch some sure to be exciting NBA action tonight at Shooter’s Bar & Grill on Indiana Ave. in Riverside. With 6 wall size HD projectors and 14 LCD monitors, you’re sure to see every play of the game. If you’re feeling like playing a game of your own then just head over to one of their 21 pool tables and you and your friends can go head-to-head during halftime. But, of course what you really want is a deal, right? Well happy hour is from 4-7pm and you can enjoy 20% off your favorite well drinks, draft beer, and appetizers. After 7pm, you and your friends can split an extra large one-topping  pizza and domestic pitcher for $21.99! So head on over for some fun and beer to get your mind off those midterm grades you just got. Or hopefully, to celebrate!

10226 Indiana Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 785-9588
MON-SUN
11am-2am

Cheers!

Jai, SEO/Analyst

Source: http://www.shootersriversideca.com/