Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thanks MT for this Teed Video

Don't try this at home, shirtless, on your deck, after many beers, with all your friends watching. I said don't.

T Stands for Tobacco

Stopped by the Original Tinder Box in Santa Monica on Wilshire this past weekend. They have an amazing selection of cigars in their humidor. It's a great tobacco and gift store for the gentleman that (still) smokes. I think this is part of a chain, but this is the original store. Lots of guys in there puffing away, talking about man-stuff. I even scored their last box of wooden matches!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teed KO

Looks pretty good!

This is Why You're Teed

Check out the bulging blog called: This is why you're fat.
Some stuff looks good. Some does not. My fav is the Elvis Donut. Peanut Butter Banana's and Bacon on a donut? Yes!

We Don't Need no Stinkin Fishin Poles

I don't know where this is or how they do it, but it looks Teed!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No Teed is an Island

We took the car ferry over to Balboa Island in Newport Harbor this past weekend. It was pretty cool to be driving ion the water, well sort of. Then we stopped at one of Newport's best Happy Hours on the island and helped ourselves to a variety of $4 Happy Hour menu items including Oysters Rockefeller, Shrimp Cocktail, New England Clam Chowder, Sliders and Quesedillas. Afterwards, we washed it down with a chocolate covered banana, a home town favorite.And yes, I'm happy to see you.

Friday, March 6, 2009

When Teed goes bad

Check out this story about a Utah man that loved his Silver Bullets, but not recycling them.

Free Pizza!!!

Met a friend at 1739 Public House in Los Feliz (check out this LA Times article). Besides having great beers on tap and Happy Hour Mon-Wed w/ $3 PBR drafts, they also offer a small free cheese pizza with the purchase of a beer weekdays before 7pm. This casual pub-style bar makes you order from the bartender, a la Father's Office style. Other dishes range from $3, $6, and $9. They also have wine and a full bar. So go there with your crew and chill at a booth for as long as you like.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sonny and Isabella Head to Cuba

This is a great scene! Isabella and Sonny Crocket meet for the first time. They're headed to Cuba in his go fast boat for mojitos, because Isabella "knows a place" where they have good ones. Thanks Spike! Me gustarĂ­a disfrutar de una Cuba Libre ahora.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Good Ole Cole's is Back!

LinkCole's the home of the french dip sandwich on 6th and Grand in downtown LA is reopened. This old time joint that has probably been around since the 20's serves preprohibition era style cocktails, like Old Fashioned's and Rickey's (vodka, rum or gin, lime juice, simple syrup and club soda). (That's the drink I had.) For the ultimate experience, try hot chicken, lamb, pork, or roast beef sandwiches with your choice of cheese that you dip in au jus sauce. (I enjoyed the pork.) I was told it was the juiciest. As a side, I had Cole's Slaw. Note: they're not the inventors of Cole slaw. All was tasty. The service was great and in a cool nostalgic setting.
Truth be told, there's a small speakeasy-style secret small bar located in the back called The Varnish Bar, where the mixologists create classic cocktails as well. Check out the Thrillist blog.
FYI, there's some controversy on who invented the French dip, Phillipe's another LA landmark or Cole's. And don't get me started on what a dichotomy downtown LA is either. There's literally dozens of people "urban camping" ie; homeless, sleeping in tent-like structures a block from Cole's, which is actually on a nice block.