Showing posts with label Bar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bar. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

bar sawa@Little Tokyo ★★★

Great Omakase with Awesome Cocktail Pairing. Fun and chill environment. Fresh sushi carefully handcrafted. They did a blind tasting game. I guessed all the blind tasting sushi right. Natalia the bartender was great. I had her pick the cocktail pairing for me. All the cocktails she picked for me was perfect. $170 Omakase Course. Cocktail pairing was $45 for 3 glasses, which was a good deal. Reservations via Tock. $6 parking at structure.

Sashimi for the Night

Prep Work

Sawa Highball
toki whisky, soda water, yuzu bitters, grapefruit peel

roku gin, yuzu liqueur

Smoked Chutoro with Shiso Garlic Sauce

Fried Oyster

Snapper marinated in Konbu

Ankimo paired with Yuzu

Aji - Horse Mackerel

Shima Aji

Gyokuro Martini – Green Tea Vodka
haku vodka, gyokuro, lillet blanc

Aoiebi – Blue Crystal Shrimp from Australia

Smoked Bonito in Konbu - Katsuo Skipjack Tuna

Akamizuke from Mexico

Masu - Ocean Sprout with Pickes

Kama Toro

Ika - Squid

Uni with Truffle

Anago - Fresh Water Eel

Yuzu Saketini
sake, yuzu, cointreau, lillet blanc

Marinated Black Cod

Japanese Old Fashioned
toki whisky, hojicha, angostura bitters, kuromitsu

Ebi Dashi Somen

Egg - Tamago

bar sawa
111 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 381-5858

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Yelp Elite: Cheers Bar & Grill@San Gabriel ★

Yelp Elite Perk: Free Margarita + BBQ Chicken Pizza. Also got a free drawstring bag from the perk. Thanks to this Yelp Elite Perk, or else I would have never found this place in the San Gabriel Valley. A bar with nightlife ambience – with karaoke stage, pool table, and couches. Decent food & drinks. Margarita was nice and refreshing. BBQ Chicken Pizza and Cheesy Tots were tasty and up to standards. The oil-absorbent paper they used was cute with comic strips (eg. Garfield) printed on it. Bartender George was nice and friendly. They also have bottomless Mimosa on Sunday from 11am - 2pm. Street or lot parking.

Watermelon Margarita (originally $12)

Hand Tossed BBQ Chicken Pizza (originally $17)
chicken breast, caramelized onions, yellow peppers, cilantro

Cheesy Tots $12
sharp cheddar, bacon crumbles

717 S San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 688-2228

Monday, April 7, 2014

25 Degrees@Hollywood ★★

Nice Burger. Great selection of draft beer. Can do 1/2 Sweet Potato Fries (my fav) with 1/2 French Fries with no extra charge. The fries portion are so generous that they come with a togo box. Make sure that you take them home. #1 Burger is good but not outstanding. I would try other Burgers next time. Oh, FYI the Ranch Sauce costs a dollar. Opens 24 hours and walking distance from El Capitan Theatre. Great for late night post-show dinner.

#1 Burger $13
caramelized onion, crescenza, prelibato gorgonzola, bacon, arugula, thousand island

French Fries & Sweet Potato Fries Combo $5

Cross-Section of #1 Burger
caramelized onion, crescenza, prelibato gorgonzola, bacon, arugula, thousand island

Beer Taps


Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale $8

Interesting Beer Taps

25 Degrees
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-7244

Monday, October 28, 2013

Scratch Bar@Beverly Hills ★★★

Impressive Food and Cocktail Drinks with a Surprise. Great presentation and fantastic taste. Honey Fried Oliver and Crab were my favorites. Puffed Smelt Fish was fun to eat. The servers were so nice and friendly. Used a $56 for $116 Travel Zoo coupon. Great deal. Intimate space. Noise level was a bit loud. Street or valet parking. Closes late at 2am.

Duck Skin Popcorn $4

Honey Fried Olive Stuffed Olives $5

Pork Belly & Raw Oysters $5

(Not) Chicken & Waffle $5

Chilled King Crab w/ Sweet Corn Pudding $18

Cured Pig's Head $11

Green Mussel & Sea Urchin Sake Shooter $5

Puffed Smelt w/ Bone Marrow Mustard $5

Squid in a Box $17

Dry Aged Hanger Steak $21

Dark Chocolate & Cayenne Candy Bar $9

Complimentary Homemade Marshmallows

In Memoriam $10

Bangkok Dangerous $13

Received a Couple of Complimentary Drinks for Being Awesome

Scratch Bar
111 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-8010