Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March 2014 - Recap

Catching up!  Lot's of random things in March and here they are in no particular order:


Discovered Pour Haus in DTLA which offers an affordable flight of wine and board games. There's this strip in the lower part of the Art's District with fancy restaurants.  It's a interesting area; very industrial.  The new Santa Fe condos are going to change the feel of district once completed.  Good bye parking!

Below are the neighboring restaurants that are $$$

Bestia
Church and State
The Factory Kitchen
Test Kitchen 2012
Little Bear
Fifty Seven
Daily Dose Cafe



Exploring a Stay on Main, a hotel in DTLA popular for backpackers.  I'm curious about the history here.



Happy birthday Andrew!


"Always on Top" - Improv group



Jimmy is being cute in Silverlake




Caught Andrew acting wild at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. #security


Andrew caught fish at the California Science Center.


Caught these boys playing a drinking game


Happy Birthday JV!  Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles!  I'm glad to always catch this guy's birthday.



Hermosa Beaching


Hermosa Beach sunset right before the St. Patrick day crowd rolls in.  Doucheeeees



Echo Park Lake paddle boating.  $10 an hour a person... or was it $12?



Jimmy's family doing a traditional Indo dance for his brother's wedding reception.  One of Jimmy's friends came up to me and asked me to dance.  We slow danced like middle school.  I was thankful that she noticed my awkwardness.  I appreciate people like that.  People who notice things and approach people.  Very admirable.  I love her for it.




Sort of celebrated Persian New Years at the LACMA.  Need to explore Persian food.  Need to understand more about that region of the world.  And the differences in delicacies.



Reflections at Cha Cha Lounge in Silverlake.  There's a wednesday gay night... but it wasn't very gay.  I had the best michelada there.



This is how we do late night.  Tacos on a car trunk.



Absurdly long line for one of the ramen vendors at the Ramen Festival in Santa Ana.  Come early, it's not worth it otherwise.  We broke off into groups and each had 1.5 bowls of ramen... for a lot of money.  We decided that Haraiya Miso Wonton-men was amazing and that the Mattou Seimen Szechuan ramen fell flat.  Both from Japan!  Hmmm... I should post pictures huh?  I should snag those from Jimmy.



A really fun game of Pictionary.  The neighbor told us to be quiet at 9PM.  So we had to whisper.  Made the game more interesting.



Enjoying a parklet in Highland park.


The good thing about living in a loft in DTLA is that you have access to your own epic roof top.  This view is out of the Union Lofts.


Enjoyed #artivism in downtown LA.


Lazertag birthday in Sherman Oaks!  The Alhambra location is larger!



We said our good byes to MJ's bar in Silverlake.  It was sad, but it was time.  We hadn't gone to MJs in a while.  I'm sad I missed out on more foam parties and glow parties.  That night was odd.  The bartenders were lazy, there was only one go-go boy.  It really was dead.  




Sunny moved 1 mile from me.  She has this amazing roof top porch.


After drinking, I took a lyft to Sean's place.  He made me an epic quesadilla with a ton of meat and then drove me home.  What a homie.



Eating Out March


Ramen Yamadaya - I love dipping ramen- tsukemen, but this place missed the mark.  It should have known; it's not their specialty.
Mario's Peruvian - A classic.  Lomo saltado fantastic.
The Black Sheep - Burger and Bar joint in DTLA
Paciugo Gelato - Gelato in Hermosa beach
The Highland Cafe - The best chilly cuties AKA chilaquiles I've had.  Crispy!
Isaan Station - Do NOT order standard thai dishes here.  And it's spicy!  Still dreaming about what we ordered.
The Highland Cafe - Also ordered an amazing bulgogi sandwich and kale salad, which I enjoyed surprisingly
Singapore's Banana Leaf - Get it Indo style!  Comes with fried egg!
Seongbukdong - Yummy Korean seafood pancake
Salju Desserts - This Vietnamese Iced Coffee snow is unreal.
The Black Sheep - With flash this time
Piper's - The Denny's of Koreatown.  Cute patio...
Papparich - Laksa! With thicker noodles.  Mmmmm
Fickle - Bone Marrow... it was okay
Flemings - Happy Hour... pretty good and perfect for straight after work
Square One - Expensive brunch, but one of the best Benedict I've had.  Need cheese for the grits.

I've reviewed most of these places on Yelp!  #elite!

Gay Men's Chorus of LA 


The "God Save the Queen(s)" concert was a tribute to the UK.  This concert had skits and choreo.  Elaborate costumes, set changes.  It was broadway and fabulous.  There was a James Bond skit, Adele and One Direction songs and a serious and touching rendition of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek."  During a silent part of this song, someone in the row behind us forgot to put their phone on silent and the familiar trill of a Grindr message alert went off.  Surrounding gays could not stop chuckling.

Max Studios Karaoke



Andy is so talented.


Annnnnndddd that was March!

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